A message from President,
Dr. Julie Gaddie
Sharing the Love

Many people spend Valentine’s Day giving extra love to their significant other. For one local couple, sharing their love for each other and for the community is year-round.

Each week on Wednesday and Friday, Dave and Ann Carlile come to Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Medical Center and spread joy and love to those around them.

Married 59 years, Dave and Ann have volunteered at the hospital for 11 years. You may see Dave or Ann volunteering in Guest Relations, Cardiac Rehab, Medical Library or delivering newspapers.

“Together, we are part of a caring community,” says Dave. “We are needed, can contribute and are appreciated.”

Dave and Ann retired on the same day in 2007 and, quickly after, realized their lives felt empty. Then, Dave suffered a heart attack and spent time in Cardiac Rehab at Mosaic. What started as a challenge became an opportunity to serve.

“Suddenly, we saw a way to fill that void [emptiness],” Ann says. “We became volunteers at the hospital that saved his life. As volunteers, we now have a purpose.”

Together, Dave and Ann have served more than 11,000 volunteer hours to Mosaic.

Julie Case, volunteer coordinator at the medical center, said five couples volunteer at Mosaic.
In 2020, the St. Joseph medical center had a total of 378 volunteers working more than 33,000 hours.

There are many benefits to volunteering. Spending time with the one you love is unmatched.

Thank you, Dave and Ann, for sharing your love with our caregivers and patients.

Follow Mosaic Life Care Foundation on social media for more volunteer couple highlights leading up to Valentine’s Day!
The Start of a Career

With her very own scrubs, doctor’s coat and pink stethoscope, Izzie Mayfield used to dream of working in health care when she was just a little girl.

Today, Izzie is a Central High School student. Through the Hillyard Health Occupational program, she is getting the chance of a lifetime – to “try on” her childhood career choice and see if it still fits. As part of the Hillyard program, Izzie is an intern at Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Medical Center, in the Maternity Unit.

“I am really excited, because I am actually doing this,” Izzie says. “I’ve always known that I wanted to be a doctor, but now I am taking steps to become one.”

Mosaic Life Care Volunteer Services has been a part of the Hillyard Health Occupation student internship program for several years. This program educates and prepares local and regional students to enter the clinical workforce, hopefully retaining them as Mosaic caregivers. When students finish the program, they are one step closer to obtaining their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.

This year, the program welcomes 33 students who will gain experience two days per week for four months.
STEAM After-School Features New Session

In response to favorable survey remarks, the Foundation will continue to offer STEAM After-School enrichment programming at emPowerU.

The six-week program will be held Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m., Feb. 2 through March 9.

Designed for students in grades 1-8, participants will create and develop an interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). Program offerings include: LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics, Coding Drones, Virtual Reality Explorers and new this session: SOS: Endangered Earth.

SOS: Endangered Earth is offered through Club Invention, an initiative of Camp Invention. In this program, children team up with the Saving Our Species (SOS) organization and use their ingenuity to fulfill an important mission - protecting animal habitats and preserving natural resources across the country. It builds mindset habits such as building confidence, practicing design thinking and demonstrating persistence.

STEAM After-School costs $50/child for the six-week program. Space is limited. The Foundation will follow appropriate guidelines with participants and staff including temperature checks, requiring face masks, social distancing and providing hand sanitizing stations.
Circuit One: Rushville Elementary

On Jan. 8, emPowerU welcomed 19 sixth graders from Buchanan County R-IV School District's Rushville Elementary.

This was Rushville's first interaction with emPowerU programming. Their participation marks a major shift in emPowerU's Civic Engagement Immersions program during the pandemic as field trip opportunities have been limited.

Kelsey C., a sixth grader from Rushville, said she had fun learning more about the effects of vaping and understanding the cost of it.

"I discovered that my voice does make a difference and I really do understand that I can change this world," Kelsey said.

In August 2020, the Foundation announced the board of trustees' commitment to offer Civic Engagement Immersions and e2 Fellowship programs free of charge through the next five year's for the Foundation's 31-county service region.

Students brainstormed and presented solutions for challenges including vaping and energy drinks.

Special thanks to our Circuit One council member volunteers for the feedback they provided the students.
Foundation Scholarships

Mosaic Life Care Foundation offers multiple scholarships for students seeking post-secondary education.

Most scholarships are due March 15.

Students interested in completing certificate programs, associate or bachelor's degrees or graduate studies have an opportunity to apply.

During fiscal year 2020, the Foundation awarded $170K in scholarships.

Several scholarships are intended to uplift various areas of study and the overall value of lifelong learning. An additional six e2 education emPowers scholarships are offered through a collaboration of Mosaic Life Care Foundation, Healthy Communities Regional Investor Partners and regional post-secondary education institutions.
Annual Report

As we start a new year, please know how much Mosaic Life Care Foundation appreciates each of you. Your dedication to ensuring exceptional health care is important and impactful.

This past year has tested the resiliency of us all. Throughout everything, the Foundation continues to lean in as an innovative partner of Mosaic.

We encourage you to read through the Foundation’s annual report. The stories reflect the Foundation’s effort to create a Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow and to be Healthy Together.

Mosaic Life Care Foundation caregivers, Board of Trustees and volunteers are proud to serve each of you and our region as we champion education, cultivate youth empowerment and support exceptional health care.
Mosaic Life Care Foundation is committed to building healthy, thriving communities for generations to come. We believe in championing education and empowering people to live their best lives. When healthcare is needed, we are dedicated to ensuring exceptional healthcare is available, right here in our region.