A small group of individuals began the charge in November 1957 to build a hospital in Hendricks County. Their first step was to form the Hendricks County Hospital Organization. The group was led by Al Barker, former CEO of Public Service Indiana, and supported by other local businessmen and Alice Crise, one of the first hospital employees. Residents stood behind the effort to bring health services closer to home ...
More people are embracing the idea of whole living and making a conscious effort to buy local. Farmers' markets provide shoppers with an opportunity to talk directly with the person who grew the produce you’re buying or who baked that loaf of bread. The market is also a special place to find the things you least expect, such as hand-carved wooden products, one-of-a-kind jewelry, natural body products, and yes, even homemade sweets (my personal favorite).
If walls could talk, what would they say? If the walls of the Women’s Center could talk, they would tell stories of fear and relief. Heartbreak and courage. Faith and healing. Stories told by mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, aunts, and friends. And some told by fathers, husbands, sons and brothers. Maybe even you and me.
We visited the village where Care India supports many girls by providing them with supplies to be able to attend school. Keep in mind, there are no desks, safe buildings, cafeterias, or other American luxuries. Plainfield Middle School worked to raise money to dig a well for this school. It was an honor to see what a difference our kids in Hendricks County were making on the other side of the world. I saw the name of Plainfield Middle School engraved on the well as the kids happily drank water from their hands.
In March of 2011 I was invited to accompany a team of medical professionals to provide health care for the desolate people of India. After much prayer and encouragement from those closest to me, I said yes ... As a nurse, I thought taking a trip across the world would give me the opportunity to bless others. I wasn’t prepared to be the one receiving the blessing.
Join the community in supporting our fellow Hoosiers who have lost their homes, schools, businesses and more by recent tornadoes in Southern Indiana. Donations are being accepted at the semi-trailer located at Hendricks Regional Health Avon, 8244 East U.S. Highway 36 (corner of U.S. Highway 36 and Dan Jones Road).
Jacob McConahay was just seven-years-old when he lost his life to a rare form of cancer, but this little guy with a big heart has left a legacy of bringing comfort to other sick children. Jacob’s wish was to collect 1,000 Pillow Pets® to distribute to patients (and siblings of patients) at Riley Hospital for Children. But with the involvement of generous donors from the Central Indiana community, nearly 250,000 Pillow Pets® have been donated to many hospitals, including Hendricks Regional Health.
I am honored to be part of an inspiring yet difficult task each year – serving as part of a group of staff and board members who decide who will receive the annual Treat People Better Award. Every fall when I read through the nominations, I wonder how in the world we can choose just one (or maybe two!) to recognize. Notice I did not say most deserving. The truth is, every doctor, nurse, caregiver, and employee, no matter what his or her job may be, embodies the Hendricks Regional Health Treat People Better philosophy and deserves this recognition.
I was kind of thinking the other day about the unexpected turn my career had taken. In my days as a journalism student, I had my sights set on writing about the hard-hitting stories of the times. Not bras. Of course, the bras in question aren’t just any old bras. They are super fancy bras. And they’re on a mission. To support the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Hendricks County.