Archive for May, 2010

I give because…

Posted on May 24th, 2010 | No Comments »

As we approach the June 2nd close to our annual Employee Campaign, we continue to be touched by the tremendous support our employees are offering to raise money to put patients first and support employees. Many donors are sharing why it is important for them to contribute and we want to pass along some of their inspirational comments.

Here are some reasons donors are giving because they care:

“During the last few months of my husband’s life, we were offered a trip funded by the foundation’s Dale Fleming Fund. Although (my husband) passed away before we were able to take this trip, I am forever grateful for the generosity.”

“I’m doing my part to make our community better.”

“I want to ensure the staff and patients have what they need to give exceptional care and have an exceptional experience.”

“Community is my family.”

“I believe in the mission of the foundation and have employees who have received loans and gifts to further education, pay bills, stop eviction and get a vehicle repaired.”

“I have received tuition reimbursement and assistance from the HELP fund through the foundation. I hope I can help others in need.”

“It’s important to give back, to support the programs the foundation supports.”

“I’m paying it forward!”

“Because it is the right thing to do.”

“Because I want to help those who need it.”

“Because the network has been good to me and my family.”

“I believe in this hospital and the care we provide to our patients and community. I love the place I work and feel good about what we do!”

“I have been helped before and wish to do my part in helping when I can.”

“Community was there for me in a time of need and this is my way of giving back.”

“It’s always good to help those in need and it makes me feel good.”

Why do give? Please share why you give, and why you care.

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Community Hospital South expansion video and news

Posted on May 20th, 2010 | No Comments »

With opening events planned in early July, excitement is building for the opening of the expanded facilities at Community Hospital South! In just a few weeks, we’ll open the doors to showcase a state-of-the art medical facility designed to put patient needs first and facilitate the delivery of innovative medical care.

Community Health Network Foundation’s board of directors and professional staff are extremely grateful to our donors who generously supported the Community Hospital South expansion. Their gifts to our capital campaign will be used to fund programs for medical excellence and innovation, invest in state-of-the-art medical technologies, ensure the delivery of exceptional patient care and support the creation of a healing environment. With the support of our donors, we are transforming health care.

To share the excitement, and provide you with a preview of what’s happening with the project, we invite you to read the following stories and watch these videos.

Community Health Network opens new health pavilion on south side of Indianapolis

Community Hospital South opens new maternity suites; special care nursery set to open this month

Community Hospital South expansion shows commitment to green building

Community Hospital South opens new operating suites, marking completion of first phase of Next Evolution expansion project

Stay informed and join our celebration:

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Read the Community Hospital South expansion fact sheet

It’s Our Community health care scholars announced

Posted on May 18th, 2010 | No Comments »

Today we announced a $9,000 investment in developing Indiana’s workforce by awarding $3,000 scholarships to three high school students committed to earning a health care degree at an Indiana college or university.

The It’s Our Community scholarship program began in 2004 as a way for us to help develop Indiana’s health and life science workforce by encouraging Indiana college students to earn a degree and seek long-term employment in Indiana.

The Community Scholars represent schools located in the Community Hospitals East, North and South markets and were chosen based on academic performance, commitment to pursue higher-education in Indiana, community service and school leadership.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

  • Andrew McClatchey, New Palestine High School, who will study biomedical engineering at IUPUI and represents the Community Hospital East market
  • Christine Kane, North Central High School, who will study pharmacy at Purdue University and represents the Community Hospital North market
  • Cerelle McMullen, Perry Meridian High School, who will study nursing at Indiana University and represents the Community Hospital South market

Michele Thomas Dole, our president and CEO, said $216,000 in It’s Our Community scholarships has been awarded to 72 students during the past seven years.

“We are privileged to invest our resources in the education of these talented students while also making a positive economic impact in our state’s health care industry,” Dole said. “We were honored to facilitate the review of the 89 very qualified scholarship applicants and to select this year’s recipients.”

For questions regarding our 2011 application process, please call 317-355-5261.