IU Health White Memorial Hospital details community contributions
An IU Health White Memorial Release
According to a 2010 report prepared by IU Health White Memorial Hospital and the Indiana Hospital Association, the hospital has an estimated economic impact of 42,303,000 million dollars.
This number includes 23,108,000 dollars generated by employees who spend their salaries within the county on groceries, mortgages and utilities, as well as 16,832,000 the hospital spends on supplies, utilities and food for patients and visitors.
“We’re proud of the impact we have on the community’s medical and economic health,” Stephanie Long, CEO of IU Health White Memorial Hospital. “We enjoy serving the White County community every day.”
In addition to the economic impact, the report includes information on community health education. The hospital provides car seat fittings year-round, CPR classes, safe sitter classes and the annual Health and Safety fair which features free screenings and education.
“We strive to help better the community improve in a variety of ways, in addition to their healthcare,” Long says. “We’ve added new ways to do this, such as Kindergarten Countdown.”
Along with United Way, IU Health White Memorial Hospital supports Kindergarten Countdown, a three-week program that helped children at North White Elementary School prepare for their first year of school.
The hospital also sponsors programs and events such as the Bee Bumble 5K, the Spirit of Monticello and scholarships for local students.
As part of the IU Health system, IU Health White Memorial Hospital is also able to provide quick emergency response with LifeLine services and work with local emergency personnel to help develop disaster plans to best serve the community in a crisis.
Long says the hospital continues to search for ways to help White County grow and succeed.
“We just want to thank everyone for their support and allowing us to care for them,” she says.