Linton Cinema to host 3rd Annual Free Summer Kids Films

Linton Cinema, via a post to their Facebook page, mentions that their 3rd Annual Free Summer Kids Films will begin on May 30th:

This is an amazing opportunity for kids during the summer break from school, and a good way to help support a local Linton business.

ICYMI: Inside INdiana Business Segment

Greene County General Hospital CEO, Brenda Reetz, was invited to sit for an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.  Brenda discussed the importance of rural health care and some of the challenges unique to rural hospitals not just in Indiana, but across the country.

To see the segment, click HERE.

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Incubators Donated to FAME World Missions

Greene County General Hospital has been doing some fall cleaning. Every department has been working to implement a Lean business model that will make operations more efficient and keep the right supplies in stock while letting underused equipment go.

That is how two old infant incubators were identified and flagged for disposal. They were a little dated, had not been used in years, but were clean and operational. Then Chief Nursing Officer, Lea Ann Camp, began to wonder if they still had some good left in them.

Soon Camp was making calls and talking to mission-minded friends who knew exactly where those incubators could go.  They were needed in Africa.

FAME world missions is a leader in healthcare-based evangelism. This organization’s mission statement is to send “help and hope in the name of Christ to the world through medical evangelism,” and they were in great need of the incubators.

In just a few weeks, FAME had organized pick up and shipment of the incubators, and on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, the equipment started its long journey to begin a new life in Africa and give life to little ones in need.

To learn more about FAME, visit their website at www.FAMEworld.org.

OB Nurse Manager, Teresa Hutton; FAME Director of Missions, Andy Schamerloh;and Chief Nursing Officer, Lea Ann Camp are ready to ship two, used incubators to Africa.

OB Nurse Manager, Teresa Hutton; FAME Director of Missions, Andy Schamerloh;and Chief Nursing Officer, Lea Ann Camp are ready to ship two, used incubators to Africa.

2015 Election Results – Linton Municipal Election

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We’ll be posting the results from today’s Municipal Election following the closing of the polls at 6pm.

(Numbers last updated 7:06pm)

Mayor

John A. Wilkes (D) John Ray Correll (R)
785 692

Clerk-Treasurer

Jathan K. Wright (D) John D. Preble (R)
897 573

City Council

Stockton 3

Tony Richards (D)
227

Stockton 4

Richard “Dick” Kaiser (D) Linda Bedwell (I)
90 227

Stockton 5

Fred Markle (D)
140

Stockton 6

Jeff Sparks (D) Christopher M. Wathen (R)
178 172

Stockton 7

Jerry L. Ellett (D) Gregory R. Sapp (R)
190 138

Official election results are at www.co.greene.in.us

2015 Election Results – Linton Municipal Election

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Warm, sunny weather greeted voters on Tuesday, November 3rd as they made their way to the polls for the 2015 Municipal Election in Linton, Indiana. Here are the results from races for Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, City Council.

John Wilkes defeated Republican challenger, John Correll in the Mayor’s race by 93 votes, while current Councilman, Jathan Wright, defeated John Preble for the Clerk-Treasurer’s seat. Fred Markle, Tony Richards, and Linda Bedwell will retain their seats on the City Council while Jeff Sparks and former Councilman, Jerry Ellett,  will now represent the 6th and 7th precincts respectively.

(Numbers last updated 7:36pm)

Mayor

John A. Wilkes (D) John Ray Correll (R)
785 692

Clerk-Treasurer

Jathan K. Wright (D) John D. Preble (R)
897 573

City Council

Stockton 3

Tony Richards (D)
227

Stockton 4

Richard “Dick” Kaiser (D) Linda Bedwell (I)
90 227

Stockton 5

Fred Markle (D)
140

Stockton 6

Jeff Sparks (D) Christopher M. Wathen (R)
178 172

Stockton 7

Jerry L. Ellett (D) Gregory R. Sapp (R)
190 138

Official election results can be found at www.co.greene.in.us

Lintonians of the Past: James M. Humphreys

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Biography of James Madison Humphreys


Biography taken from: Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, Ind: With Reminiscences of Pioneer Days, Volume 3 -1908

James Madison Humphreys, funeral director and dealer in furniture, is a native of Greene county, born on Lot 3, of the original plat of Linton. March 6. 1859. His father, Madison Humphreys, also born in Greene county, belonged to one of the earliest pioneer families of this part of the state and the name has been intimately associated with the county from the beginning of its history. Madison Humphreys was a farmer by occupation, an honest, hard-working man, and most exemplary neighbor and citizen. By industry and thrift he accumulated a handsome competence, including valuable land, some of which is still in possession of his family. In his young manhood he married Elizabeth Lund, who was born in England, but came to this country with her parents in childhood and spent the remainder of her life in Greene county, Indiana, dying at the age of sixty-four, in 1897. Mr. Humphreys departed this life December. 1858, about three months prior to the birth of the subject of this sketch. Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys were the parents of three children that grew to maturity, the oldest of whom, a son, by the name of Richard, died shortly after attaining his majority. Clara E., widow of John Middleton, lives in Terre Haute. Several children died in infancy, of whom Stephen Hale received a name.

James M. Humphreys received a common school education, and. when old enough to begin life for himself, turned his hands to any kind of honorable labor he could find to do. In this way he spent the time until his twenty-first year, when he entered the Clark and Sullivan School of Embalming at Indianapolis to fit himself for the undertaking business, to which he had already devoted considerable attention. In due time (1895) he was graduated from that institution, after which he resumed control of the business he had established five years previous to that date, and which he has since conducted with success and financial profit, being at this time proprietor of the largest and most complete furniture and undertaking establishment in the city. Mr. Humphreys carries a full stock of the latest and most approved styles of furniture, also a complete line of caskets and other goods pertaining to sepulture, and, being an accomplished undertaker, familiar with every detail of the profession, his patronage has grown steadily in volume and importance until he now easily stands at the head of both lines of business in the city of Linton. Mr. Humphreys is a Democrat, but has never held office nor sought public honors of any kind. Like the majority of wide-awake enterprising men, he manifests a lively interest in fraternal matters, being an active and esteemed member of the Masonic, Elks and Odd Fellows orders, and also belongs to the insurance organization known as the Woodmen of the World, and in religion is identified with the Methodist Episcopal church.

On August 29, 1878, was solemnized the ceremony by which Mr. Humphreys and Ida B. Listman were made husband and wife. Mrs. Humphreys is a native of Stockton township, Greene county, the daughter of Francis A. and Caroline Listman, and has borne her husband five children, the oldest of whom, a son, by the name of Elmer, dying when only six months old: Ira O., the second son, is associated with his father in business. He is married and the father of one child. Homer L., the third in order of birth, employed in the store, is also a man of family, consisting of a wife and daughter. Oscar is his father’s assistant, and Mary, the youngest of the number, is pursuing her studies in the Linton schools.

Mr. Humphreys was chief of the first fire department and served fourteen years in the volunteer company and about three years after the city took up the work as paid department and is the only one now living of the first brigade.


Additional Bio Taken From Obituary: Linton Daily Citizen - April 7, 1939

From 1883 until 1915 Mr. Humphreys had been engaged in the funeral directing business n Linton. IN 1915, however, he sold out his interest to Harry Welch. Since 1895 he had been associated in the furniture business here with Peter Schloot and Seph Inman, and at the time of his death was a partner in the firm of Humphreys – Schloot and company.

In banking affairs, too, the deceased was widely know. He had been one of the principal organizers of the Linton Peoples Trust company, and at the time of his death was serving as vice-president of that banking institution.

He had been one of the organizers of the Fairview Cemetery association, and was acting as president of that association.

In park work, too, the deceased had been prominent in Linton. He was the main promoter of the Linton City park on “A” street northeast, and had served on the local City park board for many years. In recognition of his work with the park, members of the Linton City council recently voted to re-name the local recreational area “Humphreys Park,” in his honor.


James M. Humphreys Grave

Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, Indiana

Linton Historical Archives – Cloud Folder

Humphreys Park

Family Fun at Traffic Jam 2015!

Greene County General Hospital Foundation Hosts Second Annual

Traffic Jam

Car Show, Live Music, and Family Fun in Linton on June 20th

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Linton, INJune 12, 2015 – The Greene County General Hospital Foundation will be hosting its second annual Traffic Jam on Saturday, June 20th at Humphrey’s Park in Linton. Traffic Jam is open to the public and serves as the primary fundraiser for the Foundation.

WHO: Greene County General Hospital Foundation

WHAT:

TRAFFIC – Car Show, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., registration open to the public, $15 per car, awards given!

JAM – Live Bands from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.Traffice Jam postetr 10x16 (2)

Gun Raffle at 6:30 p.m. (Firearms for this year include a Ruger American .270 and a Beretta PX4 9mm.)

Farmers’ Market 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Rock Wall and Bounce Houses for kids 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. ($5 per child, $20 cap per family)

Free CPR and AED Training 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Gun Raffle at 6:30 p.m. (Firearms for this year include a Ruger American .270 and a Beretta PX4 9mm.)

Free Health Screenings all day

Food Vendors, Craft Vendors and more all day

WHEN: Saturday, June 20th, 2015

11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (The farmers’ market will open at 9 a.m.)

WHERE: Humphrey’s Park, Linton, IN

WHY: The Foundation supports improvements to Greene County General Hospital and provides health-related programs within the service area of Greene County General Hospital. Funds raised through Traffic Jam will directly benefit programs such as Free Tobacco Cessation Classes and Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles.  The Baby Bundles are designed to reduce high infant mortality rates by providing resources and supplies to new parents.  Soon, the Foundation will also offer free mammograms to underserved women.

 

 

 

FIT and GREENE!

Hospital Offers Summer Fitness Club

In partnership with our local Farmers’ Markets, Greene County General Hospital will be hosting a Summer Fitness Club! Join us for FIT and GREENE! as we walk and enjoy exercise classes on the courthouse square in Bloomfield and the Humphrey’s Park in Linton.

Signing up is easy and benefits the Greene County General Hospital Foundation!

How to Register:

  • Just visit our booth at the Bloomfield Farmers’ Market on the first and third Fridays of Walking-Club-Pic-e1327264849667
    each month (starting June 5th) and the Linton Farmers’ Market on the second and fourth Saturdays (starting May 30th).
  • For $10.00 you will receive a pedometer, a membership card, and eligibility to participate in the monthly drawing.
  • For $20.00 you will receive a pedometer, a membership card, eligibility to participate in the monthly drawing, and a season pass to fitness class offerings.
  • One time fitness class participation is available too for just $5.00!
  • All funds will go directly to the Greene County Hospital Foundation.

The more you participate, the more you earn! Participation earns you entries for our monthly drawing.  Remember, you must be registered for FIT and GREENE! to be eligible for the drawing!

How to earn extra entries:

  • Show up at the markets.* The GCGH booth will be at the Bloomfield market the first and third Friday of every month, and at the Linton market the second and fourth Saturday of every month. These are the ONLY locations where FIT and GREENE! fitness classes will be offered.
  • Walk at least four laps around the courthouse or two laps around the park during the market for one entry.*
  • Participate in the fitness class for an additional entry.*
  • Bring a friend! Get a friend to sign up and get an extra entry.*Outdoor fitness class
  • Walk EVERY day, and tell us how many steps you took on your GCGH pedometer! Take a picture or just post the digits, and use the hashtag #fitandgreene! Post up to once a day for an entry.  REMEMBER: You must tag us in your photo, write it directly on our wall, or use the hashtag #fitandgreene! or we will not be able to see your post!

*You must check in at the GCGH booth to claim your entries!

The more you walk and exercise, the more chances you have to earn great prizes like exercise equipment, t-shirts, and more! Drawings will occur on the first of each month during the market season.

There’s no better chance to get fit and get stuff this summer.  Join us for FIT and GREENE!

Questions?  Call Amy at (812) 847-5223 or email at amy.lore@mygcgh.org.

Recognition Received for Outstanding Work to Improve Patient Safety, Quality

The Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) recognized Greene County General Hospital last week at The Marten House in Indianapolis for their work to reduce patient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent over the past three years. The recognition is based on the results of a national campaign known as Partnership for Patients, created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve quality and patient safety at hospitals nationwide.

Greene County General Hospital was one of 116 hospitals that partnered with IHA to form a statewide engagement network, Coalition for Care, and participate with the American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) in this ambitious initiative. These hospitals came together to work collaboratively on patient safety efforts, and not compete on safety.

Ryan Irish, Safety and Risk Management Officer; Kristin Crynes, Infection Control Nurse; and Melissa Abbott, Quality Control accepted a recognition banner on behalf of the organization. The banner was presented by Karin Kennedy of the Indiana Hospital Association.

Ryan Irish, Safety and Risk Management Officer; Kristin Crynes, Infection Control Nurse; and Melissa Abbott, Quality Control accepted a recognition banner on behalf of Greene County General Hospital. The banner was presented by Karin Kennedy of the Indiana Hospital Association.

“All of our physicians and staff at Greene County General Hospital should feel proud of the improvements we have achieved in regard to patient safety and quality,” said Melissa Abbott, RN, Quality Control. “By collaborating with IHA and applying the best practices that have been proven to work in our industry, we can provide even better treatment for our patients.”

Member hospitals attended educational sessions offered through IHA and HRET to address readmissions, falls and patient and family engagement, among others, and in the last three years, there have been 3,800 participants in educational programs. In 2014, 59 regional patient safety coalition meetings were held across the state.

“This is proof that efforts to identify harms and reduce readmissions are working. Our hospitals should be commended for their continued commitment to improving patient care. Indiana hospitals have had many accomplishments in the past three years, and will continue this work in 2015 to improve the overall health and well-being of our state,” said Doug Leonard, president of the Indiana Hospital Association.

 

 

Military Vet works to get special partner home


WORTHINGTON, Ind. (WTHI) – Sgt. Harvey Holt served in the air force nearly a decade ago. During his tour he saw action in the most dangerous parts of Iraq. While he was active, he was assigned a MWD (military working dog).

That dog’s name was Jjackson.

The unique spelling (two ‘j’s) comes from the military. Holt said he was initially unsure about his new partner because of his small size, but the two quickly developed a strong bond.

The two were tasked with seeking out and neutralizing IEDs and snipers. During that time, on multiple occasions, Holt said Jjackson played a role in saving his life.

“I tell people that everyday. If it wasn’t for that dog, you know I wouldn’t have made it emotionally back,” Holt said.

One specific time, Jjackson had to  relieve himself. As Holt’s vehicle pulled over, another military vehicle continued by them. That vehicle rolled over an IED. The explosion caused that vehicle to flip on Holt’s vehicle.  The ensuing mayhem eventually left Holt and Jjackson alone in a ditch for hours.

“I was laying on top of him. He laid there calm as could be, never fidgeting. He let me lay on top of him. We stayed in that ditch and in the water for all night, all day,” Holt said.

When Holt made it home, Jjackson was still active and was given to other handlers. However, Holt made it a goal to get his friend back. MWDs are officially property of the government, so Holt had to go through lots of red tape to formally adopt Jjackson.

“I remember telling Jjackson that if he got me home safe from these missions, that I would do everything in my power to bring him home and give him the life that he deserved,” Holt said.

Holt expects to pick up Jjackson in early March. However, he’s required to build a special kennel for Jjackson. It’ll cost nearly $2,000.

To find out how you can aid in this fundraising effort, visit this special Facebook page.

 

 

 

Two vehicles collide head on near Vigo / Park line

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – An early morning crash sends two to the hospital.

The crash happened on US 41 near Villarosa Road in southern Parke County.

An investigation shows a Chevy pickup truck driven by 25-year-old Richard Sanders III, from Terre Haute was driving north on 41, when black ice caused him to lose control of the truck.

Sanders slid into the southbound lanes hitting a Volvo car being driven b 39-year-old Sharon Whitford from Rosedale.

Sanders and Whitford were both transported to Union Hospital in Clinton.
Sanders was cited for driving with no valid license and no insurance.

School admins battle winter worries

 

BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (WTHI) – The recent up and down weather is taking a toll on school scheduling around the Wabash Valley, and it’s causing stress for some educators.

News 10 traveled to the Bloomfield School District. Superintendent Dan Sichsting said that teachers and faculty are having to dramatically adapt their lessons.

They’re trying to stay ahead of the game, to cope with future snow days. One of their biggest concerns is that they won’t get enough time to prepare students for I-Step. Indiana has said they could delay the start date, but the stress of not knowing is a concern.

“It wares on you. It’s taxing physically. It’s taxing mentally. Just like winter is taxing physically and mentally for everyone, but it’s part of the job, ” Sichting said.

Other districts tell News 10 they have considered offering after school programs to help kids prepare for I-Step.

Greene County Health Welcomes Dr. Brent McDaniel

Greene County Health is pleased to welcome Brent McDaniel, DO, to its staff.

Dr. McDaniel joined Greene County Health-WestGate in mid-September. He is accepting new patients at Greene County Health-WestGate, the newest clinic in the Greene County Health family. It’s located in the Greene County portion of the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park at 1985 East Freedom Drive.

Aside from general family practice, Greene County Health-WestGate offers walk in appointments, lab collection, x-rays, and occupational health services including employee physicals and drug screenings.

Dr. McDaniel received his bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Ky. He attended Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky., where he received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. He completed an internship in surgery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va. He’s an active member of the United States Navy and serves as the General Medical Officer at NSA Crane.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. McDaniel, please call 812-863-4250.

Dr. Gene Bourgasser Joins Greene County Health

Greene County Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Gene Bourgasser to its staff.

Dr. Bourgasser, who is board certified in family practice, joined Greene County Health-Linton on September 3.

“I am looking forward to working with the employees and medical staff of Greene County Health. In the past, I have provided care to a good number of people from Greene, Clay and Sullivan counties and I am looking forward to seeing both new and prior patients,” Dr. Bourgasser said.

He received a bachelor’s degree in math and pre-med at the University of Illinois. He also received his medical degree from the University of Illinois.

“We are looking forward to working with Dr. Bourgasser. We’re excited to have him as a part of the Greene County Health Family,” said Randy Padgett, who serves as Director of Operations for Greene County Health.

Dr. Bourgasser is currently accepting new patients at Greene County Health-Linton. The clinic is located at 1210 North 1000 West in Linton. To schedule an appointment, please call 812-847-7005.

Hospital Recognized for Providing Smoke-free Campus

Eight Indiana health care providers, including Greene County General Hospital, received statewide recognition for their adoption and enforcement of a comprehensive tobacco-free grounds policy at their facilities.

Greene County General Hospital was recently awarded with a Rural Indiana Smoke-free Environment (R.I.S.E.) award from the Indiana Rural Health Association. Respiratory Therapy Department Manager Racheall Lengacher, Chief Nursing Officer Lea Ann Camp, and Smoking Cessation Instructor Chris Sparks pose with the award.

Greene County General Hospital was recently awarded with a Rural Indiana Smoke-free Environment (R.I.S.E.) award from the Indiana Rural Health Association. Respiratory Therapy Department Manager Racheall Lengacher, Chief Nursing Officer Lea Ann Camp, and Smoking Cessation Instructor Chris Sparks pose with the award.

In conjunction with the Great American Smokeout last November, Greene County General Hospital’s campus transitioned to a smoke-free campus.

“We are honored to have been selected to receive this award,” said Brenda Reetz, Greene County General Hospital’s CEO. “We are committed to providing quality healthcare, which includes prevention of disease. With this commitment comes the responsibility of providing a safe and healthy environment for all people who enter our hospital and our campus.”

In conjunction with a grant from the Greene County Health Department, free smoking/chew cessation classes will be offered Mondays (Sept. 9 through Oct. 28) from 6-8 p.m. in the Violet Newton Conference Room, located on the hospital’s ground level. Free nicotine replacement therapy is provided by the Greene County Health Department. To register, please call 812-847-9502.

Other recipients of the 2013 R.I.S.E. awards include:

    • Bowen Center Angola (Steuben County)
    • Bowen Center Auburn (DeKalb County)
    • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital (Steuben County)
    • Centerstone
    • Hamilton Center, Inc. (Counties include: Vigo–corporate office, Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Marion, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, and Vermillion)
    • Monticello Medical Center (White County)
    • St. Vincent Jennings Hospital (Jennings County)

“The Indiana Rural Health Association is proud to recognize all of the state RISE award winners for 2013. As children, we were told that good habits start at home. The leadership shown by the RISE award winners demonstrates that good health habits can start at the workplace. These winners are showing their communities that they are leaders in the effort to help everyone adopt healthy habits. Congratulations!” said Don Kelso, Executive Director of IRHA.

The honor represents a collaborative effort involving IRHA and the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission (TPC). Intended to recognize tobacco-free health care facilities serving all rural areas of the state, the award signifies a commitment from ownership, management and staff to take the necessary steps leading to a healthier Indiana.

In order to qualify for the award, the applying facility must show evidence of a comprehensive tobacco-free policy in all buildings, on all grounds and in all organization-operated vehicles. The facility must also submit an explanation of the process through which the policy was achieved and documentation of signage or other forms of enforcement. The awards honor facilities in Indiana that serve primarily rural populations.

“These facilities represent the individuals on the frontlines in the battle for healthier lives. One of the fundamental steps we must take is to protect all Hoosiers from the harmful effects of tobacco use,” said Miranda Spitznagle, Director, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission of the Indiana State Department of Health.

Strategic Planning Survey

At Greene County General Hospital, we’re committed to meeting the needs of those in the communities we serve. To help meet those needs, we need your help. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. The responses will help us develop a strategic plan to better serve you.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1332715/Focus-Group-Survey-copy-August-12-2013

Settles Named CFO of Greene County General Hospital

Greene County General Hospital is pleased to announce April Settles has been promoted to serve as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.

She’ll assume her new role June 1. Settles, a CPA, currently serves as CFO for Greene County General Hospital, LLC – who oversees the hospital’s physician group, Greene County Health. She assumed that role in October 2012.

April Settles

April Settles, CFO

She replaces Tim Norris who announced his retirement earlier this year. Norris has served as Greene County General Hospital’s CFO since 1992.

“I am truly blessed to have been the given the opportunity of succeeding Tim Norris as the CFO of Greene County General Hospital,” Settles said.  “During my career I have had the opportunity to work for successful, employee-focused organizations and the hospital is no different.  Our leadership team is committed to the future success of the hospital and its employees.”

In May, Settles along with other hospital employees traveled to Florida for a conference geared toward community, rural, and critical access hospitals.

“The knowledge and materials that we gained at this conference will assist the hospital as we make changes that are necessary in order to remain in compliance with regulations.  Additionally, we are looking forward to implementing other programs that will benefit the Hospital and our patients, including on-line bill pay,” Settles said.

Settles is a 2001 graduate of White River Valley High School, and a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. Before joining the staff at Greene County General Hospital, LLC, Settles worked for BKD, a public accounting firm in Evansville. She also worked for German American Bank, where in 2012, she became a vice-president in the trust department in Jasper.

“My previous professional experiences in accounting, auditing, and investments have provided me with a unique skill-set and have prepared me well for my role as CFO.  Further, the individuals that I will be working with daily are long-time, knowledgeable hospital employees that are focused on the success of our organization,” Settles said. “I am looking forward to working with them all as we commit ourselves to providing quality, compassionate care in an environment that values excellence and integrity.  In addition, I hope to foster a culture of lifelong learning in the finance department that embraces education, training, and career development.”

Settles Named CFO of Greene County General Hospital

Greene County General Hospital is pleased to announce April Settles has been promoted to serve as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.

She’ll assume her new role June 1. Settles, a CPA, currently serves as CFO for Greene County General Hospital, LLC – who oversees the hospital’s physician group, Greene County Health. She assumed that role in October 2012.

April Settles

April Settles, CFO

She replaces Tim Norris who announced his retirement earlier this year. Norris has served as Greene County General Hospital’s CFO since 1992.

“I am truly blessed to have been the given the opportunity of succeeding Tim Norris as the CFO of Greene County General Hospital,” Settles said.  “During my career I have had the opportunity to work for successful, employee-focused organizations and the hospital is no different.  Our leadership team is committed to the future success of the hospital and its employees.”

In May, Settles along with other hospital employees traveled to Florida for a conference geared toward community, rural, and critical access hospitals.

“The knowledge and materials that we gained at this conference will assist the hospital as we make changes that are necessary in order to remain in compliance with regulations.  Additionally, we are looking forward to implementing other programs that will benefit the Hospital and our patients, including on-line bill pay,” Settles said.

Settles is a 2001 graduate of White River Valley High School, and a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. Before joining the staff at Greene County General Hospital, LLC, Settles worked for BKD, a public accounting firm in Evansville. She also worked for German American Bank, where in 2012, she became a vice-president in the trust department in Jasper.

“My previous professional experiences in accounting, auditing, and investments have provided me with a unique skill-set and have prepared me well for my role as CFO.  Further, the individuals that I will be working with daily are long-time, knowledgeable hospital employees that are focused on the success of our organization,” Settles said. “I am looking forward to working with them all as we commit ourselves to providing quality, compassionate care in an environment that values excellence and integrity.  In addition, I hope to foster a culture of lifelong learning in the finance department that embraces education, training, and career development.”

Member Event

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 Farmers and Mechanics Federal will be hosting a fundraiser for their Relay for Life team. Details are below:

Shred and Recycle Day 2013

News and Notes

The Bloomfield Chamber is putting plans together for the new year. We look forward to providing even more support to the Bloomfield community and its businesses. As part of that we have joined with the Main Street Program through OCRA. We will be utilizing the chamber as the executive committee for this larger Community Revitalization program. This summer we will be doing our first major project. Contact one of the chamber board members for more information.

Also, we have received notice of an annual meeting for the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation. Their flier can be found HERE

The Chamber will meet February 7, 2012 at the Pepperoni Grill at noon. Join us for our meeting!

 

BLOOMFIELD HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

Bloomfield Hometown Christmas Flier

See the flier for details regarding our BIG event this Sunday, December 2, 2012. Everyone is invited downtown for food, fun, festivities, singing, and shopping.

Harvey Hannah Award Winner

Congratulations to Dianne Langer, and the whole Family Life Center family, for receiving the 2012 Harvey Hannah Award. See our Award page for a list of distinguished honorees who have received this award since its inception in 1999.

The Chamber appreciates the efforts Dianne and FLC put forth in helping to make our community a better place to live.

ANNUAL DINNER on NOV 1

See our Events Calendar for details about our annual dinner on November 1.

 

I-69 Community Day

We are very excited to be a part of the I-69 Community Day just South of Bloomfield. See the article attached for more Details. Come join the fun on October 20.

I-69 Community Day Article

APPLICATION FOR I-69 COMMUNITY DAY 5K

Chamber Meeting July 5

Our monthly meeting has been cancelled for this month. The members will meet again the first Thursday in August.