26 Mar A Note from Allison: Spring Cleaning
New Hope has lots going on, but this month I want to highlight and thank New Hope’s Board of Directors who have been especially busy. Ron Mead, Hendricks Regional Health, Director of Mission Integration is the Chair of the Board; Liz Hoover CPA/AFS, Hoover Financial Advisors, Inc. is the Vice Chair; José Lusende, VP Strategy and External Relations, Indianapolis Recorder, is the Secretary and Jen Scroggins, Director, Global Corporate Reputation, Branding and CR at Eli Lilly and Company, is our Treasurer. Also serving on the board is Sr. Francine Brown, Daughter of Charity; Susan Robinson, retired, New Hope of Indiana; Pat Gamble-Moore, VP Indiana Market Manager, PNC Bank; Jayme Donnelson, Managing Partner, Hess, Hess & Donnelson LLP; Denise Irons, mother of an individual served at New Hope; Dr. Ken Krueger, Podiatrist; and Loraine Brown, serve all of us extremely well. Thank you to all of them!
As part of New Hope’s accreditation process, the New Hope Board and executive team with input from other stakeholders prepares a new strategic plan every three years. That process was begun at a January board retreat, and we hope it will be wrapped up in June in order to be implemented beginning July 1, the start of New Hope’s fiscal year. This year the board is also working to create new Mission and Vision Statements. New Hope has now been an independent not-for-profit for over five years (can you believe it?!?), and our Mission and Vision statements closely mirror St. Vincent Health’s and our historic healthcare roots. Since New Hope’s separation from St. Vincent we have continued to thrive, and we look forward to stepping out into Mission and Vision on our own. The one thing that will not change are New Hope’s Core Values. These are also the core values of St. Vincent Health but are eternal, not hospital-based: Creativity, Dedication, Integrity, Wisdom, Service and Reverence. We hope to bring you New Hope’s new Mission and Vision Statements in this column in June.
New Hope’s Silver Cup Celebration will be held on April 25th from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Willows on Westfield in Broad Ripple. We hope to see you there! This is New Hope’s largest fundraiser and will help us celebrate our Year of Creativity. New Hope is an extremely creative place and we will be showing off examples of this in April. If you would like to support our cause, please join us! Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Pearson Ford, and our Gold sponsors, PNC Bank and St. Vincent Health.
Finally, we have so much going on at New Hope that we need volunteers! Do you have an interest in gardening, music or arts and crafts? We need volunteers in all these areas! Please let us know of your interest. Thank you in advance!
Looking forward to seeing you on April 25th!