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Executive Director elcome to W the Spring 2011 issue of inspire. I’m proud to say that our programs and services are as vibrant as ever; our special events continue to receive fabulous support from the community; and our donors remain as generous as they ever have been. We’re truly blessed. Since our founding 26 years ago, the Foundation’s goal has been to raise charitable funding for Mount Carmel in the central Ohio community and allocate those funds to meet our communities’ needs. The stories in this issue show that we remain on target. Of course, we continue to rely on the generous deeds of donors like you to create and continue the programs you’ll read about in the pages that follow. On behalf of our Board of Trustees and my cohorts on the Foundation staff, thank you for your kindness and please continue to give. I’d also like to remind you that you can learn more about our Foundation by visiting our website at We welcome your interest, support and involvement.



New Faces to the Foundation Vanessa Van Atta has joined the Mount Carmel Foundation as Senior Development Officer for Mount Carmel East. Vanessa began her new position on the East campus in December and will work closely with that hospital’s leadership triad. Vanessa comes to Mount Carmel from United Way of Central Ohio, where she served as relationship manager in leadership giving. She previously served as an income development coordinator with the American Cancer Society, where she managed five major annual fundraising events.

Vanessa Van Atta [email protected] 614-234-7930

Lynn Weita joined the Foundation as Senior Development Officer for Mount Carmel West in January. Her office is in the Medical Staff Building on the West campus, where she works closely with that hospital’s leadership triad. Lynn joined Mount Carmel from the Ohio Health Foundation, where she served as Riverside Methodist Hospital’s development officer for endowment-level gifts and grateful-patient fundraising programs. She also worked with hospital service line leaders to determine fundraising priorities. She previously held development posts at the American Heart Association in Cleveland, Central Ohio March of Dimes, and Easter Seals Society of Central Ohio.

Lynn Weita [email protected] 614-234-3865

Three New Members Join Foundation Board Three new members have joined the Mount Carmel Foundation Board of Trustees: Dr. Linda Han, president and surgeon at Breast Care Specialists; Dr. John “Jack” O’Handley, medical director of the Mount Carmel Outreach Program; and Robert “Bob” Ryan, president of Egan-Ryan Funeral Homes. All will serve three-year terms. Please join us in welcoming Linda, Jack and Bob to the Foundation and the board.

Warm regards, Doug Stein President & Executive Director

Linda Han, MD


Jack O’Handley, MD

Bob Ryan

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Operation Joint Implant Providing New Knees and Hips For Needy

Dr. Adolph Lombardi, Jr. and Dr. Keith Berend of Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. travel regularly with a team from Operation Walk Monroeville (Indiana) to Nicaragua, Guatemala and Cuba, where patients have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone conditions. “We thought, why not create a program right here to meet the need in our communities and raise awareness about this important work?” Dr. Berend explained. “Operation Joint Implant could mean the difference between a lifetime of disability and a return to work for someone who has no way to pay for the surgery they desperately need.” Operation Joint Implant is the first program of its kind in central Ohio. Operation Walk programs have already been established in California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Adolph Lombardi Jr. , MD, FACS

Two highly-respected orthopedic surgeons have joined with Mount Carmel to launch Operation Joint Implant, a local volunteer medical services program to provide free surgical treatment to the uninsured working poor in central Ohio. The program is based upon the international organization Operation Walk, which serves patients in developing countries around the world.

Candidates for Operation Joint Implant must be at or below 200% of the poverty level and ineligible for third-party payor assistance, including Medicaid. All surgical and medical services are donated by the surgeons and Mount Carmel through the Mount Carmel Foundation. The first Operation Joint Implant took place on January 7 at Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital. Future patients will be identified through traditional Mount Carmel Outreach clinic sites, Mount Carmel HealthProviders physician offices, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Family Practice Center, Mount Carmel Health Stations, and the Mount Carmel Orthopedic Clinic.

Board Of Trustees Brenda Stier, Chair Larry English, Vice Chair Linda Gause, Past Chair Lisa Eschleman, Esq., Secretary William Zox, Esq., Treasurer Doug Stein, President & Executive Director

Frank Bettendorf David Colombo, M.D. Robert Dunn, Esq. Jonathan Feibel, M.D. Chuck Gehring Sr. Barbara Hahl Linda Han, M.D. Msgr. Joseph Hendricks Todd Jenkins, M.D.

Linda Kaufmann Su Lok Patrick McCurdy Jack O’Handley, M.D. Gus Parker, M.D. Bob Ryan Lewis Smoot Jr. Claus von Zychlin

Mailing Request If your mailing address has changed or if you would like to be removed from the Mount Carmel Foundation mailing list, please provide your name and address on the postage-paid envelope provided and return it to the Foundation.


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Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Plans Expansion With the northern quadrant of Columbus growing twice as fast as the rest of Columbus, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s is planning to invest more than $120 million in new facilities and equipment over the next three years to meet the needs associated with this rapid growth. The expansion will expand heart services and improve surgical capabilities, inpatient capacity and facility infrastructure. It also will include: • Open heart surgery capabilities • New patient tower with a dedicated cardiovascular unit as well as orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine patient care unit • New grand main entrance to assist with way-finding and improve travel time within the hospital • Renovated kitchen and dining • Parking garage and road enhancements

Aerial rendering of future expansion.

Pink Ribbon T-Shirts Funding Breast Cancer Programs

reast cancer awareness is a cause unlike any other, and pink is its official color. B Pink hats, ribbons and wristbands are all symbols of the cause and are worn proudly by its growing legion of supporters. Mount Carmel has long been one of those supporters, but this past year decided it was time to do more.

To get a pink ribbon T-shirt of your own, visit the Mount Carmel Women’s Health Centers at Mount Carmel East, West or St. Ann’s.


To advance the cause even further, Mount Carmel launched its “Do More Than Wear Pink” campaign to encourage women to not only dress the part, but also get an annual mammogram and encourage others to do the same. The campaign kicked off last spring with the launch of, and has included events, print ads, radio, billboards and online advertising. Special pink ribbon T-shirts were designed in support of the campaign and are being sold at the Mount Carmel Women’s Health Centers. All proceeds benefit the Mount Carmel Foundation Women’s Health Fund, which continues to provide free breast cancer programs and services to dozens of women — all focused on early detection and survivorship.

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Street Medicine The Mount Carmel Community Outreach program, which began in 1985 with a small mobile vehicle that allowed a space for triage and patient assessment, has been a vital part of Franklin County’s healthcare safety net ever since, delivering free, urgent medical care to vulnerable populations.

visits costing between $600 and $1,000 per patient, the savings to both the individual and the community are considerable.” The Street Medicine program operates through the generous support of the Mount Carmel Foundation. Costs include staffing,

medications and supplies. The annual budget for Street Medicine is $16,000, but those costs will grow as additional camps are identified and reached through the help of the program’s patient advocate.

Over the past two years the program has collected data on over 325 of its patients who stated they are “living on the streets.” According to Outreach Program Director Brian Pierson, there are more such people not receiving appropriate medical care than those who are.

Jackie White, CFNP and Maureen McDermott, RN check vitals on area homeless man.

“This population is fragile, has barriers to healthcare and faces challenges just in daily living.” said Mobile Coach Clinical Manager Ladonya Brady, RN. To address those growing numbers, Brady and Outreach Medical Director John O’Handley, MD began attending International Street Medicine conferences to research methods for effectively reaching this population. Last summer, after several months of preparation, Mount Carmel launched its “Street Medicine” program to go out weekly to known area homeless camps to provide immediate on-site treatment and, when needed, referral to the Mount Carmel Mobile Coach or other clinic. The team is staffed by a Registered Nurse, an Emergency Medical Technician, a physician or Nurse Practitioner and a patient advocate. “In the seven months our Street Med team has been visiting homeless camps, 61 patients have received medical care, referral information and in some cases a followup visit to check on a patient’s progress,” Pierson said. “With Emergency Department


June 2, 2011

Mount Carmel Graduate Medical Education 3rd Annual Swing for Skills Golf Outing. Proceeds benefit the GME Skills Lab. [Heritage Golf Club, Hilliard, Ohio]

July 1, 2011 Fourth of July Celebration to recognize donor generosity. Event held in conjunction with Columbus’ Red, White & Boom fireworks spectacular. [Mount Carmel West Rooftop Parking Garage]

July 11, 2011 Mount Carmel Foundation Golf Outing raises funds for the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Scholarship Fund. Popular event sells out every year! [The Lakes Golf & Country Club, Westerville, Ohio]

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Champagne & Diamonds 2011 Raises $250,000 For Hospice, Palliative Care More than 540 physicians, corporate and community leaders attended Champagne & Diamonds 2011, raising nearly $250,000 for Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care. Held February 12 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, the Mount Carmel Foundation’s winter fundraising event received funding from Diamond Sponsor Emergency Services, Inc., along with Platinum Sponsors PNC Bank and Mount Carmel Columbus Cardiology Consultants, Inc. The Foundation Allocations Committee supplemented the proceeds raised, bringing the total funds raised to $400,000 for this worthwhile cause.

A complete list of event sponsors is available at www.mountcarmelfoundation. org/champagne-and-diamonds. The Mount Carmel Foundation sincerely thanks everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s event. Your generous support will enable the purchase of new furnishings and technology for Mount Carmel’s Palliative Care Units and help fund a number of needed hospice program enhancements.











A. Dr. Tom and Karri Brady, Laura and Dr. G. Patrick Ecklar, Drs. Jenny Varughese and Binay Eapen; B. Hannah O’Handley, Lucy Kilbane, Amy Heil, Mary Ginn Ryan; C. Drs. Cherie Richey, Nicole Zochowski, Maddie Kurup and Dorrie Friday; D. Dr. Sherri Morgan, Rose Morgan and Dr. Linda Han; E. Dr. Craig and Deborah Anderson; F. Erin Stitzel, Don and Janie Davies; G. Dr. Kathryn Gardner and Dr. Joseph Schlonsky; H. Aly Farber, Donovan Farber, Dr. Jack O’Handley; I. Dr. Anantha Padmanabhan and Family and Dr. Karamjit and Gurjit Khanduja; J. Dr. Philip and Christie Santa-Emma, Dr. Tom and Karri Brady and Drs. Binay Eapen and Jenny Varughese; K. Foundation Board Member, Su Lok (front center), hosts the Scotts Miracle-Gro Group; L. Master of Ceremonies Jym Ganahl and Dr. Mark Segal; M. Dr. George Lewandowski, Dr. Pat Ecklar and Dr. Jonathan Feibel; N. Brenda Stier and Doug Stein; O. Ron Whiteside, Dr. Dawn Prall, Jym Ganahl, Lori Yosick, Dr. Mark Segal, Brenda Stier and Doug Stein

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Ecklar Receives Dr. Tom. F. Lewis

Spirit Of Philanthropy Award About This Award

Dr. Tom F. Lewis was a strong advocate of Mount Carmel Hospital and a retired Mount Carmel West General Surgeon who died in 2003 at the age of 95. The Dr. Tom Lewis Award recognizes outstanding Mount Carmel physicians who not only demonstrate exemplary leadership and patient care, but also generously


give of their time, talent and financial resources to support patients and the community.

Drs. Jonathan Feibel and George Lewandowski present award to Dr. G. Patrick Ecklar at February’s Champagne & Diamonds gala.



The Mount Carmel Foundation’s Physician Philanthropy Committee proudly awarded the 2011 Dr. Tom F. Lewis Spirit of Philanthropy Award to Dr. G. Patrick Ecklar at February’s Champagne & Diamonds gala.

Passionate about education, Dr. Ecklar has taught and trained more than 200 residents and medical students at Mount Carmel as Program Director of Internal Medicine and now as a Senior Faculty member.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Ecklar has been with Mount Carmel for more than 30 years and has helped thousands of patients through what he calls “their journeys.”

Dr. Ecklar also is a generous supporter of the Mount Carmel Foundation, the Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus Medical Association Foundation, Ohio University, Ohio State University, New Directions Career Center, WOSU, the Christina Isabelle Dance Company and COSI.

“I am very humbled to be recognized in this way and to have my name associated with Tom Lewis,” said Dr. Ecklar. “Being a physician is such an amazing experience. It’s a privilege for people to trust in you, and I’m honored that my patients trust in me to help them.”

Also honored at Champagne & Diamonds for their philanthropic work were Dr. Sherri Morgan, Family Practice, and Dr. Anantha Padmanabhan, Colon and Rectal Surgery.



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Family, Friends Honor Tammy Weidner’s Life and Legacy

Tammy Weidner, RN, MBA

Tammy Snyder Weidner, RN, MBA, vice president of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, passed away February 6 following a prolonged illness.

A 1981 graduate of the Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Tammy served Mount Carmel for 32 years, holding a wide variety of positions. According to one of her many mentors, Tammy became interested in healthcare in 1978 when she was a patient in the Mount Carmel East intensive care unit. It was there Tammy set goals with the nursing staff and vowed to return to Mount Carmel to serve.

“Tammy’s service at Mount Carmel as mentor, encourager and teacher helped to inspire countless Associates who now have the honor to carry forward her relentless passion for excellence,” said Janet Meeks, president and chief operating officer at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. In her honor, the Weidner family has established the Tammy Weidner Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Contributions can be mailed to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 127 S. Davis Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222, to the attention of Jan Burkey, Director of Development.

College of Nursing Alumna Leaves Generous Gift to Mount Carmel

Helen Ione Brooks, RN

Helen Ione Brooks lived a long life dedicated to helping others. And even though her life ended, her dedication did not. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 91, leaving $160,000 in her will for Mount Carmel.

“She always knew she wanted to be a nurse, even before she graduated high school,” said Tom Schaefer, successor trustee of the Helen I. Brooks Trust and a personal friend. “Helen was very much an in-charge person — very well read, and an astute investor.” Following high school graduation, Brooks attended classes at Bowling Green State University until she met the requirements to enroll in Mount Carmel School of Nursing. She graduated from Mount Carmel in 1937 and took a job as a public health nurse for the Wyandot County Health Department. A year later, she received more training from the University of Michigan’s Public Health School, and worked as a member of the Detroit Visiting Nurses Association from 1941-1945 providing home health care and maternity services. “She even delivered babies, a few of which were named after her,” Schaefer said.


In 1947, Brooks enrolled in the U.S. Army Nurses Corp. and served as a Lieutenant Nurse until 1954, stationed in both England and Germany. Upon returning, she went back to the University of Michigan, earned a master’s degree and opened her own nursing home, Brooks Convalescent Center, in Detroit. She ran the nursing home for 30 years until 1978, when she retired and sold it. She resided in Dearborn, Mich. until 1994, when she moved to the Henry Ford Retirement Village until her death in 2007. “Helen was very proud of being a nurse and Mount Carmel School of Nursing held a special place in her heart,” said Schaefer. The Helen I. Brooks, Class of 1937 Memorial Endowment Fund, designated by the Mount Carmel Foundation Board of Trustees, will now benefit aspiring nursing students just like her for years to come.

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Child Creates Zoe’s Cancer Fund at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s

Private Donations

Support Hospice, Palliative Care Programs hen families make contributions W to the Mount Carmel Foundation in memory of loved ones who received end-of-life care through Mount Carmel’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs, those gifts go right back into the programs that inspired them. Memorial contributions are used to provide bereavement services and counseling as well as to expand and enhance the care and services Mount Carmel patients and families receive from Hospice and Palliative Care.

The picture that Zoe drew now hangs in the main lobby at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s

While visiting her grandfather, who had been admitted to Mount Carmel’s St. Ann’s in June 2010, eight-year-old Zoe Zifer was found in the second floor lobby, coloring a picture of the hospital. When the housekeeping supervisor asked if she could help her, Zoe replied, “Yes. I want to give money to the hospital because you have taken such good care of my grandpa.” In her hands, she clutched six one-dollar bills she had earned with her friend Marina, selling drawings they had colored and sold at church. Zoe’s mother confirmed her intentions, and the $6 was used to start a new fund to raise money for cancer patients at Mount Carmel. The picture that Zoe drew now hangs in the main lobby at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s with a plaque that tells her story. It was unveiled at a ceremony held on March 10.

For uninsured patients, that may come in the form of medications and equipment assistance that can keep them in their home. For others it may be therapeutic massage or visits from certified therapy dogs. For grieving children and their families, it may be an Evergreen Program support group or a summer program like Family Fun Days at the Columbus Zoo, Camp Hope or Horses and Me. Whatever the need, Mount Carmel’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs are there. For more than 2,300 people last year alone. And there is never a charge for bereavement services. Many of the programs are funded solely by private donations — most often from people whose generous hearts are helping to heal those that have just been broken.

Zoe Zifer

The fund she began, called Zoe’s Cancer Fund, now supports programs and services at Mount Carmel that provide hope and healing to cancer patients and their families. To donate, please contact the Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Development Office at 614-898-8952. As Zoe would say, we certainly “appreshat it.”


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Anonymous Gift to Support Maternity Programs at

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Planned Gift from Dr. Goold, The Catholic Foundation Helping Associates in Need In 2010, the Foundation was blessed to receive a grant distributed by The Catholic Foundation from the estate of Edmond J. Goold. Dr. Goold, who passed away several years ago, was the medical director of the psychiatric program at Mount Carmel West for many years. Among his wishes was to support those in need in the Mount Carmel family. To that end, The Catholic Foundation has awarded $7,000 from his estate to Mount Carmel’s Sister Rose Thomas Fund, which supports the emergency needs of

A $25,000 gift from an

anonymous grateful family brought the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Labor & Delivery staffs at Mount Carmel East together for a special celebration on February 17.

Mount Carmel associates.

Dr. Goold was the Mount Carmel West medical director of the psychiatric program.

“We are thankful to Dr. Goold and proud that the value of this ministry has been acknowledged and supported by The Catholic Foundation,” said Laura Campise, grants coordinator at the Mount Carmel Foundation. “It was through Dr. Goold’s generosity and planning that we and Mount Carmel’s associates in need have been blessed with this wonderful gift.”

The donation, which recognized the staffs’ expert personal care, will be used to purchase unbudgeted items for the units and help support staff-driven Maternity Services programs like the NICU Scrapbooking Program, which allows parents of create keepsakes of their children’s first days.

Foundation Grant to Fund Video System for Interpretive Services

“The celebration was a way of recognizing our Maternity Services staff for their great work,” said Mount Carmel East Chief Operating Officer Paula Autry.

Mount Carmel’s Interpreting According to interpreting program manager Todd Huff, video Services Department Team interpreting is becoming more and more prevalent in the hospital setting. “These new technologies are allowing hospitals to deliver professional interpreting services in a more timely manner while also helping to improve staff and patient satisfaction and reduce overall costs. We believe they will do the same here.”

“We are so thankful for the donation,” said Theresa Lombardo, unit director of the NICU. “It was such a kind gesture, and it will allow us to continue our mission of providing excellent care to “We re so premature infantsaand sick newborns.”

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The Mount Carmel Foundation has funded a $200,000 grant to Mount Carmel’s Interpreting Services department to implement a system-wide video interpreting system to assist patients with Limited English proficiency (LEP) and those who use American Sign Language (ASL).

Mount Carmel’s Interpreting Services Department provides 24-hour, seven-day-a-week interpretation services for four hospital campuses, as well as clinics, physical rehab facilities, MRI and diagnostic departments, affiliated offices and private physicians’ offices throughout Franklin County. Services are offered to Limited English Proficient and American Sign Language patients, as well as those speaking Spanish, Somali and Russian. The department also staffs a multi-language line for patients and provides interpreting assistance for a variety of hospital departments.

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Planning ahead doesn’t take much effort. It just takes a few steps like these: Completing a valid will. Though it may seem sometimes like a daunting task, finalizing your estate plan will free you from worry. You can face the future knowing that your estate will be distributed according to your wishes and that people you trust will be in charge. Caring for your loved ones. Your last will and testament also provides you with the assurance that you’ve made provisions for family members according to their needs and your wishes. If something should happen to you, they will be cared for. Creating a legacy through a bequest.

Leave a Legacy

Planning ahead just makes sense. It allows you to prepare for the future and have

the peace of mind that comes with taking care of your obligations as well as your loved ones. The same goes with charitable giving. Planning yours now is the best way to make sure your wishes are honored and the people and causes you care about can benefit from your generosity. To request additional information on planned giving or how to leave a bequest to Mount Carmel, email us at: [email protected].

By directing your personal representative to set aside a certain percentage of your estate, you can establish a bequest to benefit others. Mount Carmel gives donors the option of creating a permanent Named Fund bearing their name or that of a cherished loved one to benefit an area of the hospital that is near and dear to them. Joining our Legends Society. The Legends Society at Mount Carmel recognizes donors and friends who have made a documented planned gift (wills, estate plans, distributions from retirement plans, life insurance policies, and charitable gift annuities) to the Foundation as part of their legacy. To download a copy of the Legends Society registration form, please visit our website at


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Grace Bears Continuing Their Mission of Comfort hanks to the support of the Mount T Carmel Foundation Women’s Health Fund, more than 500 Mount Carmel patients each year can face breast cancer with GRACE. GRACE, which stands for Guidance, Respect, Advocacy, Compassion and Excellence, is a soft and furry comfort bear and a symbol of the support that Mount Carmel’s Comprehensive Breast Health Program strives to give each and every breast cancer patient. GRACE not only helps our patients feel comforted and safe but also plays a therapeutic role by providing chest and arm support after surgery. Breast cancer survivor Jacinta A. Hooker often shares her story about GRACE and what the bear means to her. “When I first met Grace, it was during a meeting with my newly introduced surgeon. We had just decided that a double-mastectomy would be the best route, and I was certain my world, as I had known it for 61 years, had ended. “Then my breast health nurse navigator said she needed a few minutes with me. At this point, my mind was floating somewhere between here and disbelief, as to how my world would be different. She explained the GRACE program and reached into a large shopping bag and pulled her out!

“I am not sure why I was so relieved. I was either so glad I didn’t have to talk to one more person that day about breast cancer or it was a polar bear that couldn’t talk back! “For a month after my surgery, Grace rode in the front seat of my car as my co-pilot, proudly displaying her tiara, wand and pink sunglasses. She has now become a part of my family.”




Cowardin, Hughes Named Stefanie’s Champions In 2010 Betsey Cowardin, former director of Mount Carmel’s Employee Assistance Program, and Mount Carmel video specialist Larry Hughes were both honored with the Champion Award at the 2010 Stefanie’s Champions award ceremony. Established by cancer advocate Stefanie Spielman and her husband Chris, the Champion Award was created to honor an important factor in cancer treatment — the loving and healing presence of devoted caregivers. Betsey is a third-generation and 16-year breast cancer survivor who thinks of herself as a breast cancer “thriver.” Following her second mastectomy, Betsey started the Mount Carmel breast cancer support groups in 1995 and the gynecological support groups in 1999. Both groups met regularly and touched women from as far away as Athens. Betsey’s daughter Claire, a thyroid cancer survivor, nominated Betsey for the award because her mom is “an incredibly unique and caring individual who did so many things voluntarily and had so much impact on other people’s lives.” Marti Hughes, a five-year ovarian cancer survivor, spoke of why her husband was so deserving of this award. She said they both believe “love is a decision, not a feeling,” and that Larry has shown this by his actions and his positive attitude in caring for her throughout their marriage. Hospitalized at Mount Carmel West in November 2005,Marti had a blood clot in her leg after her first surgery. It was a low point for her. She mentioned to her husband that she

Larry Hughes, far left

Betsey Cowardin, far right

wished she could “get her smile back.” That Christmas, with the help of Marti’s family members, Larry presented her with a book of memories from every year of her life, with the last page saying “I’m giving you your smile back.” Larry and Marti have been married for 40 years. Please join us in congratulating Betsey and Larry, and honoring all those who dedicate their careers and lives to caring for those with cancer.

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GUA RDIAN ANGEL D O N O RS The Foundation’s Guardian Angel’s giving program offers grateful patients treated at all Mount Carmel hospitals the opportunity to recognize a caregiver or member of the support staff who has made a special difference in a hospital stay. After the Guardian Angel gift is made, the Foundation notifies the caregiver, who is presented with a Guardian Angel pin and a recognition card on behalf of the donor. The following gifts were made between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.

H. Todd Ackerman Robert Agostinelli Nancy L. Akison Emma Akopyan Paul A. Alibrando Barry Allman William Allman Anita L. Anderson Elmon S. Anderson Anonymous Kelly Anzelmo Lita Asberry Walter Bader Patricia Bailey Kay Baker Terry N. Baker William O. Bales Abe Banister Deidra L. Banks Matthew J. Barkhurst Patricia Baugess Jane S. Baxter Bruce E. Beavers David D. Bell Ronald L. Bender F. P. Blake James V. Blubaugh John H. Bond Carroll L. Borden Edward L. Braughton Elizabeth G. Brehl Gene A. Briggs Kent I. Broestl Dennis R. Brown Geraldine M. Brown John A. Bryant Kathleen Bryce Donna J. Buccilla Charles R. Burkeen James R. Burns William J. Burton Daniel L. Bush Beverly Buskirk William A. Cady Lizzetta M. Caldwell Fred E. Campbell Harold Candy Jack D. Carnes Carl J. Case Timothy Christy John R. Churry Sandy Cibik Mark E. Clark Roger L. Clarke

David M. Cline Lisa M. Cohen Yvonne D. Cosimati Ann P. Cox James A. Cox Jessica M. Craiglow Richard J. Daley Robert L. Damron Josh Dandurand James W. Darby William F. Daulton Melanie E. Davis Thomas F. Davis Arthur R. Dean Frederick M. Dean Albert Delancey Mary Jo Delap Ralph Demicco Larry A. DeMint Vivian G. Detrick Joyce Detunno Mary A. Dildine Toan V. Do John R. Dodd June Doyle Franklin W. Drake Janis Dugle David R. Easterday Barbara Eastman Carol Eastman Jay V. Eckhart Robert E. Eesley Kevin Ely Virgil Emrick Nora Y. Engle Patrick Fahey Daniel M. Fisher Stephen Fleischer John R. Flood Florence S. Flowers John F. Flynn Rita M. Fodey Ron H. Folian Terry M. Fortner Donald E. Foster Mable M. Frazier Jerald L. Fridley Marjory A. Fuss Bob J. Garrett Robert C. Garver William H. Geiger Brett C. Gerboth Joseph Gernert Tiffany Gibson-Mallory

James E. Gieseck Gloria J. Gillespie Bobby E. Glassburn Patrick R. Glonek Brian R. Glover Patricia A. Godaway Walter Gogots David M. Graf Roger Graham Gary H. Grant Eleonore E. Griffin Ernest Grigoryan Berndt H. Gros Mary K. Grumbine Peter J. Hackett Kenneth G. Hafner Steve Hager Gary L. Hahn Wes Hamler Donna H. Hankins Evelyn S. Harris Kimberly S. Harris Richard T. Harris Barbara L. Harsh Robert J. Hasbrook Paul V. Haubert Suzanne R. Hay Frank Healy Dolores K. Helms Kathleen R. Helt Jerry Henson Julie Herman William E. Heskett Eric Himmelreich C. M. Hire W. Jeffrey Hire Ramona M. Hodge Holly M. Hoffer Edward W. Holzapfel Ronald R. Hostelley Maria S. Howard David K. Huff Matthew W. Hughes June M. Hunter Ray Iacobucci Denise M. Imler Arthur K. Jauchius Joseph R. Jenkinson Chrystal Johnson Gwendolyn Johnson Ronald L. Johnson William W. Jones Charles W. Jordan Sunshine Y. Jovan Powe

Frank P. Juodvalkis John F. Kaiser John E. Kay Teresa L. Kaylor Albert J. Keller Donna M. Keller Thomas H. Kessler James K. Key Kathleen Khalil Jeanne L. King Ginger L. Kirk Bennie Klick Charles Kramer Robert L. Kruczynski Lloyd J. Kuschner Aaron Lacy Joanne Lash Joyce A. Lee Mary Beth E. Lee Michael E. Lee Ronald H. Leonard Robert J. Lewis Walter R. Link James W. Linker Carol A. Lombardi Richard J. Lombardi George Lombardo Brya Long Brian Manville Donald R. Marcum Joseph D. Maroon Helen M. Maxwell Patricia S. May Melanie McClew Larry McGlaughlin Judson McGrath Howard E. Meeker Janet S. Meeks Donald G. Mercer Gary P. Merryman Jack Middendorf Angela Mikel Sandra S. Montgomery Charlene Mooney Freddie T. Moore Jeannette M. Moore Gretchen Moran Carol Morganski

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G UAR D I A N A N G E L DONOR S C O N T I N U E D Walter H. Schaad Alfred Schneider Robert E. Schneider Daniel V. Schuerman John J. Schwarz Charles M. Shelton Roger W. Sherman John P. Shultz Brent Slotterbeck Bertha M. Smith Stanley E. Smith Robert Snyder Kathi Sommer Jennifer L. Springer Kendra Stanley Karin Stechschulte Mary J. Stern Robert D. Stout Kathleen A. Sturges William E. Sturges Mendi Summers Laura Swisher Angelia Taylor Hank Teeters Rob Thomas Jinx A. Thompson Mary H. Thompson Willa Thompson Antonio Tong Mark J. Towers Morris B. Townsend Betty J. Tramell C. Richard Tucker Susan Turney Gerald D. Van Arsdale Miguel A. Velez Vincent L. Volpi Sherri Wallace Richard W. Warden David H. Warner Ronald F. Weisenberger Edward S. Weiss David Weisser Brenda M. Werner Gary L. Whitacre Earl White Carl Whitmer Patricia Wieland Evelyn M. Wilson Ernest Winnestaffer Gabrielle A. Wonnell Medrith A. Woods Heidi Wright Linqiu Wu Lindsay N. Yinger Lori A. Yosick Blanche Young Nasra Yusuf Constance H. Zeisler Leopold Zelmanovich Keith J. Zolman




CH AMPAG NE & DIAMONDS 2011 S PONS OR S More than 540 physicians, corporate and community leaders attended 2011 Champagne & Diamonds, raising nearly $250,000 for Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care. See photos on pages six and seven.

Diamond Sponsor Emergency Services, Inc.

Platinum Sponsors Mount Carmel Columbus Cardiology Consultants PNC

Gold Sponsors American Electric Power Bailey Cavalieri LLC The Cardinal Orthopaedic Institute Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, Inc. Columbus Obstetricians Gynecologists, Inc. Consultant Anesthesiologists, Inc. Dunkin’s Diamonds Dr. Terry and Tracy Grogg HHA Services Immediate Health Associates, Inc. Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Physicians Radiology, Inc. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Silver Sponsors Battelle Breast Care Specialists, Inc. Centric Consulting Dr. Richard A Fankhauser Farber Specialty Vehicles Heapy Engineering Higman Soyring Foundation Interim HealthCare of Columbus Kimball Midwest Dr. Anantha & Ranga Padmanabhan

Bronze Sponsors Altercare of Canal Winchester Altercare of Hilliard Brickman Drs. Renee Caputo & Luis Vaccarello Central Ohio Pathology Associates

Columbus West Park Nursing & Rehab Columbus Women’s Care Inc. — Drs. Parker, Richey and Sosa Corna Kokosing Danis Building Construction Company Elford, Inc. Fifth Third Bank Matthew and Diane Habash Stephen Habash and Jean Luczkowski Huntington KEMBA Financial Credit Union The Laurels of Hilliard Dr. George and Terri Lewandowski ManorCare of Westerville Messer Construction Co. NBBJ Dr. Mark and Marie Segal Sound Physicians The Mark H. Zangmeister Center Zimmer Ohio

Heart Sponsors Andrews Architects David and Michele Bianconi Big Lots Stores, Inc. Bricker & Eckler LLP Columbus Connection Columbus CyberKnife CornerStone Medical Servcies, LLC Columbus Mike and Sharon Curtin Fund Evaluation Group, LLC Giant Eagle Gloeckner Financial Group Dr. and Mrs. Adolph Lombardi, Jr. Marketing Works Moody Nolan, Inc. Claus and Susan von Zychlin Wolfe Associates, Inc.

Raffle Sponsors A Nu Image Electrolysis JR Abels Ace in the Hole American Limousine Maureen and Bruce Andrews Anonymous BalletMet Columbus Bon Vie Bistro Brickman Brio Tuscan Grille CAPA The Chiller Ice Rinks Dr. William and Tara Chinn

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Columbus Children’s Theatre The Columbus Crew Columbus Museum of Art Columbus Symphony The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Cugini Classics Salon and Day Spa Dick D’Enbeau and Janet Meeks Kathy Kirkpatrick in honor of Harry and Mary Dailey, Patty Kirkpatrick DancePlus Ballroom Donatos Pizza Dunkin’s Diamonds Elford, Inc. Emergency Services, Inc. Etc. Boutique Figlio Franklin Park Conservatory The Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant Gallery Art Center Dr. Kathryn Gardner George Kun Travel Giuseppe’s Ritrovo Glazer’s Distributors Glennross Golf Club Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. Dr. Terry & Tracy Grogg Hematology/Oncology Consultants Hilton at Easton Keller Farms The Lakes Golf and Country Club Dr. Medard and Chris Lutmerding Mad Greek Restaurant Mad River Mountain Magic Mountain NetJets Oakland Nursery Opera Columbus Pinnacle Golf Club Pro Football Hall of Fame The Refectory Rowe Bob and Mary Ginn Ryan Dr. Mark and Marie Segal Shadowbox Live Shamrock Golf Club Snow Trails Square One Salons Top Steakhouse Ursus Vino Vino Westerville Golf Center Yoga on High

In-Kind Sponsors Bruce Heflin Photography Connie Duglin Linens Crimson Cup Destinations by Design Dunkin’s Diamonds FASTSIGNS Flowers by Mel Heidelburg Distributing Jym Ganahl Pagetech Limited

Patrons Dr. Jacqueline Amico Maureen and Bruce Andrews Dr. Jean Atwood Paula and Jonathan Autry Dr. Kenneth Baker Dr. Stephen and Costula Balaloski Janet and Bob Beck Dr. Walter and Polly Bernacki Dr. Tom and Karri Brady Dr. Ed and Joyce Brand Michelle Brunetto Wanda and Dennis Carey Dr. Laurie and Jamie Chevalier Dr. William and Tara Chinn DesignGroup Dr. Susan and Patrick Doyle Drs. Binay Eapen and Jenny Varughese Dr. Pat and Laura Ecklar Dodie Fankhauser Dr. Walter and Lynn Ferris Jym Ganahl Linda and Mike Gause Chuck and Kristine Gehring Carol and Phil Giessler Dr. Mark and Sandy Hackman Michele and Bill Helbig Msgr. Joseph Hendricks Sharol and Dale Herr Drs. Charles and Susan Hickey HKS Architects HPLEX Solutions Dr. T.J. Hurm Dr. Todd and Wendi Jenkins Dr. Nishit and Urvi Jhaveri Jeanne Noble and Colin Kaide Don and Angela LaFollette Dr. Mark & Sumita Lindsey Dr. Tom and Leslie Main Drs. Marissa Mapa and Jason Barfield Dr. Jim and Mary Ann Mechenbier

Janet Meeks and Dick D’Enbeau Dr. Brad Mullin Craig Nelson Dr. John and Hannah O’Handley Dr. Scott and Jennifer Otis Drs. Sugat and Smitha Patel Howard and Sue Petricoff Quandel Group Maxine and John Rankin Sharon Rehm Dr. David and Kristine Sabgir Dr. Philip and Christie Santa-Emma Tim and Maria Selz Cindy and David Sheets Dr. Richard and Joan Streck Sandra Shield Tkacz Beth and David Traini Dr. Gene Vassy and Ann Colvin Julie and Denny Weinzierl Dr. Daniel Wendorff Ron and Donna Whiteside Lori Yosick Dr. Adam and Jennifer Zochowski Dr. Nicole Zochowski

Friends Dr. Byron and Shirley Blake Delta Dental Egan-Ryan Company Steve and Debbie Hankison Hospice Pharmacia Johnson Controls, Inc. Donna Altman Keller Dr. and Mrs. Karamjit S. Khanduja Jill Love Mount Carmel Home Care Jack and Barbara Murphy Jacqueline Primeau Ann and David Schiele Doug and Barbara Stein The Vein Center of Highfield Dr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Vogel Dr. Gregory and Birdie Weisenberger Mary Ann and Scott Wolf WomanKind OB/GYN Dr. Fred and Betty Worley




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MARCH 2011


New Faces to the Foundation Three New Members Join Foundation Board Operation Joint Implant Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Plans Expansion Pink Ribbon T-Shir ts Street Medicine Champagne & Diamonds 2011 Dr. Tom F. Lewis Spirit of Philanthropy Award Friends, Family Honor Tammy Weidner College of Nursing Alumna Leaves Gift Zoe’s Cancer Fund at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospice, Palliative Care Programs Anonymous Gift Suppor ts Maternity Programs Gift from Dr. Goold, The Catholic Foundation Grant Funds Video System for Interpretive Ser vices Leave a Legacy Grace Bears Stefanie’s Champions in 2010

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