Floyd Memorial Foundation Makes Significant Investment in the Community

March 9, 2009

The Floyd Memorial Foundation has long supported the Healthier Community Initiative, or HCI, and this year, in the face of major budget cuts and a tight economy, the Foundation has come through again to help the community with $200,000 in grant money to support the goal of “healthier communities.”

HCI provides educational programs and health screenings in collaboration with other businesses and healthcare providers to improve the lives, health and well-being of Southern Indiana, explained Linda Hendrich,
executive director of the Floyd Memorial Foundation. One example of the importance of HCI supported programs is the prostate cancer screening each September. When we hear how many men are screened, and how many discovered problems in time to have them treated successfully, we feel we’re saving lives.”

Over $400,000 in Medical Scholarships

HCI isn’t all the Foundation supports. Since 2000, the Foundation has also provided more than $400,000 in scholarships, primarily to nurses and the allied health professions most needed at Floyd Memorial Hospital
and Health Services. As Hendrich said, “The Foundation’s two main focuses have been HCI and scholarships. We are committed to making a real difference in the health and wellness of the people of Southern Indiana. We can only provide this investment in our communities through our donors, those individuals and businesses that remain steadfast in their support of the Foundation at this critical time in our economy.”