Archive for October, 2010

$7,500 Lilly grant will expand Community’s osteoporosis program

Posted on October 19th, 2010 | No Comments »

Community Health Network Foundation has been awarded a $7,500 Lilly grant that will be used to provide patient education to those individuals diagnosed with osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and weak and are more likely to break.

The funding will be used to provide patient education through Community’s osteoporosis treatment centers.  These centers help identify, treat and educate patients who have fractured, or are at high risk for fracturing, a bone.

Community will use the funding to create and distribute an extensive, yet user-friendly, education booklet for non-hospitalized patients.  The booklet will provide education about fracture prevention and ways to keep bones strong and sturdy.  It will also address risk factors to consider, as well as lifestyle and dietary recommendations.

 “The best way to prevent a fracture is to know your risk, make the necessary lifestyle change for better bone health, and get early treatment,” Lorri Calvert, Nurse Practitioner and osteoporosis Task Force member, said. 

This activity is supported by an education grant from Lilly USA, LLC.  For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit

Our president and CEO is one of Indy’s Best and Brightest!

Posted on October 7th, 2010 | No Comments »

 Michele Thomas Dole, president and CEO of Community Health Network Foundation, was named winner of the 2010 Indy’s Best and Brightest Award in the category of Education & Nonprofit.

The Indy’s Best and Brightest program was created by Junior Achievement to recognize up-and-coming talent and the next generation of leaders in the community. A total of 100 finalists were honored October 6 at a downtown Indianapolis awards event, and a winner was named in each of 10 categories. Others in Dole’s category included nominees from such organizations as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, the Simon Youth Foundation, Washington Township schools and Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana.

Community Health Network has had finalists in the program the previous two years, and last year Nichole Wilson, director of rehabilitation services, was named the winner in the Health and Life Sciences category.