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STEVE WOLFE/SEEDS OF WELLNESS: Celebrating a new beginning

by on March 26, 2013 11:00 AM

With the arrival of spring comes promise and hope for a better tomorrow. At Indiana Regional Medical Center, that means our commitment to remaining an independent community hospital.

We continue to evolve in the ever-changing world of health care, while still providing the same high-quality services that the community has come to expect.

It truly is our community that is vital to the success of IRMC and the outpouring of generous support that both our IRMC family and this community have provided to us.

Since the hospital’s inception in 1914, our chief priority has been to provide outstanding service to our patients while also meeting the needs of our community.

As part of this pledge to our community, the Indiana Healthcare Foundation was established in 1987 to support IRMC through its mission to advance the spirit of philanthropy.

The foundation exists to help IRMC in its quest to continue to provide care here, locally right in our community through fundraising, planned giving and community donations.

We continue to diligently navigate the turbulent waters that health care reform has set upon us, but we are confident that with our community anything is possible.

As we look to strengthen our community footprint, it becomes evident that our community presence has never been more important.

That is why the Indiana Healthcare Foundation board of directors has chosen a new executive director to take the lead in the foundation.

Heather Reed has taken on the role of executive director and brings with her a wealth of opportunities for moving the foundation forward.

There are numerous ways to pay tribute to a loved one through the foundation — by making a donation in memory of a family member or friend, making a donation in honor of someone, leaving a bequest in your will or even donating directly to one of IRMC’s departments or causes such as Birdie’s Closet.

Oftentimes our patients look for a way to give back to us for the great care they have received or because of outstanding care given to a family member. It is through such giving that IRMC has been able to continue providing world-class care right here in our community.

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The Indiana Experiment will be hosting Justin Lookadoo from Texas to talk to men about techniques to be better parents and grandparents at 9 a.m. April 6 at the Rustic Lodge in White Township. Breakfast will be served.

Lookadoo will also be doing a free event for community youths at Indiana Area Junior High School at 7 p.m. April 5 with Cru Band.

He also will address elementary school and high school students in the county on Friday during the day.

For information about tickets, call (724) 397-8725.



Steve Wolfe, the President and CEO of Indiana Regional Medical Center, writes the periodic Seeds of Wellness column in The Indiana Gazette. His columns appear Tuesdays on the Health Page in the paper and in the Community News on The Indiana Gazette Online.
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