Lynne was an active supporter, fundraiser, and board member of EWHC for many years. She had an influence on many female leaders in our local healthcare community via her role with St. Vincent and various community healthcare organizations, sitting on the Board of Directors for the Gennesaret Free Clinics, St. Elizabeth/Coleman, Marquette Manor, the VNA, Ovar’Coming Together, and numerous other women focused health care organizations.
Lynne was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and died shortly thereafter, in August of 2010. Prior to Lynne's death, the EWHC board was considering establishing a scholarship to assist the development of young, female professionals who are pursuing a career in healthcare leadership. After Lynne's death the group posthumously named the scholarship in Lynne's honor and aligned the goals with her dedication and commitment to Marian University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and served on the university’s Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2006.
The EWHC Lynne O’Day Scholarship Fund will be an endowed fund that will sustain itself into the future. EWHC has committed to raising at least $25,000. EWHC has already contributed the first $5,000. To date we have raised over$70,000.