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About Us

About Us

The Lima Memorial Foundation: Turning Generosity Into New Capabilities

Lima is a community of giving. As we give, we benefit our entire community, as well as ourselves. Lima Memorial Health System was created by the people of Lima, is supported by the people of Lima and is responsible to the people of Lima. We are a truly independent healthcare system, not funded by a church or government entities. We depend on you to give. The Lima Memorial Foundation works to ensure your donations are used for the community’s benefit.

For example, in 2006, the Lima Memorial Foundation surpassed a $5 million goal for a Here for Life campaign to expand the Timmermeister Family Surgery Center, allowing us to create larger surgical suites, as well as new open-heart surgery suites. In 2011 and 2012, the foundation helped the volunteer auxiliary add four new suites to the Family Birth Center. Last year, the foundation contributed funds needed to purchase the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

We’re grateful for your generosity during our annual fundraising drive. We host two annual fundraisers: a Golf and Tennis Classic and the Journey to Remember gala. And we have many more ways for you to give in support of our philanthropic mission.

For more information, contact the Lima Memorial Foundation at 419-226-5087.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Lima Memorial Foundation is comprised of community leaders and Lima Memorial Health System representatives committed to providing leadership in the acquisition, management and distribution of philanthropic gifts. They also provide fiduciary responsibility for funds raised.

SCOTT SHUTT
CHAIRMAN

STEVEN ROMEY
VICE CHAIRMAN

ERIC WIECHART
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

WILLIAM TIMMERMEISTER
NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

JANICE VON DER EMBSE
FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN

ASHLEY COWAN-MEAS
1899 SOCIETY COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN

ROBERT ARMSTRONG

WALTER ELROD, MD

JAN HAWK

AMY KENTNER

PRAVEEN MALHOTRA, MD

DAVID McCLUER

JAMES MEREDITH

RAFAEL NIVAR, MD

CLYDE RAUCH

ADAM RECTOR

KERMIT STROH

MICHAEL SWICK

LYNN CARPENTER
EX-OFFICIO

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