Archive for June, 2010

Cardiovascular scholarship recipients announced

Posted on June 25th, 2010 | No Comments »

We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2010 Ken Stanley Endowment Scholarship for Cardiovascular Care.

This endowment funds scholarships valued at more than $6,000 and awarded to four Community Health Network employees who are seeking health care degrees with the intent to excel in the field of cardiovascular care. It was established in 2005 from contributions from generous donors who gave in memory of Ken Stanley, M.D., in honor of his medical career and dedication to cardiovascular care. 

Applications were reviewed by a committee of Dr. Stanley’s colleagues, leaders within Community Heart and Vascular and Human Resources personnel.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

  • Amy Ambs, ES, an exercise specialist in Cardiac Rehab at The Indiana Heart Hospital who will begin course studies in the accelerated BSN program at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Angela Foley, RN, BSN, an ICU practice facilitator in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at The Indiana Heart Hospital who is preparing for her MSN at Indiana University
  • Launa Goodman, RN, the director of case management and cardiovascular data at The Indiana Heart Hospital who is studying for her BSN at Indiana University Kokomo
  • Rachel Newkirk, a patient support partner at The Indiana Heart Hospital who is earning a BSN degree at St. Mary’s College 

Employee Campaign exceeds goal, raises $417,000!

Posted on June 8th, 2010 | No Comments »

I’m thrilled to share with you some exciting news! With the support of 780 generous employees, we exceeded our Employee Campaign goal and raised more than $417,000 that will be used to fund important efforts to put patients first and to invest in our employees. Thank you.

You gave because you care and your gifts are investments made to fulfill our network mission. These gifts will support various patient care programs and will fund medical scholarships and education for our employees. And, they will provide support to employees in their most difficult time of need.

While we celebrate the generosity of our employee donors, I know the work is not yet done. Now, more than ever, our patients and employees need the support only our donors can provide.

Here are some ways you can help:
• Celebrate a co-worker’s success with a tribute gift.
• Make a memorial donation in honor of a loved one.
Contact us to learn more about how you can include Community Health Network Foundation in your will and for complimentary planned giving consultation.
• Encourage your family, friends and colleagues to learn more about the impacts our donors are making by sending them to

If you were not able to contribute during the Employee Campaign, I invite you to consider Community Health Network Foundation as a future charitable option. You can make a donation anytime, and for any reason, by visiting or calling us at 355-GIVE. Your support will make an impact and will be greatly appreciated.

I started my new role with the foundation just 60 days ago and I am so inspired by the generosity of our employee donors. I am sincerely grateful for every gift and for every donor who joined our growing network of employee support. I look forward to working with all of you and hope you contact me with any questions or opportunities you may have.

Best wishes,

Michele Thomas Dole, M.S., CFP®
President and CEO, Community Health Network Foundation

Touched by an angel

Posted on June 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Anyone who knows Anita Harden knows what it is like to be touched by an angel.

For 35 years, she’s served Community Health Network patients with respect, compassion and a loving heart. As a behavioral health nurse and business leader, she helped build Community’s behavioral care program and become an advocate for mentally-ill patients in central Indiana.

Anita is a true friend to our foundation and has been a generous donor and philanthropic leader for many years, including her recent committment to serve as our interim President and CEO that ended in April. But, with news she shared today, we were again touched by an angel.

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning to celebrate the completed renovation of the new Behavioral Health Pavilion, located on the Community North Campus, Anita announced she has made a $60,000 gift to Community Health Network Foundation to establish an endowment to benefit mentally-ill patients in central Indiana.

Her generous gift will establish the Anita J. Harden Endowment to Benefit the Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill and will be used to provide education, training and necessities needed to improve the quality of life for central Indiana patients diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness. These programs and services, not normally covered by insurance or publicly-funded sources, will attempt to prevent hospitalization and support the patients’ on-going daily living needs.

“My donation is an investment in creating a way for these patients to live with respect and be treated with compassion as we help them mange their lives,” she said. “This is my opportunity to ensure the patients I love, so many times called the ‘lost population,’ will be cared for in perpetuity.”

Anita is working with us to raise more funds for this endowment and if you are interested in making a gift to support her commitment to these patients, please click here.

Thank you, Anita, for being an angel to so many.

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