DCH FOUNDATION HOSTS “KENTUCKY DERBY FUNDRAISER”
While the inclement weather made for a muddy track at Churchill Downs,
the indoor festivities were warm and dry on May 4th as Daviess Community Hospital Foundation hosted their 5TH Annual “Kentucky Derby Fundraiser”. Over 110 people were registered
for the event with the purpose of raising money to support the Oncology
program at DCH.
Women were encouraged to wear hats or fascinators similar to those worn
at the Kentucky Derby race at Churchill Downs. Men were also encouraged
to wear a hat or tie that reflected the theme. “We were pleased
at the amount of participation and thought that went into attire again
this year,” remarked Angie Steiner, Foundation Director. Prizes
were awarded for best Ladies Derby hat best Men’s Derby tie and/or
hat. Winners were Natalie Smith for best hat/fascinator and Darrell Jones
for best tie/ensemble. Jen Houchins, DCH Marketing Coordinator, was on
hand to capture the fun as guests posed in their Derby attire.
Event guests were able to stay warm and dry while watching the 145th running of Kentucky Derby on live television. “We had many activities
to keep our guests occupied including a silent auction and bourbon tasting
which were new this year,” stated Steiner. “Aces Restaurant
in Washington was a fantastic location and the food was outstanding.”
After dinner, guest speakers shared information about the recent capital
campaign and the newly opened Lohano Center for Advanced Medicine.
Foundation Board President Alan Goodwin welcomed guests and thanked them
for supporting this event. “The Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
has made a commitment to help provide support to The Lohano Center for
Advanced Medicine,” stated Goodwin. “The DCH Foundation Board
has committed to raise $300,000 for this project and we are close to reaching
that goal. We are grateful to those who supported this program through
the Derby event and those have donated in the past year.”
Tracy Conroy, Chief Executive Officer at DCH, shared with the audience
that the added space allows patients and their families to have more privacy
and to feel more relaxed during exams, consultations, and treatments.
Having care close to home is very important to all patients, and she emphasized
that DCH is glad to provide that care for Oncology and Endocrinology patients.
Dr. Thomas Waits, Oncology at OHA in Evansville who sees patients at DCH
each week, also spoke to the crowd. “The services offered here at
Daviess Community Hospital are as sophisticated and state-of-the-art as
you find in Evansville, Indianapolis and other places,” he said.
Dr. Waits went on to acknowledge his team of office staff, nurses and
patient navigator, Sharon Mead, RN.
Dan Parod, Chief Executive Officer at St. Vincent – Evansville, also
shared that St. Vincent is very pleased to partner with Daviess Community
Hospital on various projects. St. Vincent – Evansville is one of
four donors to claim naming rights for the exam rooms in the new center.
A check presentation will take place at a later date.
Next year’s event will again be held on the first Saturday in May
to coincide with the Kentucky Derby. For more information on the DCH Foundation
efforts, please contact Angie Steiner at 812-254-8858 or email@example.com.
Left to right: Janelle Purdue, Lynn Goodwin, Clara Myers, Pam Williams,
Pon Young, Julie Stephens, Natalie Smith, Jennifer Filangeri and. Angie Steiner.