Parkview hits milestone in CS donations

Parkview Community Health Improvement has reached the $1 million mark in donations to the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Parkview Hospital has announced.

The donations were made over the past 12 years with financial support from Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview Lagrange Hospital, Parkview Noble Hospital and Parkview Whitley Hospital,
Parkview's Community Health Improvement gifts to the cancer organization now total $1,080,647, with additional funds to be distributed in 2013.

"The services offered by Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana are incredibly important for the individuals and families touched by cancer in our community," says Sue Ehinger, president, Parkview Hospital and affiliates.

"The needs of cancer patients and their support system extend beyond diagnosis and treatment and we are thankful to have an organization in northeast Indiana that can provide additional resources to meet our patients where they are."

Parkview's partnership with Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, which began in 2000, focuses on providing free or low-cost support services through the Client Advocate program.

The Client Advocate program, which is funded by donations, provides emotional support, resources, information and assistance to those in northeast Indiana diagnosed with cancer and their families.

In 2012, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana used Parkview's funds to provide durable medical equipment, health items, cases of nutritional drinks, wigs, turbans and scarves to cancer patients throughout the surrounding communities.

"Over the past decade, Parkview has been a significant supporter in working towards our mission to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer," says Dianne May, president and CEO, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

"This partnership allows our organization to come alongside and provide for the wide array of needs that cancer patients and their families experience throughout their journey."

Parkview reinvests a percentage of its annual operating surplus back into the community through other not-for-profit, community-focused organizations.

These partnerships are managed by the Parkview Community Health Improvement program.