Wells Fargo Makes Lead Gift to RMH Pediatrics
May 17, 2013
RUSHVILLE - On behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, Bruce Everhart, Marissa Taylor, and Theresa Alexander recently presented $5,000.00 towards the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation Kedo’s Kids Campaign to Rush Memorial Hospital President and CEO Brad Smith and RMH Foundation Executive Director Faith Mock. These monies are helping build a new pediatric office building located at 1339 North Cherry Street in Rushville. “Wells Fargo Bank has been on board with this building project from the beginning. They see the need and support the new building. We thank them so much for being a business lead in this pediatric building project,” stated Mock.
The new pediatric office building is one that is long overdue in the community. It will be a tremendous addition to the services offered at Rush Memorial Hospital. “What a wonderful addition to the community. The building structure is well thought out and the community can be so proud of this office building,” commented Bruce Everhart, Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank in Rushville after touring the construction site. Local bank branch manager Marissa Taylor added, “Dr. Kedo saved my child’s life. He found the problem and acted on it immediately. I am very grateful to him and RMH Pediatrics”. Mock continued by saying, “With the retirement of local physicians and the fact that people wish to have health services provided locally, we know that RMH Pediatrics is growing. Dr. Kedo has had 4,000 patient visits in the last year and this new facility will allow for growth. The building will be accessible, spacious, modern with an environment that families will be proud to support.”
Tom and Edna Moster, along with Greg and Theresa Alexander, are serving as community chairs for the Kedo’s Kids Campaign to raise $670,000.00 for the new Pediatric Office Building. The campaign is well underway and all donations to the Pediatric Office Building Fund can be made online at www.rushmemorial.com or by sending the donation to the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1300 North Main Street, P.O. Box 215, Rushville, Indiana 46173. A special opportunity is available to those individuals, organizations, and/or families that wish to give a gift of $1,000.00. These donors will be able to have an engraved block displayed in the new pediatric office building. The block can be engraved with their name, in honor of, or in memory of someone special. The goal is to have 100 members in “The 1,000” that will support and leave a legacy of providing the best healthcare for the youngest patients in our community. At this time, there are 20 members of “The 1,000”. Everyone is encouraged to join. The $1,000.00 can be a one-time gift or pledged over 12 months. As the campaign slogan says “It’s For the Kids”. Contact Faith Mock at the RMH Foundation office at 765-932-7568 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RMH Awarded Prestigious Komen Grant
April 13, 2013
RUSHVILLE — Komen Central Indiana recently announced in a statewide press conference the awardees of the 2014 Komen Grants. Rush Memorial Hospital was one of only 14 grants awarded for the new fiscal year.
The grant was given in the amount of $62,174 to Rush Memorial.
Grant funding covers screenings (clinical breast exams and mammograms), diagnostics (MRIs, biopsies, and ultrasounds), treatment assistance, health care navigation, medication assistance and support services such as transportation, child care, wigs, prosthetics and whatever else is needed to make sure patients can complete treatment with support they need but can’t afford according the Komen grant guidelines.
Susan Eakins, Rush Memorial Hospital Patient Navigator and Director of Social Services, serves as administrator of the grant funds. Once connected with the patient she follows them through the entire process to ensure they complete their treatment options.
Eakins, along with executive secretary Michele Gettinger and RMH Foundation director Faith Mock, worked together to prepare the extensive grant proposal.
“The money received from the Komen grant is vital to the functioning of our breast cancer patient services. Without this grant it would be difficult to extend the quality and breadth of service that we offer to our breast cancer patients. We are grateful to Komen for continuing to support our program,” Mock said.
Eakins and Gettinger represented Rush Memorial Hospital at the presentation announcement held in Indianapolis.
“It is an honor and privilege to accept this grant on behalf of Rush Memorial Hospital. This grant will allow us to continue to help many breast cancer patients that would otherwise not get screened, diagnosed, and treated for cancer and to help us to continue to inform our community about new breast health cancer information. Thank you to Komen for providing this grant for us,” Eakins said.
A total of $1.3 million was awarded by Central Indiana Komen to the 14 recipients in a 21-county service area to help provide vital breast cancer services.
These grant monies are raised through events such as the annual Race for the Cure which is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis.
If you would like to participate with Team Rush Memorial Hospital contact Susan Eakins at 765-932-7038 or email her at email@example.com.
RMH Earns ACR Accreditation
Rush Memorial Hospital has been awarded accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
According to Rush Memorial’s Imaging Department Director Terry Aker, "With the purchase of our new digital mammography system, our highly trained staff including our board certified radiologist, Dr. Fields and our radiographic technologists recently completed advanced training in digital mammography in order for our department to pass the accreditation standards." Aker added, "All of our technologists are licensed by the State of Indiana and are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists."
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
"Our staff is committed to always improving patient care at Rush Memorial Hospital. Congratulations to Terry Aker, Dr. Fields and staff who have worked very hard to accomplish this accreditation goal," said Rush Memorial Hospital President/CEO Brad Smith.