Regarding Grants Requests...

The Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation no longer funds grants. If you are requesting a donation, grant or sponsorship you must request that through Hancock Health and all requests now have specific guidelines to follow. Please click on our Grants, donations and sponsorships link to be redirected to the page, which will explain the process depending on your specific request.

Our hope is that this change will allow Hancock Health to have a greater impact on health and wellness in this community.

Associate Crisis Fund


The Crisis Fund was created to provide financial assistance to HRH associates who have experienced a personal hardship. Any full or part time associates are eligible to receive up to $500 per calendar year. The guidelines and application are below, and completed applications should be returned to the Foundation Office. You may call 468-4106 for more information.

 

Associate Crisis Fund guidelines

 Associate Crisis Fund Application

  

Bobby Keen and Bert Curry Healthy Community Award

2017 Healthy Community Awards

Dr. Thomas O’Connor and Jack Goff are co-recipients of the 2016 Bert Curry Healthy Community Award. Named in honor of the Foundation’s first Executive Director, this award is given each year to an individual for exemplary and innovative efforts to create positive change in the health of our community.

Dr. O’Connor is a family practice physician with American Health Network in Greenfield, where he has been practicing for over 30 years.  Among many accomplishments during this time, Dr. O’Connor brought the national “Walk with a Doc” program to this community in 2001, which offers patients the opportunity to talk with a doctor while getting some exercise.  The program is offered twice per month, both in Greenfield and McCordsville, and has involved up to 117 walkers in one day. Dan and Janet Stultz, who nominated Dr. O’Connor for this award, said, “Dr. O’Connor has given his entire career to improving the health and wellness of those in Greenfield and Hancock County.”

Jack Goff was nominated for this award for his twenty four years of service to the Hancock County Food Pantry. Jack and his wife, Sue, started the Food Pantry in 1992 at Shiloh Christian Church.  Jack has served in many capacities over the years, and is currently the Operations Director, which involves directing and overseeing daily volunteer activities, receiving and distributing food, and maintaining the facilities.  Jack also serves on the Board of Directors of what is now the largest food pantry in Hancock County. Tom Ferguson, who nominated Mr. Goff for this award, shared that “the mission to assist those with food insecurity is still as relevant today as it was in 1992, and Jack has been instrumental in carrying out that mission since inception of the Hancock County Food Pantry.”

In 2014, the Foundation established the Bobby Keen Healthy Community Award, named in honor of the former President & CEO of Hancock Regional Hospital. Through this award, the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation recognizes a hospital program or local organization whose efforts are creating positive change in the health of our local communities. The recipient of the 2016 Bobby Keen Healthy Community Award is the Greenfield Parks Department.

The Greenfield Parks Department was nominated for this award by executive director of Greenfield Main Street, Shelley Swift. Shelley says, “Main Street partners with the Parks Department on a number of events and activities throughout the year, and fitness is always a primary focus.” Some of their efforts to promote healthy living in the community include:  North Street Fitness Festival, new workout equipment on the Pennsy Trail, and promoting city  parks as a place to get active with tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, hiking/biking/running trails, and much more.  Parks superintendent, Ellen Kuker, is spearheading an effort to bring a new splash pad to Greenfield, and serves on a number of committees focused on fitness opportunities like the Play Everywhere Grant, Hancock Flat 50, Healthy 365 and the Turkey Day 5K.

The Parks Department will receive $1,000 with their award. Jack Goff has designated $1,000 to the Hancock County Food Pantry, and Dr. O’Connor has designated this award funds to Talitha Koum.

Other nominees for the Bert Curry Healthy Community Award include Danielle Daugherty and Jim Peters. The Hancock County Breastfeeding Coalition and Healthy U were both nominated for the Bobby Keen award.  All of this year’s nominees are a stellar example of people working together to make a positive change in the health of our community.

About the Awards

Each year, the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation recognizes a local organization and individual whose service efforts have created positive change in the health and wellness of our local communities. Recipients of these awards will be recognized at our annual holiday celebration at the end of the year. 

Bert Curry Healthy Community Award- Named in honor of the HRH Foundation’s first Executive Director, this award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and improving health and wellness in our community.

Bobby Keen Health Community Award- Named in honor of the former HRH President & CEO, this award recognizes a hospital program or local organization that has made a significant and positive impact on the health and wellness of our community.

Selection – The Foundation Awards & Scholarships Committee will receive nominations and annually select at least one recipient to receive each award.
 

Nominations for 2016 were due on November 11th. Check back later this year for a 2017 nomination form.
 
2016 Bert Curry & Bobby Keen Healthy Community Award Nomination Form
 

Photos below:
2017 Healthy Community Awards presentation at the Foundation holiday party

Bert Curry with Dr. Tom O'Connor

Linda Gellert with Ellen Kuker

Clarke Mercer with Jack Goff

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