November 2018
In this edition:
 
  • St. Vincent Evansville: "In the Know"
  • 31st Annual Cornette Ball Honors Dr. Mark Browning; Raises Over $532,000 for New Mobile Mammography Coach
  • St. Vincent Evansville Opens Patricia Browning Stone Sensory Playground
  • Healthy Harvest Program Makes Impact in Child's Life


St. Vincent Evansville: "In the Know"
Debbie Hinton, Director, St. Vincent Evansville Foundation
As a valuable member of our extended St. Vincent Evansville family, we want you to always be up to date and in the know on the very latest developments and awards being bestowed on our physicians, programs, and local hospital. As Director of the Foundation, I will be bringing this to you in our newsletter and e-newsletter.

31st Annual Cornette Ball Honors Dr. Mark Browning; Raises Over $532,000 for New Mobile Mammography Coach
Dr. Mark and Jennifer Browning
Through the generosity of our sponsors, gross revenue of $532,000 was raised for a new, state-of-the-art mobile mammography coach which will better serve those in need throughout the Tri-State area. Dr. Mark Browning, the 2018 St. Vincent de Paul honoree was also recognized for his compassion, humility, and most importantly, his tireless dedication to his patients and our community. Congratulations, Dr. Browning!

The Foundation continues to work toward our financial goal for purchasing the new Mobile Mammography Coach by year's end. This breast screening clinic on wheels will serve those most in need in our Tri-State area through early screening and detection of breast cancer. Without question, identifying through early screening and detection of breast cancer at an earlier stage is vital to saving lives.

Take a moment to watch this short video then please consider a gift to help us with our Mission as you make your year-end giving decisions. Giving online is easy. Just click here and select “Restricted” under Gift Description, then Mobile Mammography. Or, call our Foundation office at 812-485-4265 to talk with us.
 
St. Vincent Evansville Opens Patricia Browning Stone Sensory Playground
On Monday, November 5th, St.Vincent Evansville celebrated a blessing and ribbon cutting for the Patricia Browning Stone Sensory Playground at St.Vincent Center for Children. This state-of-the-art, indoor/outdoor therapeutic sensory playground will help provide therapy for children who struggle with a variety of conditions, such as Sensory Processing Disorder. Every child should have the opportunity to learn and grow and play in an environment that provides them comfort and the ability to be themselves. At the Patricia Browning Stone Sensory Playground, children with sensory issues and other special needs will now be able to do just that while receiving dedicated pediatric therapies.This special project has truly been a labor of love for our St.Vincent leaders and staff. Our teams have worked with experts across the country to create a one of a kind space that will serve as an extension of our pediatric therapy services.

The Patricia Browning Stone Sensory Playground is the first of its kind in the country with a dedicated indoor/outdoor space meant for therapeutic play. Bill and Mary (O’Daniel) Stone, both natives of Evansville, had a vision of creating this special therapeutic space and through their generosity it is now a reality. The playground has been named in honor of Bill’s mother, Patricia Browning Stone, who was a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing. Through their compassion and generosity, generations of children can now develop the skills necessary to engage, change and impact the world around them.

Thank you, Bill, Mary and Stone family for your gift which will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the children in our community for years to come!
Healthy Harvest Program Makes Impact in Child's Life
Kristen King, Program Coordinator for Peace Zone Recovery Center, shared the following story with Jan Castiller, long-time staff member with the Foundation, who is now retired and enjoys volunteering and giving back in organizations such as Peace Zone and at St. Vincent Evansville.

Kristen shared that her daughter, Annistyn (age 6), used to love salads, but just quit eating them. After bringing home a beautiful head of lettuce provided through the Healthy Harvest program at Sharon Elementary's Back to School Night, Annistyn climbed up on a chair, washed it, and broke it in pieces. She and her mother then added some other ingredients. Annistyn enjoyed an entire salad for the first time in quite a while. Kristen said she has a new found love for lettuce and salads again.
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