2011 Foundation for Firelands Annual Report

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2011 Foundation for Firelands Annual Report
Thank you.
Those words aren’t enough to express our gratitude for
the warm welcome to Sandusky and Firelands Regional
Medical Center that my family and I have received. As
new members to the community, we have experienced,
first-hand, the giving nature of everyone we have met
and now call friends. This is especially evident in the
support Firelands Regional Medical Center receives
from our donors, who help us carry on the mission each
and every day of providing the highest quality, most
compassionate care in the region.
Positive Attitude. Enduring Commitment. Contagious
Enthusiasm. These are the values that drive our
outstanding board of directors, professional staff,
physicians, nurses, technologists, therapists, employees
and volunteers – highly trained, highly connected, all
given the power to care, the desire to make a
difference. That power and that connection
will continue to attract and retain the finest in
medical talent to our facility. This dedication
to teamwork is what makes Firelands Regional
Medical Center stand out as the leader in
providing care to the communities we serve.
The most successful teams benefit from the
contributions made by each member of
the team. On the following pages you will
see highlights of those contributions from
the many members of our team. These
accomplishments and programs would not be possible
without the generous support of our community and the
people we serve. Your continued support “connects the
dots” to provide Firelands with the resources to continue
to meet the healthcare needs of our community as we
navigate the uncertain waters of healthcare reform.
With the downturn in the economy and the aging of our
population, healthcare reform has focused on lowering
the cost of care, while at the same time increasing
quality. Greater collaboration and coordination amongst
providers will allow the healthcare system to become
more efficient and thus to deliver greater value to you,
our patients. Firelands has committed to delivering value
to our patients through a number of important initiatives:
• We continue to implement electronic medical records in both inpatient and outpatient settings to improve accuracy, communication, and the
coordination of care.
• Working with our physicians, we have started to
implement our physician order entry system
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process and quality of care we deliver.
• Future initiatives will include implementation of a
barcoded medication system to improve the safety of
medication delivery and implementation of an
electronic medical record in the Emergency
Department to improve the flow of information
throughout the Medical Center.
Firelands Physician Group, our multi-specialty group
practice, continues to grow and add physicians to provide
care throughout the region we serve. The practice
provides primary care and specialty services allowing
our patients to access care locally from a trusted source.
This integration of physician practices continues to add to
the services we provide and enhances the care delivery
system. As we continue to grow, be assured that our
focus on increasing quality, efficiency and
value is our top priority. We hope that when
you need a physician, Firelands Physician
Group will be your first choice.
In addition to the great care provided by
Firelands Physician Group, Firelands Regional
Medical Center has several top-rated
programs as evaluated by HealthGrades,
the leading independent healthcare ratings
company who rates the quality of care
provided at approximately 5,000 hospitals
across the country. For 2013, HealthGrades
ranks Firelands Regional Medical Center #1 in Ohio in
Spine Surgery and in the top 5% nationally. In addition,
Firelands Regional Medical Center ranks #4 in Ohio in
both Orthopedic Services and Vascular Surgery, and
holds a five-star rating for the treatment of heart failure.
We are proud of these and the many other distinctions
that our physicians and staff work tirelessly to achieve to
make our region stronger and healthier.
As always, Firelands Regional Medical Center is here for
you, our patients and community, and will continue to be
“Big enough to care for you - small enough to care about
you”. Thank you for your continued support, and for
making Firelands your choice of healthcare providers for
all your healthcare needs.
Sincerely,
Martin E. Tursky
President and Chief Executive Officer
Firelands Regional Health System
The connections in our lives that mean the most are the
ones that truly stand the test of time. They are the ones
that seem to grow stronger with each new experience;
the ones we count on in times of need. Our family, our
friends, our community, our church, our schools, and our
hospital – all connect to create the bigger picture of our
lives.
and medical professionals. That connection gives life
to the area – economic growth, jobs, new treatments,
energy. It embraces the challenges and changes that
will make a difference. As a regional medical center,
Firelands is connected to you when you are most inneed.
It is our responsibility to ensure that each person
receives the finest in high tech, high touch medical care.
Firelands Regional Medical Center believes in the power
of those connections and what they mean for the future.
Not just the future of healthcare, but the future of our
community. Firelands Regional Medical Center connects
the whole community – businesses, residents, patients
With generosity from YOU, our donors, these connections
to and support for the Medical Center’s initiatives sustain
our locally-governed healthcare system, keeping us
accountable to the needs of our community.
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2012 Firelands Regional Medical Center Board of Directors
Thomas J. Aylward
Daniel Keller
Thomas M. Routh
John O. Bacon, Chairman
Richard R. Keller, M.D.
J. William Springer, Co-Chairman
William K. Balzer
Steve Lichtcsien
Carol S. Steuk
Kamal Chaban, M.D.
Carlos Lowell, D.O.
James V. Stouffer
Vicenta Gaspar-Yoo, M.D.
M. Lee McDermond, Jr.
Martin E. Tursky
Mark Gross
W. Patrick McGuinn, M.D.
David A. Voight
Gerald Guerra
Duffield E. Milkie
John H. Waldock, Jr.
Roger M. Gundlach
James O. Miller
Elaine J. Waterfield
John M. Hoty
Allen R. Nickles
James O. Wible
Fredric H. Itzkowitz, D.O.
Karl L. Oberer, D.O.
Leon J. Wieber
Bryan L. Kasper
James E. Preston, D.O.
Carl E. Will
Theodore A. Kastor
Paula J. Rengel
Carol A. Wolfe
2012 Leadership
Martin E. Tursky,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Daniel J. Moncher,
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Tamara L. Jackson,
Senior Vice President, Operations
and Chief Nursing Officer
Michael J. Canfield,
Vice President, Information
Systems and Telecom
Connie R. Lamb,
Vice President, Marketing
and Public Relations
Patricia S. Martin,
Vice President, Quality
and Patient Satisfaction
James A. Sennish,
Vice President,
Human Resources
Robert M. Moore,
Vice President, Legal
& General Counsel
Jane Arnold,
Assistant Vice President,
Revenue Cycle Management
Marsha O. Mruk,
Vice President, Firelands
Counseling & Recovery
Services
Dru Meredith,
Assistant Vice President,
Operations
Beverly J. Schrickel,
Vice President, Operations
Janis Shriver,
Assistant Vice President,
Firelands Physician Group
2012 The Foundation for Firelands Board of Directors
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John O. Bacon
Ruth F. Parker
Melvyn J. Stauffer
John D. Frankel
Charles W. Rainger
Martin E. Tursky
Richard A. Grams
Paula J. Rengel
John H. Waldock, Sr.
Mark R. Gross
Thomas M. Routh, Chairman
James O. Wible
Lee C. Jewett
Gary K. Schimmel
Thomas M. Wolf, Vice-Chairman
Isadore Lichtcsien
J. William Springer
Medical Staff Leadership 2012
Christopher Avendano, MD
Co-Chief
Internal Medicine
and Pulmonology
Fredric H. Itzkowitz, DO
Co-Chief
Surgery
Welcome New Physicians
The following physicians joined
the Medical Staff during 2011 and 2012:
Gina Predescu, M.D.
Adult Hospitalist
Kathleen Rinkes, D.O.
OB/GYN
Ahmad Sabbagh, M.D.
Endocrinology
Thomas Conley, D.O
Family Practice
Feras Sawas, M.D.
Adult Hospitalist
Nick DenBesten, Ph.D.
Neuropsychology
Todd Sleeper, M.D.
Anesthesiology
Nel Go, M.D.
Radiology
Panin Soadwa-Humphrey, M.D.
Pediatric Hospitalist
Sonya Kuhar, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jianlan Sun, M.D.
Pathology
Beth McCloud, M.D.
Pediatric Hospitalist
Alfred Vargas, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
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Connecting The D ts
For a Healthy Community - Our 2011 Generous Benefactors
Christa Berlekamp
Jody Centers
Paul and Tracy Berlin
Central Control Delivery
Julie Bertsch
Anne Cervantes
Janine Bertsch
Ryan and Ashley Chandler
Bettcher Industries, Inc.
David Chase
Julia Beverick
Margaret Cheetham
Shaun and Jane Bickley
The Chef’s Garden
Sally Biggs
Shelly Chesbro
John and Pat Bignoli
Gina Chicotel
Ann Bingham
Children’s Miracle Network
Mary Pat Bishoff
Linda Chill
Carl and Peg Blanton
Lois Chupa
Dan Blay
Glen Churchill
Body Pro
Russ and Ginny Ciphers
Larry and Sue Boehler
Citizens Bank
Amber Boggs
City Bake Shop
Josh and Anne Bogner
Karen Claar
Mary Boldman
Jacque and Dave Clark
Amy and Jim Boling
John and Cynthia Clark
Mimma Bonderer
Tracy Clark
Chet and Carol Boraski
Lena Clary
Lacie Bordner
Cleveland Browns
Patricia Bordner
Cleveland Cavaliers
Karen Bork
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Charles & Therese Bower
Dr. Marianne Coburn and Randall Harris
Blaine and Mary Beth Bansky
Kim Bowie
Thomas and Susan Coe
Jeff and Michelle Acierto
Barnes Nursery
Dick and Debe Brady
David and Julia Colavincenzo
Chris Acierto
Barnes Wendling CPAs LLC
Gary and Margaret Brainard
Don Cole
Diane and Gary Ackerman
Carol Barone
Joe and Phyllis Bransky
Cindy Cole
The Ackerman Grandchildren
Ester Barto
Joanne Braun
Colonial Gardens
Lanette Acord
Carrie Bartzen
Bud Broadbent
Michael Conibear
Adler Fels Winery
Battery Park Marina
Brohl & Appell, Inc.
Dr. Gregory Cook
African Safari Wildlife Park
Dan and Mary Bauer
Julie Brooks
Cooker Bar & Grille
Ala Chic Salon
John and Barbara Bauer
Thomas and Mary Ann Brown
Dr. Marsha Cooper
Nick and Lee Alexakos
Cheryl Bauer
Denise Brown
Mark and Tammy Coppeler
All Star Car Wash
Dr. Dina Bauer
Bob and Kathy Brown
Coronet Fashions
Cindy Allen
Molly Bauman
Scott Browning
Lesley Corso
Bill and Katie Allendorf
Thomas and Patricia Bauman
Barbara Brunow
Joe and Bertha Corso
Alma’s Cookies
Teresea Baumert
Buckeye CableSystem
John Corso and Family
American Colors, Inc.
Melodie Bayer
Jim and Joyce Buderer
Corso’s Flower and Garden Center
Tina Ammanniti
Sandra Beal
Buderer Drug
Joanne Corwin
Ancora Advisors
Margaret Ann Bechler
Alison Kastor Buirley
Diana Corwin
Anonymous
Brian Beck
Craig and Nancy Bulea
Doris Cowgill
Mike and Chris Antel
R. J. Beck Protective Systems, Inc.
Anna Bundren
Frank and Nettie Cox
Judy Arheit
Linda Becker
Maureen Burger
Jenny Craig
Virgil and Diana Armstrong
David and Diane Belden
Lisa Burkhart
Joan Crawford
Linda Armstrong
Rodney and Anne Belden
Memphis Burns
David Crawford
Ann Arnold
Belle Soiree
Aaron Byington
Mary Ann Creamer
Jane and ChristopherArnold
Bellevue Beverage Center
Byington Construction
Creative Cuisine
Rita Astolfi
Benco
Dr. Scott and Paula Campbell
Crider Quality Jewelers
Andrea and Cesar Avallone
Marlene and AndrewBenko
Sharon Canterbury
Billy and Laura Criscione
AVI Foodsystems, Inc.
Arlyn and Candace Bensch
Canvas Visions
Crosswinds Restaurant and Bar
Thomas and Marilyn Aylward
Roger Benz
Karen Capizzi
Fred and Dottie Crow
Dr. Michael and Patricia Babiuch
Maria Berardi-Nainee
Chris Caputo
Lois Cruise
Hope Baker-Franklin
Berardi’s Family Kitchen
Nikki Carter
Crush Wine Bar
Don Ballah
Terri and Peter Bergman
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
CT Electrical Services
Dr. WilliamBalzer
Jennifer Berhent
Celebrity Cruises
Clark Culbertson
Healthy communities reflect a quality of life – a flourishing
economy, opportunities for an excellent education, safe
environments and outstanding and accessible healthcare
facilities. They are communities where connections exist
among all stakeholders and where participants take an
active role and ownership in creating positive change and
healthy community growth.
Gifts to Firelands Regional Medical Center support numerous
funds within The Foundation for Firelands that provide
a diverse range of programs and services for patients
and their families, support state-of-the-art facilities and
equipment, educate our community members on how to
achieve good health, and ensure you and your family
receive the best care possible. Join us in thanking the
following individuals, organizations, and foundations who,
through their gifts, provided quality care to our community. Larry Aaron
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John Cullen
Kristine Dunlevy
First American Title Insurance
Bill Gosser
James and Johanna Cundari
Jacque Dunn
Company
David Grayson
Sue Cunningham
Kevin and Amy Durbin
Kathie Fischer
Valerie Graziano
Maggie Cut
Michael and Wendy Dyer
Brandy Fitzthum
Great Wolf Lodge
Patty and David Cuthbertson
Tim and Pam Dymond
Fitzthum Boutique
Bruce Greenfield
Connie and Chuck Dagg
Eagle Creek Golf Club
Julie Flesher
Lynn Grenier
Damon’s Sandusky
Mike Eaton
Flex-Temp Employment Services, Inc.
Leon and Ann Groff
Danny Boy’s
Jerry Eberhard
Rene Flores
Groff Funeral Homes
Denando Dante
Mary and Neal Ebert
Scot Flueckiger
Mark and Pamela Gross
Alfred and Robbin Darling
Linda Eckhardt
Flynn, Py & Kruse Co., LPA
Gery and Debbie Gross
Randall and Karen Dasher
Alvin Eckler
Karrah Folk
Dr. Vinay and Lakshmi Gudena
Daughters of American Revolution-
Edgewater Graphics
Jon Foster
Bob and Carol Guerra
Marth Pitkin Chapter
Edgewood Manor Nursing Center
Doug Foster
Jerry and Shannon Guerra
Dave Proy Agency
Sheila Ehrhardt
Foster Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.
Ron and Tracy Guerra
Phyllis Davey
Mary Ehrnsberger
Paul Fox & Sons Excavating, LTD.
Tony and Peggy Guerra
Corey David
Bob Eirons
John and Nanette Frankel
Roger and Debbie Gundlach
Ann Davis
Deb Eisenhauer
Ruth Franklin
Gundlach Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
Cindy Dawson
Emmanuel UCC
Hope Franklin
Dan and Bernice Gust
Ashley Dawson
Enzo’s Car Detailing
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Dennis Haar
Dawson Insurance,Inc
ER - Doc, Inc.
Ladies Auxiliary
Phyllis Haas
Ed Dean
Erie County Cablevision, Inc.
Joshua Frederick
Habitec Security, Inc.
Mike and Doreen DeBlase
Erie County Chamber of Commerce
Craig and Becky Freeman
Norma Haer
Charles and Marlene DeCaro
Erie County Medical Society
Dan and Emily Freitag
Cora Hager
Daryl and Joyce Deering
Erik’s Clothing for Men
Chris French
Hair Illusions Salon
Michael and Sheila Deibert
Roberta Espejo
French Nails and Spa
Rick and Jackie Hakius
Ed and Kelly Deisher
Karen Evans
Albert Fresch
Matt Hall
Jim Delahunt
Steve Evans
Fresch Electric, Inc.
Anthony Hall
Delahunt Appraisal Service
Shelly Everett
Kim Fresch
Desiree Halstead
Shelly Delamatre
Jeffery Ewers
The Sidney Frohman Foundation
Earl and Dorothy Hammond
Brenda Delamatre
The Eye Team
The Frost Parker Foundation
Megan Hanley
Joe Dellasanti
Barbara and Jack Falfas
Dr. WilliamFullam
Peter and Suzanne Hanley
Frank and Cindy Deluca
Sue Fawcett
Gallagher, Gams, Pryor, Tallan
Diane Harder
Pat DeMuth
Jean Feick
& Littrell, L.L.P
Harlequins Community Theater
Dr. Nick and Heidi DenBesten
Sarah Felske
Vickie Gardner
Diana Harple
Kathe Dence
Rick and Wendy Ferrara
Scott Gardner
Chef JesseHarris
Daria Deno
Donna Ferrell
John Garlock, Sr.
Mary Ellen and Jim Hart
David and Carrie DePasquale
Bryan and Katherine Ferres
Dr. Jeff and Mary Garman
Daniel Hartung
Dr. Anthony and Colette DeRiso
Tracie Fetter
Nancy Garris
EdHartung
Kelly Dete
Melissa Fetter
Pablo Gaspar
Hartung Title Agency
Donna Dicarlo
Fifth Third Bank
Marcia Gasteier
Richard and Dicki Hasselbaum
Jim and Kay Dickens
Allyson Finn
Sandy Geiger
Pastor Billy and KathyHatfield
Alvin and Pat Didion
Firelands Electric
Trenda Geller
Rich Heck
Wendy Dobyns
Firelands Regional Medical Center Angela Gentry
Carolyn Helton
Dr. Marc and Dr. Kareem Dolce
Auxiliary
Jamie Geretz
Dana Hemmer-Savage
W. Zack Dolyk
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Michelle Geretz
Shannon Hemmer-Savage
Dolyk & Zeiher
Auxiliary Gift Shops
Dotty Gerger
DeWayne & Tracie Henson
Kevin Donahue
Firelands Regional Medical Center Robin Gerken
Kelly Henson
Mike and Barb Donaldson
Board of Directors and
Ron and Kay Gilbert
Lorene Herb
Don’s Lighthouse
Administration
Margie Gildenmeister
Jillian Herr
The Randolph J. & Estelle M.
Firelands Regional Medical Center James and Cynthia Gingo
Dr. Timothy Herron
Dorn Foundation
Community Outreach Department
Jesse Gingrich
The Joseph and Olive Hert Trust
Kathy Jo Doublin
Firelands Regional Medical Center Girls Night Out Charity Event
Sharon and David Herzer
Maureen Dreschel
Home Health Department
Marcia Goff
David Hewitt
Maureen Dreschel
Firelands Regional Medical Center Gold Standard
Lou Hibbard
Eva Drinkwater
Medical Staff
Golden Rose Florists
Marie Hildebrandt
Stanley and Cheryl Dritz
Firelands Regional Medical Center Roger and Gizelle Gonder
Lisa Hill
Patty Drost
Physical Therapy Department
Joan Gorant
Nate Hindle
Cheryl Dudek
Firelands Symphony Orchestra
Kathy and Nick Gordon
Shenell Hinton
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Our 2011 Generous Benefactors
Ann Hippler
Daniel and Laura Keller
Bob Lawson
Tim and Lisa Mayles
Jean Hoffman
Kellermeyer Company
Sam Layland
Janet Mazany
Nancy Hoffman
Jennifer Kelsch
Barb Leber
Jim and Sue McBride
Adele Hoffman
Chad and Erika Kemp
Hannah and Tom Lendrum
Mike and Carol McCall
Eric and Deanna Hofstatter
Connie Kendrick
P.J.Leslie
Joan McCann
Ellen Hohler
Amber Kennedy
Michael and Colleen Lewis
Jenifer McCarthy
Samuel and Dawn Hohler
Jack and Barb Kenning
Isadore and Elaine Lichtcsien
Matt and May McClure
Ryan Hohman
Jim Kent and Sharon Turini-Kent
Amy Liebenthal
Julie McClure
Pam Holzaepfel
Jim Kent
Tom Lieber
April McCormack
Craig Homegardner
Janet Kerepesi
Nancy Linker
Gina and Jeff McCready
Lisa and Todd Horchler
Dr. Robert Kerro
Gloria Lloyd
Lee and Anne McDermond
Kristi Hottinger
KeyBank National Association
Locksmith’s Hair Studio
The Ronald McDonald House
Ed and Louise Hoty
AeRim Kim
Gina Loiko
Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc.
John and Sherry Hoty
Dr. Kyung H. Kim Family
Alyssa Lombardy
McDonald’s/JOIN Restaurants, LLC
Hoty Enterprises
Suzette Kimball
Kathy Loparo
McDonald’s/TSGS Inc.
Virginia Howard
Jodi Kincaid
Dr. Carlos and Susan Lowell
Donald and Karen McGee
Dan Howell
Janie Kincaid
Joan Luby
Carl and Ann McGookey
Mark Howerth
Kingston of Vermilion
Dan and Tracy Lucas
Jim and Anne McGookey
Jack & Stella Huber
Roger and Vicki Kinney
Theodore Lux
Pete and Holly McGory
Mary Huff
The Kitchen’s Bounty
Lyman Harbor
Dr. W. Patrick and Elaine McGuinn
Linda Huffman
Kiwanis Club of Sandusky
Kula Lynch
Thomas and Patricia McKenna
Angela Hull
Robert Klaiber
Dr. Michael and Terry Lyster
Mary McKillips
Terrence Hunady
Connie and Phil Klausz
Sandra Macioce
Ruth Meade
Huron Ace Hardware
Thomas Klein
Christine and David Mack
Michael Mears
Huron High School
Gary Knaus
The Mack Iron Works Company
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Huron Lagoons Marina
Rochelle Koch
Peggy Mackey
Douglas and Elizabeth Meggitt
Rick and Nancy Hydo
Larry and Loretta Koepp
Denny Maerkisch
Crystal Meisler
Stacy Imbrogno
Dennis and Susan Kopco
Mary Majoy
Jody Meisler
Caren Incorvia
Edward and Delores Krause
John and Marge Manion
Gene Meisler
Invacare
Joseph and Mary Fran Kreidler
Marcy Manion
Chef Jakeb Mejstrik
Island Adventures
Rob Kreimes and Shelly Everett-
Barton and Shellie Manley
Susan Mellet
Ivan and Mary
Kreimes
Leona Mann
Jeff Melson
J Bistro
The Kreimes Co., Inc.
Manny’s Sports Tavern
Dru and Tahnee Meredith
J. B. & Co., Inc.
June Kresser
Shirley Mapus
Merrill Lynch
Dr. Steve and Tami Jackson
Diane Kretschmer
Michael and Lisa Mariani
The Merry-Go-Round Museum
Jennifer Jackway
Kroger
Mark Advertising Inc.
The Charles Merz and Evelyn Scott
Henry and CatherineJacoby
Dr. Robert J. Kromer
Natalia Markelova
Merz Memorial Fund
Karen James
Katherine Kromer
Marsha’s Retail Therapy
Brad and Leslie Mesenburg
Janotta & Herner Inc.
Wendy Kromer
Bruce Martin
Mesenburg Creative Catering
Anna Jasper
Carla Krueger
Lois Martin
Kathy Meyers
Gayle and Rick Jeffrey
Elizabeth Kruse
Patty and Dennis Martin
Linda Meyers
Lee and Sandra Jewett
Kaitlyn Kuns
Linda Mason
Jason Michel
James and Patricia Johns
Andra Kurtz
Dr. Eric and Jody Mast
Don and Dianne Miears
Robert and Doris Johnston
Bill and Debbie Kyle
Bob and Beth Mathews
Ryann Mielke
Jim Johnston
Label Aid, Inc.
Mathews Ford Sandusky Inc.
Dr. Stephen and Joanna Miely
Hal and Elizabeth Jones
Julie Lachowyn
Chris Matijasic
Corrine Mihalic
Tamara Jones
Dr. Elizabeth Hebron and Dr. Paul
Matilda’s
Milan Festivals Inc.
Jeffrey and Deborah Jordan
Laffay
Dorothy Matter
Gina Milkie
K & K Interiors
Sherri LaGrass
The George Matthes Trust
Phyllis Miller
Victor and Evon Kademenos
Lake Front Publications
Margaret Matyok
Eugene and Karen Miller
Kalahari Resorts
Connie and Mark Lamb
Dan and Terry Mautz
B. Jean Miller
Mary Beth Kaser
Lisa and Terry Lanham
Joseph Mautz
Miller Boat Line
Bryan and Emily Kasper
Lincoln LaRose
Jacob Mautz
The Miller Family Revocable Trust
Kasper Auto Group
Thomas LaRose
Tina May
Jackie Milstead
Ted and Denise Kastor
Darrin Lash
Linda May
Laura Mincheff
Dee Dee Keckler
Tom Lasky
Keri and John May
Emily Mira
Deanie Kehres
Greg Laurer
Rufe May
Heather Moccabee
Dr. Daniel and Sharon Kelderhouse
I. Elaine Lawson
George and Barbara Mayer
Modern Nails
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John and Jo Moffitt
Kevin Norman
Tony and Kylie Pooch
Kenneth and Sylvia Ruthsatz
Dr. Judy and Bill Monaghan
North Central EMS
Ana Pool
Jim and Joanne Ruthsatz
Tina and Matt Monarch
North Coast Surgical Associates, Inc.
Samantha Popke
Pamela Ryan
Dan Moncher
North Coast Tax Service
Jeff Postl
Dr. Marty and Kimberly Ryu
Mondo Italiano
North Ohio Heart Center
George and Michele Poulos
S & H Blinds and Floors
Monsoon Lagoon
Northern Ohio Foot and Ankle
Poulos + Schmid Design Group
Neal and Nancy Sabino
Louise Moon
Specialists, LLC
Prestige Fashions
Brian Sabo
Jim and Jo Moore
Northern Ohio Medical Specialists
Jack Pribanic
James and Sherryl Saccardi
Rob and Kathy Moore
Northern Ohio Rural Water
Holly and Joe Price
Sylvia Sackett
Penny Morgan
Norwalk Custodial Service, Inc.
Linda Proctor
Lynn Sackett
Lindsey Morgan
Toni Nossaman
ProMedica Health System
Lois Sage
Pam Morris
O.E. Meyer
Lucy Prosser
Bonnie Saleski
Jennifer Morrow
The Honorable Erich O’Brien
Mike and Sarah Prout
Mary Beth Samstag
Carolyn Mortus
Oglesby Contrruction
Kay and Dave Proy
Stacy Sanchez
Emily Mosley
Ohio Asphalt Maintenance
Gail Pullano
Sandusky Bay Investment Co., Ltd.
Steve and Karen Mossing
Ohio Department of Health
Thomas and Trudy Pusateri
Sandusky Home Interiors Inc.
The Paul Motry Memorial Fund
Ohio National/Caputo & Associates
Charles and Carolyn Rainger
Sandusky Massotherapy
Dr. Chris and MarshaMruk
Ohio Physicans Services
Kevin and Nancy Ralofsky
Sandusky Pediatricians
MT Business Technoligies, Inc.
Duane and Jane Ohly
Donald Rausch
Sandusky Register
Mudpie
Julia Olah
Raymond J. Schaefer, Inc.
The Sandusky/Erie County Community
George and Ann Marie Muehlhauser
Matthew Old
Brenda Reau
Foundation
EJ and Joyce Mulaney
Dr. Tom Olexa
Rin Reed
Sandusky/MCO Area Health
Kathleen Mulvin
Lars Olson
Owen Reed
Education Center, Inc.
Tony and Marisa Munafo
Meghan O’Neil
Lauren Reed
Larry and Sheila Santiago
Dr. Brian Murphy
Ed Opfer
Dr. Amy and J.J. Reese
Kim Sartor
Bridget Murphy
Ron Opfer
Tom Reese
The Shops at Sawmill Creek
Colleen and Pat Murray
Dorothy Osborn
Dr. Dean and Linda Reichenbach
Tom and Linda Scanlon
Susan and John Murray
Gregory and Lynne Otter
Melissa Reinbolt
Scarlett O’Hair Salon and Spa
Cheryl Murray
Dale and Cathy Owens
Reminger Co, LPA
Mandy Schafer
Maureen Mushett
Darlene Paaaina
Paula and Dave Rengel
Amy Schafer
Charles Mushett
Margaret Pahl
Blake Rhoades
Chris Schaffer
Chris Mushett
SunnyPaik
Paul and Linda Ricci
William and Eleanor Scheid
Michael and GeralynMyers
Dennis and Heidi Painter
Dr. Robert and Brenda Rice
Brian Schenk
James and Lois Myers
Panera Bread
Michael Richards
Gary and Carolyn Schimmel
John and Tonya Myers
Jane Parker
Vera Richardson
Leon Schindley
The Mary B. Myers Trust
Ruth Frost Parker
Marla Richardson
Ken and Nanette Schirg
George L. Mylander
Sandy Parker
Stephanie Richter
Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
The Mylander Foundation
Parkvue Healthcare Center
Richard and Marilyn Rider
Sam Schmenk
Maria Nainee
Dr. Christopher and Bethany Parnell
Kendall Riemann
Dr. Mark and Wendy Schmiedl
Connie Napper
Dr. Kenneth and Louanne Parschauer
Dr. David and Dana Riemann
Jennifer Schneidler
Annette Nasonti
Parschauer Eye Center
Sue Rine
Ann Schott
Cathy Nasonti
Kathy Parzynski
John Rios
Scott and Kimberly Schreiner
Mike and Rebecca Nelson
Pat Catan’s Craft Center
Kathyrunn Ritchey
Jim and Bev Schrickel
Sam and Katie Nelson
Cynthia Patterson
James and Dolores Ritzenthaler
Tammy Schroeder
Carol Nelson
Payne Nickles and Company
Marta Roberson
Sherry Schuster
Erin Nesbit
Chapter BE PEO Sisterhood
Kathleen Roberts
Shirley Schwanger
Amy Nevison
Dr. S. Baird and Fifi Pfahl
Marta Robertson
Amy Schweinfurth
Newport Dry Goods
Thomas and Michele Pfrogner
Wilma Marie Robleski
Lisa Schwerer
News 2 You
Doug and Margaret Phares
Rock the House Entertainment Group
Larry and Patricia Sebolt
Liz Newton
John Pheiffer
Christine Rosino
SEI
George and Dr. Susan Newton
Charlotte Pierson
Thomas and Barbara Roth
Teresa Selee
Allen and Diane Nickles
Pine Meadows Farm
Bryce Roth
Judy Selee
Jeannette Nickols
Gary and Danette Piper
John and Juliette Royal
Seneca Medical
Barbara Nielsen
Plato’s Closet
RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Jody and Jim Sennish
Richard and Marcia Ninke
Plum Brook Country Club
Nate and Jackie Rubeck
Colleen Seville
Jason Ninke
Barbara Plymesser
June Rupp
Jackie Sharp
Ninke Lawn Service, Inc.
Chris and Mary Poggiali
Marcia Russ
Patty Sharp
William and Carol Nordholt
Pomona Chocolates
Tiffany Russell
Lori Sharpe
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Our 2011 Generous Benefactors
Norman and Patricia Shaw
John and Amy Springer
Jason Tusing
Wilkes Plumbing and Heating
Dr. Karen Sheehan
Craig and Susan Stahl
U.S. Bank
Carl Will
Dr. W. Scott and Lisa Sheldon
Marlene Stanley
UH Seidman Cancer Center at
Ells and Janice Williams
Patrick and Cam Shenigo
Rose Stanley
Firelands Regional Medical
Joanne Williams
Sherer Construction
Star Lanes
Center Staff
Laura Willis
Sherwin-Williams
Chuck and Julie Stark
Terri Ulery
Sue Wilson
Kim Sherwood
Cynthia Starkey
United Insurance Service
Kathy Wilson
Kitty and Rustin Shields
Mel and Mary Stauffer
Margaret Urban
Nick Wilson
Ryan and Kista Shimer
Stay Connected Internet Sweepstakes
Vacationland Federal Credit Union
Sue Wilson
Lonnie and Patti Shimer
Dr. Lata Stefano
Louis and Jean VanCauwenbergh
Timothy Wise
Laurel Shober
Charlie Steffanni
Dr. Albert and Karen Vargas
Ann Witter
Jerry Shoemaker
Cathy Steffenhagen
Janet Vassallo
Richard and Barbara Wobser
Pat Shoemaker
Gerry Steffenhagen
Veggie U
Tom and Mary Wolf
Jessica Short
Kelly Steffenhagen
Barry and Dixie Vermeeren
Carol and Arthur Wolfe
Tim and Danielle Shrewsberry
Mike Stegman
Cheryl Vickers
Carol and Arthur Wolfe
Thom Siegel
The Sam S. Stein and Rose Stein Mike and Susan Vickery
David and Lois Wolshuck
Aleta Sieger
Foundation
Brenda and James Violette
Dr. Kam and Lo Wong
Thomas Sieler
George and Jamie Steinemann
Mary Lou Viviano
Craig and Darlene Wood
Robert and Christiane Siewert
Stephen C. Miely, DDS, Inc.
David and Ann Voight
Kim Woodruff
Joseph Silardi, Jr.
Becky Stephens
Dave Voight, Jr.
Woods Tall Timber Lake
Robert Simpson
Carol Steuk
Bill and Janet VonKamp
Keli Woods-Jordan
Hope Singleton
Lisa Stevens
Shana and Scott Wainwright
Angie Woodyard
Edwin Sinwald
Sally and RonStewart
Paul and Monica Walderzak
Debra Wright
Nyree Skimin
John and Becki Stock
Fred and Dottie Waldock
Kimberly Wright
Mike Skimin
Janet Stradtman
Erin Waldock
Katherine Wysor
Elizabeth Skirnak
Tony and Lisa Straziuso
Bill and Ara Lou Waldock
Kristin Yerage
Julie Slane
Sheryl and Jim Strbjak
Pamela Wallace
Yianni
Jimmy Slone
Samuel and Marjorie Studer
Walt Disney World Resort
Wayne and Donna Yontz
Ethel Smith
Joanne Suhr
Alvin Wandersleben
Dr. Bo Yoo and Dr. Vicenta
Stephen and Dorothea Smith
Patti Sulkin
Gary Wargowsky
Gaspar - Yoo
Cassie Smith
Sean Sultzbaugh
Bruce and Sharon Warner
Tanya York
Pam Smith
Dr. Gregory and Susan Surfield
Lynne Warnick
Sherry Young
Linda Smith
Lois Svehla
Phyllis Wassner
Karen Young
Lois Smith
Dr. John Swain
Dr. John and Jean Adele Wasylik
Janet Zaibek
Jim and Judy Smith
Deborah Swanson
Gary Weaver
Rheanne Zam
Jeanne Smith
Sweet Kneads
Beth Weichel
John and Lauren Zarvis
Lynn Smith
Keith Sweigert
Jill Weilnau
Bernie and Paula Zeiher
Cassie Smith
Jami Tallman
Erich Weinlander
Kevin and Cathy Zeiher
Snow Trails
Annette Tamburrino
Ladona Weisenberger
Chris Zimmer
Kari Snyder
T.J. Temper
Bennett and Kathleen Welch
Zinc Brasserie
Sonic
The Floriana Family
David Welser
Kelly Zolman
George and Nancy Sortino
The Frost Parker Foundation
Wenco-Castle Inc.
Kenneth and Cynthia Zorn
James and Rosaria Sortino
Lori Theisen
Michelle Wentworth
Mary Zuk
Sortino’s Little Italy Ristoriante
Bryan Thom
Kathy Werner
Lydia Souter
Shirley Thom
The Westwood Group
Southern Title of Ohio, Ltd.
Portia Thompson
Ray Wheeler
Spa Kalahari
Sandra Timple
Timothy and Debra White
Lorri Speer
TNS Insurance Agency, Inc.
Monica White
Linda and David Speer
Lynda Todd
James and Norma Wible
Bob and Martha Speers
Larry Todd
Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook
Karol Spicer
Toft Dairy, Inc.
& Batista Co.
Michael and Joann Spisak
Tricia Tomko
Jean Wieber
Frances Spofford
Carlos and Deema Torres
Leon and Mary EllenWieber
Sporting Enterprises
Touch of the Tropics
The Wightman-Wieber Charitable Jim Spreng
Robert and Sharon Traut
Foundation
Carol Spring
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato
Karen Wikel
David and Jessica Springer
Treska Jewelry
Shannon Wikel
Bill and Alice Springer
Tromi Corporation
Wild E. Coyote, LLC
Kimberly and Jim Springer
Kathleen Trueman
John Wilken
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2011 Memorials
Margaret Amerine by
Anne Cervantes
Linda Chill
Doris Cowgill
Jean Feick
Caren Incorvia
Gayle Jeffrey
RochellsKoch
Linda Mason
Toni Nossaman
Jane Parker
Sandy Parker
Sue Rine
Linda Smith
Janet Stradtman
Patti Sulkin
Kathy Trueman
Debra Wright
Lenora Baxler Andres by
George L. Mylander
Joseph Astolfi by
Rita Astolfi
Kristin Auble by
Mary and Dan Bauer
Dr. Judy and Bill Monaghan
David L. Baker by
Donald Rausch
Dr. Robert Bartholomew by
Michael and Lisa Mariani
Sandusky Pediatricians
Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Donald L. Beckman by
Firelands Regional Medical Center Board of Directors and
Administration
Airica Mae Benko by
Andrew and Marlene Benko
Gerald Blanton by
Carl and Peg Blanton
Wilson Camp by
Mike and Marlene DeCaro
Ervin Carpenter by
George L. Mylander
Lois Carver by
George L. Mylander
Frank Casali by
Dr. Judy and Bill Monaghan
Clyde Cheetham by Margaret Cheetham
Carol N. Cook by
George L. Mylander
James Corwin by Joanne Corwin
H. Jene Cronk by
George L. Mylander
Crystal Y. Cross by Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Charles I. DeCaro by
Mike and Marlene DeCaro
Al Donahue by
Kasper Buick Pontiac
GMC, Inc. John Pheiffer
Bill and Alice Springer
Marlene Sue Donner by
George L. Mylander
Phyllis H. Donovan by
Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Gary L. “Fuzz” Drossman by Brenda and James Violette
Officer Andrew Dunn by
Barbara Nielsen
Cynthia Dunn-Schwanger by
George L. Mylander
Thomas O. Eddy by Brenda and James Violette
Gary Everett by
Sandra Macioce
Lowell Everingham by
George L. Mylander
Kenneth H. Failor by Kenneth and Sylvia Ruthsatz
Robert Feltner by George and Ann Marie
Muehlhauser
Yvonne Houtekier
Ferdinandsen by
Dr. Robert J. Kromer
Violet Floriana by The Floriana Family
Leslie P. Flounders, Jr. by
George L. Mylander
Charles Flowers, Jr. by
Mary and Dan Bauer
Janet Fries by
Dr. Judy and Bill Monaghan
Shirley M. Ginty by
George L. Mylander
Frank Glann by
George L. Mylander
Donal Goff by
Marcia L. Goff
Claudio Gonzalez, Sr. by
Dr. Carlos and Susan Lowell
Anthony “Tony” Gorant by
George L. Mylander
Paula and Dave Rengel
Bill and Alice Springer
Dottie and Fred Waldock
Ronald J. Haer by Norma J. Haer
Virginia Louise Hamlin by
Kathyrunn Ritchey
Janet Schmitz Hohler by
George L. Mylander
Yvonne Houtekier-Ferdinandsen by
Dr. Robert J. Kromer
Carole Johnson by Dr. Judy and Bill Monaghan
Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Richard D. Keller by
George L. Mylander
Bill and Alice Springer
Charles “Chic” Knight by
George L. Mylander
William J. Koehler, Jr. by
James and Cynthia Gingo
Barbara Nielsen
Jacob Kreidler by Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Inga Kreinke by
Mike and Marlene DeCaro
Dr. Michael Leslie by
Dr. Judy and Bill Monaghan
Brenda and James Violette
George Lichtle by Dr. E.Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Margaret Jane Linz by
George L. Mylander
Brenda and James Violette
Dr. Donald Loeffler by
Erie County Medical Society
Firelands Regional Medical Center Medical Staff
Roger and Vicki Kinney
George L. Mylander
UH Seidman Cancer Center at
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Staff
Brenda and James Violette
Carol and Arthur Wolfe
Marge Mahnami by James and Nancy Rogers
James Mann by
Leona Mann
Joan Freitas McCutcheon by
George L. Mylander
Carolyn “Mitch” Mitchell by Firelands Regional Medical Center
1 South Employees
Diane Harder
Dorothy Matter
David Montgomery by
Shenell Hinton
Christine Moretz by Carol and Arthur Wolfe
George M. Muehlhauser, III by Nancy Hoffman
Dr. Robert J. Kromer
Connie and Mark Lamb
George L. Mylander
Barbara Nielsen
Paula and Dave Rengel
Bill and Alice Springer
Brenda and James Violette
Tom and Mary Wolf
Joyce Ann Mueller by
George L. Mylander
Michael T Murray by
George L. Mylander
Dr. E.Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Betty AnnNeiding by
George L. Mylander
Ruth Nemitz by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Auxiliary
George L. Mylander
Robert C. Niehm, Sr. by
George L. Mylander
Opal Ninke by
Richard and Marcia Ninke
Dr. George Pasterakby
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Medical Staff
Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Brenda and James Violette
George H. Plymesser by
Barbara Plymesser
Ruth B. Poeschl by
Sylvia Ruthsatz
Shelley Lynn Roesch by
Ana Pool
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2011 Memorials
Marcia Rollheiser by
Jean Alcala
Sue Andres
Janet Arnold
Lisa Benkey
Jennifer Blankenship
Pam Bressler
Kathy Brotzki
Sue Brown
Nancy David
Donna Ellis
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Community Outreach Department
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Medical Records and Transcription Department Fun
Committee
Karrie Fleetwood
Lupe Gessner
Marty Greenham
Wendy Hammersmith
Kellie Harris
Maria Hayes
Marsha Hessler
Dianne Hillman
Nancy Holland
Nicole Houseman
Fran Jagel
Charla Krebs
Cathy Mayle
Andrea McPeek
Ann McVetta
Jaynee Meisler
Pat Pepitone
Charlotte Pierson
Tammy Robinette
Thomas and Barbara Roth
Greta Selvey
Lois Smith
Susan Smith
Janet Sprow
Cynthia Starkey
Brenda and James Violette
Pam Wallace
Mary Wolff
Elaine Wuensche
Kelley Wyatt
Marsha Yeager
E. J. Zenk
Reverend John Stovall by
John Rosino by
George L. Mylander
Lee and Anne McDermond
Anna Mae Thomas by
James Rupp by
George L. Mylander
June Rupp
Ann Dauch Von Gruenigen by
Eleanor Fowler Scheid by
George L. Mylander
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Board of Directors
Carl Vonthron by
and Administration
Brenda and James Violette
Dr. Robert J. Kromer
George L. Mylander
Helen K. Wahlers by
Barbara Nielsen
George L. Mylander
Paula and Dave Rengel
Bill and Alice Springer
Peter Walderzak by
Carol Steuk
Margaret Ann Bechler
Brenda and James Violette
Julia Beverick
Darryl and Mikki Brundage
Harland Jay Schoewe by
Gina Chicotel and Sarah,
Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Shannon, Nikki and Lara
Bill and Alice Springer
Samara Chodosh
Lesley Corso
Michael C. Schwiefert by
Randall and Karen Dasher
George L. Mylander
David and Carrie DePasquale
Mary Ann Sennish by Stanley and CherylDritz
Gallagher, Gams, Pryor, Tallan
Dr. Judy and Bill Monaghan
& Littrell, L.L.P.
George L. Mylander
Lorene Herb
Virginia Howard
Joseph Silardi by
Jack and Stella Huber
William and Carol Nordholt
Mary Huff
Joseph Silardi, Jr.
Robert Klaiber
James L. Singler, Sr. by Diane Kretschmer
Robert and Tracey Lee
George L. Mylander
Janet Mazeny
Lewis Smallwood by Phyllis Miller
E.J. & Joyce Mulaney
Firelands Regional Medical Center Gregory and Lynne Otter
Legal Services Department
Payne, Nickles and Company
Doug and Liz Meggitt
Dr. and Mrs. S. Baird Pfahl
George L. Mylander
Marilyn Rider Rider
Bill and Alice Springer
Tom and Linda Scanlon
Brenda and James Violette
Amy Schweinfurth
Robert and Christiane Siewert
Donald E. Smith by
Bob and Martha Speers
Ethel L. Smith
Maryann Stange
Jeanne Smith
Toledo Optical Laboratory Inc.
Helen E. Stonerook by Robert and Sharon Traut
Paul and Monica Walderzak
George L. Mylander
Bruce and Sharon Warner
Phyllis Wassner
Doug Wieber by
Jean Wieber
Brenda Stockett Williams by
Thomas and Susan Coe
Firelands Regional Medical Center Housekeeping Department
Jean Wimmer by
George L. Mylander
Marcus Wimmer by
George L. Mylander
Dr. E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Norman F. Winkel by
George L. Mylander
Dr. Don J. Young by
George and Ann Marie
Muehlhauser
Karen Young
“Memories are the stars that brighten our dreams.”
Sharon Repp
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2011 Tributes
Dr. Michael Cunningham by
Dr. James Gallagher by Dr. David Morris by
Dr. Charanjit Ahluwalia by
Phyllis Davey
Thomas and Trudy Pusateri
Julia Olah
Alvin Eckler
Donna Ferrell
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Firelands Regional Medical Center
George L.Mylander by
Home Health Department
Home Health Department
Dr. Robert J. Kromer
Dr. Nicole Danner by Rosemary Lizzi
Chuck and Lois Wolshuck
Margaret Matyok
Dr. Jeff Garman by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dr. Shavinder Ahluwalia by
Dr. Karl Oberer by
Dr. Anthony DeRiso by
Home Health Department
Firelands Regional Medical Center
John Garlock, Sr.
Joseph and Mary Fran
Eugene and Karen Miller
Home Health Department
Margaret Matyok
Kreidler
Jean and Louis VanCauwenbergh
Rosemary Lizzi
DonaldRausch
Dr. John Parschauer by
Wayne and Donna Yontz
All Firelands Regional Medical
Dr. Vanessa Gibson by
Margaret Matyok
Center Medical Staff by
Trenda Gellar
Dr. Sandra Emery-Weaver by
Mary and Dan Bauer
Joseph and Mary Fran Kreidler
Dr. Ken Parschauer by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Margaret Matyok
Home Health Department
Community Outreach Department
Dr. Vinay Gudena by
Dr. Panju Prithviraj by
John and Tonya Myers
Louise Moon
Dr. Michael Felter by
Robert and Doris Johnston
Bill and Alice Springer
Timothy and Debra White
Gloria Lloyd
Dr. Leonardo Que by
Dr. Christopher Avendano by
Dr. RobertHill by
Henry and Catherine Jacoby
Donald and Joan Finneran by
John Garlock, Sr.
Carl and Peg Blanton
UH Seidman Cancer Center at
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dr. Amy Reese by
Firelands Regional Medical
Dr. Dina Bauer by
Home Health Department
Erie County Medical Society
Center Staff
Margaret Matyok
Mel and Mary Stauffer
John and Juliette Royal
Richard and Barbara Wobser
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dr. Brian Baxter by
Pam Ryan by
by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dr. Hassan Ibrahim by
Chapter BE PEO Sisterhood
Lois Chupa
Home Health Department
Margaret Matyok
Lena Clary
Dr. W. Scott Sheldonby
Dr. Martin Beerman by Joe and Bertha Corso
Dr. Fredric Itzkowitz by Jean Miller
Pablo Gaspar
Margaret Matyok
Jean Miller
Dennis Haar
Tim Shrewsberry by
Louise Moon
James and Patricia Johns
Joseph and Mary Fran Kreidler
Dr. Andrew Bejarano by
Thomas LaRose
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dr. Steve Jackson by
Dr. Gregory Surfield by
John and Tonya Myers
Home Health Department
Louise Moon
Louise Moon
Jack Pribanic
James and Delores Ritzenthaler
Dr. James Berry by
Dr. Richard Keller by
Dr. Hilary Timmis by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Margaret Cheetham
Joseph and Mary Fran Kreidler
Home Health Department
Chuck and Carolyn Rainger
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Tom and Barb Roth
Corporate Health by
T. J. Todd by
Dr. Dale Braun by
John and Juliette Royal Dr. David J. Grayson
Larry Todd
Theodore Lux
Margaret Urban
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dr. Mourhaf Traboulssi by
Dr. Pau Bruner by
Dr. Kari Ketvertis by
Emergency Room Staff by
John Garlock, Sr.
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Roger and Gizelle Gonder
Helen Holl
Home Health Department
Dr. PatrickTupa by
Dr. Gary Kresge by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
John Garlock, Sr.
Dr. William Bruner by Heart and Vascular Institute by
Margaret Matyok
Dr. Robert Vaschak by
James and Lois Myers
Craig and Nancy Bulea
Dr. Eugene Kubitz by Firelands Regional Medical Center Home
Mary Ehrnsberger
Health Department
Dr. Darrin Bunting by Edward and Delores Krause
Gloria Lloyd
Mary McKillips
Jill Weilnau
Mary McKillips
Larry and Patricia Sebolt
Dr. Brett Kuns by
Edwin Sinwald
Dr. Daniel Cadigan by Norma J. Haer
Dr. Thomas Williamson by
Jamie and Jason Geretz and
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Fred and Dottie Crow
family
Lakeside Heart and Lung Center
Pulmonary Rehab Nurses by
Firelands Regional Medical Center Home
Staff by
Owen Reed
Health Department
Dr. Marsha Cooper by
Trenda Gellar
Bill and Eleanor Scheid
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Home Health Department
Dr. Eric Mast by
Rehabilitation by
Dr. Kam Wong by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Lois Svehla
John and Lauren Zarvis
Dr. Jessica Crow by
Home Health
Lois Martin
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dr. Jim Wysor by
Dr. W. Patrick McGuinn by
Surgery Department by
Firelands Regional Medical Center Home
Dr. Donald Cundiff by Timothy and Debra White
Louise Moon
Health Department
Gary and Margaret Brainard
Shirley Mapus
Craig and Nancy Bulea
Dr. Judy Monaghan by Dr. Susan Gallagher by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Earl and Dorothy Hammond
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dr. Bo Yoo by
Home Health Department
Home Health Department
Louise Moon
June Rupp
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2011 Financial Statement
Our Income
This financial statement reflects the 2011 operating results for Firelands Regional Medical Center.
Revenue from 50,474 patient days of service
provided to 9,659 patients....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... $204,398,347
Revenue from supporting services and care rendered for
Ambulatory, Emergency Department, Home Health and
other Outpatient Services ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................$300,960,544
Total revenue from these services.................................................................................................................................
$505,358,891
Less
Hospital contractual adjustments to
third party payors............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................($ 288,274,117)
Cost of care underwritten for persons without the ability to
pay for their hospital services............................................................................................................................................................................................................... ($16,303,967)
Net revenue from patient services..................................................................................................................................
$200,780,807
Plus
Other operating revenue.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. $ 10,794,996
Total Operating Revenue.....................................................................................................................................................................
$211,575,803
Our Expenses
Salaries, wages and employee benefits...........................................................................................................................................................................................$ 96,517,772
Supplies, purchased services and general expenses......................................................................................................................................................$ 83,098,292
State of Ohio imposed Franchise Fee.................................................................................................................................................................................................$ 1,738,567
Depreciation................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................$ 15,082,152
Interest expense..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... $ 5,636,525
Total Operating Expenses....................................................................................................................................................................................
$202,073,308
Our Results
$ 9,502,495
Operating Margin as a Percentage of Total Operating Revenue........................................................................ 4.49%
Operating Margin...................................................................................................................................................................................................
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2011 Statistical Highlights
Admissions........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9,659
Deliveries.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................704
Patient Days of Service
Adult and Pediatric.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 49,039
Nursery..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1,435
Total Patient Days of Service.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................50,474
Average Length of Stay (days).............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5.2
Ambulatory Service Visits
Emergency Department......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47,834
Outpatient Visits........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 217,714
Surgical Cases
Operating Room Minutes..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................644,519
Surgery Cases.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................14,362
Active Medical Staff..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 150
Does not include Courtesy, Consulting or Allied Practitioners Medical Staff members
Employees.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1,975
Medical Residents, Interns and Students................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55
Medical residents, interns and students annually receive clinical training and practical experience at Firelands Regional Medical Center
in the areas of Allergy Medicine, Anesthesiology, Bariatric Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dermatology, Endocrinology,
ENT/OTOL, ER, FP, Diabetes Management/FP, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Hematology/Oncology, Hospice/Palliative Care,
Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, OMM, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain
Management, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Plastic Surgery, PMR, Podiatry, Psych, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Radiology, Rheumatology,
Sports Medicine, General Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery Volunteer Hours.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................26,457
Community Benefit...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................$30,600,000
Includes Charity Care, Unpaid Costs of Public Programs, Subsidized Health Services, Medical Education Programs, Patient Education
and Homecare, In-Kind Donations, and Health Education and Outreach
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Connecting The D ts
For Endocrine And Diabetes Care
Firelands Regional Medical Center Endocrine and Diabetes
Center for Advanced Care opened its doors in September
of 2011, providing the region’s first and only comprehensive
program for patients with Endocrine and Diabetes conditions.
Treating over 10,000 patients in its first year of operation
with the need continuing to grow, the Center provides
evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management
of endocrine and diabetes conditions.
Under the direction of Ahmad F. Sabbagh, MD,
Endocrinologist & Lipidologist and Jean T. S. Feick, MSN,
CNP, CDE, Certified Adult Nurse Practioner and Certified
Diabetes Educator, both with Firelands Physician Group,
patients with hormone diseases such as diabetes, metabolic
disorders, thyroid disease, and hypertension can now be
cared for in Sandusky.
“75% of our patients are overweight, with a Body Mass
Index between 25 and 30, or obese, with a Body Mass
Index of 30 or more. As a population, we have become too
sedentary, and our diet is too high in sugar, fat and salt,
leading to growing levels of disease that could have been
avoided,” says Dr. Sabbagh. “In our office, we take diabetes
very seriously. We are strong patient advocates, providing
education and information so individuals can do all they
can for a healthy life. ”
Jean Feick, the Center’s Certified Diabetes Educator explains,
“The A1C test (glycated hemoglobin) measures your average
blood glucose level over the previous two to three months.
In the Endocrine and Diabetes Center for Advanced Care,
an A1C of seven percent or higher is not tolerated.”
Portion Sizes for a healthy lifestyle:
Food:
Portion Size:
Vegetables or fruit
Baseball
Rice, pasta, chips or Rounded handful
pretzels
Meat, poultry or fish Deck of Cards
16
Dried fruit or nuts
Golf ball
Ice cream
Tennis ball
Baked potato
Computer mouse
Peanut butter
Thumb tip
Cheese
6 dice
Feick says if patients can keep their A1C levels under seven
percent, this reduces the risk of complications and other
health issues. She assures patients that their journey to
better health and managing their diabetes is not one they
will walk alone.
“Our staff stays with our patients every step of the way,
providing encouragement, information and methods to
achieve their health goals,” she says.
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney
disease, and other health issues. According to the Erie
County Health Department 2008 Community Assessment,
10% of Erie County adults had been diagnosed with
diabetes.
In addition to treating diabetes, the Center also provides:
• Screening for thyroid cancer, hypo- or hyperthyroidism
• Treatment for osteoporosis and determination of whether
oral, IV infusion, or subjanctaneous injections will
provide the best treatment for the patient
• Treatment of male reproductive hormone issues
• Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (whose
complications include insulin resistance, obesity
and infertility)
• Management of inpatient diabetes
• Glucose management for all open-heart patients to
improve healing and decrease the risk of complications.
Dr. Sabbagh dreamt of becoming an Endocrinologist in high
school, due to his family’s background of obesity and high
cholesterol.
“We all need to get active, eat healthily, control our portion
sizes, and treat diabetes early and aggressively to prevent
heart disease. Make sure you have routine visits to your
primary care physicians, and if you find that you have any
abnormalities with your hormones, we’re here to help you.”
Firelands Regional Medical Center Endocrine and Diabetes
Center for Advanced Care is located at 1221 Hayes Avenue,
Suite F, Sandusky. To schedule an appointment, please call
419-557-6990.
According to the Erie County Health Assessment
Report for 2011/2012 commissioned by the Erie
County Board of Health in cooperation with the
Firelands Regional Medical Center:
In Erie county:
28% were diagnosed with High Blood Pressure
31% have High Blood Cholesterol
18% diagnosed with Cancer at some time in
their life
13% diagnosed with Diabetes
13% diagnosed with Asthma
Weight:
66% overweight or obese
31% Obese
35% Overweight
*Youth: 19% obese
11% overweight
Connecting The D ts
For A Healthier Community
A hospital has always been a place where people receive
medical, surgical, or psychiatric care, provided by a team
of physicians, surgeons, nurses, and medical professionals.
In recent years, the healthcare field has seen emerging
trends in preventive care and disease management
outcomes by targeting different at-risk populations. As a
response to this overall trend, the Community Outreach
Department has hired Angela Brickner as the Population
Health Nurse to help to educate people and improve the
health of the populations that live and work in this region.
“We have many at-risk populations right here in Erie
County facing obesity, cardiovascular disease, weight
management, diabetes, cancer, asthma, and chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),” she said. “By
acting as a liaison between those at-risk populations and
community organizations that can help to improve their
health, Firelands is proactively collaborating with area
stakeholders to unite our community’s resources for the
sake of wellness.”
Angela is currently working with the Northwest Affiliate
of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to implement the Komen
SPICE (Support, Prevention, Intervention, Community
Education) project. The purpose of the SPICE project is to
reduce mortality from breast cancer in African American
residents of Erie County. Currently, African American
women are more likely to discover breast cancer in later
stages of the disease, making their outcomes worse than
other populations may experience. The program provides
the full continuum of care through providing educational
outreach, screening mammography, diagnostic testing,
treatment, follow-up and survivorship activities.
Angela is enthused at the future of the population health
initiative because she believes that each day a person is
well provides benefit not only to that individual, but also
to the community. A healthy population takes less sick
days, obtains more education, stays on the job more and
contributes to making our community stronger.
Angela commented, “There are so many ways to put
prevention measures in place that will increase well days
on the job for area employees, decrease the cost of
medical care, and increase the number of days healthy
children are in school receiving education. Our region
offers quality resources that have not been fully utilized to
optimize residents’ health.”
The 2008 Erie County Health Assessment demonstrated that
in cardiovascular disease alone, area residents experienced
a 26% mortality rate. Through working collaboratively with
area organizations to increase efforts to get adults and
children more active and educate people on good nutrition,
improved health will expand into the population.
“Everybody likes to feel good and be healthy,” says Angela.
“Having the ability to impact the wellness of our community
in a proactive manner is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
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Connecting The D ts
For A Comprehensive Team Approach
To Neck And Back Pain
Firelands Regional Medical Center Spine Center opened in
2011 and provides the area’s only team-based approach for
comprehensive spine care, all in one convenient location.
Staffed by physiatrists, neurosurgeons, physical medicine
physicians and physical therapists, the Spine Center Team
brings a patient-centered approach to treating back and
neck pain. Conceived in 2007 by Dr. Bo Hyun Yoo, a
Neurosurgeon with Erie Neurosurgery & Associates, Dr.
Yoo wanted to institute a multidisciplinary approach to
treatment for people who have neck and back pain.
Dr. Yoo shared his vision with the Medical Center’s
Administration, and the concept was enthusiastically
embraced. After years of strategic planning, working with
the Medical Center Administrative Team and the physicians
at Firelands Physician Group, Firelands Regional Medical
Center Spine Center concept was developed and The
Spine Center started seeing patients in May of 2011.
Recognizing that each patient’s physical challenges are
unique, the team of skillfully trained spine specialists
collaborates to develop a personalized treatment plan for
each individual, leveraging both state-of-the-art surgical
and non-surgical options. Providing neurosurgery services,
physical medicine services, electrodiagnostics and physical
therapy services, the multidisciplinary team at Firelands
Regional Medical Center Spine Center works together to
ensure each patient receives the best possible spine care.
The caliber of this service and the Spine Center is
exceptional. In fact, recently, Firelands Regional Medical
Center was recognized by HealthGrades as #1 in Ohio
for Spine Surgery. This ranking places Firelands Regional
Medical Center above ALL other hospitals in Ohio.
Matt Hamlin, Physical Therapist with Tim Parker
Located in Sandusky and offering a satellite office in Port
Clinton, the Spine Center is able to meet the needs of the
north central Ohio population suffering from debilitating
spine conditions. The Spine Center team is comprised
of Bo Hyun Yoo, MD, Neurosurgeon; Dale E. Braun, MD,
Neurosurgeon; Vicenta Gaspar-Yoo, MD, MBA, Physiatrist;
Christopher E. Parnell, DO, Physiatrist; Sonya Kuhar, MD,
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; and Matt Hamlin, PT,
ATC, CWCE, Physical Therapist.
“The best feature of the Spine Center is every patient receives
personalized care and a coordinated treatment plan, allowing
patients to recuperate at the right pace for them in a safe manner,” 18
– Dr. Vicenta Gaspar-Yoo
Connecting The D ts
For State-Of-The-Art Technology
The community, the people, the professionals, the
technology. Technology is the connection that gives our
staff the tools necessary to offer YOU advanced procedures
and treatments- close to YOUR home. When it comes to
diagnosing breast cancer, Firelands Regional Medical
Center stands ahead of the curve with technology that
helps you achieve better health.
Every day physicians, healthcare staff and community
advocates strive to educate people about breast cancer
prevention and self-exams. According to the Susan G.
Komen Foundation, mammograms provide the best clinical
screening available for detecting breast cancer, but not
all breast cancer is the same. In 2011, Dr. Fred Itzkowitz,
on the medical staff at Firelands Regional Medical Center,
became the first physician in Ohio to utilize Radioactive
Seed Localization to assist in performing surgery on
breast lesions not detected by physical examination, but
found through mammogram screening. According to Dr.
Itzkowitz, surgeons would biopsy suspicious lesions after a
mammogram, using wires manually placed in the breast.
The wires would provide a visual pathway to follow to the
area in need of removal or biopsy. Yet, this system was
uncomfortable for patients and could be difficult to use for
the surgeon.
Now, Dr. Itkowitz and his team place a radioactive seed
the size of a small piece of mechanical pencil lead into
the area where the lesion is located. Even though the seed
has no more radioactive material in it than you would be
exposed to in your daily life, it has enough to be read by
a radioactively sensitive meter. This meter locates the seed
and allows Dr. Itzkowitz any number of pathways to the
area, making it easier and more comfortable for everyone.
“Using this system to find the lesion is less traumatic for the
patient, both mentally and physically, because you don’t
have a wire hanging out,” Itzkowitz said. “It also leads to
faster healing and less tissue destruction because I can
choose to incise in a more convenient location, closer to
the lesion, than the previous system allowed.”
Fredric Itzkowitz, DO recently received training
in radioactive seed localization for non palpable
breast lesions at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minnesota. Dr. Itzkowitz and Firelands Regional
Medical Center are licensed by the Ohio
Department of Health Bureau of Radiation
Protection to use the seeds for localization.
When Dr. Itzkowitz first learned of this new surgical aid, he
was surprised to find out no other medical center in Ohio
had applied for approval of the technique. He and his staff
were charged with writing the protocol that would be used
by other institutions throughout the state.
In less than two years, the physicians and staff of
Northcoast Surgical Associates have utilized the seeds
on numerous patients (not just those with breast health
concerns) and have found that the method is well-received
by patients and produces better outcomes from surgery. In
the future, the team hopes to increase the scope of usage
for the radioactive seeds and integrate it as an essential
part of the advanced care provided to patients at Firelands
Regional Medical Center.
Radioactive seed localization involves
implanting radioactive seeds the size of a
grain of rice into the affected area of the
breast to mark the precise site of the lesion.
Advantages
the surgeon a more direct route to
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Connecting The D ts
To Take Flight for a Good Cause
The Foundation for Firelands held its first “Hearts in Flight”
fundraiser on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in the Main
Hangar at Griffing Flying Services in Sandusky. This unique
black-tie event benefitted cardiac patients at the Firelands
Regional Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute. The
proceeds from this event enabled the Medical Center to
purchase two new pieces of exercise equipment for the
Cardiac Rehab patients. Previously, individuals undergoing
cardiac rehabilitation only had access to two of these hightech machines, limiting the number of people who could
use the equipment and length of workout available for
each patient. Due to the popularity of the equipment and
the total body workout provided in a stable environment, it
became clear additional equipment would be beneficial
for the community.
“Patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation have different
needs when it comes to exercise” explains Tina Ammanniti,
Area Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Services. “The fact
that this piece of equipment works both the arms and legs
ultimately speeds up the recovery process.”
Cardiac rehabilitation is vital for all patients with cardiac
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diseases. While in the program, patients acquire exercise
skills like proper breathing, stretching and other techniques
to build muscle and grow cardiac strength. Program
participants also learn how to make lifestyle changes,
which includes incorporating healthy foods into their diet
and exercising regularly.
What makes the cardiac rehab program at Firelands so
unique is the amazing support system that patients find
within the center. Patients undergoing cardiac rehab
encourage and inspire each other every day. During their
road to recovery, patients often build lasting bonds.
“We have some patients that have been here for 15 years,
just because of the friendships they have made,” Ammanniti
adds. “The community aspect is truly incredible.”
The Foundation for Firelands has also raised funds to
purchase a very important piece of equipment called
Lifenet for the Firelands Regional Medical Center Heart
and Vascular Institute and Emergency Department. In the
case of an emergency, the Lifenet system is able to transmit
information from the ambulance (EMS) to the Emergency
Room physician and the Firelands Heart and Vascular
Institute instantaneously, so the patient can be treated
immediately upon arrival to Firelands.
“Words cannot describe how thankful I am for the people
that support us. The donations have made an impact on
so many lives,” says Ammanniti. “Time is muscle in treating
heart attacks, and area residents can be grateful to donors
for supporting these causes.”
Tina Ammanniti, along with the entire cardiac services
staff, would like to thank the many generous donors to The
Foundation for Firelands for their continued support.
Time is Muscle:
When you are having a heart attack, every
second counts. That is why the team at
Firelands Regional Medical Center Heart and
Vascular Institute works hard to get you in
the door and into coronary intervention. The
American College of Cardiology’s standard of
a 90-minute “door to balloon” time (the time
between when a heart attack patient enters
the Emergency Room and when they are
treated). In fact, the care team at Firelands
Regional Medical Center performs better than
the standard, averaging a 65-minute door to
balloon time, because time really is muscle.
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Connecting The D ts
To Club Out Cancer
On June 25, 2012, 148 local golfers came to the
“Caddyshack” Open sponsored by KeyBank at
Plum Brook Country Club to participate in some
healthy competition and also support local
cancer patients. Hosted by The Foundation for
Firelands, this golf tournament was based off
of the comedy, “Caddyshack.” From cheesy 80’s
attire to “Caddyshack” impersonators, this golf
outing was both enjoyable and beneficial to a
local cause. The event raised $55,000 for the
Cancer Program fund of The Foundation for Firelands, which
helps cancer patients right here in the local community.
“What makes this unique golf outing so inspirational is
the overwhelming turnout of local people who sincerely
want to help local cancer patients,” said Alice Springer,
Director of Development. “The compassion starts with the
event committee under the leadership of Christine Mack,
Development Coordinator. This year’s event committee
included Tom Bollenbacher, Alex Cruey, Kathie Fischer, Robin
Grathwol, Megan Hanley, Peggy Hassinger, Stacy Imbrogno,
Ted Kastor, Diana Lundy, Rene Mihalic, Dan Moncher, Eric
Morgan, Dr. Amy Reese, J.J. Reese, Tom Smerillo and Craig
Stahl. This incredible committee secured sponsorships and
donated items from over 75 organizations and individuals,
fielded 148 golfers, and recruited 49 area high school
golfers to forecaddie for the event. It’s heart-warming that
so many people came out in support of the Cancer
Program Fund.”
The Cancer Program Fund is the most widely-used fund
at Firelands Regional Medical Center. It provides many
amenities to support cancer patients and their families,
such as stress relief therapies, medication assistance,
transportation, and educational programs.
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Participants had a blast on the golf course.
Winners of different divisions of the event
included: David Springer, Brad Zura, Jody
Grimes, Tim Belden, Shannon Overmyer,
Greg Silloway, Mike Repass, and Paul
Drossman. Paul Koch and Beth Mathews won
the longest drive contests. One of the most
exciting moments was made by Craig Soule,
whose 165 yard shot landed within three feet
of the hole for a chance to win $100,000!
Golfing was not the only competition taking
place at the “Caddyshack” Open. Well-dressed participants
racked up various awards, such as: Most Authentic – Jack
Falfas; Craziest Pants for Women – Amy Reese, MD; Craziest
Pants for Men – Tod Phillips; Best Team Costume – Ted
Kastor, Dan Cobb, Derek Guerra and Rob Harst.
Along with the participants who golfed in the tournament,
a total of 46 sponsors, including Mathews Ford and Kasper
Auto Group, helped to make the event possible. Kasper
Auto Group held a Hole-in-One contest that provided hours
of fun for the crowd. In addition to the sponsors, caddies
from Huron, Sandusky, Margaretta, Sandusky Central
Catholic, Clyde, Edison, and Perkins High Schools provided
their services to golfers on the green. Huron golf coach,
Tom Bollenbacher, and Edison golf coach, Shayne Fischer,
offered to hit golfers’ tee shots on two holes in exchange
for a donation to The Foundation for Firelands Cancer
Program Fund.
“It is great to see these people having so much fun while
the proceeds are going to a great cause,” Springer said.
The 2013 “Caddyshack” Open is scheduled for June 24. If
you would like to participate, please secure your spot in
advance. For more information, call 419-557-7152.
Connecting The D ts
Volunteers Help Others With Gifts of Time
The volunteers at Firelands Regional Medical
Center give a precious gift - their time. During
2011, volunteers at Firelands made a gift of 26,457
hours to provide quality care to our community.
These individuals are essential members of our
healthcare team, dedicated to providing the
highest quality of care to our patients and the
community. The kind-hearted people listed below
serve in departments throughout the hospital,
filling a variety of positions ranging from patient
care services to office duties. Whether working
directly with patients or in a non-patient area,
the services provided by volunteers at Firelands
Regional Medical Center contribute to the overall
quality of care provided and make a significant
difference in the lives of our patients.
Benny T. Adams
Diane S. Adams
Heather R. Amezquita
Trudie Anderson
Patricia A. Artino
Joyce K. Baaske
Betsy S. Baerenklau
Gary F. Baerenklau
Tracey M. Baker
James E. Balduff
Sherryl L. Balduff
Waneida R. Barney
Jamie L. Bartlett
Caitryna L. Beatty
Don Beckman
Marilyn A. Beckman
Betty K. Behlmer
Theresa L. Behrends
Givoanni A. Bendetta
Kyle L. Biglin
Amy L. Bower
Wendi L. Boyes
Ruth W. Brandle
Michael S. Brennan
Charles Briehl
Mary A. Brown
Patricia Bruggeman
Earlene J. Butler
Lois A. Camp
Morgan N. Capucini
Ann W. Cassidy
Patricia A. Cassidy
Margaret Cheetham
Leanna R. Chesser
Kathie K. Chlepciak
Beverly A. Christy
William F. Christy
Marla K. Chudy
Anita S. Codeluppi
Ingrid Coiffard
Jennifer M. Collart
Elder Coral
Jim Cremean
Marjorie Cremean
Janet A. Croom
Justin T. Cudnik
Juli K. Dagg
Ann L. Daniel
Armelle C. DeRiso
Colette D. DeRiso
Noelle M. DeRiso
Dennis L. Deitenbeck
Sibyl A. Dendinger
Christy R. Dickman
Roger W. Dodd
Caprishion N. Durr
Kay B. Eash
Pauline Edens
Dolly A. Ehrhardt
Melissa K. Erdman
Bonnie M. Faber
Ben C. Falknor
Joseph M. Fantozzi
Trudie A. Ferguson
Kathy Fitz
Kathy D. Fitz
Meredith L. Fogg
Nancy A. Foor
Harriett A. Foos
Mary Ann Fox
Holly E. Francis
Mary Lou Franks
Janet L. Freehling
Elder M. Fronk
Natalie Gardner Kraus
John L. Garlock, Sr.
Peg Garvin
Donna Gauman
Jack S. Girard
Chris Goodman
Agnes M. Gosser
Dorothy A. Gowdy
Donna J. Greulich
Elizabeth R. Growel
Nancy L. Gruver
Jean Gundlach
Roger E. Hahn
Steven C. Hale
Becky J. Hall
Drew Hanley
Marilyn C. Hansen
Ritchey F. Hansen
Akeeba M. Harris
Rol Hart
Pam S. Hartung-Kellem
Pamela J. Hatmaker
Brandi L. Heidl
Virginia Herhold
Patty J. Higgins
Carrie Himmelman
Kayla T. Hinton
Michael T. Hoffman
Helen J. Holl
Joanne Hosey
Judith A. Hoskin
William E. Hoskin
Patricia Howard
Gwen D. Hufnagle
Robert J. Icsman
Olivia Imbrogno
Mattie R. Irby
Gladys L. Janssen
Veronica A. Johnson
Walt R. Johnson
Ellen L. Jones
Helen M. Keilman
Samantha L. Kellem
Grace L. Keller
Sharon L. Kendall
Donna J. Kieffer
Robert M. Kieffer
Leslie E. King
Tom N. Kirby
Janice M. Klenk
Sophie C. Knauer
Kathy A. Koehn
Amber N. Kuns
Tiffany A. LaCourse
Shirley N. Langdon
Sharon L. Lentz
Peggy A. Lenyo
Linda F. Lombard
Ann M. Losey
Naomi P. Lowery
Mary Ann Lublow
Elizabeth A. Luipold
Karen R. Mann
Rosemary A. Mantey
Shirley A. Mapus
Dane L. Mark
Elder Marshall
Richard H. Marshall
Meranda L. Mathis
Renetta A. Matso
Bev L. Matthews
Tre’Maine McCarty
Jim S. McClain
April L. McCormack
Mary E. McDonald
Davina F. McEwen
Alexa R. McGuire
Megan E. McNulty
Nancy J. McPeek
Jean G. Mees
Lesley A. Miely
Jean Miller
Trent Miller
Bud Mitchell
Casandra L. Moment
Connie J. Montgomery
Deborah L. Montgomery
Daniel A. Moon
Louise W. Moon
Dawn L. Moore
Vera J. Moore
Alyssa S. Morgan
Jeff M. Mork
Sandy K. Morris
Jack Mulaney
Joyce E. Mulaney
Betty Munafo
Mary M. Murray
Raquel L. Muscioni
Alec D. Nagel
Connie S. Napper
Virginia M. Neuman
Darlene A. Nickles
Barbara A. Nielsen
Rebekah M. Nims
Charles E. Odums
Michael C. Ohle
Monica L. Ohlemacher
David L. Omlor
Susan J. Omlor
Mabel E. Opper
Thomas C. Orihel
Suzanne Parker
Valerie W. Parker
Latayvia K. Pearson
Mia’Lee F. Pearson
Laura B. Persing
Robert A. Phillips
Roz Phillips
Mary E. Pierson
Billie R. Pifer
Beth N. Pitts
John J. Planthaber
Cindy A. Plue
Marina L. Poggiali
Mardell A. Porter
Mary M. Potts
Elder M. Pratt
Vicki L. Reber
Rachel M. Rice
Bonnie M. Riedy
Dolores M. Ritzenthaler
Karen S. Rogers
Brett Roldan
Frank D. Roope
Ginny I. Rosebrook
Dorothy A. Ruffer
Nancy C. Ruffing
Brenda J. Saferstein
Sara Samstag
Persephanie D. Sanabria
Alex L. Satterlee
Davis W. Satterlee
Marty E. Sawicki
Eleanor A. Scheid
Samantha L. Schermerhorn
Gayle L. Schneider
Sherry A. Schuster
Marcia A. Schutt
Lynsie M. Schwerer
Lauren C. Sciarappa
Jean A. Seeholzer
Darcene Selby
Megan R. Sims
Patrecia Sizemore
Helen J. Skelton
Johnnie L. Sloan
Brenda L. Smith
Elder Smith
Marianne Smith
Shayla N. Smith
Vicki S. Smith
Elder Southworth
Carolyn S. Spayd
JoAnn T. Spore
Julie A. Stark
Ruth Steele
Gary R. Steiner
Virginia M. Steiner
Ted P. Steinmetz
Paul F. Stengel
Phyllis Stengel
June M.Stephenson
Sandy A. Stierhoff
Ashley J. Stineman
Carolyn Stough
Brenda K. Strack
Varun Subashchandran
Patrick D. Sullivan
Lois T. Szabrak
Elder M. Talbot
Annette R. Tamburrino
Anna Tanaka
Ikki Tanaka
JoAnne Theibert
Hedy A. Todd
ShoLonje B. Towner
Ellen M. Troike
Rebecca M. Trout
Sharon L. Turini-Kent
Donna J. Van Auken
Jamie Van Cauwenbergh
Nancy S. Viviano
Ann Waddington
Rosemary Walland
Joan D. Walter
Terri Washburn
Scott Webb
Nancy G. Weeks
Stephanie N. Weichel
Ruth West
Valerie M. Whittaker
Ginny M. Wicker-Piddock
John M. Williams
Gloria A. Winkel
Cecile A. Wolf
Kristin D. Woodward
Terry W. Wynn
Lia G. Yoo
Flo Young
Mary Jane Young
Raymond A. Young
Elder M. Zabar
Walter L. Zeigler
Katie A. Zimmer
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Connecting The D ts
With Gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure
The Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary has a
long and rich tradition of support and commitment to the
Medical Center and its patients with a focus on fundraising
initiatives.
The money raised by the Auxiliary is donated to Firelands
Regional Medical Center for the purchase of equipment,
educational support, hospital services, and other items as
deemed necessary for the hospital to provide the best
patient care possible.
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In 2011 and 2012, The Firelands Auxiliary made
a gift of $91,859 to enable Firelands Regional
Medical Center to purchase the following essential
equipment:
• Vital sign monitor for the Cancer Center
• An ultrasound probe for prostate seed impants
for the Cancer Center
• New carpet, a conference table and chairs for
patients at the Dialysis Center
• Three recliners for in-room use at Inpatient
Rehabilitation
• New terrybloth robes for patients at the Women’s
Health and Wellness Center
• Televisions for the Infusion Area
• Two Geri-Chairs to increase patient mobility
• One bariatric MRI compatible wheelchair
• One automated coagulation timer
• One Radio Frequency Machine for Digestive
Health
• Ten televisions with hardware, software and
carts for Senior ER and Macular Degeneration
Patients
• AED Unit for Behavioral Health
• Urinalysis Analyzer and Plasma Thawer for the
Laboratory
• Electrical Stimulation/Ultrasound Combination
with cart for Inpatient Rehabilitation
• Instruments for Bicep Tendon Repair and Esophageal Dilators for the Route 4 Surgery
Center
The Auxiliary is comprised of dedicated women and
men promoting community awareness and interest in the
hospital. Membership in the Firelands Auxiliary is fun and
open to all adults. Members are from all walks of life and
each member determines how active they wish to be
and in what activities they wish to participate. They have
the opportunity to attend monthly meetings, events and
lectures, or take part in the Auxiliary fundraising programs
and events.
Holly Amidon
Tina Ammanniti
Linda Armstrong
Steve Ayres
Joyce Baaske
Sherryl Balduff
Joyce Barnes
Mary Bauer
Arlyn Bensch
Nancy Bickley
Ruth Brandle
Mary Ann Brown
Mae Butler
Lianep Carrion
Ann Cassidy
Sandy Cattano
Ashley Chandler
Ryan Chandler
Margaret Cheetham
Ingrid Coiffard
Ann Daniel
Amy Davlin
Darlene Decker
Alberta Deringer
Christine Dickman
Lou Dickman
Kay Eash
Dolly Ehrhardt
Mary Fenker
Janet Fletcher
Mary Ann Fox
Susan Galloway
(Ann) Peg Garvin
Mary Gebelle
Jamie Geretz
Mitzi Grad
Donna Greulich
Elizabeth Growel
Marilyn Hansen
Virginia Herhold
Rose Hoelzer
Helen Holl
Leona Holzmiller
Joanne Hosey
Bill Hoskin
Judith Hoskin
Jeannie Hoty
Mattie Irby
Tami Jackson
Karen James
Frances Johnson
Anne Johnstone
Marty Kalinich
Nancy Keller
Sari Kelley
Roberta Kessler
Donna Kieffer
Kathy Koehn
Sara-Lu Kosel
Connie Lamb
Gerry Lehrer
Sharon Lentz
Peggy Lenyo
Mary Ann Lublow
Dorothy Malinovsky
Sharon Malone
Pat Mandrik
Karen Mann
Shirley Mapus
JeanRose Marksbury
Armella Masten
Beverly Matthews
Barbara Mayer
April McCormack
Anne McGookey
Nancy McKeen
Nancy McPeek
Jean Miller
Louise Moon
Dawn Moore
Vera Moore
Betty Munafo
George Mylander
Connie Napper
Pam Nesgoda
Virginia Neuman
Diane Nickles
Barbara Nielsen
Ruth Parker
Ginny Piddock
Mary Pierson
Beth Pitts
Mary Potts
Holly Price
Linda Reichenbach
Linda Ricci
Lee Riley
Dolores Ritzenthaler
Virginia Rosebrook
Nancy Ross
Ruth Ruthsatz
Brenda Saferstein
Sara Samstag
Marty Sawicki
Peggy Scherer
Bev Schrickel
Marcia Schutt
Jim Sennish
Pat Sizemore
Vicki Smith
Rosaria Sortino
Jo Ann Spore
Alice Springer
Ruth Steele
Jeanine Steinle
C. J. Steinle
Sandra Stierhoff
Susan Stockdale
Audrey Summy
Lois Szabrak
Annette Tamburrino
Hedy Todd
Sharon Turini-Kent
Holly Valko
Dr. Albert Vargas
Karen Vargas
Brenda Violette
Nancy Viviano
Rosemary Walland
Joan Walter
Lois Weiland
Barbara Wenzinger
Ruth West
Mary Ellen Wieber
Helen Williams
Gloria Winkel
Suzi Winkel
Mary Jane Young
Evelyn Zeller
Connecting The D ts
To Help Others
Marlene and Andy Benko have a lot to
smile about these days. They have spent
the past year with their growing family,
enjoying holidays and birthdays with their
three children and seven (soon to be eight)
grandchildren. You can see the joy in
Marlene’s face when she talks about family
cookouts, beach days and backyard parties,
but you can also see that something is
missing. In July 2011, Marlene and Andy
lost their granddaughter, Airica Mae Benko,
at just eight months old.
When Marlene talks about this little girl it is with a mix of sadness, love and
even, joy. Though Airica’s life was short, the Benko family wanted the joy she
brought to their lives to continue in other young lives. Marlene and Andy,
residents of Port Clinton, began the Airica Mae Benko Fund at Firelands Regional
Medical Center to help give local newborns a good start to life through the gift
of Newborn Starter Kits for families in need.
Just a few months after her passing, Airica’s aunts approached their parents with
an idea about how to keep the baby’s memory alive. They wanted to establish
funds in her name for babies and children at hospitals where they lived, and
they asked their parents to do the same.
“They said to us, ‘If Airica were here, we would be buying her birthday gifts and
Christmas gifts and Easter baskets, so instead let’s give that money to charity’,”
said Marlene Benko. “And we thought that was a wonderful idea.”
Initially, Airica’s parents, Andy and Angela, gave to the hospital in which Airica
was born, but Marlene and Andy decided to give to the hospital where their
children were born, what is now Firelands Regional Medical Center. The Benkos
wanted to do something that would help underprivileged newborns and would
be a tangible way of giving back to their community.
They decided to purchase products that could be used by new parents for their
babies in the days after they come home from the hospital. The kits include a
long-sleeved, zip-up sleeper, a receiving blanket, a bottle, baby wipes, diapers
and a can of formula all in a reusable and sturdy canvas bag and all in gender
neutral colors. The nurses in the OB Unit use their discretion to determine who is
in need of a bag from the Airica Mae Benko Fund and have utilized most of the
supplies given to them up to this point.
The Benkos continue to give because they want to remember their granddaughter
and they want to be a larger network of giving that has established family funds
in hospitals across Northern Ohio to honor little Airica.
Marlene wants other donors and the community to know, “This gift makes a
lasting legacy for our granddaughter. We can’t help her anymore, but we can
help others in our small way. We want mothers to know that someone cares
about them and their baby as they start life in our area.”
For more information on the Airica Mae Benko Fund please contact the
Development Office at 419-557-7152.
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Connecting The D ts
With Star-studded Support for Breast Cancer
Did you know that Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian,
Gene Simmons, Ann Romney and Michelle
Obama made appearances in Sandusky
for a good cause this year? If you attended
The Foundation for Firelands Fashion Week,
Sandusky Style at Plum Brook Country Club,
you may have gone home thinking these
celebrities had made a stop in our area!
The Foundation for Firelands brought more
than 300 people together to raise more than
$127,000 in support of their Mammogram and
Breast Cancer Fund. The event, themed, “Struttin’
with the Stars” featured cocktails and appetizers,
live and silent auctions and a runway fashion
show with “celebrity” guest look-a-likes that kept
the crowd guessing all night long.
“We are just in awe of the generosity in our community,”
said Christine Mack, Development Coordinator.
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The Foundation for Firelands Breast Cancer
Fund provides qualifying individuals with
mammography services, and cancer patients
with post-mastectomy camisoles, medication,
therapies and financial assistance, as needed.
“Erie County has one of the highest prevalence
of breast cancer in the state and we are
thrilled that so many people came together to
help local breast cancer patients,” said Alice
Springer, Director of Development.
The live auction, executed by local star Todd
Nelson, President and CEO of Kalahari®
Resorts, featured shopping trips in Chicago
and Los Angeles, dinners with top Cleveland
and Sandusky chefs, boat excursions and the
crowning jewel of the evening: coveted final
round badges to the Masters Tournament in Augusta,
Georgia for two and four people, respectively.
The runway show pumped high-energy music into the
crowd and star vignettes revealed “Kim Kardashian” in
fashion-forward, fitted attire, “Gene Simmons” in full KISS
concert gear complete with high-heeled, painted boots,
and the “First Lady” and her Republican counterpart
vying for the spotlight. Local celebrities taking to the
runway in support of the cause included Martin Tursky,
President and CEO of Firelands Regional Medical
Center, Dr. Lou Ralofsky, President and CEO of NOMS
Healthcare, Dr. Fredric Itzkowitz, Dr. Kari Ketvertis, Justin
Harris of Reminger Law, and others. Fashions featured
were provided by Belle Soiree, Erik’s Clothing for Men,
Sawmill Creek Shops and Tyler Street Boutique at Firelands
Regional Medical Center.
Did you know…
• Erie County has the second highest breast cancer incidence rate in Ohio?
• African-American women are less likely to seek out preventative care and
education on breast health?
• Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among African American women?
• There are resources in your own community to help you, your family,
your friends and neighbors achieve better health and better outcomes for
breast cancer?
The Foundation for Firelands, supporting Firelands Regional Medical Center, was
recently awarded a grant from the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
for the Cure to implement the SPICE (Support, Prevention, Intervention, Care and
Education) program to help African-American women in Erie County receive free
mammograms, diagnostic screenings, treatment and survivorship support, based
on income and insurance status. The SPICE program will be in effect until April
30, 2013.
“Erie County has so much breast cancer compared to the rest of the state and,
with the help of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, we are excited to be part of the
effort to reduce and eliminate breast cancer in our area,” says Alice Springer,
Director of Development.
The Firelands Regional Medical Center Women’s Health and Wellness Center
and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical
Center have begun sessions with local churches to educate women in the
African-American population about the importance of breast-self exams and
regular mammography visits. The grant provides this population with education
and access to the tools to detect and treat breast cancer from the earliest stages.
“Often, women are so busy taking care of others they don’t take the time to care
for themselves,” says Lori Kuns, Director of the Women’s Wellness Center. “This
Komen grant will give numerous at-risk women the tools they need to live longer,
healthier lives.”
Educational materials provided by the Northwest
Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are
available at the Firelands Women’s Wellness Center
and at the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer
Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
For more information on the SPICE Program,
the churches involved in the program, or
other resources available to promote breast
health, please contact The Foundation for
Firelands at 419-557-7151.
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1111 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
www.firelands.com/giving_back/giving_foundation.aspx

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