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Your Gifts at Work

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Columbus Regional Health Foundation (CRHF) supports programs both inside the hospital and in the community that work to promote and improve health.

Please read more about the work and impact of CRHF - supported programs in our 2012 Impact Report.

Your Gifts Support Community Health Innovation


Columbus Regional Health Foundation supports community health by actively raising funds for and advocating on behalf of REACH Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) and Volunteers in Medicine clinic (VIM).

Investing Your Gifts for Innovation
by REACH Healthy Communities:

REACH is working to make a difference in the health of Bartholomew County through the work of its action teams. These teams collaborate with a diverse network of community partners making a measurable, positive difference in improving access to healthcare, and in promoting healthy lifestyles and healthy relationships.

Investing Your Gifts for Innovation
at Volunteers in Medicine Clinic (VIM):

As the principle fundraiser for Volunteers in Medicine Clinic (VIM), Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation continues to support the vital work of the clinic, which increases access to quality healthcare services for low-income, uninsured Bartholomew County residents. VIM is a free healthcare clinic staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and community members. Medical, dental, and specialty services are provided to Bartholomew County residents who are without access to quality healthcare.

Investing Your Gifts for Innovation at

Columbus Regional Health


We are proud to enhance the quality of patient care by raising charitable contributions to underwrite innovative hospital programs and provide a safe and comfortable healing environment for patients. All Columbus Regional Health departments and service units may apply for a Foundation grant to implement innovative programs and processes that improve the quality and availability of services to patients.

The L. Paul Berman Memorial Fund for Patient Care Excellence:

The Berman fund was established in 2005 by a generous challenge grant by Fred and Karen Reams to recognize the contributions and vision of former Hospital Trustee, L. Paul Berman, who passed away in 2005. An intelligent and community-minded individual, Paul spearheaded the Hospital's growth into a regional facility and championed the Hospital's renovation in the 1990s. The Berman Memorial fund endowment will support programs that will accelerate adoption of state-of-the-art, cost-effective patient care.

Doug Leonard Innovation Fellowship:

Established in 2009, the purpose of this fellowship is to honor former CRH CEO Doug Leonard's passion for innovation in the care of CRH patients, to recognize his innovation legacy as the inspiration for the Innovation Center at CRH, and to encourage and recognize accomplished innovators at CRH.

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