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Hendricks Regional Health Foundation Gala, Your Gifts at Work, Ways to Give Back

The summer has certainly been full of activities. We enjoyed some laughs and wonderful weather at the annual golf outing in June, learned how your money has helped the Oncology Infusion Center, dove head first into preparations for the Hendricks Regional Health Foundation Gala, and continued to raise money for the new Telestroke Program. Find additional details below.

Your Gifts at Work
Your donations made it possible for the Oncology Infusion Center to purchase a digital scale, refrigerator/nutrition center, blanket warmer, and automatic door openers. To some, these items seem small, but to patients, family members and associates, they are vital to patient safety and comfort.
  • The scale is crucial because chemo doses are administered based on an individual’s weight. The low-profile scale allows patients to be weighed even in a wheelchair, which is helpful for those who are elderly or frail.
  • The blanket warmer is a favorite among patients. A warm blanket is especially comforting when you’re not feeling well and always is very much appreciated.
  • The nutrition center includes an ice machine and place to store snacks and other refreshments. Many who come for treatment may be there all day, so they and their family members need a refrigerator for their food and drinks.
  • Automatic door openers are the most recent addition to the space, helping patients and family members get in and out of the office without struggling with the door themselves or with someone in a wheelchair.
Thank you to all who contribute and continue to support important projects like this that make a difference for patients and caregivers.

Community Support
Student Government at Avon High School organized the second annual Avon Night Light to raise funds for our Pediatric Unit and Childbirth Center. Unfortunately, the event in April was cancelled due to rainy weather, but the students were still able to raise $8,350 for children and moms at HRH. Great job and thank you, AHS students!

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation Gala
2017 marks the first time since 1962 that HRH will open a new hospital. Join us at the HRH Foundation Gala on November 10 to be part of this fantastic celebration!
Showcased by the beautiful backdrop of our new Hendricks Regional Health Brownsburg Hospital on Ronald Reagan Parkway at I-74, the event features an evening of great food, interactive tours of the new facility, unique auction items, and Grammy-nominated musical guest, Foreigner.
Our goal is to raise $200,000 at this annual gala to grow the new lifesaving mobile Telestroke Program. Once a stroke is diagnosed, it’s a race against time. This innovative program helps deliver critical clot-busting treatment faster than ever before. Through partnerships with local EMS agencies, mobile technology is used to diagnose patients while they are still in the ambulance, reducing treatment times from 55 minutes to as low as 35 minutes.
Be a part of what will be an unforgettable celebration honoring the innovation and collaboration of Hendricks Regional Health and our community’s first responders as we save lives, together. Call 317-745-7376 to reserve your table today!

Foundation Focus – Telestroke
Many of us know FaceTime all too well. It is a great way to stay in touch with the friends and family when being in the same room as them is not an option. HRH is putting FaceTime to good use with Telestroke. For patients experiencing a stroke, every second counts. With each passing minute, the patient’s risk for permanent disability increases. These concerns may include physical and cognitive side effects leading to a loss of independence and quality of life.

The goal of our healthcare team is to deliver brain-preserving care as soon as possible. In many cases, the gold standard treatment is tPA, also known as a “clot-busting drug.” It works by dissolving the clot and re-establishing blood flow to the part of the brain being deprived of oxygen. To give patients the best possible opportunity for recovery, tPA must be administered as quickly as possible from the onset of symptoms.
In addition to grants like those made to the Oncology Infusion Center featured earlier, contributions this year are directed to support and expand this amazing new program. HRH is a certified Primary Stroke Center and received five-stars from Healthgrades for the quality of our treatment of stroke. This innovative Telestroke Program is another example of why you can rely on HRH when every second counts.

Golf Outing Recap
Our 2017 Golf Outing was a great success! Click here to view photos from the event. Thanks to everyone who sponsored, participated, donated items for the raffle, and volunteered. More than $70,000 was raised for the Telestroke Program. We could not have done it without you!
Keep an eye out for information about our 2018 Golf Outing so you can be part of the fun next year.

GET INVOLVED
Big or small, your gift means the world to the people we serve and our community. There are multiple ways to get involved with Hendricks Regional Health Foundation. Check out these other ways to give at SupportHendricks.org.
Bill Estes GiveBack
Are you in the market for a new or previously-owned vehicle? If so, please visit Bill Estes Ford or Bill Estes Chrysler in Brownsburg now through August 31. For each vehicle purchased during August, Bill Estes Automotive will donate $100 to Hendricks Regional Health Foundation or other local charities. Mention HRH Foundation when you buy a “Car for a Cause” at Bill Estes Automotive.
In addition,print this special voucherto receive an extra $1,000 on your trade. You also may be eligible for supplier pricing based on the HRH Foundation partnership with Bill Estes Automotive. Check it out!
Little Angels Ride
Join us for the Little Angels Ride, Saturday, August 5, at American Legion Post #64, 601 S. Holt Road, Indianapolis. Proceeds from this heartfelt motorcycle ride, created in memory of Jerome and Gracie Bergman, serve grieving families through support for the hospital’s infant bereavement program. Activities begin at 10 a.m. Riders depart at noon. Click here to register now.
Mum Sale
It’s time for fall colors! Buy large, potted mums in various colors Friday, September 8 beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the patio outside the Emergency Department at the Danville hospital. These large, beautiful potted mums cost just $10 each!
Hallowellness
Enjoy a fun, not-so-scary, healthy, happy Halloween party presented by Hendricks Regional Health! Hallowellness festivities, including a chip timed 5K Walk/Run, are on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. All activities except the 5K are free!Register for the walk/run now!
Hallowellness sponsor opportunities are available. Contact Lisa Seyffarth at 317-718-8160 or Kaitie Delgado at 317-745-8640 for more information.
Thanks to Champion Chevrolet for being a major sponsor of this event for the second year!

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