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Riverview Health Foundation Donates More than $500,000 to Riverview Health

Riverview Health Foundation announced that it gave Riverview Health more than $500,000 in 2021.

All funds given to Riverview Health will support the Courtney Cox Cole Infusion Center, upcoming capital projects, training programs for staff and Women of Vision Giving Club grants that support women and children services. As one of the Women of Vision Giving Club grant recipients, the Riverview Health maternity department was able to purchase obstetric training equipment from Gaumard—an industry leader in simulation-based healthcare workforce training solutions. Training takes place on a quarterly basis for physicians, nurses and certified surgical technologists. This is done by using an automated, high-tech, lifelike patient manikin that mimics a woman going through labor and delivery.

“We’re so grateful for the generosity of many individuals, families and businesses in our community who support us and help Riverview Health continually improve its services,” said Megan Wiles, Riverview Health Foundation executive director. “Every bit helps when it comes to the ever-changing healthcare environment and meeting the needs of our patients.”

“With this new equipment, we’re so excited to offer maternal simulation training to our team,” said Michelle Allen, director of Maternal and Child Services. “This training will better prepare staff for emergencies that take place during labor and delivery as well as reinforce all the teamwork and skills needed to make childbirth as safe as possible.

Due to to the generosity of its donors, Riverview Health Foundation is also able to lift spirits and provide financial support to Riverview Health employees. The Foundation helped employees who were impacted financially by the pandemic through the COVID Support Fund. During the holidays, 600 randomly selected employees received a monetary gift. The Foundation continues to lead efforts to boost morale of Riverview Health employees through the Operation Cheer program, which provides treats and goodies on a regular basis.

For more information about how you can help support Riverview Health Foundation and its mission, contact Megan Wiles at 317.776.7317 or mwiles@riverview.org.

Since its inception in 1976, Riverview Health Foundation—a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization—has served Riverview Health in preserving the health of the community through philanthropic efforts and fundraising. Funds raised by Riverview Health Foundation are gifted to Riverview Health for the purposes of purchasing advanced medical equipment and providing much-needed services to patients and their family members. Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville, a 16-bed hospital in Westfield, as well as three freestanding combined ER and urgent care facilities. Also included are more than 25 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades 5-star rating (2020) for total knee replacement and spinal fusion and the American College of Cardiology awarded Riverview Health with the NCDR Chest Pain—MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019—an award achieved six years in a row. Riverview Health was also recognized by the Indiana Hospital Association for its infant and maternal health with the INspire Hospital of Distinction Category of Excellence award (2020). For more information on Riverview Health, visit riverview.org.