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News and Events - 2008 News Archive

Union Hospital looking to up value

The Tribune-Star<br>Published: April 25, 2008 By Arthur E. Foulkes<br><br>Union Hospital is asking its employees, medical staff and others to donate to its current $8 million fundraising campaign.<br><br>The campaign would pay for elevated walkways connecting hospital buildings as well as a helicopter landing pad.<br><br>Union Hospital sold bonds last year and raised $176.5 million. That money will be used to build a new 500,000-square-foot, four-story hospital and to make significant renovations to existing facilities, hospital officials said at the time.
Renovations and innovations: More than $7.23M of Union Hospital project's $8M goal already raised

The Tribune-Star<br>Published: December 15, 2008 By Howard Greninger<br><br>Construction of Union Hospital's new 500,000-square-foot hospital is nearly 80 percent complete on its exterior and about 30 percent complete on its interior, staying on schedule to open to patients in January 2010
Tony Dungy's book gives hope to ill Valley boy

The Tribune-Star<br>Published: December 02, 2008 By Howard Greninger<br><br>Cameron L. Switzer loves football, especially the Indianapolis Colts.<br><br>The game is part of his weekly physical therapy at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. The 10-year-old boy was diagnosed at age 5 with pilocytic astrocytoma, with tumors inside his spinal cord. He has since undergone three surgeries and chemotherapy.<br><br>On Tuesday, Switzer received one of six signed copies of Colts coach Tony Dungy's new inspirational children's book, "You Can Do It!" published this year. Dungy signed the book in blue ink.
Foundation Launches New Web Site

November 24, 2008<br><br>Union Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new and improved web site The upgraded and updated site is the result of six months of work by the Foundation's staff and MillerWhite Integrated Marketing.
Dr. Steve McDonald & Susan Grutza Receive Weinbaum & Baur Awards

November 12, 2008<br><br>Dr. Steve McDonald and Susan Grutza were recently presented with Union Hospital Foundation's Weinbaum and Baur Awards, respectively. They were both honored for their leadership and contributions to Union Hospital and the patients it serves.
AP&S Clinic makes $300,000 donation to Union Hospital expansion
The Tribune-Star<BR>Published: October 03, 2008 By Howard Greninger<BR><BR>Associated Physicians and Surgeons Clinic announced on Thursday it will give $300,000 to the capital campaign of Union Hospital's expansion/renovation project.<BR><BR>A $185 million construction project is under way on a new four-story, 500,000-plus-square-foot, 380-private-room hospital on the north side of Terre Haute, slated to be completed in early 2010.
Distinctive Past...Exceptional Future - 2008 Capital Campaign Underway

We exist to serve our patients with compassionate health care of the highest quality<br>09/18/2008<br><br>A Great Hospital in the Making -The major health-care complex known today as Union Hospital opened in 1892 as the Terre Haute Sanitarium in a farm house located at 7th Street and 8th Avenue. On August 11, 1892, the first patient was admitted to the 20-bed facility. The Sanitarium employed three people: a maid, a cook/laundress, and a combination of handyman, engineer, pharmacist, and orderly. Everyone else was a volunteer.
$1.4M donation puts Union Hospital past halfway point
Fundraising drive to help capital campaign<BR>The Tribune-Star<BR>Published: September 18, 2008 By Sue Loughlin<BR><BR>Jane Kosofsky has worked at Union Hospital for 28 years, and many of her family members have received quality medical care there, including end-of-life care.<BR><BR>On Thursday, Kosofsky announced a $1.4 million gift from the estate of her parents, Allen and Millie Felstein, toward an $8 million capital campaign to benefit the hospital's expansion/renovation project now under way.
Union Hospital Golf Outing Benefits Scholarship Fund
09/16/2008<BR><BR>One hundred fifty two golfers converged on the golf course at the Country Club of Terre Haute on June 6th to enjoy a day of golf and the end result was not only a great day of golf, but also a substantial gift to Union Hospital Foundation's Scholarship Reserve Fund. Thanks to the golfers and sponsors of the event, over $81,000 was presented to Union Hospital Foundation to help supplement over 20 scholarship the Foundation provides on an annual basis. The outing was also made possible thanks to the service of the golf outing committee that was chaired by Dr. Mark Schuld and included Jerry Einstandig, Bud Perry, Bill Grimes, Arnie Kosofsky, Troy Helman, David Hannum, Vern Fellows, John Dinkel and Country Club of Terre Haute Professional, Jeff Sheets, not to mention 44 volunteers.
64 years ago today, tragedy struck Terre Haute in the form of a train wreck

The Tribune-Star<br>Published: September 13, 2008 By Brian M. Boyce<br><br>From the distance of decades, time's fog can hide a lot.<br>But within the folds of fuzzy memories, held onto by those whose peers seem to be fading with like pace, the faces of those on Union Hospital's third floor on Sept. 14, 1944 are still clearly seen.
Employees pledge $1M for Union Hospital renovation project
The Tribune-Star<BR>Published: August 01, 2008 By Sue Loughlin<BR><BR>Union Hospital employees have pledged more than $1 million as part of a capital campaign to enhance the hospital's $178 million expansion/renovation project.<BR><BR>"The response has been phenomenal, and it's all voluntary," said Jim Bertoli, executive director of the Union Hospital Foundation. On Friday, the hospital had a wrap-up victory celebration to thank employees for their generosity.
Valley helps Normal Life softball team replace equipment lost in flood

The Tribune-Star<br>Published: June 27, 2008 By DeAntae Prince<br><br>The next time players for the Special Olympic Area 7 softball team make a routine out, complete a double play or throw a runner out at home plate, it will be thanks to the generosity of Pacesetter Sports and countless others. Rescare's Normal Life client's seven-person softball team was given 12 baseball gloves Friday by Pacesetter Sports, and received monetary and glove donations from a host of others - with more on the way.
Vigo County School Corporation Makes Gift To Amanda Pugh Memorial Scholarship Fund
06/27/2008<BR><BR>A gift of $4,000 has been made to Union Hospital Foundation by Vigo County School Corporation towards the Amanda Pugh Memorial Scholarship Fund. In making the presentation of the gift, Danny Tanoos, Superintendent of Vigo County School Corporation, stated, "One of the worst parts of my job is the death of a current or former student. Kids who have so much to look forward to are taken from us at a time when they are preparing to plan for the great things in their future.
Service League Pledges $250,000 to Union Hospital's Capital Campaign
06/05/2008<BR><BR>The statement "Service League of Union Hospital helps patients, their families and the hospital staff with activities which supplement the hospital services" appears in the brochure describing what the auxiliary does to help Union Hospital. The group did just that today with the announcement by Service League President, Susan Cross, that they are pledging $50,000 a year for the next five years to Union Hospital's Capital Campaign for a total gift of $250,000.
Students Receive Scholarships at Foundation Reception

05/28/2008<br><br>Union Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the students selected to receive scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. Nineteen students were awarded<br>over $23,000 in scholarships by the Union Hospital Foundation. These include nine<br>scholarships for nursing students, four scholarship awards presented to students pursuing<br>other health career degrees such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy and speech<br>pathology, two scholarships awarded to an employee of Hospice, four scholarships<br>awarded to children or employees of Union Hospital Health Group and a scholarship<br>awarded to an area student athlete.
Bertoli leaving United Way

<span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">Director taking position with Union Hospital Foundation</span><br style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">The Tribune-Star<br>Published: March 14, 2008 By Austin Arceo<br><br>United Way executive director Jim Bertoli will take on a similar role with the Union Hospital Foundation next month.<br><br>Bertoli on Thursday morning submitted his resignation to the United Way of the Wabash Valley, and will start with the Union Hospital group April 14, according to a United Way news release. Bertoli will work with an organization that, since it was established in 1985, has received gifts, grants and bequests for more than $11 million, according to Union Hospital.
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