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IU Health Foundation leaders are recognized nationally for innovative approaches to healthcare philanthropy. Here they share their reflections and advice.

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Grant funding equips IU Health to help ease the excruciating pain of sickle cell disease image.
Grant funding equips IU Health to help ease the excruciating pain of sickle cell disease

Patients suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD) and the excruciating pain that is its primary symptom will soon see relief, thanks to a $29,680 grant from the Association of Health Opportunity Through Partnership in Education (HOPE) Foundation to IU Health Foundation. The grant will fund “coping…

“We Have to Get it Right”: Healthcare for all means haircare for all image.
“We Have to Get it Right”: Healthcare for all means haircare for all

In her childhood home in Nigeria, West Africa, Edna Omodior spent most weekends with her parents, volunteering to serve others in her community. It’s a practice she’s continued throughout her life and worked to instill in her own children. “It’s part of the way I was raised, to give back to the…

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Arnett program recognizes caregiver excellence in stroke care

You might say Kelli Peo Johnson is a bit of a brainiac. As the stroke program coordinator at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital, she’s dedicated her career to caring for the brain, and she can rattle off plenty of facts about it. Like this one: 1.9 million brain cells die every minute…

Spinal surgery robot is game changer for IU Health neurosurgeons image.
Spinal surgery robot is game changer for IU Health neurosurgeons

Before every spinal surgery, IU Health neurosurgeon Gordon Mao, MD, gut checks the procedure with his right-hand man: The Mazor. The Mazor is a spinal surgery robot that helps Dr. Mao perform the most complicated of surgeries—from correcting scoliosis to repairing broken spines—with the utmost…

No words needed: neurology patients express themselves in a whole new way image.
No words needed: neurology patients express themselves in a whole new way

Art is about so much more than painting or sculpting or drawing—it’s about self-expression, according to Ashley Hildebrandt M.A., ATR-BC, director of the art therapy program at the IU Health Neuroscience Center. That’s because many of the patients she cares for experience challenges with…

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IU Health neurologist has philanthropy ‘on the brain’

You might say that Liz Zauber, MD, was destined to become a doctor. As a child of two parents in the medical field, she was immersed in the world of healthcare at a very young age. But there was an even more personal reason why Dr. Zauber pursued a career in medicine. “My grandfather had…

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