2012 Report to the Community
Edwin M. Oley
A letter f rom M e rc y Pre s i d e n t & C E O Dear Members of the Community: As I reflect on 2012, I am reminded of how deeply rooted Mercy is in our community. That firm commitment to the residents of Lorain County is evident in the comprehensive services provided at our facilities that we have strategically placed across the region so that every family has easy access to quality health care. I am pleased to present our Report to the Community that showcases our successes and mission-focused services. This report not only provides a brief glimpse into our activities, it is a statement of our profound commitment to delivering quality health care throughout our region. This past year, Mercy celebrated 120 years of service to the citizens of Lorain County. This milestone gave us a chance to pause and look back at how we have continued to honor our mission and the community we have the pleasure of serving. Our history is firmly planted in our faith-based mission. Everything we do and every decision we make is measured against how it extends the healing ministry of Jesus to improve the health of our communities, especially to those who are poor and underserved. That is why over the many years, we have grown and prospered in our ability to provide the best health care to those we cherish â€“ our neighbors, friends and families. Mercy consistently receives recognition from both regional and national organizations for our top-notch quality and patient safety outcomes. Plus, as part of Catholic Health Partners, we can leverage the strength of being part of the largest health system in the state of Ohio. While the full implications of health care reform unfold for our industry, we are confident that our firm foundation in quality, patient safety and commitment to excellence has prepared us to face the changing and challenging health care landscape and thrive. As you read through the pages of our report, you will find a health system that offers a rich heritage that was and continues to be firmly rooted in our faith-based mission. It is what has sustained us over time and has allowed us be a model for others to emulate. We approach the year ahead with great excitement and renewed dedication to our mission. We look forward to providing our patients and our community with the very best in health care for generations to come. Sincerely,
Edwin M. Oley President & CEO Mercy
O ur Mission Mercy extends the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and underserved.
O rg a ni z at i onal Val u e s Compassion Our commitment to serve with mercy and tenderness. Excellence Our commitment to be the best in the quality of our services and the stewardship of our resources. Human Dignity Our commitment to value the diversity of all persons and to be respectful and inclusive of everyone. Justice Our commitment to act with integrity, honesty and truthfulness. Sacredness of Life Our commitment to reverence all life and creation. Service Our commitment to respond to those in need.
in our mission
Deeply Rooted in Our Community As part of our commitment to providing you with comprehensive health care in convenient locations, the Mercy family tree extends throughout all of Lorain County and surrounding communities. From Lorain to Wellington, and Vermilion to Avon, Mercy is proud to extend the branches of our healing ministry to bring advanced care close to home.
Highlights of 2012 Groundbreaking partnership ushers in new opportunities for patients diagnosed with colorectal, gynecological and urological cancers Getting a diagnosis of cancer is scary and isolating. Often, getting the best care means that patients have to travel to get cutting-edge treatment. But now, Lorain County residents have the reassurance that if they or a loved one has cancer, they will have the expertise they need here at home. This past year, Mercy and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center entered into a partnership that provides Lorain County residents close-to-home access to some of the most advanced cancer treatments and clinical trials. UH Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University, is one of only 40 centers in the country to be designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer
Institute and has also been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the top 20 hospitals for cancer care in the country. Thanks to this new alliance, local patients with gynecologic, colorectal, and urologic cancers are now receiving treatment from some of the nationâ€™s leading cancer experts and participating in early phase clinical trials. Most of the care is provided locally at Mercy Regional Medical Center and Mercy Cancer Center affiliated with UH Seidman Cancer Center. If more complex care is needed, patients are referred to UH Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland and then return home to continue chemotherapy, radiation treatments, complementary therapies and other follow-up care.
2012 in review: Mercy deepens its commitment to improving health throughout Lorain County 120th anniversary honors Mercy’s mission by spreading kindness to those in need Mercy marked its 120th anniversary in the fall by celebrating with a week of giving back to the community through the United Way campaign. To honor its mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those who are poor and underserved, Mercy employees participated in numerous special events that gave special meaning to the campaign and to showcase Mercy’s mission and promise to the community. Throughout October, the campaign engaged employees who rallied to support the United Way in its similar mission of healing, charity and compassion to those who live in Lorain county.
Mercy strikes a partnership with Lake Erie Crushers that provides a venue for community outreach Mercy inked a deal to become the Crushers exclusive sponsor for the next five years, offering not only the opportunity to market the health system, but giving Mercy a prime location to offer free educational events in the community. The Crushers’ popularity and visibility in Lorain County provide an ideal setting to reach a wide audience and spread the word of good health.
This agreement represents a ‘grand slam’ for the people of Lorain County. Mercy is pleased to establish a long-term relationship with a wellrespected sports team that shares our mission of community service and involvement.
Edwin Oley, president and CEO of Mercy
Mercy and the Crushers have a history of successful collaboration for the benefit of Lorain County residents, and this new venture builds on the past commitment. In the seasons to come, Mercy will staff home games and provide innovative educational programs and screenings that emphasize the importance of primary care, wellness and prevention.
Mercy New Life Hospice and home health care unite under one roof
SelectCare by Mercy cultivates new relationships with small businesses by offering a cost-saving health care program In a challenging economy, it’s difficult for local employers to find a way to fund high-quality health coverage for their employees. Mercy listened to local leaders and delivered a product that will do just that. SelectCare by Mercy offers employers with 25 or more employees the opportunity to purchase employee health benefits directly from Mercy at the lowest possible cost. The self-funded program encourages a strategic, sustainable approach to health care that utilizes fully integrated clinics, wellness programs, disease management and education to combat rising costs. With more than 1,800 providers and a partnership with University Hospitals, participants now have access to high-quality care — at an affordable price — at home. By emphasizing preventative care and patient compliance, SelectCare by Mercy motivates employees to actively manage their own health through health-risk assessments, follow-up care, wellness programs and open access to primary care, medications, laboratory and other services through employer-sponsored wellness centers.
SelectCare by Mercy is an innovative health program designed to reduce employer costs while also improving employee wellness. The program furthers Mercy’s mission by making it possible for employers to provide comprehensive, high-quality health coverage, both in today’s challenging environment and into the future.
Edwin Oley, president and CEO of Mercy
By combining the strengths of two excellent programs, Mercy is now better meeting the needs of patients in the community who need home care and hospice services. In the fall, Mercy New Life Hospice and home care merged their teams in one location bringing new energy, vitality and growth to these programs. All services and staff are consolidated at 3500 Kolbe Road, integrating all hospice and home care services for the first time in their history. The single location provides greater opportunity for staff to work efficiently and as a cohesive unit.
Being on the Mercy Regional Medical Center campus provides hospice staff increased accessibility in coordinating the needs of patients being discharged to their homes. Our clinical teams can connect to patients earlier in their hospital stay and help transition them into hospice or home care programs where appropriate.
Jeff Zink, executive director, Mercy New Life Hospice and home health care
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2012 Awards & Recognition Mercy’s commitment to excellence resulted in the health system being honored with numerous awards and recognitions. National Rural Health Association names Mercy Allen Hospital one of the top 20 critical access hospitals Mercy Allen Hospital once again received national accolades, recognized as one of the top 20 critical access hospitals for quality by the National Rural Health Association. Mercy garnered regional recognition as being a top employer NorthCoast 99 named Mercy as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work for the fourth consecutive
year. This annual recognition program honors 99 great workplaces for top talent — developed in 1999 by ERC, Northeast Ohio’s leading and largest professional organization dedicated to human resources. Commission on Economic Inclusion names Mercy to top 50 for diversity and inclusion Mercy was named among the top 50 companies in Northeast Ohio for creating, enhancing and sustaining its diversity and inclusion strategies. The top 50 companies were selected and ranked based upon board, senior management, workforce and supplier diversity metrics during the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s annual Employers Survey on Diversity.
2012 Awards & Recognition Mercy Regional Medical Center awarded an “A” for patient safety by Hospital Safety ScoreSM
the health and well-being of thousands of people in our community.
Mercy Regional Medical Center was recognized for excellence in patient care and safety by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Mercy Regional Medical Center’s adherence to the very highest standards of care to patients resulted in the hospital achieving an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM.
Annual service award honors Mercy volunteers
Mercy hospitals named ‘Top Performers on Key Quality MeasuresTM’ by The Joint Commission Both Mercy Regional Medical Center and Mercy Allen Hospital were ranked among the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The Top Performers program recognizes health care organizations that have consistently implemented certain evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve patient outcomes and reduce preventable harm. Mercy’s hospitals were two out of the three hospitals in Northeast Ohio, and among just 620 in the United States to achieve this honor.
JoAnn Childress, volunteer at Mercy Women’s Health Center and Mercy Regional Auxiliary board member, and Ruth Marie Smith, volunteer at the Mercy Thrift Shoppe and Mercy Regional Auxiliary board member, were selected as the Ruth Calta Community Service Award recipients. The annual award recognizes a volunteer who lives the values of the Ruth Calta, a founding member of Lorain Community Hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary and tireless volunteer to what is now Mercy.
Mercy honors outstanding individuals for their mission-driven service with leadership awards In 2012, Beth Finnegan, director of the Resource Mothers and Health Ministry/Parish Nursing programs, and Daniel Zaworski, M.D., medical director of Mercy New Life Hospice, were the recipients of Mercy’s most prestigious leadership awards. Mercy’s Board of Trustees and executive team selected these long-time Mercy leaders for their outstanding leadership, humble service and the amazing difference they have made in
Susan Bowers, president of Mercy Allen Hospital, congratulates Marlo Witherell (center), Caring Hands Winner of the Year, along with Diane Witherell and Eileen Boozer.
JoAnn Childress (left) and Ruth Marie Smith (second from right) are congratulated by Alexander Zolli, M.D., and Edwin Oley. Mercy names Mercy Allen Hospital nurse as Caring Hands Winner of the Year Every quarter, Mercy recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty with a Caring Hands service award. From the collective group of honored individuals, a ‘Caring Hands Winner of the Year’ award is given to an individual whose actions exemplify the organization’s core service values in an extraordinary way. In 2012, this individual was Marlo Witherell, RN, a nurse on the medical-surgical unit at Mercy Allen Hospital. On her evening off, Marlo came to the rescue when a motorcyclist lost control of his bike and crashed horribly. Marlo called 9-1-1, stabilized the victim and calmed the man’s brother, who was traveling with him. Despite the danger on the side of the road, Marlo remained with the victim until responders arrived at the scene.
Tending our garden Community Benefit
Serving our community is at the heart of everything we do at Mercy. We carefully cultivate and select programs to benefit the health and wellbeing of individuals and families right here in our own backyard. Mercy’s innovative medication assistance program cultivates support for the poor and underserved What Anita Carrion enjoys most about her role as Mercy medication assistance program coordinator is the patient education aspect, “This isn’t about giving away prescriptions,” she explains, “this is about empowering people to understand and utilize the systems and services available to ensure they will have the medications they need in the long term.” “The ultimate goal of the program,” Anita continues, “is to eliminate hospital readmissions that stem from people not having the ability to get the medications
they need to maintain their health.” Indeed, the program has been successful in that regard. Since it was created in 2011, the number of hospital readmissions stemming from a lack of proper medication has markedly decreased. Founded through a grant from the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County, the Mercy medication assistance program takes a two-step approach, combining short-term, cost-free prescriptions and long-term patient education. The program ensures patients are not without the medicines they need after being discharged from the hospital and that they have access to affordable primary care through referrals
to the Lorain County Free Clinic and the services of Lorain County Health and Dentistry. “When patients are discharged, the Mercy medication assistance program sends them home with one week’s worth of medication at no cost. We have found that this bridges the initial gap between discharge, and the time it takes to coordinate benefits through outside services,” explains Anita. Those outside services include referrals to government programs, low or no-cost prescription programs and primary care services. “It sounds simple, but I have found that this step is where the medication assistance program really shines,” says Anita, “for some people, having access to the internet is prohibitive to enrolling in these vital services. As a patient advocate, I can be that point of access.” Each patient enrolled in the program is responsible for meeting with Anita to discuss their specific needs. In the first two fiscal quarters of 2012 alone, the Mercy medication assistance program provided 271 no-cost prescriptions. Eric Remster, director of pharmacy at Mercy Regional Medical Center, noted that the program would not be possible without the continued support of the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County, “The Foundation has been instrumental in implementing and maintaining this vital program. Thanks to their generous grants, we hope to continue touching lives and extending healing ministry for years to come.”
40 hours a week shadowing physicians and health providers in their chosen area of interest and working in one of three areas in the hospital: housekeeping, maintenance or food service. The exposure to a wide range of positions gives the students a new appreciation for the importance of each and every role within a healthcare setting. Over the course of the month-long program, students are engaged in a variety of onsite projects that help instill the interpersonal and team-building skills vital to being successful in the workforce. In 2012, Rising Stars engaged 12 highly qualified, diverse youth who left with a greater understanding of the opportunities available to them in the healthcare field. Says Catherine Woskobnick, director of mission and culture, who oversees the Rising Stars program, “To see the changes in our students as they move through the program is by far the most rewarding part for myself and those who mentor them. While the young men and women chosen to participate in this program are standout students going in, during their time with us they develop a maturity and professionalism that will set them apart as they continue their education and move into exciting roles as the next generation of health care providers.”
Mercy program helps local teens reach for the stars as they determine their career path When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to him, Jesus spoke in a parable. “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” - Luke 8:4-8,11-15 Mercy’s Rising Stars program began six years ago as a means to offer local high school standouts firsthand experience in professional health care. The program, created through a partnership with the Lorain County Urban League and underwritten by a grant from the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County, helps prepare and expose students to the exciting opportunities offered within a broad spectrum of health care professions. As they participate in the program, which functions much like a traditional internship, students spend
Mercy Rehabilitation Center gets creative; helps patients to express themselves through art therapy Edna Nelson’s multiple sclerosis (an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord) means frequent trips to Mercy Regional Medical Center. The disease is painful, but Edna takes comfort in the services provided by Mercy Rehabilitation Center.
But it’s not the physical exercises or medication that provides her relief, it’s the innovative therapies offered through Mercy Rehabilitation Center’s creative arts program. “It’s been wonderful,” shares Edna of her experience with the art therapy program. “It helps me very much… it makes me feel good.” The Mercy Rehabilitation Center’s creative arts program, first introduced in 2010 and supported by a grant from the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County, is the only program of its kind offered in Lorain. There are a number of ways that patients benefit from creative therapies. Patients who have experienced strokes and other physically disabling issues, for example, often go from leading active, independent lifestyles to relying heavily or entirely on caregivers. Not only do these patients lose their autonomy, they also lose their sense of control. But, as artists, patients are able to control every detail and decision that goes into their artwork. In 2012 the Foundation’s continued support allowed the program to install a permanent art gallery to display patient pieces. Recreation therapist Edie Hutchinson, who has been deeply invested in the program since its inception, says of the gallery, “I think it’s a way to honor the patients. They chose to use this program to help heal, and we are celebrating their accomplishments by displaying their artwork.” The creative arts program provides music, art and drama productions. The classes are comprised of both current and former patients. Explains Edie, “I find it very important that the inpatients have opportunities to mix with former patients. Doctors, nurses, and therapists may not understand what it’s like to be in their position, but the patients can learn from each other. It becomes this wonderful cycle of hope and healing for everyone.” Mercy nurses sow seeds of good health throughout the community; touching thousands of lives through the Parish Nursing Program “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 Reaching out to the poor and underserved and improving the health of our communities – that is the mission of the Parish Nursing Program of Mercy. Going outside of the hospital and traditional healthcare boundaries, this interfaith congregation/healthcare partnership focuses on the whole person – body, mind and spirit – to help raise awareness of the connection
between physical health and spiritual well-being. Blessed with the support of the communities they serve, as well as financial support from the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County and other local foundations, parish nurses offer free screenings, educational programs, individual counseling, exercise classes, support groups, referral to primary care, laboratory and diagnostics procedures at houses of worship throughout Lorain County. A team, led by Mercy nurses, provides support and guidance to church-based volunteers and church members leading programs with their congregations. Many times, the program is the only portal to health care services for their parishioners. Explains parish nurse Norva Ross, who serves her local congregation at Lorain’s Worship Cathedral, “What we do quite literally puts the mission into action. We believe in improving the quality of life for the individuals we serve through extending the healing ministry of Jesus to our entire congregation without prejudice.” Parish nursing reaches into neighborhoods and communities in a way not possible through traditional medical avenues. By providing an onsite, convenient and compassionate network of services, these programs are leading by example to help increase physical activity, reduce obesity, open the doors to healthcare, increase the quality and longevity of life, and eliminate the health disparities in our community. “Serving as a parish nurse means serving as a health educator, teacher and facilitator. I try to empower individuals to take ownership of their health and carry out their own health initiatives within their faithbased communities,” continues Norva. “Our faith communities have come to serve as centers of healing; promoting the health and wellness of the body, mind and spirit.”
Community Benefit by the Numbers At Mercy, we serve all patients who come to us in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Our discounted care includes:
n Free care to anyone earning up to twice the federal poverty guidelines (up to $47,100 for a family of four)
n Substantial discounts for anyone earning up to four times the federal poverty guidelines (up to $94,200 for a family of four)
n Discounts like those we agree to with commercial payers for patients earning above four times the federal poverty guidelines In addition to the free and discounted care we provide to our own patients, Mercy teams with other local hospitals to donate laboratory, x-ray and surgical services to patients of the Lorain County Free Clinic.
A message from Mercy Foundation Chairman Reflecting on this past year, I am reminded of just how deeply rooted Mercy is in our community. Not only does the health system provide exceptional high quality care right in our own backyard, it excels in its provision of care for the poor and underserved. I am so proud of what Mercy has accomplished this past year, and the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County is honored to be a part of the success. Mercyâ€™s programs have not changed dramatically. They have remained firmly and solidly in place, sustaining our community and ensuring that everyone has access to outstanding medical care. In 2012, our foundation supported more than $1.3 million in programs and services that benefited nearly everyone who lives in Lorain County. None of that would have been possible without generous donations from the many businesses and individuals. Thank you to those who have supported your friends, families and neighbors by directly donating to the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County or by attending and sponsoring events we held throughout the year. Our 21st Annual Golf Outing and the annual Taste of Friendship netted record amounts and offered the community an opportunity to learn more about the compassionate programs that Mercy extends to those less fortunate. While we have much to celebrate and recall, this past year also serves as a reminder of just how great the need is in Lorain County. Health care continues to evolve and those hardest hit are the poor in our community â€” young mothers and their children, those who have lost their jobs and the elderly with chronic health conditions who often have to struggle to pay for their medications. I would like to thank one group, in particular, that has given a substantial amount of financial and volunteer support â€” the Mercy Regional Auxiliary. In 2012, this group of more than 200 dedicated volunteers donated more than $130,000 in support of foundation grants. Through the numerous sales and the operation of the yearround Mercy Thrift Shoppe, these volunteers gave tremendous support to the foundation. Thank you to my colleagues on the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County Board of Trustees. Together, we have developed a strong organization that is focused on the Mercy mission. Additionally, we are appreciative to the leadership and employees at Mercy who have given generously over the past year and attended our many fundraising events. Sincere thanks to our steadfast and longstanding supporters who have made 2012 a successful year. As we look forward, we know that the health care needs in our community continue to grow, and we will need many more donors to help us succeed. Sincerely,
Don R. Cole, Chairman, Mercy Foundation of Lorain County
M e r c y Fo u n d a t i o n o f L o r a i n C o u n t y Center for Body, Mind & Spirit Foundation supports cancer patients and families so that they can heal close to home But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance. Luke 8:4-8,11-15 Thanks to the supporters of the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County, the Center for Body, Mind & Spirit continues to be a blessing to those who are touched by cancer. The programs and services of this holistic center are accessible for free to everyone who needs it. “Cancer is not a death sentence, and you have to embrace it and look at it as a new journey in life,” exclaims the ever-jubilant Joyce Attie, breast cancer survivor and self-proclaimed ‘volunteer for life’ at Mercy Cancer Center. “Once I went through treatment, I knew I had an opportunity to comfort and guide others going through cancer treatment.”
While Mercy’s Cancer Center certainly took excellent care of my body, they also extended amazing care to my emotional and spiritual side.
Joyce, who says that she takes “part in everything at the center”, is its most enthusiastic supporter. After undergoing radiation therapy in 2012 for breast cancer, she made the Center for Body, Mind & Spirit her second home. “While Mercy’s Cancer Center certainly took excellent care of my body, they also extended amazing care to my emotional and spiritual side. I have taken part in the numerous support groups, journaling, meditation, zentangling, and nearly all of the programs. Without them, I would not be where I am today.” Prior to Joyce’s own bout with breast cancer, she lost her husband to a serious illness and her youngest sister to breast cancer. Her year was filled with nothing
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, the Center for Body, Mind and Spirit at the Mercy Cancer Center enhances the quality of life by focusing on the psychological, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of healing through the programs and services offered. Patients and families can learn to soothe the mind, nurture the spirit and care for the soul. The center is funded by the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County, individual and corporate donors. All programs are offered at no cost to those touched by cancer. As one of six finalists for the Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award, the center was recognized at a national level for its innovative programs at a ceremony held in Miami in January 2012. In 2012, more than 1,000 local cancer patients, survivors, families and friends benefited from its programs and services, representing an 8 percent increase over the previous year. One hundred percent of participants surveyed say that they would recommend the CBMS to others.
but pain and sorrow. She says that the Center for Body, Mind & Spirit lifted her up and firmly planted her feet back on the ground, giving her the strength to live and help others. “I knew that I couldn’t have done it on my own. But this wonderful center — what I call the most important part of Lorain County — was my lifeline. Now, I have the opportunity to help others who are facing a cancer diagnosis. I simply go and sit with them, help them through their treatment, get them a cup of coffee or anything they need. I’m their on-site friend and companion.”
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in our community
Resource Mothers Mercy Foundation of Lorain County supplies critical funding to ensure that young moms and their babies get a good start in life Whether you are a first-time mom or one who simply needs help, the Mercy Resource Mothers has been there for countless women and their babies in Lorain County for nearly 20 years. The program, which started in 1993, is deeply rooted in the fabric of our community, reaching out to moms who are scared, alone and often unable to provide financially or emotionally for their new baby. It is truly that helping hand that has made a huge difference to thousands of women and newborns who call Lorain County home. Resource Mothers employs four community health workers, who are trained mentors, teachers, advocates and friends. They are matched with pregnant and new mothers to create a special relationship to help them
develop healthier lifestyles and connect them to the health care and social services they need. Program director Beth Finnegan says that Resource Mothers has achieved success due to its innovative use of community health workers. “Our department’s community health workers, which in the state of Ohio are trained and certified, go out into the field and are often more accepted than a medical professional. “They truly become that ‘go to’ resource, that dependable friend who the mom knows and trusts. It is a different relationship than what she has with the social worker, nurse or physician. These dynamic women are able to break down the barriers and bond with the new moms and their babies.”
M e r c y Fo u n d a t i o n o f L o r a i n C o u n t y Cristina Ramirez, Resource Mothers’ community health worker and mother of four, says that her job that was tailor-made for her. “I listen to the moms and let them know that I’m there to guide them throughout their journey toward motherhood. Some just need a friend and someone to help them navigate the system. They may or may not have family nearby, so I see my role as their main support person.”
“If you have healthy moms and babies, it will influence the state of the entire community,” explains Finnegan. “We are building a happier, healthier community through the work that is accomplished through Resource Mothers. We are so blessed to have the strong support of the Mercy Foundation of Lorain that gives us the funding to sustain an invaluable program to those who need it the most.
Recently, Resource Mothers was recognized in Health Progress, a Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, for the innovative use of community health workers. In the article, titled “Reverse Innovation for the Least of Our Neighbors,” Resource Mothers was praised for its success in nurturing positive health and improved outcomes for young mothers and their babies.
“We have built our program on the individualized services we offer to each mom, and the community health workers are the backbone of our program. These very talented women guide and teach enrollees — giving them to tools and empowering them to become great moms to their babies. That is a gift to our community.”
Funded primarily by the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County, Mercy’s Resource Mothers program connects pregnant women with experienced mothers and social workers. In 2012, it excelled and soared above the national averages to reach its goals. n 94 percent of the 66 babies born to enrolled moms weighed at or above the healthy weight goal of 5.5 pounds. n 98 percent of the babies received all of their immunizations by their first birthday. n 100 percent of infants were enrolled in Medicaid at birth so that they receive ongoing medical care. Last year, the program served 809 women through long-term and short-term assistance. More than 800 women/infants benefited from short-term emergency assistance that provides food, formula, clothing, diapers, interpretation and other critical needs. And 199 women enrolled in the long-term program that pairs them with an experienced mom through the infant’s first birthday.
Resource Mothers helped me learn a lot about my child I didn’t know. It has also made me a more mature Mom. Program participant
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The Taste of Friendship continues to be a successful fundraiser in support of the Foundation. Transformed into a luscious and beautiful garden, Mercy Regional Medical Center’s medical office building was the setting for the September 2012 gala featuring a buffet filled with innovative dishes from some of Lorain’s best restaurants and catering companies. The popular event raised more than $78,315 to establish wellness and outpatient rehab services at Mercy Health & Recreation Center.
Partnering for a healthier community: Mercy Foundation of Lorain County helps support Mercy Health & Recreation Center When the Lorain County Metro Parks announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art recreation and health center in Amherst, Mercy president and CEO Edwin Oley was excited to learn they were looking for partners. “What an exciting opportunity, to bring fitness and wellness together under the same roof to serve the needs of the Lorain community,” said Oley. “Plus, we have the opportunity to partner with the Metro Parks, who have demonstrated nothing short of spectacular success in the creation, development and management of our local park system.” To help make the vision of the partnership into a reality, in 2012, the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County generously committed to support a 10 year agreement with the Metro Parks to develop a state-of-the-art fitness and physical rehabilitation center, which would be centrally located
off Route 2 and Oak Point Road in Amherst. Proceeds from the annual Taste of Friendship event helped fund the opening of the new center and rehab therapy programs, located on the second floor. With separate waiting areas and therapy space for adult and pediatric patients, an open gym, fully operational kitchen, private consultation rooms, dedicated therapy pool and an array of equipment, residents of Lorain County have easy access to one of the best outpatient therapy centers in the region. The partnership forged by Mercy and Lorain County Metro Parks has resulted in a sustainable, comprehensive health and wellness program that will benefit generations to come. Mercy Health & Recreation Center is a true example of Mercy’s ongoing commitment to improve the health of everyone who calls Lorain County home.
M e r c y Fo u n d a t i o n o f L o r a i n C o u n t y Mercy Thrift Shoppe Spreading the mission to those in need
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7 Each day, volunteers open the doors of the Mercy Thrift Shoppe, located in a neighborhood they describe as “in the heart where we are needed the most.” Offering a variety of gently used clothing, shoes, household items and furniture, the store is staffed solely by volunteers from the Mercy volunteer services department. It is a testament to what can be accomplished when a small group of people come together and dedicate themselves to living and spreading the Mercy mission. Offering items at heavily discounted prices, the shop attracts families from across the county who need to find clothing, shoes and items at reduced cost. “We see many repeat customers with some coming to the shop for the past decade,” according to auxiliary president Marty Beck. “We fill a void for families, older adults and the homeless in our community, and we need support and donations year round to ensure our success. “While most can afford to pay for their purchases, we
also accept vouchers from Catholic Charities and the Resource Mothers program,” says Beck. “And we never turn anyone away in need,” noting that homeless men and women who live under the nearby bridge come in needing warm shoes, socks and clothing. “We have seen the need grow so much over the past few years.” Beck says that a group of 22 dedicated volunteers clean, sort and arrange the store to make it a pleasant shopping experience for customers. Racks of freshly laundered clothing line the walls; furniture is arranged in an organized fashion; and it’s always Christmas with decorations filling one corner of the space. “We have repeat customers not just because of the economy, but because we have quality items and our volunteers get to know the customers and help them with their selections,” says Beck. “I believe what we do and what we give back to the community is a great example of Mercy’s compassion and care.” In 2012, Mercy Thrift Shoppe brought in sales of more than $48,000 in support of the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County.
I believe what we do and what we give back to the community is a great example of Mercy’s compassion and care.
The Mercy Thrift Shoppe, located at 125 W. 21st Street in Lorain, was founded more than 20 years ago to provide quality items to serve the needs of the poor and underserved in Lorain County. Donations are accepted weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month.
2012 Donor Recognition Societies Constituent Name Founder’s Circle $10,000+ Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Alyce J. and Ann J. Metka Charitable Foundation Anonymous Catholic Health Partners Foundation Community Foundation of Lorain County Community Health Partners Medical Staff Estate of Dorothy and Elizabeth King Fifth Third Bank Findley Youth Trust - PNC Trust Operations Fraternal Order of Eagles Elyria Aerie #431 Gladys Hills Irish Trust Hampson Family Foundation Mercy Regional Auxiliary MT Business Technologies, Inc. Premier Sara C Balogh Estate Sliman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Susan G. Komen for the Cure The Nord Family Foundation United Way of Greater Lorain County, Inc.
President’s Circle $5000-$9999 American Cancer Society - Ohio Division Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions Mr. and Mrs. Maurice L. Fabbro, Sr. Findley Trust #1 II Century Council Mr. and Mrs. David Kaltenbach Loyal Order of Moose #778 Mannion & Gray Co., LPA NES Healthcare Group P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc. Mrs. Mary C. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. John M. Slaga
Leadership Circle $2500-$4999 Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Jihad C. Bitar Dr. and Mrs. Charles Butrey Center for Orthopedics Services Inc. Dr. and Dr. Wuu-Shung Chuang, MD Donley’s Inc. Frauenshuh HealthCare Real Estate Solutions Lakeland Health Care Corporation Lorain County Community College Foundation
NeuroSpinecare, Inc. North Ohio Heart / Ohio Medical Group Ross Builders Company, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Mario M. Sertich Sisters of the Humility of Mary Mr. William C. Smith Sodexo Healthcare Services Sprenger Health Care Systems Star, Inc. The Chronicle Telegram US Bancorp Mr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Wilber
Circle of Excellence $1000-$2499 Mr. and Mrs. Tim Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Arnout Andre de la Porte Anesthesia Associates of Northern Ohio, Inc. Avon Firefighters Local 4310 Avon Lake United Church of Christ Ms. Susan J. Bowers Ms. Myrtle Buxton Mr. Larry D. Cariglio Center for Vascular and Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Inc. CenturyLink Clinical Specialties, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Cole Crothall Healthcare Services William Damm, MD Drs. Russell, Berkebile and Associates, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Dziubek Edward J. Gould Trust Findley Davies, Inc. Foresight Family Funeral Homes, Ltd. Ms. Dawn M. Full Graystone Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Collin R. Hazen Hematology Oncology Center, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. John M. Jonesco Key Bank Lake Erie Electric, Inc. Mr. James Leone and Dr. Doris Leone Lorain County Metro Parks Lorenzo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Mehco Custom Printing, Inc. Mercy Employees United Way Pledge Payments Marcia and Joel Miller Mr. and Mrs. Victor J. Nardini Nordson Corporation NPL HomeCare Our 365 Share More Pink Ribbon Program-CHP
Ms. Amie Richason Rotary Club of Lorain Mr. and Mrs. W. Edward Ruth, Jr. Mrs. Monte Rybarczyk Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rybarczyk Dr. and Mrs. John W. Schaeffer Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Smith The Center for Health Affairs Mrs. Elaine M. Verbeck Dr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Verbeck Mr. Adelbert H. Weber Weber Health Care Center William and Rose K. Baker Trust Winking Lizard Tavern Dr. and Mrs. Alexander F. Zolli
Circle of Compassion $500-$999 Mrs. Carrie B. Amiri Anonymous Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bonds Buckeye Community Bank Ms. Denise Cale Chico’s Retail Svcs., Inc. Mr. Robert T. Coniam Lavinia M. Cozmin, MD Ms. R. A. Curley Mr. George Dabrowski Mr. and Mrs. Garis F. Distelhorst Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Eitzman Embassy Healthcare Itri Eren, MD Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Fortin Mrs. Rosaline B. George Great Lakes Integrated Hageman Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Kent D. Hageman Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Illig Jacobs Eye Center, LTD KeyBank Foundation Mrs. Carol A. Kosik Robert J. Kosik Leimkuehler Orthotics-Prosthetic Center, Inc. LifeShare Community Blood Services Lorain County Joint Vocational School Medline Industries, Inc. Mr. Warren Mehnert Georgia L. Newman, MD Oak Hills Nursing Center Oberlin College Mrs. Maryann O’Leary Michael J. O’Leary Mr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Oley
2012 Donor Recognition Societies Most Reverend A. James Quinn R.W. Beckett Corp. Mrs. Thelma Ramsey Mr. Pietro Re Regional Pathology Associates, Inc. Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc. Republic Services of Elyria Mr. and Mrs. John Rybarczyk Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Stumphauzer Todd Sechel Studio United Property Management Mr. and Mrs. Louis S. Vida W.A. Smith Financial, LLC Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WOBL & WDLW Mr. David Young Mr. Michael Zgayb, Jr.
Circle of Healing $250-$499 American Legion Post No. 118 Ms. Jane W. Baran Ms. Patti Barnhart Mr. and Mrs. John Bello Dr. and Mrs. Donald F. Blanford Bobel’s Office Plus Bonaminio’s Lorain Flower Shop Ms. Anna L. Brady Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brosky Ms. Darlene Brown Mr. William G. Bucsi Dr. and Mrs. Sergio Cascardo, MD Mr. Corning Chisholm Clearview Local School District Cleveland Clinic Cornerstone Among Women Ms. Nancy Delgrosso Diocese of Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Walter Z. Dolyk E.N.T. & Allergy Health Services, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Roy U. Ebihara Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ermilio Larry M. Farley Mrs. Laura Farley Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fernkorn Susan Finkelstein, MD Firelands Electric, Inc. First Federal Savings of Lorain Mrs. Christine Fulton Garland-Misencik Funeral Home Mr. Lawrence Z. Goodman Mrs. Marilyn Hawke Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Heil, Jr.
Mrs. Marsha J. Heuring Mr. William M. Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Horton Osama Ibrahim, MD Italian American Veterans Post No. 1 Jacko & Jacko D.D.S. LLC K. Anne Jacobs, MD Jay C. Marcie, Attorney at Law Eric Jenkins, MD Ms. Kathryn J. Jenkins Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Matching Gift Program Ms. Maureen A. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Jones Kendal at Oberlin Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. Kibbe Kidsmile, Inc. Kingston of Vermillion Mr. Joseph C. Kollar Mrs. Paulette Kollar Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kretchmar Kong Kwon, MD Lake Pointe Health Center Ms. Thalia M. Latvala LifeCare Ambulance, Inc. Lorain Section - National Council of Negro Women Ms. Nora H. Luck Mr. Charles S. Lurie Ms. Sylvia Sue McKain Mr. and Mrs. John P. McKiel, Jr. Mercy Tri City Medicine Ms. Vadahlia J. Morton Neurology Center, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Norton Ohio Dance Theatre Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Omori Mr. and Mrs. James D. Otten Ms. Margaret R. Penrod Mr. Bobby G. Phillips Pittsfield Community Church Premier One Construction Co., Inc. Mr. Mark E. Rau Rochester Manufacturing, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rosso Mr. and Mrs. David J. Schmidt Smart Circle International, LLC” St. Mary Of The Woods Marie Stevens Mr. Michael S. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Stoneking Supers Landscape, Inc. The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program UAW Local 2000
UAW Local 2192 Mr. Michael A. Vasil Mr. and Mrs. Homer Virden Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Ms. Deborah S. Willets Ms. Catherine A. Woskobnick Ms. Angela Wu, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yisha Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Youngberg
Circle of Caring $100-$249 Rita Abbud, MD Mr. and Mrs. Dane G. Adams Sister Patricia Adams, CSJ Mr. Anthony Allega American Northern Inspecitions Inc. Amherst Area Browns Backers Mrs. and Mr. Roxanne Amiri-Jaber Anchor Lodge Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Anderson Mrs. Madelyn K. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Andolsen Dr. and Mrs. James J. Andrasko Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. James Anthony Mrs. Helen Arndt Ms. Andrea J. Asbell Ms. Marcella A. Astorino Ms. Nancy J. Bally Mrs. Karen H. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Nelson D. Barnes Joan Bartlebaugh Mr. Virgil Bartlebaugh Mr. Richard Bartlome Mrs. Heidi Bauza Bay Village Firefighters Association Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bazar Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Beal Beckett Gas Mr. Fred L. Bell Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LCC Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Bendokas Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bescan Bettcher Industries, Inc. Ms. Ruth Betz Mr. James A. Blalock Blue Chip Consulting Group, LLC Bob Gillingham Ford, Inc. Bogner Family Funeral Home, Inc. Ms. Bonnie Bogott Mr. and Mrs. William H. Boomer Ms. Marjorie L. Bowen
2012 Donor Recognition Societies Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bradley Mr. Deborah Braegger Mr. Roderick Braye Mr. David J. Brinker Mr. and Mrs. James Brokaw Ms. Patricia Bruck Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Butchko Mr. and Mrs. William P. Butterfield Ms. Wendy J. Cambarare Ms. Sandra M. Campana Mr. and Mrs. Tom Campbell Ms. Patricia A. Caprara Carter Funeral Homes, Inc. Cascade Pattern an Ohio Corp. Ms. Jennifer Castello Clark & Post Architect Clark Reliance Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cleary Mr. Richard L. Close Mr. and Mrs. Richard Colella Community Star Credit Union Ms. Betty J. Conard Contact 1 Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Coughlin Mr. Richard Coyne Mr. and Mrs. George J. Crehore Ms. Linda L. Cseak Ms. Dorothy J. Curtice Mr. Joseph Cyr Ms. Jean Damasiewicz Mr. Sergio R. DaSilva Mr. Harold D. Davis Mr. and Mrs. David R. DeAmicis Mr. and Mrs. Bradley S. DeBerry Ms. Darlene L. Deeb Devnet Inc. Mr. Timothy R. Diamond Mr. Larry W. Donaldson Dovin Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm M. Driver Daniel C. Duffy, DPM Ms. Patricia Z. Dugan Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Dwiggins Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eberling Ecker Real Estate Company Ms. Linda S. Edwards Mr. Ronald Edwards Mrs. Lorene A. Elbert Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Ellerman Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ellis Erie Coast Chest Physicians, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ewers Mrs. Anne E. Farnsworth
FD Johnson Mr. and Mrs. John H. Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Warren Finkel FirstMerit Bank, N.A. Dr. and Mrs. David L. Forthofer Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Fortino Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fraley Mr. and Mrs. Adam Freas Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Frederick Fred’s Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Todd B. Friesner Mr. and Mrs. Randy A. Gabor Ms. Anita Gangidine Ms. Patricia A. Garrett Mr. Martin S. Gates Mr. Clarence Geisel Drs. Gary and Harriet Genzen Mrs. Debbie Giannetta Ms. Kay E. Giardini Gilmour Academy Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel Mr. Ralph Goelz Mrs. Nancy A. Gorenshek Mrs. Cleo B. Gough Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gough Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Goulding Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Graupmann Graybar Electric Green’s Sewer & Drain Cleaning Inc. Mrs. Nancy Gregory Sister Carole Anne Griswold, H.M. Ms. Rhonda Hall Mrs. Julie M. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hayes Ms. Jacalyn A. Heider Ms. Carolyn L. Heidorn Mr. and Mrs. Mike Heimann Ms. Ruth Herzak Mr. Richard Hetsko, MA, CCCA Mr. Gordon R. Hirshman Ms. Leslie Hladis Mr. Howard Hogrefe Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hogrefe Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Holmes Ms. Mindy B. Horowitz Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Howard Mr. James M. Hozalski Ms. Heather L. Iannello Independence Excavating IQ Innovations, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Wael Jaber Mrs. Thelma Jalowiec Ms. Carrie Jankowski Jax Store for Men / Endless Summer
Anant Jeet, MD Mrs. Marsha Jenkins Dr. & Mrs. Jack S. Jones Mr. Tamas Juhasz Ms. Shelly Kaiser Mr. Mike Kalnitzky Mr. Mark A. Kaminski Mr. Robert J. Karcher Mr. and Mrs. Marc A. Karon Kelly & Noviello Associates, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James Kendera Mr. James King Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kleinholz Ms. Debbie E. Koebel Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Kohne Ms. Christine E. Korab Ms. Maxine E. Koury Ms. Caroline A. Kreis Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kretchmar Mr. Steven S. Kretchmar Mr. Tom Kretovics Krueger Grealis & Associates, Inc. Mr. Jay L. Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kussmaul Mr. and Mrs. James Lahodny Mr. and Mrs. Otis Laird Mr. Dale A. Lamont Ms. Wendy S. Langenderfer Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Lee Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Leftrict Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Leininger Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Leuszler Mr. and Mrs. Phil L. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Lockwood Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Logar Ms. Pauline K. Lohr Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Ms. Linda J. Lorenz Mr. Stephen Lucas Mrs. Susan Lukesic Mr. James MacCluskie Judith A. Maher, MD Ms. Betty Jane Manelski Mrs. Julie Mannarelli Mrs. Brenda K. Markham Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Markus Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Marquardt Mr. Jason Marquis Dr. and Mrs. Delbert Mason Masters Insurance Agency, Inc. Mrs. Jeanne M. Mccale Mr. and Mrs. Craig McCullough Ms. Joan M. McGarvey-Weber W. Jeanne McKibben, M.D.
2012 Donor Recognition Societies Ms. Lillie B. Merrill Ms. Diane Metzger Mrs. Catherine Miceli Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Miller Ms. Rebecca L. Miller Mr. Willie M. Miller Ms. Marion T. Milne Arnold Milner, DPM Ms. Diane Minkow Moen, Inc. Ms. Judith K. Moon Mrs. Claudia Moore Nancy Morris Mr. Robert A. Morris Mr. Robert E. Morris Mr. and Mrs. John Moss Mr. Ray Mueller Mr. Ernest J. Murray Murray Ridge Support Group National Dairy Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Navalinsky Mr. and Mrs. Robert Navalinsky Ms. Jean E. Naylor Mr. Gary Newton Mr. Michael J. Nofziger Nordson Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Richard Northeim Mr. Robert L. Northeim Ms. Barbara A. Noss Mr. Mark Noster O B O Bettermann of North America, Inc. Oberlin Hearing Care Oberlin Inn Ms. Karen L. Ogle Ms. Patricia Ormiston Ms. Courtney M. Ortner Ms. Alice Osterman Ms. Julie Owca Mrs. Betty Paller Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Paslawski Ms. Mary J. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Gene M. Pearce Ms. Caroline A. Pease Mr. and Mrs. James K. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Larry Peters Mr. and Mrs. Conor Peth Dr. and Mrs. Nelson M. Petrov Pine Forest Condominium Ms. Lynn M. Popik Mr. Thomas M. Porter Mr. James R. Potter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pycraft Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Radke Mr. John F. Reavis Rebman Recreation, Inc.
Ms. Tamara L. Reisz Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rennie Ridge Tool Company Mr. Kevin Rieger Mrs. Patricia J. Riggs Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Robinson Gloria Roman, MD Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Rottel Ms. Elizabeth Rumics Ms. Shirley Russell Ms. Jan Rybarczyk Saga Communications, Inc. Mr. Leon Sampat Mr. and Mrs. Kurt G. Sarringhaus Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Schafer Mr. Jeffrey F. Schlader Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Wayne H. Schramm Ms. Kay Schuster Mr. and Mrs. Greg Scott Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Sechel Ms. Shelley M. Sederis Seeley, Savidge & Ebert Trust Mr. and Mrs. Gary T. Seng Mr. and Mrs. George T. Sennett Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Sexton Mr. and Mrs. David Shepard Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Shepherd Mr. Howard Sherman and Mr. Gregg Houston Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Short Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shukait Ms. Peggy L. Shupe Mr. and Mrs. George Shupp Eswari A. Sivanandam, MD Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Siwierka Mr. and Mrs. Mark Skellenger Ms. Roberta B. Skimin Mr. and Mrs. James L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. James W. Smith Ms. Barbara J. Snezek Mr. and Mrs. Craig Snodgrass Mr. and Mrs. Ron Sobieski Soci Petroleum, Inc. Mr. Donald E. Spayd Nancie R. Spector, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Stack Ms. Susan Stein Ms. Evon T. Steinman Mrs. Nancy A. Stoldt Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Stoyanoff Mr. Perry R. Strebel Mrs. Dorothy M. Stuempfle Ms. Mariel L. Suffoletto Mr. William R. Tabak Ms. Cheryl B. Tacconelli
Heidi L. Tarone Mr. Michael L. Tarone Mr. Donald M. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Rick Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Jesse Templeton The Bergren Associates, Inc. The Carrion Agency Inc. The Coughlin Group Mr. and Mrs. Dean T. Thompson Sister Dorothy Thum, RSM Ms. Lynn Tipple Ms. Laura L. Tipton Mr. Dennis Tomazic Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Traut Mr. William Trebus Truist Ms. Diane C. Truitt Mr. James H. Uldrich Dr. and Mrs. Jose G. Urrutia Ms. Lynn G. Vajda Mrs. Harriette C. Van Horn Mr. Andy Vasil Ms. Michelle M. Vicens Mr. John W. Vitz Mr. Mark R. Wainwright Ms. Pamela M. Waite Mr. Chris Walter Mr. John D. Waraksa Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Wargo Mrs. and Mr. Harryette L. Wargo Dr. and Mrs. Robert Warren Warwick Communications Mr. Howard S. Washington, Jr. Mrs. Ida Weber Ms. Cynthia Weinbrenner Dr. and Mrs. Philip Wendschuh Mrs. Linda Whalen Mr. and Mrs. Clovis D. White Mrs. Catherine Wilber Mr. Kenneth Wiley Roth Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Winn Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Winthrop Mrs. Helen Woodward Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Wysocki Yates & Yates Construction, Inc. Mr. Michael Yaworsky Mr. Charles Young Ms. Debra A. Young Dr. and Mrs. Florencio E. Yuzon Mr. W. Gregory Zalek Ms. Deborah Zankofski Dr. and Mrs. James E. Zinser Mr. Gene K. Zwalinski
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