Foundation Special Events

12th Annual Community Howard Regional Health Foundation Golf Outing

It doesn’t seem possible, but it is time to plan for Community Howard Regional Health Foundation’s 12th Annual Golf Outing! This year, the golf outing will be held at Chippendale Golf Course on Wednesday, September 11th. We hope you’ll be a contributor this year as we continue our mission to improve the quality and availability of healthcare provided to all persons served by Community Howard Regional Health.

 The money raised assists the Foundation in providing equipment, health education and training, and patient assistance in our community. As a locally owned not-for-profits, all funds from the Foundation and the Hospital are re-invested in the hospital system to improve medical services to you, your employees, and your families.

 We hope you’ll join us on the greens at this year’s golf outing in support of CHRH Foundation! Please click here to download and fill out the golf outing form and mail it back to the Foundation office at 125 W. Taylor St, Kokomo, IN 46901.  Don’t delay, reserve your sponsorship today! Payment is not required until July 31stto be recognized in our 2013 Golf Flyer. For more information, feel free to call the Foundation at 453-8458.

8th Annual Celebration of Hope

The Community Howard Regional Health Foundation and the Community Oncology Center host this annual event as an opportunity to share the experiences, strength and hope of those whose lives have been touched by cancer.  This year’s Celebration of Hope will be held on Tuesday, September 17th!  Please watch for more information about the 8th Annual Celebration of Hope.

2012 Friends of Community Howard Annual Campaign
Going on now through the end of 2012!  Past support has made it possible for the Foundation to help improve the quality and availability of healthcare to those served by Community Howard Regional Health.  With those donations, we have been able to provide patient assistance, equipment and staff training as well as scholarships.

*A gift of $25.65 will provide educational materials on diabetes, cardiovascular health, and other diseases that are prevalent in our community.
*A gift of $68.93 will make one week of prescription medication available to a patient with no prescription coverage.
*A gift of $183 will pay for a mammogram for a woman who has no wellness insurance.
*A gift of $210.52 will allow an uninsured child to receive an x-ray diagnosis of her broken leg.
*A gift of $585 will grant a scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in the medical field.

We hope you will give a gift of caring to this year’s Friends of Community Howard Regional Health Foundation campaign.  Your generous support will make it possible for us to continue our Mission: to improve the quality and availability of healthcare provided to all persons served by Community Howard Regional Health.  Every dollar you contribute stays right here in this community.  We could not do what we do without your support!  Please click here to contribute today.

 2013 Annual Employee Campaign “Team Community Howard Amazing Race”
Going on now through June 21st!  Community Howard employees are an integral part of the Community Howard Regional Health team.  This year’s campaign theme is Community Howard’s Amazing Race!  Check out the road map outside the cafeteria and watch as we travel to our goal!  As you have noticed the Team Community Howard campaign has been moved up to June.  Please note:  any existing pledges from the 2012 campaign will continue until you request to have your pledge stopped.  If you currently have funds deducted from your paycheck each pay period, you do not need to fill out a new pledge; however to be included in any of our drawings, please check “Continue My Current Donation”.  You do need to fill out a new card if you would like to change your pledge amount.  For those individuals that donated PTO in order to be part of the 1-hour club, your donation will be prorated to 6 hours if you would like to continue to be a part of the 1-hour club.

 Every Dollar You Contribute Stays Right Here in This Community

 ….employees helping employees in need.

The Employees Helping Employees fund has helped over 14 employees in need over the past year.  Funds have been used to pay for utilities, insurance and even groceries.

 ….helping the community by providing funds for new equipment and programs.

The Foundation has provided over $68,000 in funds for new equipment this past year.  A few examples include: NEO-Tee Infant Resuscitators for the Birthing Center; Shelving units for Food & Nutrition; Recumbent Bike & AQQUA Active Bike for Replay; V60 BiPap Machine for Respiratory Therapy; Zoll Auto Pulse System for the Emergency Department; and Ballistics Vests for the Ambulance Department.

….helping uninsured patients get treatment and support they can’t afford.

Approximately 300 patients received assistance for prescriptions, cab rides and other needs through the patient assistance funds at the Foundation.

 ….helping Hospital employees obtain critical certifications and education support.

Twenty employees received training, certifications or attended conferences this past year for approximately $15,000 through the Robert F. Miller Continuing Education Grant.

Ways to Contribute

There are FIVE easy ways to make a gift or a pledge to the Foundation including the gift of PTO.   We have also added a new specified fund this year, Maternal & Neonatal Services!  Here are a few items to consider as you fill out your pledge card: 

  • Every employee who contributes at least $2 per pay or $52 to the 2013 campaign by June 21st will be entered into a drawing for great prizes.  ALL pledge cards received by June 12thwill be eligible for the first drawing; Amazing Race Travel Pack (valued at over $75).  (Winner is also eligible for additional Team Community Howard Amazing Race drawings.)  Every new contribution or increased contribution received by June 21st will receive an extra entry into a drawing for some great prizes! In order to be included in any drawings, you must return a pledge card.  Check “Continue My Current Donation” if you are not making any changes.
  • PTO donations are always accepted.  For those individuals who have reached the maximum 320 PTO hours, please consider donating some of those hours to bring your balance down.  Donations of at least 12 PTO hours will be eligible for the 1-hour Club (and a rolling cooler if total is at least $1,000).
  • Every employee who contributes at least $1,000 will receive a free Community Howard Regional Health Foundation rolling cooler.  This would equate to a donation of at least $38.46 per pay. 
  • Please do not forget the 1-Hour Club.  By donating 1 hour of your pay per month, you will receive an extra entry into the Team Community Howard drawing as well as a free Community Howard Regional Health Foundation polo shirt (and a rolling cooler if total is least $1,000).    You will also be entered into monthly drawings for great prizes!

Please complete this pledge form today and send it via interoffice mail to the Foundation.    Please contact the Foundation office at 765.453.8458 with any questions. Thank you for being a part of The Amazing Race.  Together we can continue to improve the quality and availability of healthcare provided to all persons served by Community Howard Regional Health!