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Employee Giving Campaign
May 1 – 12, 2023
Thank you to all of our employees who supported the Foundation during the 2023 “Give with Compassion” Employee Giving Campaign! We will announce a total soon!
All employees who donated a minimum of $2/pay or made a minimum one-time gift of $50 during the campaign with receive a T-shirt. Shirts will be distributed in mid-June and employees are invited to wear them to work on Friday, June 23!
Dr. Stevens devoted his remarkable 40-year-career to improving the health and well-being of his patients. His first role in the medical field was serving as a medic in Vietnam, seeing first hand the struggle veterans had with heroin addiction. During his tenure, Dr. Stevens helped thousands of people escape the grips of addiction. Dr. Stevens also spent much of his career advocating for rural health care. Under his leadership, the Family Practice residency program expanded and received national acclaim for its rural health focus.
This scholarship fund recognizes his unparalleled service and leadership to healthcare and education in the Wabash Valley and will aid qualified students pursuing a doctorate in medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine – Terre Haute.
Union Health Foundation hosted the Vern W. Fellows family during a dedication ceremony to celebrate the expansion and renovation of Union Health’s Cardiac Rehab Center. The Center was named in honor of Vern W. Fellows, for his generous philanthropy and more than 30 years of services to the Foundation and Union Hospital. Vern was also a patient and advocate of the Cardiac Rehab Program.
Construction was recently completed on the 540-square-foot expansion of the center. The renovations increase capacity for equipment and patient utilization. The center serves approximately 300 patients annually and provides patients with a 12-week customized exercise program to help achieve their heart health goal. According to Union Health’s 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment, four of the six Indiana Wabash Valley counties fall in the bottom quartile of the state (worst 25%) for age-adjusted death rate due to coronary heart disease.
UHF Day at Chick-fil-A Raises $10,000
Chick-fil-A, Terre Haute, is donating 100% of sales from all mobile food orders on Tuesday, Oct. 4 to benefit the Pediatric Therapy Fund.
The Fund provides financial assistance to families in need, including those with commercial insurance that either deny therapy as a covered benefit or reach their visit limit for the year and still require therapy services. Eligible parents and/or guardians of pediatric patients pay only a $10 co-pay for each therapy visit, and the fund pays for the remainder of the fee. In the last three years, 104 children from the Wabash Valley were helped receiving a total of 1,513 therapy appointments!
Watch Beau’s story and see how the Pediatric Therapy Fund has helped him get the care he needs!
Union Health Foundation’s FLiP is a new group for young adults, 21-35 years old, who are interested in networking, professional development, and supporting the improvement of health & wellness in the Wabash Valley through fundraising, volunteerism and advocacy.
Examples of your impact are all around us – from providing reduced cost therapy services to children in need, to educating future healthcare providers and to advancing medical care through new programs and services. Thanks to your continued commitment and dedicated support, the care provided across Union Health is changing lives and pushing the boundaries of discovery.
We hope this report illustrates the tangible impact charitable support has on the patients and community we serve.
In February 2022, Union Health Foundation launched an innovative program to help improve the living environments of Wabash Valley families, thanks to a recent federal grant.
The Foundation was awarded a $46,362 grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create the Healthy Homes Initiative. Through a collaborative effort with the Lugar Center for Rural Health and other community partners, this program will expand the existing services provided by the All Babies Initiative, founded in 2016 to address the community’s high infant mortality rate.
For the past two years, Ravyn and Alec Enstrom have organized a softball tournament to raise money for Union Health Foundation’s Bereavement Services Fund. The tournament, “Batting for Barrett” is in honor of their son Barrett Richard Antone Enstrom who was stillborn on December 7, 2018.