October 9th, EWHC's members and their guests heard from Dr. Craig Wilson of Suburban Health Organization. He spoke in depth about what Suburban Health is doing to come into compliance with the Affordable Care Act, and how the Affordable Care Act has provided them the avenue to provide a better service, while keeping prices affordable, and access plentiful.
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.
Leadership – Member:
Jennifer Westfall | Executive Director/Franciscan
Alliance ACO Regional VP —
Franciscan Alliance St. Francis
Leadership – Non-Member:
Susan Darwent | Vice President of
Jenny Habayeb | Account Executive —
GRM Document Management
Lynne O’Day Scholarship Recipient:
Lauren J. Sprague
A very big thank you to our speaker, Executive
Director of St. Vincent’s Women’s
Center, Julie Schnieders and
Fox59's Anchor, Kristin Kane, for coming out and
supporting our organization!
Kathleen McAllen, Treasurer of EWHC, was honored April 20th for being part
of the 2014-2015 class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.
The Lugar Series serves as a springboard to new levels of personal achievement
and public involvement for republican women in Indiana.
Kathleen works in Strategic Projects and Planning at VEI, a division of Community
Health. Ms. McAllen's class marked the 25th Anniversary of the series and was
celebrated on Monday by a luncheon at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. This
year's Keynote speaker was Carly Fiorina, potential presidential candidate for
the United States. Attendance at the lunch was the largest on record. The Board
of Executive Women in Healthcare would like to congratulate Kathleen on this