01.08.20 E-Newsletter
Thank you to our Community for Your Support of our Healthcare Heroes!
The Foundation would like to thank our community for their outpouring of support for our Healthcare Heroes and patients throughout this very difficult Holiday Season. Your donations of money, food and in-kind gifts truly have touched their hearts and provided hope and healing during this time.

We would like to thank these recent supporters. This list is not inclusive of all donations that have been made throughout the Pandemic. We are so appreciative of all gifts to our Healthcare Heroes.

  • Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and his wife, Carol McClintock - delivered snack bags for our Healthcare Heroes on New Year's Eve
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dick and Rita Eykamp - donated funds to allow our patients the ability to watch the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra's Peppermint Pops over the Holiday Season
  • Friends of Lori Lofton Fundraiser - provided front-line staff with snacks and meals, including over 1200 Sassy Sweets cupcakes recently delivered
  • Tri-State Medical Alliance - provided meals for our front-line departments
  • Jessica Frame - donated snacks for ICU day and night shift
  • Strategic America - provided Wendy's Sandwiches for staff
  • Nancy Drake - donated special treat bags for front-line units
  • St. John the Baptist School - provided Olive Garden soup, salad and breadsticks
  • John H. Castle Elementary Art Classes - created banners and Cards for staff
  • Yankeetown Elementary - created cards for Staff

Brian Kessler, Director of Respiratory Care, Neurodiagnostics & Central Transport Services, had this to say about the impact the acts of kindness had on his respiratory therapy team, "Our Respiratory Therapists truly appreciate all the snacks and meals that have been donated to us over the past several months. It is very inspiring, humbling and uplifting to receive these donations as well as knowing people in our community are praying and thinking about us as we provide the best care to our patients. Thank you!"
Your gift to our Pandemic and Public Health Emergency Fund can help us continue to make a difference for front-line staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Or, let the Foundation help you or your organization coordinate a physical gift of meals or other donations to our Healthcare Heroes. Please call Lori Lofton at 812-485-4730.
Internal Medicine Residents Continuing to Learn and Provide High Quality Care Amidst Pandemic
Dr. Neil Patrick Corbett, Internal Medicine Resident, states, "They always said residency would be one of the hardest things you'll ever go through. Add a pandemic of unprecedented proportions on top of that, and it pretty much sums up how it has been so far. In the same breath however, my residency has been the absolute best thing I've ever attempted! I consider myself exceptionally fortunate that I have such a supporting and patient wife to share the challenges and burdens of this experience with. 

Thanks to the funds from the Foundation, we have been able to have more than just a place to stay at the end of the day. We've been able to actually make a home here in Southwest Indiana and become part of the community, a wonderful place to continue raising our family. We received absolute top-notch care at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville in September when we welcomed our 1 month early baby boy, Mateo. Truly, Evansville has been so very good to us and we look forward to what our future holds for the rest of residency and beyond."

Thank you to all our Internal Medicine Residents continuing to learn and provide high quality care to our patients amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ascension St. Vincent Evansville Foundation proudly supports the work of our Residents and the Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program here at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville. We were honored to support all Residents with the purchase of their American College of Physicians (ACP) Membership Cards, so all could start their journey as Residents being members of the ACP.
Support our dedicated Residents and the ongoing needs of our residency programs. Click the button above and select the fund from the drop-down menu.
iPads Help Couple Say Their Goodbyes
Our Spiritual Care Manager recently reported this poignant story to the Foundation regarding the use of iPads that were made possible through donor support. The iPads are used by patients in COVID units and other areas of the hospital who would be unable to communicate with family otherwise.

“There was a husband and wife that were both in the ICU being treated for COVID-19. The husband had declined and was not expected to make it. The patient’s chaplain and nurse were able to use the iPad in one room and a phone in the other room so that the wife could tell her husband goodbye. The husband was semi-conscious at this time and did pass a couple days later.

As the manager for chaplains, I am thankful that we have this extra technological support to allow families to say goodbye even when they can't be in the room.”
With a gift to this fund, you can help assist with other purchases like the iPads, that assist our patients and caregivers during this difficult time.
It's not too late to make a difference with a
2021 Ziemer Society Membership!
Our Ted & Clare Ziemer Society membership is a calendar year (January - December membership). With the new year, it's that time again for those who would like to be renew or become a new member! With your support, we can impact our Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Evansville patients with projects that truly make a difference for their care and patient experience. Additionally, when you join before January 31, 2021, you will be entered into a drawing to win four tickets to the Indianapolis Zoo, expiring on 05/31/21!
Azzip Pizza Fundraiser - Thank You for Your Support!
Brad Niemeier, owner of Azzip Pizza, presents Ascension St. Vincent Evansville Foundation our winning check from the Pot of Dough Fundraiser. The Foundation was drawn as a $1,000 award winner on December 10th, and $211.42 was made on the give back portion of this event!

Thank you to everyone who ate pizza with a purpose and contributed to our number of entries in the drawing and to the staff of Azzip Pizza for a unique and exciting fundraiser.