LaGrange, IN. When Elisha Emelander’s children decided to have a lemonade stand it wasn’t to raise money to buy toys or treats. Nine-year old Logan Emelander told Rob Myers, Parkview LaGrange Hospital COO, that he and his three sisters had talked about it.
“We thought about buying a toy,” said Emelander, “but we decided we wanted to use the money to help people in the hospital.”
“This is something they came up with all on their own,” said Logan’s mom, Elisha, a nurse in Parkview LaGrange Hospital’s emergency department. “It makes me really proud of them.”
Myers agrees, “You can tell this gift comes straight from the heart. There is a lot we can learn from children.”
The gift from Logan and his sisters, Ashley (age 7), Aleah (age 5) and Alana (age 4) will be directed to the Parkview LaGrange Foundation’s “Special Touch” fund that provides patients with non-medical assistance during an emergency.
The Parkview LaGrange Foundation supports hospital clinical programs and services through charitable gifts and grants. In addition to the Special Touch Program, other foundation initiatives include the Medication Assistance Program (MAP) that provides financial support to uninsured and underinsured patients for their medicines and the Greatest Need fund that addresses unbudgeted clinical needs. The programs are greatly valued by our patients and contribute toward their good health. All donations to the Parkview LaGrange Foundation remain in County for continued improvement of the hospital’s services, facilities, equipment and programs. If you would like more information about becoming involved in these or other Parkview LaGrange Foundation initiatives, call (260) 463-9004.
Parkview LaGrange Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital that provides acute care services to the people of LaGrange County and surrounding communities. In addition to the full range of general acute care services offered by Parkview LaGrange, an electronic intensive care unit (eICU) and the eICU robotic technology that is a hallmark of all Parkview Health hospitals has brought another, higher level of care to the people of LaGrange County. Current services include EMS and emergency care; ambulatory and inpatient surgery; endoscopy; medical-surgical care, a swing bed program and maternity. Ancillary and outpatient services offered include a full service laboratory; advanced diagnostic imaging including a CT and MRI; rehabilitation therapy; a sleep lab; and physician specialty clinics (including cardiology, colon and rectal surgery, gynecology, oncology, orthopedics, pain management, urology and general surgery). Parkview LaGrange is a member of Parkview Health, a family of hospitals and healthcare services covering a 15 county region in northeastern Indiana and western Ohio. With more than 200 employees, Parkview LaGrange Hospital's mission is to provide trusted quality care and to improve the health of the communities it serves.
Young donors, Ashley, Alana, Logan and Aleah Emelander present Parkview LaGrange Hospital COO, Rob Myers, with money raised from their lemonade stand. They said they raised the money to help people in the hospital.