One hundred years ago, a gift was made that sparked the creation of Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana. Twenty dedicated physicians donated $100 each and the plan was born. Those dollars provided the equipment and resources necessary to operate the hospital. Today, The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. serves over 16,000 patients annually, has 568 physicians on staff and employs 2,300 people at its three campuses.
In furtherance of the mission begun 100 years ago, The Methodist Hospitals’ Foundation has been formed as a tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) Foundation. The Foundation exists to provide financial support to and conduct activities which further the programs and services provided by the Methodist Hospitals, Inc. to the Northwest Indiana community.
In honor of that first gift almost 100 years ago, the First 100 Initiative has been created to help the Foundation fund the many needs of the patients and communities served by Methodist Hospitals. The goal is to recognize the first 100 gifts at each giving level by acknowledging these benefactors as members of the Founders Society.
In addition, those who donate $5,000 or more will be named Charter Members of the Founders Society. The first gifts to the foundation will support the Strategic Plan of Methodist Hospitals, especially Program and Equipment Support for Cardiovascular Services, Emergency Services, The Neuroscience Institute, The Oncology Institute, Women’s Services and Charity Care.
Our employees have joined in by creating a committee to raise funds for the foundation called the Foundation Friends and successfully planned the 2011 Mardi Gras Ball. The King and Queen were crowned, Luis Marquez, Director, Imaging Services and Teri McCormick, Manager, Physician Services function as ambassadors during the coming year.
Your gift is needed more than ever…be apart of the future of healthcare in Northwest Indiana by contacting 219.886.4389.
Robert J. Hanrahan III, Executive Director, Methodist Hospitals Foundation