On March 27, 2013, the Floyd Memorial Foundation officially kicked off their community fundraising drive for the $3 million Food and Nutrition Services renovation, capital campaign project. During the kickoff breakfast, Your Community Bank generously pledged to give $50,000 over a five-year period towards the campaign.
Initially, the fundraising campaign was held internally and garnered $825,000 fromFloydMemorialHospitaland Health Services, the Floyd Memorial Foundation, medical staff, associates and auxiliary.
The Foundation, as the fundraising arm of the hospital, is now spearheading this capital campaign in the community. This is the first request for building funds that either the Hospital or the Foundation has gone to the community for during any of their building phases.
Renovation officially began in September 2012, with an anticipated completion of Phase I by this summer. The phases include:
- Complete renovation of the dining room, the first in more than 30 years
- More seating and open space for visitors and associates
- A more streamlined process and flow for visitors and associates to receive meals faster
- A more calming environment for visitors and associates
- Improved heating and cooling system
- Space for more grab-and-go food items and healthier eating options
- Room service to the patients and families
One large aspect of this renovation is the opportunity to have an increased selection of healthly food items, plus nutritional information available to help consumers make educated decisions about the nutritional value of the food they select,” said Ruth Heideman, Executive Director of the Floyd Memorial Foundation.
“We are hoping that other community partners, such as Your Community Bank, see the benefit of how we can collaborate to provide additional services to our patients, visitors and associates,” Heideman added.
“We are proud to be in a position where we can help the community like this,” said Diane Murphy, Director of Community Relations for Your Community Bank. “We value this community and its residents and are honored to contribute to a healthier community.”
About Your Community Bank:
Your Community Bank is headquartered in downtownNew Albanyand has six additional financial centers throughoutFloydCounty. When the Bank opened its doors in May 1934 as First Federal Savings and Loan Association of New Albany, the entire country was still in the Great Depression. With an original investment of less than $10,000, a small group of local businessmen organized a mutual association under the new system of Federal savings and loan associations, authorized by an Act of Congress of 1933. Since then, Your Community Bank has grown to be one of the largest banks in southernIndiana, and Community Bank Shares is the largest locally-owned and headquartered bank holding company.