Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

March 12, 2013

Health foundation receives donation

The Herald-Tribune

— The Margaret Mary Health Foundation was the recipient of a $5,000 donation from Napoleon State Bank Jan. 25.

MMHF executive director Mary Dickey said, “We are so appreciative of Napoleon State Bank’s generous donation to the health foundation. Their contribution demonstrates their commitment to supporting the health and wellness of our communities and for that we are truly grateful.”

Margaret Mary Community Hospital’s tradition of quality health care began in 1932. Since that time, it has continued to expand and enhance its services to meet the changing needs of its communities.

“Now, 80 years later, we remain committed to improving the health and wellness of families in southeastern Indiana,” noted communications specialist Kasi Banschbach.

Dramatic changes in the health care industry are putting many not-for-profit hospitals at risk. Challenges include rising costs, shrinking reimbursements and an increase in the number of uninsured and underinsured patients. All of these factors limit the hospital’s ability to recruit top-notch providers, invest in life-saving technology and provide important wellness outreach services.

To partially meet these increasing demands, The foundation was chartered to raise money to enhance hospital programs, services, technology and educational opportunities, and to engage the community as partners in health improvement. The foundation’s role is to receive, manage and disburse funds to meet current hospital needs as well as ensure long-term growth and viability.