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That`s What We Do.
Taking Care of Our Community...
That’s What We Do.
Dear Friends,
As I reflect back on the success of 2010 and 2011 at Firelands Regional Medical Center, I am in awe of the support we
continue to receive from generous donors like you. We have witnessed continued national, state and local economic
challenges along with an unsure future for national healthcare reform as that legislation was passed in 2010. The Board
of Directors, Medical Staff, Volunteers and Employees at Firelands Regional Medical Center met these challenges as in
the past, with a keen focus on improving patient health status and compassionate delivery of service.
In the last year, this commitment to excellence has taken many forms and has been facilitated, in large part, by the
generosity of our donors and by the dedication of our outstanding Medical Staff members. In the following pages, you
will see exactly how your gifts to the Foundation for Firelands have allowed us to expand our services, to strengthen
our areas of medical expertise and knowledge, and to provide our region with the care our patients expect and deserve.
One example of this is our new Endocrine and Diabetes Center for Advanced Care, which brings to the region the
only Center of its kind led by an endocrinologist. Dr. Sabbagh, as the Center’s director, along with Firelands’ advance
practice nurse, diabetic educators and clinical nurses bring a wealth of clinical expertise in an area of health that
affects so many lives. In 2011, Firelands also unveiled the region’s only Spine Center, led by the area’s only two
neurosurgeons who themselves are surrounded by physiatrists, specially-trained physical therapists, and a host of
specially talented physicians from the Medical Staff, all of whom are focused on the evaluation and conservative
treatment of spinal injuries.
Firelands also continued its strong tradition of helping local physicians add new doctors to their practices in response
to the growing needs of the community and the desire for more citizens to seek high quality care closer to home.
Through this recruitment effort and many other endeavors outlined in this report, we have continued our Mission
to be responsive to the needs of everyone who is, and everyone who may become, a patient at Firelands Regional
Medical Center.
Along with local recognition in community surveys that singled out Firelands for excellent nursing care, physicians and
medical equipment, Firelands also was ranked #1 in the State of Ohio for vascular surgery, overall orthopedics including
spinal surgery, and in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety for the second year in a row, among many other
certifications and accreditations. In addition, Firelands Regional Medical Center remains the largest employment
provider in Erie County, making us a true “economic engine” in our community.
Yet, all this would not be possible without our donors, who are even more important during these trying economic
times. Your continued philanthropy shows that you believe in what we do and who we are at Firelands Regional
Medical Center. Your generosity shows that you wish to help us grow in our vision to be the healthcare provider of
choice in our region. And your philanthropy shows that you care about keeping your health care locally-governed,
while assuring that the counties we serve continue to have access to state-of-the-art medical technology and
unparalleled medical expertise.
Thank you for believing in Firelands Regional Medical Center and in its role in this community. Your support will help
us to provide quality health care for you, your family and your friends for generations to come. Each and every day you
help us to bring hope and healing to all who turn to Firelands Regional Medical Center for their health needs now and
in the future.
Sincerely,
Charles A. Stark, FACHE
President and CEO
Firelands Regional Health System
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2010-2011 Board of Directors
J. William Springer,
Chair
John O. Bacon,
Vice Chair
Thomas M. Wolf,
Treasurer
Leon J. Wieber,
Secretary
Robert M. Moore,
Assistant Secretary
The late George M. Muehlhauser, III,
Chair Emeritus
George L. Mylander,
Chair Emeritus
Charles A. Stark,
President & CEO
Daniel J. Moncher,
Executive Vice President, Finance
Thomas Aylward
William Balzer
Kamal Chaban, MD
Vicenta Gaspar–Yoo, MD
Mark Gross
Anthony S. Guerra
Roger Gundlach
Fredric Itzkowitz, DO
Lee C. Jewett
Brian Kasper
Daniel Keller
Richard R. Keller, MD
Carlos Lowell, DO
M. Lee McDermond, Jr.
Patrick McGuinn, MD
James Miller
B. Jean Miller
Allen R. Nickles
Barbara A. Nielsen
Karl Oberer, DO
S. Baird Pfahl, MD
James E. Preston, DO
Dean J. Reichenbach, MD
Paula J. Rengel
Thomas M. Routh
William P. Scheid, Sr.
Gary K. Schimmel, Sr.
Charles H. Stanley
Melvyn J. Stauffer
Carol B. Steuk
David A. Voight, Sr.
John Waldock, Jr.
John Wasylik, OD
Elaine Waterfield
James O. Wible
Carol A. Wolfe
We’d like to thank Kenneth Conway and Leroy Sizemore for their years of service on the Medical Center board.
2011 Leadership
Charles A. Stark,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Daniel J. Moncher,
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Ryan R. Chandler,
Senior Vice President and
Chief Operating 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
Robert M. Moore,
Vice President, Legal
& General Counsel
Marsha O. Mruk,
Vice President, Firelands
Counseling & Recovery
Services
Beverly J. Schrickel,
Vice President, Operations
James A. Sennish,
Vice President,
Human Resources
Jane Arnold,
Assistant Vice President,
Revenue Cycle Management
Dru Meredith,
Assistant Vice President,
Operations
2011 Foundation for Firelands Board of Directors
John O. Bacon
John Frankel
Richard A. Grams
Mark Gross
Lee Jewett
Jean Miller
Ruth F. Parker
Charles Rainger
Paula Rengel
Thomas M. Routh
Gary Schimmel
J. William Springer
M.J. Stauffer
Charles A. Stark
John H. Waldock, Sr.
James O. Wible
Thomas M. Wolf
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In 2010 Firelands Regional Medical Center:
Firelands Regional Medical
Center began accepting self-referral
patients for mammography services.
This means that patients who have
suspicions about their breast
health or who feel as if they need
a mammogram, need no longer
rely on a physician’s order to
receive life-saving screenings.
Ranked in the top 5% for
Patient Safety by HealthGrades®.
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Received a #1 ranking in the State of Ohio for overall orthopedics by HealthGrades® in 2011. This recognition also included
five-star (highest level) ratings for Spine Surgery, Hip Fracture Repair, Total Hip Replacements and Total Knee Replacements.
The hospital also received excellence awards from HealthGrades® in Vascular Surgery and Patient Safety.
Rated a Level III
Trauma Center
by The American
College of Surgeons
on Trauma.
Ranked in the
top 100 Inpatient
Rehabilitation
Facilities in the
country by the
Uniform Data
System for Medical
Rehabilitation.
Ranked 38th Best Place To Work in Healthcare
in the nation’s top 100 by Modern Healthcare.
Top-rated in Vascular Surgery by
HealthGrades® in 2010 and 2011.
Earned a
Commission on
Accreditation of
Rehabilitation
Facilities
accreditation at
Firelands Counseling
& Recovery Services.
Jeffrey L. Buehrer, MD
D.M. Swayngim, MD
David H. Kim, DO
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Medical Staff
Leadership 2010
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Anthony J. Minotti, MD
Co-Chief
Radiology/Imaging
The following physicians joined the Medical Staff
during 2010 and 2011:
Richard A. Visci, DO
Co-Chief
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dr. Mudita Bhatia
Internal Medicine
Dr. Gina Mihaela Predescu
Internal Medicine/Adult Hospitalist
Dr. Abas M. Jama
Psychiatry
Dr. Louis W. Ralofsky
Family Practice
Dr. Sunir Kumar
Internal Medicine
Dr. Laurie A. Rousseau
Family Practice
Dr. Natalia Markelova
Pathology
Dr. Ahmad F. Sabbagh
Endocrinology
Dr. Beth M. McCloud
Pediatric Hospitalist
Dr. Feras Sawas
Internal Medicine/Adult Hospitalist
Dr. Luis L. Perez
Family Practice
Dr. Grae L. Schuster
Radiation Oncology
Dr. Allison M. Petznick
Family Practice
Dr. Donald L. Smith
Urology
Dr. Matthew C. Petznick
Family Practice
Dr. Alfred P. Vargas
Hematology and Oncology
The Foundation for Firelands has established the Heritage Society to recognize donors who have given
cumulatively or plan to give $15,000 or more in support of Firelands Regional Medical Center since
December 1, 2005. The Foundation created this prestigious society to honor those philanthropists who
remain committed to the mission of Firelands Regional Medical Center to be the provider of choice for
people in our community and to the health and wellness of its residents. Membership criteria includes
gifts made annually, gifts made in will or trust, gifts made to initiatives and appeals, gifts of insurance
and gifts made to capital campaigns since the inception of The Foundation for Firelands in 2005.
Donors who gain entry into this society will be recognized publicly with a plaque to be displayed
in the hallway across from the Dorn Outpatient Services Department. Those who wish to remain
anonymous will be omitted from this plaque and from any publications, upon their request. Additionally,
The Foundation for Firelands will host special benefactor events for members of the Heritage Society.
Any donor who wishes to gain entry can obtain a form at The Foundation for Firelands office or by going
to firelands.com/giving_back/giving_foundation.aspx.
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Thank You to Our 2010 Generous Benefactors
87 West
Gary and Diane Ackerman and
Grandchildren
Lanette Acord
Admiral Imports
S.K. and Barb Agrawal
AHA Creative
Nick and Lee Alexakos
Nancy Alicea
Michael Allen
Derek Allis
American Colors, Inc.
Robert and Tina Ammanniti
Amy’s Shoes™
Erik Anderson
Angie’s Boutique
Anonymous Donor
Jonathan and Bo-Hee Appel
Judith Arheit
Linda Armstrong
Christopher and Jane Arnold
Arte Texture
Rita Astolfi
Cesare and Andrea Avallone
Chris and Melissa Avendano
Tom and Marilyn Aylward
Bob and LaVonne Ayres
Michael and Patricia Babiuch
Robert and Audrey Bahn
Don Ballah
Lisa Baltes
Blaine and Mary Beth Bansky
Bob and Sharon Barnes
Julie Barnes-Foster
Barnes Nursery, Inc.
Barnes Wendling CPAs, Inc.
Karen Barnum
Rosario Barone
John and Sandy Bartzen
Dan and Mary Bauer
Dina Bauer
Susan Baumgardner
Sandie Beal
Richard and Norma Jean Bechtel
David and Diane Belden
Rodney and Anne Belden
Benco Properties Corp
Beth Benko
Arlyn and Candace Bensch
Greg and Theresa Benson
Jen Berhent
Tracy Berlin
Karen Berry
Julie Bertsch
James A. Bertsch Jewelers
Bettcher Industries, Inc.
Matthew and Erin Biglin
Dennis and Mary Biglin
Patricia and Giovanni Bignoli
Ann Bingham
Debbie Bingham
Jason Blanton
Mary Bleile
Terri Bleile
Kelly Bleile Dete
Sarah Blue
Michael and Margaret Bockrath
Body Pro Personal Training
Paul Bohlander
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Celina Bolding
Amy Boling
Bowling Green State University
Athletic Department
Bowling Green State University
Firelands Campus
Jennifer Bradfield
Gary and Margaret Brainard
Dan and Cindy Brake
Joseph and Phyllis Bransky
Dr. Sheri Branum
Dr. Dale and Maura Braun
Sean Brennan
Pamela Bressler
Michael Britenriker
Brohl & Appell Inc.
Lori Brown
Jessica Buckosh
Jim and Joyce Buderer
Buderer Drug Company
Anna Bundren
Tammy Burkes
Linda Burkett
Joseph T. Burnham, III
Lisa Butler
William Butler, III
Calhoun, Kademenos &
Childress, L.P.A.
Dan and Alison Campbell
Dr. Scott Campbell
Heather Cantu
Canvas Visions
Bonnie Capizzi
Oscar Capizzi
David Carto
Donald and Janice Casanova
Julie Castello
Catawba Island Club
Courtney Caudill
Cedar Fair Entertainment
Company
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Anne Cervantes
Dr. KamalChaban
Ryan and Ashley Chandler
Shelly Chesbro
Chez Francois Restaurant
Linda Chill
Samara Chodosh
Greg Christopher
The Cincinnati Reds™
Virginia and Russ Ciphers
Citizens Bank™
Karen Claar
Jacqueline Clark
Amy Claus
Paul Cleveland
Cleveland Improv
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Amanda Cloud
Mary and Mark Cmar
James Cochran
Susan Coe
Ingrid Coiffard
Julia Colavincenzo
Sebastiana Coletta
David and Victoria Collins
The Commons of Providence
Danielle Cook
Gina Cook
Ronald and Norma Cook
Dr. Marsha D. Cooper
Coronet Fashion Jewelry
John Corso
Corso’s Flower & Garden Center
Diana Corwin
Doris Cowgill
David Crawford
Mary Ann Creamer
Creative Cuisine
Crew’s Nest
Crider Quality Jewelers
Paula Crile
Darlene Crooks
Sally Crow
Charles and Dorothy Crow
BJ and Alex Cruey
Roque and Maria Cuevas
Curves - Sandusky
Patricia Cuthbertson
Connie Dagg
Frank and Beverly Dahlke
John D’Amico
Becky Danderand
Danny Boy’s Italian Eatery
Daughters of American
Revolution Martha
Pitkin Chapter
James Davis
Delilah Dean
Charles and Marlene DeCaro
Margaret Deering
Kelly and Ed Deisher
Shelly Delamatre
Joe and Kim Dellisanti
Scott and Heather Demos
Tom and Kathe Dence
Shana DeRose Smith
Harry and Donna Dicarlo
Alvin and Pat Didion
Wendy Dobyns
John and Kathleen Dobyns
Mike and Barb Donaldson
Scott and Yvonne Donnenworth
Don’s Lighthouse
The Randolph J. and Estelle M.
Dorn Foundation
Ann Dudenhofer
Kristine Dunlevy
Jacque Dunn
Kevin and Amy Durbin
Frank Durso
Brian Duttera
Eagle Creek Golf Club
Mike Eaton
Randy and Cari Enderle
Natalie Ennis
Kathleen Eppse
Erie County Cablevision, Inc.
Erie County Medical Society
Erie Neurosurgery &
Associates, Inc.
Erik’s Clothing for Men
Tommy and Sandra Eskins
The Eye Team
Kathleen Failor
Carrie Fairfax
Family Eye Care Centers
Jean Feick
Ricky and Wendy Ferrara
Donna Ferrell
Fifth-Third Bank
Philip Filipek
Jackie Finger
Kyleen Finley
Firelands Counseling and Recovery
Services of Seneca County Employees
Firelands Montessori Academy
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Accounting
Department Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Auxiliary
Firelands Regional Medical Center Board
of Directors and Administration
Firelands Regional Medical Center Cardiac
Rehab Department Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Community Outreach Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center Critical
and Progressive Care Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center Dialysis
Center Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dietary/Nutritional Services
Department Firelands Regional Medical Center Home
Health Services Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Housekeeping Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center School
of Nursing Faculty & Staff
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Physician Relations Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Physical and Occupational Therapy Department Employees
Firelands Regional Medical Center
South Campus Employees
Julie Flesher
Hazel Foley
Linda Fox
John and Nanette Frankel
Freedom Boat Club
Fresch Electric, Inc.
John Frisch
The Sidney Frohman Foundation The Frost-Parker Foundation
Helen Frye
Karen Fuerstenberg
Rodney and Candace Gale
Don and Pat Galliers
Christine Galloway
Darshit Gandhi
Robyne Gardner
Scott Gardner
Dr. Jeff and Mary Garman
Nancy Garris
Dr. Vicenta Gaspar–Yoo
Jessica Gast
Fred and Marcia Gasteier
Ken and Mabel Gaydish
Sue Gaydos
Debra Gearheart
Ted Geiger
Gordon Geiger
Geigers Clothing & Sports
Brett and Patricia Gerber
Jamie Geretz
Gini German
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
Ron and Kay Gilbert
Pamela Gilliam
Girls Night Out Cancer Charity Event
Sue Glenn
Marcia L. Goff
Gold Standard Jewelry
Golden Rose Florists
Mindy Goodall
Anthony and Joan Gorant
Andrew and Kathleen Gordon
Dr. Satya Gorty
John and Sheila Grabnar
Peter and Kelly Gray
Molly Gray
David Grayson
Great Wolf Lodge
Marty Greenham
Tammy Greenman
Mary Pat Grespin
Judi Griffith
Groff Funeral Homes
Mark and Pamela Gross
Jeremy Grosswiler
Jennifer Grude
Dawn Grygier
Dr. Vinay Gudena
Anthony and Margaret Guerra
Sharon Guerra
Shannon and Jerry Guerra
Stanley Guertal
Gund®
Richard and Sharon Gundlach
Roger and Debbie Gundlach
Andy and Melissa Gundlach
Gundlach Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
Dan and Bernice Gust
Norma Haer
Marla Hagemyer
Jennifer Halter Will
April Hamlin
Earl and Dorothy Hammond
Scott Hammond
Drew Hanley
Megan Hanley
Lucille Hanson
Carl Hanson
Harbortown Foot and Ankle Clinic
Chad and Julie Harkelroad
Diana Harple
Taylor Hart
Mary Hart
Jim Hart
Connie Hartlaub
Stacey Hartley
Hartung Title Agency, Inc.
Douglas and Deborah Haubert
George and Dianna Haws
Amy Heflinger
Carolyn Helton
Hemosolutions, Ltd.
Griff Hemphill
Deb Hessler-Miller
Joseph and Olive Hert Trust
Donald and Louisa Hibbard
Bambi Hicks
John and Marie Hildebrandt
Linda Hillstrom
John Hinton
Eugene and Ann Hippler
Regina Hite
Linda Hivnor
George and Anna Hoehne
Susan Hoelzer
Joyce Hoersten
Dawn Hohler
Linda Hohler
Dana Holbrook
Jean Holbrook
Sandra Holcomb
Helen Holl
Pamela Holzaepfel
Kevin Homerick
Todd and Lisa Horchler
Judy Hoskin
John Hoty
Ed Hoty
Sherry Hoty
Judy Hoty
Hoty Enterprises, Inc.
Kula Hoty-Lynch
Pat Howard
Dennis and Kate Howerth
Vicki and Kim Huffman
John and Gwen Hufnagle
Randy Hugg
Liz Hyder
Rick and Nancy Hydo
Stacy Imbrogno
Caron Incorvia
Internet Management Center
Sweepstakes
Ivan & Mary
Jackalope Lakeside
Jack’s Deli
Dr. Steve and Tami Jackson
Carl and Karen James
Floren and Mary James
Janotta & Herner. Inc.
Erin Jaquith
Anna Jasper
Ned and Suzanne Jeffery
Richard and Gayle Jeffrey
Sara Johnson
Bill Johnson
Johnson Photography
Tammy Jones
Dr. Penny Jones
K&K Home Furnishings
Victor Kademenos
Kim Kaiser
Kalahari® Resort
Tricia Kaman
Melissa Kaple
Susan Karcher
Nicole Karis-Reyes
Norma Karshuk
Bryan and Emily Kasper
Kasper Auto Group
Bobbi Kastor
Gloria Kattouah
Howard Katz
Thomas Kazmierczak
Todd and Deanie Kehres
Daniel and Laura Keller
Annette Kellogg
Daniel and Jennifer Kelsch
Chad and Erika Kemp
Stephen Kemper
Connie Kendrick
Barbara Kenning
John and Virginia Kent
Donna Kestranek
Key Bank
KeyBank National Association
Kiddie Korral
Douglas and Tamara Kilbride
Bom Kim
Sue Kimball
Roger and Vicki Kinney
Kiwanis Club of Sandusky
Phil and Connie Klausz
Kristen Klein
Adam and Sarah Kleinfelter
Belinda Knoll
Dottie Knowles
Wendy Knupke
Rochelle Koch
Larry and Loretta Koepp
Dennis and Susan Kopco
Roger and Sara-Lu Kosel
Jeffrey and Lauralee Krabill
Edward and Delores Krause
The Kreimes Co. Inc.
Rob and Shelly Kreimes
Kroger
Dr. Robert J. Kromer
Wendy Kromer–Schell
Elizabeth Kruse
Luann Kuiesza
Lori Kuns
Andra Kurtz
William and Debbie Kyle
Label Aid, Inc
Drs. Paul and Elizabeth Laffay
Sherri LaGrass
Lake Shore Graphic
Industries, Inc.
Lakeside Heart & Lung Center
Connie and Mark Lamb
Melanie Lamb
Linda Lane
Holly Lang
Thomas LaRose
Robert and Paula Lazaroni
Brian and Brianne Lee
Jeff and Connie Lee
Robert and Tracey Lee
Jennifer Lenczyk
Tom and Hannah Lendrum
Richard & Diane Lentz
Laurie Lepley
Rachelle Lessick
Tom and Toni Letterhos
Colleen Lewis
Connie Link
Bryan and Wendy Lippus
Lisa Moran, Ltd.
Rosemary Lizzi
Gloria Lloyd
Locksmith’s Hair Studio
Richard and Marlene Long
Edward and Kathy Loparo
Dr. Carlos and Susan Lowell
Dan and Tracy Lucas
Joe Lucas
Melanie Lucas
Lucas Plumbing and Heating
Theodore Lux
Sean and Dana BacakLynd
Polly Lynn
Terry Lyster
Kathy Mabin
The Mack Iron Works Company
Liza Madarang
Scott and Carol Maddox
Denny Maerkisch
Ethan Mandeville
Marcy Manion
Rashelle Manley
Leona Mann
Karen Mann
Manny’s Sports Tavern & Grill
Marconi’s Italian Restaurant
Mark Advertising Inc.
Matt Mars
Marsha’s Retail Therapy
Kim Martello
Brian Martin
Andrew Martin
Dennis and Patty Martin
Jenny and Danny Martin
The Mary B. Myers Trust
Linda Mason
Dr. Eric and Jodyn Mast
and Children
Sue Mather
Bob and Beth Mathews
Mathews Ford Sandusky
Matilda’s
Roland and Dorothy Matter
Renee Matthews
Jan Matthews
The George Matthes Trust
Margaret Matyok
Jerome Matz
Charles Mayer
Tim and Lisa Mayles
James McBride
Mike and Carol McCall
Ted and Joan McCann
Kevin and Jenifer McCarthy
James and Diane McClain
Regina McCready
Elizabeth McCullough
Carol McCumber
Mike and Sally McCune
Lee and Anne McDermond
Mary McDonald
McDonald’s
William and Sharon McDowell
Sheila McFarland
Robert McGill
Beth McGookey
Jim and Anne McGookey
Peter and Holly McGory
Dr. Pat and Elaine McGuinn
Mary McLaughlin-Davis
Rick Meacham
Dennis and Ruth Meade
Tricia Meese
Jeff Melson
Dru and Tahnee Meredith
The Merry-Go-Round Museum
The Charles Merz & Evelyn Scott Merz
Memorial Fund Brad and Leslie Mesenburg
Dr. Michael Metroka
Jeanne Metzo
Nicholas Meyer
Daryl Meyer
Kathy Meyer
Jennifer Meyer
Jennifer Middleswarth
Mid-Ohio Wines, Inc.
Corrine (Rene) Mihalic
Betty JeanMiller
Jim Miller
Joanne Miller
Lorraine Miller
Eugene and Karen Miller
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Kamilla Miller
Miller Boat Line
Margaret Milne
Heidi Milosovic
Laura Mincheff
Dr. Anthony and Carol Minotti
Carrie Minotti
David and Heather Mischler
Ken and Gracie Missler
Shelia Mitchell
Darrell Moll
Moll Photography
Molly Gray Interiors
Bill and Judy Monaghan
Kenneth and Leona Monak
Kristina and Matt Monarch
Dan and Mary Moncher
Allen Montelauro
Phillip Montgomery
Louise Moon
Rob and Kathy Moore
Marsha Moore
Lisa Moran Ltd.
Eric Morgan
Dwight and Marjorie Morner
Kathy Morrow
Mr. Smith’s Coffee House
Marsha and Chris Mruk
George and Ann Marie
Muehlhauser
Diana Mullens
Anthony and Marisa Munafo
Pat and Colleen Murray
Leslie Murray
John and Susan Murray
Erin Murray
Tami Murray
Courtney Murray
Murray and Murray Company,
L.P.A.
Susan Myer
Shannon Myers
George L. Mylander
Connie Napper
National Automobile Dealers
Charitable Foundation
Sam and Katie Nelson
Todd and Shari Nelson
Fairlane Nelson
Robin Nelson Hanger
Nelsons Auction Service
Amy Nevison
Newcomers & Friends Charitable
Fund, Inc.
George and Dr. Susan Newton
Allen and Diane Nickles
Francine Nicolanti
Maynard and Barbara Nielsen
North Central EMS
North Ohio Heart Center
Norwalk Custodial Services
Toni Nossaman
O.E. Meyer Co.
Dr. Karl Oberer
Erich O’Brien
Marianne O’Halla
Tina O’Hara
Dr. Thomas Olexa
Linda O’Malley
Julie Opfer
Ron Opfer
Joyce Orshoski
Julia Ortega
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Dorothy Osborn
Gail Osterling
Mary Ott
Kim Ott
Cathy Owens
Robert and Billie Pack
Packer Creek Pottery
Dr. Woo and Sunny Paik
Dennis and Heidi Painter
Cleveland and Jeanne Palmer, Jr.
Jen Papineau
Par Excellence Systems, Inc.
Jane Parker
Ruth Parker
John Parker, Jr.
Sandy Parker
Valerie Parker
Dr. Christopher Parnell
Parschauer Eye Center
Chris Parthemore
Dr. Frank and Kathy Parzynski
Pat Catan’s Craft Centers
Trisha Patti
Paul Motry Memorial Fund
Payne, Nickles and Company,
CPAs
Edward and Hallie Pettigrew
Dr. Baird and Fifi Pfahl
Iva Pfeil
Pfeil Funeral Homes
Brandy Pham
Morgan Phares
Erin Phares
Doug and Margaret Phares
Rosalind Phillips
Piccolo’s Wine Shop
Ginny Piddock
Plato’s Closet® Sandusky
Plum Brook Country Club
Richard and Joyce Pohl
Franklin and Laura Pohorence
Pomerene Hospital
Poulos + Schmid Design
Group, Inc.
Kathy Poyer
Premier Anesthesia of
Sandusky, Inc.
Prestige Jewelers Inc. Dr. James and Kathy Preston
Debbie Prete
Jamie Pribanic
Joe and Holly Price
Michael and Sarah Prout
Providence Care Centers
David and Kay Proy
Amy Puchowicz
Jan Pugh
Chuck and Carolyn Rainger
Dr. Michele Ralofsky
Kevin and Nancy Ralofsky
Donald Rausch
Raymond J. Schaefer, Inc.
Re/Max Quality Realty
Robin Reaves
Red Gables Mesquite Grill
Bill Reed
James and Dr. Amy Reese
Dr. Dean and Linda
Reichenbach
Melissa Reinbolt
David and Paula Rengel
Dr. Martin Ribovich
Paul and Linda Ricci
Dr. Robert and Brenda Rice
Harlan and Edna Richards
Soozi Riedy
Dr. David and Dana Riemann
Sue Rine
Stephen and Valerie
Ritzenthaler
Kathleen Roberts
Frederick and Joanna Rocco
Amy and Lloyd Rockwell
Pat Rockwell
Christine Rodriguez
James and Nancy Rogers
Courtney Rogus
Carole Romp
Russell and Alicia Roshong
Gene and Mary Ann Rospert
Chris Ross
Rossignol
Thomas and Barb Roth
Shelly Roth
Thomas and Christine Routh
John and Juliette Royal
RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Nate and Jackie Rubeck
Tom Ruddy
Eleanore Rudolph
Jeanette Ruffing
June Rupp
Kathy Rusk
Thomas and Jean Russin
Giovanna Ruta
Kenneth and Sylvia Ruthsatz
Jim and Joanne Ruthsatz
Gene and Geraldine Ryan
Dr. Marty and Kimberly Ryu
Louise Saam
Paul and Sylvia Sackett
Lynn Sackett
Bonnie Saleski
Sandusky Erie County
Community Foundation
S & H Blinds and Floors
Sandusky Main Street
Association
Sandusky Register
Sandusky State Theatre
Gary and Joanne Savage
Marty Sawicki
Sawmill Creek Shops
Colleen Sayler-Gorby
Scarlett O’Hair Salon & Spa
Tony Schaefer
Mandy Schafer
Peggy Scheid
William and Eleanor Scheid
Kim Schemmer
Tracey Scher
David and Erica Schindley
Ken and Nan Schirg
John and Lori Schlessman
Julie Schlessman
Kathy Schlett
E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Steve Schlicht
Gregory and Stacie Schmid
Dr. Mark and Wendy Schmiedl
Jennifer Schneidler
Ben Schoelwer
Scott and Kim Schreiner
Jim and Bev Schrickel
Dr. Grae and Sherry Schuster
Valerie Schuster
James and Teresa Schwiefert
Katherine Sciarappa
Donna Sciarappa
Mary AnnSciarappa
Ann Scott
SEI
William Semans
Jim and Jody Sennish
Kay Sennish
Steve Shaarda
Lori Sharpe
Dr. Karen Sheehan and Mr. Brian Cockrell
Dr. Scott Sheldon
Pat and Cam Shenigo
Betty Shepherd
Mary Kay Shepherd
Sherer Construction, Inc.
Rustin and Kitty Shields
B. Robert and Effie Shiff
Cheryl Shondell
Tim Shrewsberry
Thom Siegel
Aleta Sieger
Shawn Sieger
Beth Sima
Kimberly Simmons
Carol Simpson
Skateworld Fun Center
Scott and Renee Slocum
Dana Small
David and Mary Lynn Smercina
Donald Smith
Dorothea Smith
Ken Smith
Linda Smith
Lynn Smith
Howard and Kim Smith
Matthew Smith
Robin Smith
Lisa Smoyer
Snow Trails
Sarah Solberg
Ginny Solvino
Sortino’s Little Italy Ristorante
South Shore Marine
The Spa at Castaway Bay
Lorna Spaulding
Anna Spino
Michael and JoAnn Spisak
Bill and Alice Springer
David Springer
James and Kimberly Springer
Jack Springer
John and Amy Springer
Craig Stahl
Charles and Marian Stanley
Rose Stanley
Chuck and Julie Stark
Jessica Stark
Cynthia Starkey
Mel and Mary Stauffer
Stay Connected Internet
Management Center
Charles Steffanni
Bill and Sally Stein
George and Jamie Steinemann
Carol Steuk
Jessica Steuk
Michael and Marcia Stierhoff
John and Becky Stock
Sharon Stokley
Anna Stotz
Elly Stotz
Kassi Stotz
James Stouffer
Janet Stradtman
James and Sheryl Strbjak
Bob and Deb Strong
Joanne Suhr
Patti Sulkin
Christy Sumner
Jim Sumser
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Robert and Donna Swackhamer
Glenn Swartz
Dr. D. M. Swayngim
Robert Szczesny
Barbara Tajkowski
Jami Tallman
Traci Taylor
Doris Terek
Michael and Sherry Thatcher
Lori Theisen
Jeff Thom
Deborah Thomas
Ronald and Linda Thompson
Sara Thompson
Toft’s Dairy, Inc.
Toledo Mud Hens
Toledo Optical Laboratory Inc.
Edward and Cindi Toll
Patricia Tomko
Rondetta Trammell
Trane® Toledo
Tranzitionz Salon and Spa
Bob Traut
Travel Gallery Intl. LLC
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato
Patrick and Kathleen Trueman
Craig and Jennifer Truesdell
Artheana Tulupan
William and Janice Tunnel
Bill Turton
Shirley Uhse
Bruce Umbleby
Esther Unckrich
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
United Insurance Service, Inc.
United Way® University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center
Employees
Michael and Carol Uveges
VacationLand Federal Credit Union®
Albert and Ann Valko
Diane VanSickle
Jean VanCauwenbergh
Vicki VandenBout
Karen Vargas
Vascular Surgeons of
Sandusky, Inc.
Barry and Dixie Vermeeren
Myrtle Vetter
Thomas and Cheryl Vickers
Michael and Susan Vickery
Village Pump
Brenda and James Violette
Mary Lou Viviano
David and Ann Voight
Kareen Voight
David Voight, Jr.
Lisa Volk
Satanta Vonthron
Shana Wainwright
Frederic Walcott
Michael Waldecki
John Waldock
Bill and Ara Lou Waldock
Mary J. Wall
Jennifer Washington
Phyllis Wassner
Water Street Bar and Grill
Laurie Waterfield
Bruce Waters
Linda Waters
Shelly Watson
Chris Weatherly
Deb Webster
Nancy Weeks
Debbie Weichel
Cheryl Weichel
Marilyn Weiland
Peggy Weisenberger
Bennett and Kathleen Welch
Ellie Wells
Wendy Kromer Confections
Wendys®
Cathy Werner
Jeanie Wertenbach
John & Ruth West
Raymond Wheeler
Tina Whiddon
Louisa White
Jim and Norma Wible
Jodi Widman
Lee and Mary Ellen Wieber
Brett and Jessica Wieber
Susan Wiesley
The Michelle Wightman and Karrie
Wieber Charitable Foundation
Shannon Wikel
Wild E Coyote, LLC
Pam Wilgor
Carl Will
Lenny Williams
William and Patricia Wilson
Thomas Winters
Michael and Gail Winthrop
Sue Wiseley
Tom and Mary Wolf
Amy Wolfe
Arthur and Carol Wolfe
Dave and Lois Wolshuck
Dr. Kam and Lo Wong
Craig and Darlene Wood
Rebecca and James Wooster
Debra Wright
Gerald Wright
Maureen Wright
Dawn Wright
Cindy Wysocki
Dr. Bo Yoo
Lia Yoo
Karen Young
Jamie Young
Kris Yovanov
Jerry Zakerski
John and Lauren Zarvis
Julius and Mary Lou Zeck
Melissa Zeiger
Bernie and Paula Zeiher
Kevin and Cathy Zeiher
Christine Zimmer
Carol Zoll
Dr. William and Mary Beth
Zucker
Robert and Mary Zuk
Brad Zura
2010 Memorials
Patricia Mary Ahner by
Dr. and Mrs. E. Vincent Schlicht
Keith Alward by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Board of Directors and
Administration
Betty Jean Miller
George L. Mylander
Bill and Alice Springer
Joseph Astolfi by
Rita Astolfi
Robert J. Bahn by
Audrey Bahn
Patricia Louise Bennett by
George L. Mylander
Joseph “Jep” Bloor by
E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Steve Schlicht
Bill and Alice Springer
Dr. Colin Bloor by
George L. Mylander
Martha A. Carver by
George L. Mylander
Ron Cole by
E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Starling Coleman by
George L. Mylander
Janet Conway by
Dr. Robert Kromer
George L. Mylander
Gloria Mae Crabb by
George L. Mylander
Representative Fred Deering by
George L. Mylander
Patrick Dolan by
Bill and Alice Springer
Arnold W. Ehrsam by
George L. Mylander
Ronald Ellison, Jr. by
Karen Fuerstenberg
Robert Feltner by
Ken and Nan Schirg
Yvonne Ferdinandsen by
George L. Mylander
Norma Jean Japsen Frisch by
Maynard and Barbara Nielsen
Magdalene R. Fischhaber by
Roger and Vicki Kinney
UH Seidman Cancer Center
at Firelands Regional
Medical Center Employees
Joan M. Flesher by
George L. Mylander
John Foley by
Hazel Foley
Mary Foster by
George L. Mylander
Donald Goff by
Marcia Goff
Leslie C. Hallock by
Karen Barnum
Beth Benko
Dennis and Mary Biglin
Matthew and Erin Biglin
Rodney and Candance Gale
Dr. Vinay Gudena
Carol McCumber
Jeanette Ruffing
Gene and Geraldine Ryan
Bill and Sally Stein
UH Seidman Cancer Center
at Firelands Regional
Medical Center Employees
Norma Wible
Evelyn Hart by
Arthur and Carol Wolfe
Jim Hauser by
Bill and Judy Monaghan
Dr. and Mrs. E. Vincent Schlicht
Josephine A. Muratori
Hoelzer-Flettner by
George L. Mylander
Harold Hoffman by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Community Outreach
Department
Janet Hohler by
E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Lynn Holdren by
George L. Mylander
Lorraine J. Holzapfel by
George L. Mylander
Dave and Paula Rengel
Bill and Alice Springer
Bernice R.Hugg by
George L. Mylander
Donald Frederick Icsman by
George L. Mylander
Ellen L. Kraus by
George L. Mylander
Dr. and Mrs. E. Vincent Schlicht
Paul LaFene by
George L. Mylander
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Margaret Mahnami by
Dr. and Mrs. S.K. Agrawal
Norma Cook
Candy Frankowski
Deb Hessler-Miller
Barb Huber
Lois Ann Lawrence
Ruth Marenberg
Tracy McManus
George L. Mylander
Katja Rall-Koepke
Marge Rody
James and Nancy Rogers
Amanda Royer
Dr. and Mrs. E. V. Schlicht
Bill and Alice Springer
Joan Van Offeren
James C. Mann by
Leona Mann
Armella C. Masten by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Auxiliary
Peggy Lou McCoy by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Accounting Department
Doris Mesenberg by
George L. Mylander
Elfrieda Meyer by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center School of Nursing
Faculty and Staff
Thomas P. Missig by
George L. Mylander
David Montgomery, Sr. by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Board of Directors
and Administration
Wanda Nickles by
Lee and Anne McDermond
George L. Mylander
Allen Nickles
Dr. Dean and Linda Reichenbach
E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Bill and Alice Springer
Firelands Reginal Medical Center
Board of Directors
Maynard J. Nielsen by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Auxiliary
Betty Jean Miller
George L. Mylander
Barbara Nielsen
Dr. and Mrs. E. Vincent Schlicht
Bill and Alice Springer
Sabra Nolan by
William and Janice Tunnel
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Dialysis Center South Campus
Thomas Ohlemacher by
Maynard and Barbara Nielsen
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Joyce Orshoski by
Debra Gearheart
Walter Phillips by
Lee and Mary Ellen Wieber
George L. Mylander
Victor Pierson by
Frank and Beverly Dahlke
Philip Filipek
Brohl & Appell
Robert A. Pimser by
Carol Steuk
Ruth B. Poeschl by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Auxiliary
George L. Mylander
Kenneth and Sylvia Ruthsatz
Dr. and Mrs. E.V. Schlicht
Dale A. Ramsdell by
Lee and Mary Ellen Wieber
Joseph E. Rudolph by
Eleanore Rudolph
Mary Sawicki by
E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
Gladys Schippel by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Auxiliary
Darrell Schirg by
Ken and Nan Schirg
Nicki Serrano by
Roland and Dorothy Matter
Lorraine Miller
Robert and Billie Pack
Michael and Marcia Stierhoff
Sharon Stokley
Robert and Donna Swackhamer
Edward and Cindi Toll
Craig and Jennifer Truesdell
Brett and Jessica Wieber
Richard and Marlene Long
Edward Shelton by
Firelands Regional Medical Center
School of Nursing Faculty and Staff
Marie C. Sherman by
George L. Mylander
Mary Ann Sloan by
George L. Mylander
Maynard and Barbara Nielsen
Vincent Smith by
Maynard and Barbara Nielsen
Michele Sortino by
George L. Mylander
Dathan William Spaulding by
Lorna Spaulding and family
Judge James Stacey by
E. Vincent and Celeste Schlicht
George L. Mylander
Nancy Stifel by
Dave and Paula Rengel
James and Jody Sennish
Ryan and Ashley Chandler
Dr. Steve and Tami Jackson
Mark and Connie Lamb
Dennis and Patty Martin
Dru and Tahnee Meredith
Dan and Mary Moncher
Robert and Kathryn Moore
Christopher and Marsha Mruk
Jim and Bev Schrickel
Michael and Gail Winthrop
Peter Walderczak by
Samara Chodosh
Robert and Tracy Lee
Toledo Optical Laboratories Inc.
Raymond White by
Bill and Judy Monaghan
Margaret M. Windau by
George L. Mylander
Elma Elizabeth Wright by
Gerald Wright
Dr. Donald J. Young by
Tina Ammanniti
Tracy Berlin
Charles and Marlene DeCaro
Marcia Gasteier
Bambi Hicks
George and Anna Hoehne
Dawn Hohler
Kevin Homerick
Richard and Gayle Jeffrey
Andra Kurtz
John and Hannah Lendrum
Polly Lynn
Roshelle Manley
Roland and Dorothy Matter
Lee and Anne McDermond
Jeff Melson
George L. Mylander
Barbara Nielsen
Kathy Poyer
Dave and Paula Rengel
Stephen and Valerie Ritzenthaler
Bill and Eleanor Scheid
Nan Schirg
Vince and Celeste Schlicht
Dorothea Smith
Cheryl Vickers
Lee and Mary Ellen Wieber
Arthur and Carol Wolfe
Karen Young
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Community Outreach
Department
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Cardiac Rehabilitation
Department
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Critical and Progressive
Care Departments
Kate Zepernick by
Ken and Nan Schirg
What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.
All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.
~ Helen Keller
A group of nurses donated a gift as a lasting tribute to Margaret Amerine, R.N. for her vision,
leadership and friendship throughout the years. Shown above with Margaret Amerine’s son
David are: Debra Wright, David Amerine, Jane Parker, Rochelle Koch, Jean Feick, Sue Rine,
Janet Stradtman, Linda Smith, Gayle Jeffrey, Sandy Parker (kneeling), Kathy Trueman,
Linda Chill, Caren Incorvia and Toni Nossaman. Not shown: Anne Cervantes, Patti Sulkin,
Doris Cowgill and Linda Mason.
2010 Tributes
The 2010 Firelands Regional Medical
Center Staff by
Charles and Marlene DeCaro
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Board of Directors
and Administration
Dr. Charanjhit Ahluwalia by
Frank Durso
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Rosemary Lizzi
Kenneth and Sylvia Ruthsatz
Dr. Shavinder Ahluwalia by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Alce by
Robin Reaves
Dr. Timothy Amidon by
Marianne O’Halla
Dr. Christopher Avendano by
Rick Meacham
Dr. Joseph Baar by
Bill and Alice Springer
Dr. Dina Bauer by
Louise Moon
Dr. Brian Baxter by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Andrew Bejarano by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Dale Braun by
Theodore Lux
Barbara Brennan by
Sean Brennan
Dr. Paul Bruner by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Mark and Pamela Gross
Dr. William Bruner by
Mark and Pamela Gross
Dr. Marsha Cooper by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Donald Cundiff by
Gary and Margaret Brainard
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Helen Holl
Dr. Michael Cunningham by
Donna Ferrell
Deb Dahmen by
Sean Lynd and Dana Bacak
Dr. David De Groh by
Paul Cleveland
Dr. Anthony DeRiso by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Antoine Demosthene by
Robin Reaves
Dr. Anthony DeRiso by
Bill and Alice Springer
Dr. Michael Felter by
Gloria Lloyd
Dr. James Gallagher by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Susan Gallagher by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Jeff Garman by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Roger and Sara-Lu Kosel
Dr. Vicenta Gaspar - Yoo by
Bill and Alice Springer
Dr. Vinay Gudena by
Louise Moon
Bill and Alice Springer
Dr. Timothy Herron by
Kenneth and Sylvia Ruthsatz
Dr. Robert Hill by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Ed Hemeyer by
Joyce Hoersten
Dr. Hassan Ibrahim by
Norma Haer
Earl and Dorothy Hammond
Dr. Frederic Itzkowitz by
Louise Moon
Earl and Dorothy Hammond
Bill and Alice Springer
Dr. Stephen Jackson by
Louise Moon
Bill and Alice Springer
Jerry Kasper by
National Automobile Dealers
Charitable Foundation
Dr. Richard Keller by
Paul Cleveland
Thomas and Barb Roth
John and Juliette Royal
Bill and Alice Springer
Dr. Kari Kevertiz by
Garry and Joanne Savage
Dr. Eugene Kubitz by
Betty Jean Miller
Dr. John Liebenthal by
John Hinton
Dr. Carlos Lowell by
Kay Sennish
Dr. Eric Mast by
Thomas and Jean Russin
Dr. Patrick McGuinn by
John and Virginia Kent
Bill and Alice Springer
Judy Monaghan by
Earl and Dorothy Hammond
George L. Mylander by
Bill and Alice Springer
Carol Steuk
Dave and Lois Wolshuck
Dr. Karl Oberer by
Margaret Matyok
Dr. Sukishini Pallapothu by
Carl and Karen James
Dr. James Preston by
Daniel and Cynthia Brake
Dr. Robert J. Kromer
Betty Jean Miller
Dr. Amy Reese by
Bill and Alice Springer
Robert Szczesny
Dr. James Revelas by
Rosalind Phillips
Kim Riedy by
Sean Lynd and Dana Bacak
Dr. Larry Robinson by
Bill and Alice Springer
Dr. Harris Schild by
Phyllis Wassner
Dr. W. Scott Sheldon by
Ned and Suzanne Jeffrey
Bill and Alice Springer
Alice Springer by
Craig and Darlene Wood
Dr. Gregory Surfield by
Louise Moon
Dr. D.M. Swayngim by
Paul Cleveland
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Alfred Vargas by
Mark and Pamela Gross
Kathy Rusk
Paul and Sylvia Sackett
Dr. Robert Vaschek by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dr. Richard Visci by
Sean Lynd and Dana Bacak
Dr. Patrick Waters by
Julius and Mary Lou Zeck
Dr. Sandra Weaver-Emery by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Dwight and Marjorie Morner
Dr. Thomas Williamson by
Charles and Dorothy Crow
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Earl and Dorothy Hammond
Leona Mann
Dr. Susie Wyse by
Marianne O’Halla
Dr. James Wysor by
Firelands Regional Medical
Center Home Health Services
Marilyn Weiland
John and Lauren Zarvis
Dr. Bo Yoo by
Louise Moon
Dr. Donald Young by
Paul Cleveland
Firelands Heart &
Vascular Institute by
Judith Arheit
Paul Bohlander
Roque and Maria Cuevas
Ted Geiger
Pamela Gilliam
Floren and Mary James
Edward amd Delores Kraus
Thomas LaRose
Ted and Joan McCann
Frederick and Joanna Rocco
Eleanore Rudolph
Shirley Uhse
Nancy Weeks
Carol Zoll
ER & ER Registration
Departments by
Helen Holl
Emergency Room Staff by
Marianne O’Halla
Staff of 4 North by
Bruce Waters
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2010 Financial Statement
Our Income
This financial statement reflects the 2010 operating results for Firelands Regional Medical Center
Firelands Regional Medical Center generated revenue from
53,838 patient days of service provided to 10,365 patients..................................................................................... $222,588,476
For supporting services and care rendered for
Ambulatory, Emergency Department, Home Health and
other Outpatient Services we generated...................................................................................................................$247,445,007
These services produced total revenue of.........................................................................................
$470,033,483
Less
We had to deduct this amount for hospital contractual adjustments to
third party payors.................................................................................................................................................... $(269,644,380)
We also underwrote the cost of care for persons without the ability to
pay for their hospital services.................................................................................................................................... $(16,423,542)
Therefore, our net revenue from patient services was............................................................................................... $183,965,561
In addition, our other revenue from operations was...................................................................................................$ 12,422,149
Thus, our total revenue from operations was........................................................................................
$196,387,710
Our Expenses
Salaries, wages and employee benefits.........................................................................................................................$92,351,116
Supplies, purchased services and general expenses................................................................................................... $77,097,682
State of Ohio imposed Franchise Fee............................................................................................................................. $2,119,229
Depreciation...................................................................................................................................................................$14,846,610
Interest expense............................................................................................................................................................$ 7,002,975
All of these operating expenses totaled................................................................................................
$193,367,612
Our Results
Net revenue from operations........................................................................................................................
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$3,020,098
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2010 Statistical Highlights
Admissions..............................................................................................................................................................................10,365
Deliveries....................................................................................................................................................................................687
Patient Days of Service
Adult and Pediatric........................................................................................................................................................ 52,447
Nursery...............................................................................................................................................................................1,391
Total Patient Days of Service................................................................................................................................................. 53,838
Average Length of Stay (days)..................................................................................................................................................... 5.2
Ambulatory Service Visits
Emergency Department.................................................................................................................................................. 47,218
Outpatient Visits........................................................................................................................................................... 204,518
Surgical Cases
Operating Room Minutes..............................................................................................................................................651,970
Surgery Cases........................................................................................................................................................................ 10,866
Active Medical Staff................................................................................................................................................................... 156
ed in your
Does health
not include Courtesy, Consulting or Allied Practitioners Medical Staff members
How does the state b
deficit affect
your loc
cal center, Firelands
is committed to improving the health of those we serve.
Employees................................................................................................................................................................................
1,926
O
h starts with taking an active role in your own health and wellness.
ver the past two years, there has b
Medical Residents, Interns and Students....................................................................................................................................
53 Ohio’s budget
sion surrounding
2010
–11
biennial
budget,
Ohio forecast
Medical residents, interns and students annually receive clinical training and practical experience at Firelands Regional
To help offset this shortfall, Ohio added
Firelands also recently offered a free Oral, Head, and Neck
Medical CenterCancer
in theScreening
areas oftoAllergy
Medicine, Anesthesiology, Bariatric Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dermatology,
the public. Drs. Benjamin Murcek, DO,
newly created state agency fees, which i
elationship with a primary care
ENT/OTOL, ER,Jeffrey
FP, Diabetes
Management/FP,
Gastroenterology,
Christoff, DO,
Terence Kelly, DDS,
John Helmcamp, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Hematology/Oncology, Hospice/Palliative
tax Care,
on the 170 hospitals operating in Oh
cine or internal medicine).
Infectious Disease,
Internal
Nephrology,
Neurosurgery, OMM, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management,
MD, Vinay Gudena,
MD andNeurology,
Grae Schuster,
DDS, Amy
Reese,Medicine,
responded to this extra operating expen
ould visit your physician at least
MD all donated
their time
to conduct
exams
at thePodiatry,
screening, Psych, Pulmonary, Radiology, Sports Medicine, General Surgery,
eliminating vital services, and cancelling
Pathology,
Pharmacy,
Plastic
Surgery,
PMR,
ore frequently if recommended
by Pediatrics,
along withSurgery
staff from
to facilities or investments in new techn
health
Urology
Community Outreach and Seidman
d on your specific
status). and Vascular
Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
Strickland responded to hospitals’ call
Regional Health Care (a physician� 88 people participated
them by reducing the tax burdens by
n) provides a physician referral line
hospitals were29,583
still taxed over $560 m
Volunteer
� 2% needed further follow-up for a suspicious lesion
g for a physician:
419-557-5587Hours.....................................................................................................................................................................
or
Mark Waggoner and Representative De
� Two people needed immediate follow-up for a suspicious
587.
Uncompensated Care..................................................................................................................................................$26,400,000
efforts to help reduce the tax impose
lesion
directory is available at
2010 –11 budget. Even with these red
assessed $1.3 million for this newly impo
st in your own health by
This
new state tax burden came at a tim
health and wellness screenings.
already facing reductions in payments
Over $28.7 million with 132,924 people served
ues to you and your healthcare
funding, as well as experiencing increase
g may need to be tested further
Furthermore, the fee only applied to
ntion is needed.
$5.5 Million Charity Care
and did not affect stand-alone medical fa
(Services provided without payment)
$1.2 Million Medical Education Programs
alth conditions is one of the
$20.9 Million
ty practices. The $1.3 million fee paid b
People
Served: 13,322
(Firelands provides a program to train
ve for improved outcomes.
Unpaid Costs of Public Programs
tion to the $28.7 million in community b
physicians and provides a school of nursing)
(Costs of services not covered
o adopt healthy habits and
Residents/Students Served: 12/134
provided in 2010, including $5.5 millio
by Medicare or Medicaid)
$720,661
estyle.
care, $20.9 million in unreimbursed cost
People Served: 91,263
Subsidized Health Services
low-income and medically-vulnerable O
eek medical help as soon as
(Operating costs of the Family
in community outreach services.
Practice Clinic)
mething is not normal for you.
2010 Firelands Regional Medical Center Community Benefit:
People Served: 1,248
essure, your weight/body mass
s, your cholesterol levels, and
e.
reenings
Center is pleased to work with our
r discounted educational programs
ur community to improve the health
rage members of the community to
nderful health offerings, such as the
elow:
and Sally Stieber, CNP, RN from
ted their time to conduct a free Skin
s, along with staff from Community
ospitals Seidman Cancer Center at
Center.
eeded further follow-up for a
ended to have a lesion/abnormal
vided educational information
ABCDE signs: Asymmetry, Border,
ving
Firelands Regional Medical
Center covered an additional
$2.73 Million in Bad Debt
Expenses (actual cost) for
which no monies were
received for services
rendered.
Over 6.6% of the care
Firelands provided
in 2010 was provided
to individuals who
did not have insurance
to pay for the care.
Net Community Benefit represented
14.8% of Total Hospital Expenses
$223,168 Health
Education & Outreach
(Screenings, Educational
Programs, Childbirth
Classes, Health Fairs, etc)
People Served: 25,447
$73,633
Patient Education
& Homecare
(Education on disease
prevention and homecare)
People Served: 1,498
$23,938 In-Kind Donations
(Support provided for other
non-profit organizations,
schools, etc. for programs
benefiting the community)
What can we expect in the coming y
For the 2012–2013 state biennial budget,
will experience an $8 billion deficit. Th
remain in effect to help offset this de
tax would be on top of its estimated $
of annual community benefit costs. Com
provide care to those who cannot pay, to t
grams for which Firelands does not rece
full cost of providing the care, and for re
and services provided by Firelands focus
and wellness of the individuals served.
How can you help?
You can help by choosing Firelands Reg
your healthcare needs and choosing phy
at Firelands. In addition, one of the mos
the expenses associated with your health
bility for your own health. A good pla
suggestions provided on the previous pa
To find a physician or for mo
on health and wellness topics,
topics, and much more, visit
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Fundraising: Caddyshack Open
The Foundation for Firelands hosted the “Caddyshack Open” on June 27, 2011 as an ode to the comedic golf movie starring
Bill Murray and a fun way to raise money for its Cancer Program Fund, benefiting cancer patients at Firelands Regional
Medical Center. In all, 124 golfers took to the links at Plum Brook Country Club to club out cancer in brightly-colored golf
attire reminiscent of the event’s namesake. The golfers were immersed in references to the movie, with gophers appearing on
holes and a friendly, yet aloof Bill Murray “Carl Spackler” look-alike posing for pictures. In total, the day raised net proceeds
of $23,000.00 for The Foundation for Firelands Cancer Fund, a fund which helps people to receive care and treatment for
cancer in the Erie County area.
Though all reported a fun day, the golfers and sponsors were most excited about what the day meant to the Firelands Cancer
Center and to people undergoing treatment for cancer diagnoses. One sponsor, First American Title, took the cancer benefit
to heart, by forgoing their sponsor golf round and instead, offering it to a patient of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
at Firelands Regional Medical Center. When Kim Schreiner, the director of the cancer center initially approached patient
Richard Michael, he was hesitant to play because he had not golfed since receiving his cancer diagnosis the previous year.
At first he declined the offer, but called back a week later, renewed by a few practice golf outings and ready to play in the
“Caddyshack Open”.
Aside from benefitting the cancer center where Richard was being treated,
he also found the outing to be special because it was only the second
time he had played Plum Brook Country Club’s course.
“I usually play Wousickett. It was nice to get to play Plum Brook,” he said.
Richard played with a foursome that included a Clyde High School golfer
who also served as the team’s caddy for the day. Richard was impressed
with his swing and the length of the young man’s drive, but was even
more impressed with the group’s overall spirit. He said, “(My favorite
part was the) camaraderie. It is always fun to play with people. We had
fun. That’s all that matters.”
We’d like to thank the “Caddyshack Open” committee, which included
Tom Bollenbacher, Alex Cruey, Robin Grathwol, Megan Hanley, Peggy
Hassinger, Tracy Lucas, Diana Lundy, Dan Moncher, Eric Morgan, Craig
Stahl and Alice Springer.
The Foundation for Firelands looks forward to hosting this fun
and uplifting event in 2012. For more information about the event,
sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your spot in the 2012
“Caddyshack Open”, Monday, June 25th at Plum Brook Country
Club, call the Foundation office at 419–557–7152.
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Pictured above are Dr. Timothy Herron, Richard
Michael, George Poulos, and caddy Brett Combs.
Honors went to
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1st Place Men’s Team:
Gary Lichtle, Jake Justice (caddy),
Keith Swiegert, Billy Allendorf,
and David Belden.
2nd Place Men’s Team:
Brad Zura, Jodie Grimes,
David Springer, and Tim Belden.
1st Place Mixed Team:
Dave Rengel, Paula Rengel, Ashtyn
Stadler (caddy), Cami Karren (caddy),
Mike Spacek, and Andrew Rengel.
2nd Place Mixed Team:
Jack Springer (caddy), Scott Church,
Bob Hagstrom, Kathie Fischer,
Frank Gioffre, and Harry Foley (caddy).
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Longest Drive – Women:
Alice Springer
Ty Webb “Be the Ball”
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Gabe Zeller
Crazy Pants Contest Winner:
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Fundraising: Salute!
Back by popular demand, The Foundation for Firelands hosted the second annual Salute! wine-tasting event at Sortino’s
Little Italy Ristorante on November 6, 2011. 170 friends of Firelands Regional Medical Center attended the afternoon of
fabulous food and delectable wines from Adler Fels Winery. All the proceeds from the day’s festivities benefitted the
Firelands Regional Medical Center Acute Inpatient Rehab Unit, the sole provider of acute inpatient rehabilitation services
in a five-county region and rated as one of the nation’s top 100 programs based on its excellent ratings for patient
outcomes by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation.
The unit helps patients who have suffered brain injuries, strokes, orthopedic surgeries and other physical and mental
setbacks relearn the skills necessary to use their bodies and minds again and become as independent as possible,
attaining the best quality of life. Both George and Jim Sortino, owners of Sortino’s Little Italy Ristorante, along with
Thom Siegel of Adler Fels Wines, graciously participated in the event with the attitude that helping others is always good
business and that Firelands Regional Medical Center provides the community with an invaluable rehabilitation resource.
As if the food and wine weren’t enough for Medical Center friends that afternoon, a trip to Sonoma County was auctioned
off to one lucky bidder and several friends also went home with a variety of festive holiday and wine-related items. In
a departure from last year, the event also included two raffles featuring a bottle of wine covered in $55,000 worth of
lottery tickets as well as two bottles of Limited Edition Marilyn Monroe wine, Sortino’s Little Italy gift certificates and
memorabilia. In all, the fun event raised more than $9,000 for the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Firelands Regional
Medical Center. Salute!
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Fundraising: That 70’s and 80’s Party
That 70’s and 80’s Party made a groovy comeback this year at Kalahari Resort on August 20, 2011. Guests were encouraged
to dress like their favorite 70’s or 80’s icon… and most left no holds barred. The Retro-style pizza party got everyone in
the spirit with disco and 80’s rock as well as a spiffy silent auction. The event raised more than $18,000 to support the Boys
& Girls Club of Erie County as well as services to benefit pediatric patients at Firelands Regional Medical Center. This fun,
light-hearted event brought out the kid in everyone and helped kids throughout our community to maintain healthy, active
and safe lifestyles. Isn’t that groovy, baby?
Fundraising: Fashion Week, Sandusky Style
Fashion and fundraising came together at the third annual Fashion Week, Sandusky Style event on September 29, 2011 at Plum
Brook Country Club. This year’s event drew more than 250 people for an evening that included both silent and live auctions
and a lively fashion show that still has people talking. Event planners offered more than 100 silent auction items and more
than ten coveted live auction items including Lasik eye surgery, a Colorado ski trip, an RV trip and fabulous private dinners
from The Kitchen’s Bounty, J Bistro and Marcy Manion. After a tapas-style cocktail party and dinner, guests were treated to
a high-energy fashion show featuring fashions from Belle Soiree, Sawmill Creek Shops and Erik’s Clothing for Men. As if the
vendors didn’t bring enough fanfare, the crowd went wild over “celebrity” models Bryan Kasper, Dr. Scott Campbell, Dr.
Marsha Cooper, Dr. Marty Ryu and Wendy Kromer, to name a few. In all, the glamorous night raised more than $57,000
for the Firelands Regional Medical Center Breast Cancer Fund. And, the fun continued all week with the first ever
weeklong fashion event that incorporated discounts and specials from area retailers like Bertsch Jewelers, Barnes Nursery,
K & K Interiors and Sawmill Creek Shops.
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Volunteer Team Members
At Firelands Regional Medical Center,
our volunteers are the lifeblood of
our commitment to patient care and
satisfaction. No longer are volunteers
strictly relegated to stuffing envelopes
or filing paperwork. Our volunteers aid
the hardworking staff in ensuring patient
needs are met by assisting in registration
and mobilization of patients to different
care areas as well as in helping with
dietary and other needs. Volunteers work
in our gift shops to aid families and friends
in bringing smiles to hospital patients.
They also provide vital support for special
events in all departments of the Medical
Center. Volunteers do their part to help
advance the vision of Firelands Regional
Medical Center each and every day by
being ambassadors of Firelands to those
in the Medical Center and in the region.
Thank you to our generous volunteers
who work tirelessly to make Firelands
Regional Medical Center the best
healthcare provider in the region.
John W. Acord
Benny T. Adams
Heather R. Amezquita
Trudie Anderson
Imani L. Arrington
Joyce K. Baaske
Betsy S. Baerenklau
Gary F. Baerenklau
James F. Balduff
Sherryl L. Balduff
Elizabeth A. Banda
Karyn Barnette
Waneida R. Barney
Caitryna L. Beatty
Don Beckman
Marilyn A. Beckman
Laura A. Beebe
Betty K. Behlmer
Theresa L. Behrends
Al Beliasov
Caitlin L. Bement
Jane C. Bettcher
Amy L. Bower
Charles Briehl
Germaine Browder
Charmayne Y. Brown
Mary A. Brown
Rashina C. Brown
Patricia Bruggeman
Morgan C. Bruner
Jerry Buontempo
Lois A. Camp
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Liz C. Casali
Ann W. Cassidy
Patricia A. Cassidy
DaSharon M. Charlton
Margaret Cheetham
Leanna R. Chesser
Beverly A. Christy
William F. Christy
Lorna G. Cogar
Ingrid Coiffard
Morgan E. Craig
Jim Cremean
Marjorie Cremean
Janet A. Croom
Justin T. Cudnik
Alfreda L. Culpepper
Jacob Dagg
Juli K. Dagg
Ann L. Daniel
Armelle C. DeRiso
Colette D. DeRiso
Noelle M. DeRiso
Sibyl A. Dendinger
Christy R. Dickman
Roger W. Dodd
Caprishion N. Durr
Kay B. Eash
Pauline Edens
Dolly A. Ehrhardt
Jerry P. Ehrhardt
Lynne A. Eirons
Bashir E. Elashi
Bonnie M. Faber
Trudie A. Ferguson
Kathy Fitz
Megan L. Fogg
Annessa M. Folk
Nancy A. Foor
Harriett A. Foos
Mary Ann Fox
Holly E. Francis
Elder Frank
Ann Marie Frankfather
Mary Lou Franks
Janet L. Freehling
Elder M. Fronk
John A. Fultz
Dorothy M. Gamble
Peg Garvin
Donna Gauman
Paula F. Geer
Jack S. Girard
Cody T. Glass
Chris Goodman
Agnes M. Gosser
Dorothy A. Gowdy
Donna J. Greulich
Elizabeth R. Growel
Nancy L. Gruver
Jean Gundlach
Lindsey Gundlach
Annie Hahn
Becky J. Hall
Jean F. Halm
Melinda A. Hammersmith
Drew Hanley
Marilyn C. Hansen
Ritchey F. Hansen
Akeeba M. Harris
Emmy G. Hart
Rol Hart
Pam S. Hartung-Kellem
Pamela J. Hatmaker
Joseph D. Hawkins
Brandi L. Heidl
Virginia Herhold
Elder M. Heylard
Patty J. Higgins
Tanesha R. Hinton
Tylor Z. Hobson
Michael T. Hoffman
Elder M. Hoggan
Helen J. Holl
Joanne Hosey
Judith A. Hoskin
William E. Hoskin
Patricia Howard
Gwen D. Hufnagle
Robert J. Icsman
Mattie R. Irby
Gladys L. Janssen
Walt R. Johnson
Anne Johnstone
Ellen L. Jones
Mary L. Justi
Darlene A. Keating
Helen M. Keilman
Grace L. Keller
Sharon L. Kendall
Roberta A. Kessler
Donna J. Kieffer
Robert M. Kieffer
Janice M. Klenk
Sophie C. Knauer
Bridget A. Lajti
Mark Lamar
Shirley N. Langdon
Keyonte M. Leflore
Dianne L. Lemon
Peggy A. Lenyo
Jared M. Lizzi
Linda F. Lombard
Ann M. Losey
Naomi P. Lowery
Mary Ann Lublow
Karen R. Mann
Rosemary A. Mantey
Shirley A. Mapus
Dane L. Mark
Richard H. Marshall
Renetta A. Matso
Bev L. Matthews
Tre’Maine McCarty
April L. McCormack
Mary E. McDonald
LaRhonda B. McGowan
Nancy J. McPeek
Cheryl A. Meadows
Jean G. Mees
Taylor N. Mercado
Jean Miller
Tina M. Miller
Bud Mitchell
Wayne Mitchell
Connie J. Montgomery
Louise W. Moon
Vera J. Moore
Alyssa S. Morgan
Sandy K. Morris
Jack Mulaney
Joyce E. Mulaney
Betty Munafo
Connie S. Napper
Pam Nesgoda
Virginia M. Neuman
Barbara A. Nielsen
Maynard J. Nielsen
Rebekah M. Nims
Charles E. Odums
Susan J. Omlor
Mabel E. Opper
Thomas C. Orihel
Nanette L. Otto
Lorrie L. Palmer
Suzanne Parker
Latayvia K. Pearson
Laura B. Persing
Ryan A. Pfanner
Roz Phillips
Billie R. Pifer
Beth N. Pitts
John J. Planthaber
Cindy A. Plue
Mardell A. Porter
Mary M. Potts
Megan L. Reber
Ryan J. Reber
Vicki L. Reber
Allison M. Rhoda
Rachel M. Rice
Dolores M. Ritzenthaler
Karen S. Rogers
Frank D. Roope
Ginny I. Rosebrook
Dorothy A. Ruffer
Brenda J. Saferstein
William Saleski
Persephanie D. Sanabria
Alex L. Satterlee
Davis W. Satterlee
Elder Saunders
Marty E. Sawicki
Eleanor A. Scheid
Lucille R. Schenk
Ethan M. Schild
Gayle L. Schneider
Marcia A. Schutt
Lynsie M. Schwerer
Darcene Selby
Megan R. Sims
Patrecia Sizemore
Helen J. Skelton
Cindy J. Skutt
Johnnie L. Sloan
Elder Smith
Marianne Smith
Shayla N. Smith
Carolyn S. Spayd
Brian J. Spence
Connor C. Stark
Julie A. Stark
Ruth Steele
Gary R. Steiner
Virginia M. Steiner
Paul F. Stengel
Phyllis Stengel
June M. Stephenson
Betty A. Stoltz
Sharon M. Stookey
Lois T. Szabrak
Annette R. Tamburrino
Ikki Tanaka
JoAnne Theibert
Hedy A. Todd
Amy M. Toth
Ellen M. Troike
Sharon L. Turini-Kent
Donna J. Van Auken
Nancy S. Viviano
Frances L. Voltz
Rosemary Walland
Joan D. Walter
Allen L. Walton
Maggie L. Walubah
Scott Webb
Nancy G. Weeks
Margaret M. Wertenberger
Ruth West
Tina M. Whidden
Ginny M. Wicker-Piddock
Wendy S. Wiedenheft
John M. Williams
Sue Williams
Gloria A. Winkel
Dorothy A. Yerks
Lia Yoo
Bryce J. York, Jr.
Tanya J. York
Flo Young
Sadie L. Zander
Matthew S. Zeck
Katie A. Zimmer
The Don J. Young Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center
On August 27, 2010, the Firelands Heart Institute Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center was formally designated The Don J.
Young Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center in recognition of the leadership and vision of Don J. Young, MD, FACC. The
community and its medical professionals lost an extraordinary member and friend on August 31, 2010 with the passing
of Dr. Young.
Dr. Young’s family graciously agreed to a memorial service hosted by the Medical Center to allow his colleagues the
opportunity to remember and pay tribute to Dr. Young’s legacy.
The following is an open letter written by Charles A. Stark, President and CEO of Firelands which was shared in the
program at the service.
We Lost a Special Friend
By Charles A. Stark, FACHE
President & CEO
Firelands Regional Health System
Don J. Young, MD, passed away after a courageous battle against cancer. In my 25 years of healthcare experience
Dr. Young sticks out as a giant among men.
Dr. Young, from my observations, had that unique combination of intelligence and foresight on how to apply that
intelligence. He was warm and open with his patients, yet shared the information they needed to hear…even
when it may have been difficult to hear. He was kind to our staff members and always open to sharing ideas and
having a conversation about family and goings on. Dr. Young was also an avid reader who often times would drop
off articles with notes that said, “Chuck I think you should read this one.” or “Chuck I came across this article and
thought of you.” That always brightened my day!
Yes, Dr. Young was a giant among men in my book. A real example of the traditional physician with the skills and
values we seek from our own personal physician.
At the suggestion of Dr. Young’s partners at North Ohio Heart Center, both NOHC and Firelands Regional
Medical Center came together to express our gratitude to Dr. Young for his vision and many years of service to
our community. Both NOHC and we agreed it was only fitting to dedicate the cardiovascular lab in Dr. Young’s
honor. This dedication was shared with Dr. Young in his home by Dr. McGuinn on the Saturday before Dr. Young
passed away. While I was out of town with my family and unable to join Dr. McGuinn and Dr. Young, I understand
Dr. Young was quite moved by this expression of gratitude.
While Dr. Young has passed away, his spirit will live with us for many, many years. I know he loved dark
chocolate and I know each time in the future that I enjoy a piece of that wonderful candy I will enjoy it along
with fond memories of what Dr. Young gave to me personally, as a professional working towards the same goal,
and to what Dr. Young represented to our community….a giant among men!
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Firelands Regional Medical Center – Auxiliary
In the past year, the Firelands Auxiliary has generously
donated their time and resources to pursue the vision
of Firelands Regional Medical Center. During 2010, the
dedicated women and men of the Auxiliary purchased
state-of-the-art diagnostic items for the Digestive
Health Center, featured in another article in this report.
Additionally, the Firelands Auxiliary helped to
purchase a cardiac apnea monitor for Obstetrics and
an ultrasound machine for Labor and Delivery. Their
generosity also allowed for Firelands Corporate Health
Center to purchase a spirometry system to test lung
functioning in patients and an oxygen concentrator to
aid patients in the inpatient psychiatric unit at Firelands
Regional Medical Center. In all, the support of the
Auxiliary in 2010 totals $110,000.
We thank all who support and are involved in the
Firelands Auxiliary. Their events, programs, gift shop
sales and financial assistance significantly contribute
to providing the most cutting-edge, quality healthcare
to all who are served by Firelands Regional Medical
Center. For more information on the Auxiliary or
to become a member call 419–557–5469 or visit
firelands.com.
Holly Amidon
Tina Ammanniti
Linda Armstrong
Ann Arnold
Andrea Avallone
Steve Ayres
Joyce Baaske
Pat Babiuch
Sherryl Balduff
Joyce Barnes
Terry Bartlett
Mary Bauer
Melodie Bayer
Arlyn Bensch
Amy Bohn-Green
Darrell Boling
Ruth Brandle
Mary Ann Brown
Richard Brown
Richard Brown
Mae Bulter
Ann Cassidy
Sandy Cattano
Ryan Chandler
Margaret Cheetham
Ingrid Coiffard
Julia Colavincenzo
Tonia Copsey
Lynda Curtis
Connie Dagg
Ann Daniel
Amy Davlin
Darlene Decker
Shelly Delamatre
Alberta Deringer
Christine Dickman
Lou Dickman
Kay Eash
Dolly Ehrhardt
Bonnie Faber
Brenda Falknor
Mary Fenker
Janet Fletcher
Mary Ann Fox
Bonnie Franklin
Susan Galloway
Nancy Garris
(Ann) Peg Garvin
Mary Gebelle
Jamie Geretz
Sue Glenn
Mitzi Grad
Donna Greulich
Elizabeth Growel
Marilyn Hansen
Virginia Herhold
Shenell Hinton
Rose Hoelzer
Helen Holl
Leona Holzmiller
Lisa Horchler
Joanne Hosey
Bill Hoskin
Judith Hoskin
Jeannie Hoty
Mattie Irby
Tami Jackson
Karen James
Frances Johnson
Sheri Johnson
Jim Johnston
Anne Johnstone
Marty Kalinich
Nancy Keller
Sari Kelley
Roberta Kessler
Donna Kieffer
Bruce Kijowski
Kathy Koehn
Loretta Koepp
Dennis Kopco
Sara-Lu Kosel
Lori Kuns
Connie Lamb
A Thank You from the Firelands Auxiliary
The Firelands Auxiliary wishes to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to our
employees, their families and friends who faithfully shop in the Gift
Shops and special sales. The support of our regular customers and their
willingness to spread the word of the great merchandise in all the Gift
Shops and our book, jewelry, handbag and flower sales (to name a few)
are the lifeblood of our success. Through the generosity of Firelands family,
the Auxiliary generates and contributes approximately $100,000 annually
back to the Medical Center with which medical equipment, supplies and
patient amenities are purchased. Again, ‘Thank You’, Firelands employees
and our community for your continued support.
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Sincerely,
The Officers and Members of the Firelands Auxiliary
Gerry Lehrer
Sharon Lentz
Peggy Lenyo
Mary Ann Lublow
Tracy Lucas
Dorothy Malinovsky
Karen Mann
Shirley Mapus
JeanRose Marksbury
Armella Masten
Beverly Matthews
Barbara Mayer
Jim McBride
April McCormack
Sheila McFarland
Anne McGookey
Nancy McKeen
Mary McLaughlin Davis
Nancy McPeek
Jean Miller
Tina Monarch
Dan Moncher
Louise Moon
Vera Moore
Robert Moore
Marsha Mruk
Betty Munafo
George Mylander
Connie Napper
Pam Nesgoda
Virginia Neuman
Diane Nickles
Barbara Nielsen
Ruth Parker
Nathan Perkins
Rosalind Phillips
Beth Pitts
Christine Pluckhorn
Mary Potts
Holly Price
Linda Reichenbach
Eloise Renwand
Linda Ricci
Bonnie Riedy
Lee Riley
Dolores Ritzenthaler
Virginia Rosebrook
Nancy Ross
Ruth Ruthsatz
Marty Sawicki
Peggy Scherer
Kim Schreiner
Bev Schrickel
Marcia Schutt
Jim Sennish
Pat Sizemore
Rosaria Sortino
Jim Spicer
Jo Ann Spore
Marilee Spore
Alice Springer
Charles Stark
Ruth Steele
Sandra Stierhoff
Susan Stockdale
Jan Stradtman
Lois Szabrak
Annette Tamburrino
Hedy Todd
Rebecca Trout
Kathy Trueman
Sharon Turini-Kent
Bill Turton
Holly Valko
Albert Vargas
Karen Vargas
Mike Vickery
Brenda Violette
Nancy Viviano
Rosemary Walland
Joan Walter
Lois Weiland
Barbara Wenzinger
Ruth West
Ginny Wicker-Piddock
Mary Ellen Wieber
Helen Williams
Gloria Winkel
Suzi Winkel
Timothy Wise
Mary JaneYoung
Evelyn Zeller
Sierra Scientific
ManoScan360 for
Esophageal Manometry
Anyone who has had heartburn knows how frustrating a
digestive medical issue can be. Now, through the generosity
of the Firelands Auxiliary, Firelands Regional Medical Center
can offer its digestive patients a less invasive and more
accurate way to diagnose problems from heartburn to
swallowing disorders. The only machine of its kind in the
region, the Sierra Scientific ManoScan360 for Esophageal
Manometry was completely funded by the Auxiliary to help
physicians examine the esophagus and stomach with eight
times more sensors than their previous equipment.
According to the American Gastroenterologic
Association, the esophageal motility study conducted
by the ManoScan360 is the first recommended step in
diagnosing a wide array of swallowing and digestive
disorders. Furthermore, the procedure, which took about
45 minutes to complete in the past, now takes just 10
minutes with the new machine. This drastically shorter
time frame means less discomfort for the patient and
more time for the physician to accurately diagnose the
images gathered by the machine.
The Auxiliary was able to make this truly revolutionary
donation through the generosity of their gift shop patrons
at Main Campus, South Campus and the Atrium shops,
along with special event fundraising. The money earned
and donated by the Auxiliary helps to keep Firelands
Regional Medical Center at the forefront of medical
technology and diagnostics.
The Firelands Auxiliary is made up of 165 men and
women who volunteer their time to promote community
involvement in the Medical Center. For more information
or to become a part of the Firelands Auxiliary, call
419-557-5469 or visit firelands.com.
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Grae L. Schuster, MD
Amy M. Reese, MD
Vinay K. Gudena, MD
Local Cancer Doctors Give Back
to Their Community
Drs. Reese, Gudena and Schuster of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at
Firelands Regional Medical Center care for hundreds of local patients throughout the
year. Yet, their community care doesn’t stop at cancer treatment. As part of a local cancer
center, the doctors at UH Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands feel compelled to use their
knowledge-base to help not only cancer patients, but the community at large.
Throughout the year the doctors participate in various presentations, talks, screenings
and other community educational endeavors to help make people more aware of their
health and of the resources available at Firelands Regional Medical Center. In 2010 and
2011, the doctors have engaged in talks on women’s reproductive cancers, breast cancer,
prostate cancer, new technologies and treatments of various cancers as well as many other
important, life-saving topics. Additionally, Dr. Amy Reese recently spoke to the Kiwanis
Club about her role as a mission physician in Haiti, helping the people still ravaged by
disease and injury from an earthquake several years ago. The doctors also participated
in screenings for breast cancer and skin cancer and conducted a series of informational
sessions on colorectal cancer.
For these physicians, the call to care for and treat patients means also responding
to the needs of the broader community to help others prevent cancer diagnoses and
to raise awareness about certain environmental risk factors. The doctors say their
involvement in these programs fosters a sense of true community and helps them to
better understand the population they treat and interact with every day.
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Dr. Amy Reese,
Medical Oncologist at
University Hospitals
Seidman Cancer Center
at Firelands Regional
Medical Center was
recently selected by
the United States
Navy to be the Senior
Medical Executive
of the Expeditionary
Medical Facility - Great
Lakes for the Navy
Reserves. Dr. Reese’s
new position gives her
oversight of the Navy
Reserve physicians in
a six-state region.
Community Members Helping Others
VacationLand Federal Credit Union
When Kevin Ralofsky came to VacationLand Federal Credit Union five years ago as its CEO, one of his first questions
to his employees was, “Are we making a profound impact in our community? If not, why?” Today, the answer to this
question is a resounding “Yes!” Ralofsky and his team have partnered with The Foundation for Firelands to achieve
one of their community outreach goals - to become involved in a cause that can serve all aspects of the community.
For VacationLand and The Foundation for Firelands, this cause is the Firelands Breast Cancer Fund, which helps
to provide mammograms for individuals who are either uninsured or underinsured; and, provides transportation,
education, and therapeutic treatments for local breast cancer patients. Though the partnership between VacationLand
and The Foundation for Firelands is still in its infancy, Ralofsky and his employees have launched a “Pink Card” program
to help foster this relationship and help breast cancer patients with little effort on the part of those who wish to
participate. Each “Pink Card” that is issued provides a monetary donation to The Firelands Breast Cancer Fund and
can be obtained by simply transferring any balance you have on an existing credit card.
This credit union is no stranger to helping others. VacationLand Federal Credit Union was founded on a spirit of shared
responsibility for others as General Motors workers pooled their money to form a means of borrowing and saving
amongst each other. For Ralofsky, this spirit of camaraderie means that VacationLand must maintain its commitment
to helping the community in order to preserve the legacy of those who founded the credit union.
Ralofsky also said that cancer was a natural impetus for most of his employees because almost everyone has been
touched by some form of cancer in their lives or the lives of people they love. With a nearly 87% female workforce at
VacationLand Federal Credit Union, a breast cancer fund seemed logical and emotionally moving to the VacationLand
team. This is especially true in Erie County, where breast cancer rates continue to be among the highest in the state,
according to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
When asked about why the credit union decided on a pink card for local
breast cancer patients as a way to give back, Ralofsky said, “If everybody
does their part, we can really make a profound difference in the community.
The Foundation (for Firelands) has done that and we wanted to be a part
of that.”
To apply for a Pink Card, visit vlfcu.org.
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The Randolph J. and Estelle M.
Dorn Foundation
Firelands Regional Medical Center is continuously looking
for ways to use donor dollars to advance the knowledge,
resources and healing capacities of those who care for our
community. SimMan®, a life-size intubatable mannequin
with a computerized graphical user interface, became part
of the Firelands Regional Medical Center family through a
grant by the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation
in 2006 and continues to be effectively used to teach
clinical and decision making skills. This incredible
technology allows medical and nursing students to develop
their proficiency in appropriate responses, while in a
controlled environment with instructors on-site. SimMan® allows instructors to program numerous scenarios which
allow students to become competent before they provide care for a real patient. The simulated learning provided
by SimMan® assists the medical care team members at Firelands to achieve levels of communication, training and
teamwork that are critical to a “culture of safety.”
In 2011, employees undergoing continuing education for respiratory therapy had to assess an emergent situation where
SimMan® came to the Emergency Room under respiratory distress. Following specific protocol based on the situation,
the therapists along with a “doctor” intubated SimMan® and stabilized his breathing by placing him on a ventilator.
Since his debut, SimMan® has been used to help the Respiratory Therapy department and other Medical Center
departments to conduct training and education sessions in real-life scenarios.
We continue to be grateful to the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation for their generous grant and leadership
in supporting patient safety and clinical competence in our community.
S & H Blinds and Floors
Ed Opfer, owner of S & H Blinds and Floors in Sandusky, knows the importance of
local businesses caring for and giving back to the community. His company, started
in 1947 by the previous owner, has been a mainstay in local interior decorating and
incorporates a family aspect that many larger, competing companies lack today. With
three out of the seven employees boasting the last name “Opfer”, S & H Blinds is a family operation. This commitment to
family and to the community led the owners and employees of S & H Blinds to become lasting donors to The Foundation
for Firelands Breast Cancer Fund.
Ed Opfer and his family came to The Foundation for Firelands in 2009, wanting to contribute something to help others
and wanting to make an impact on a disease that affects so many people in this area.
“(Breast cancer) is something very consistent,” said Opfer. “If I had a daughter or wife going through it, I think it would
be very traumatic.”
Opfer adds that he sees the good Firelands Regional Medical Center does for the community and feels like the funds his
company contributes go to good use to help purchase state-of-the-art equipment or provide therapeutic treatments to treat
people here at home.
The S & H Blinds and Floors donation to the Breast Cancer Fund is only in its third year, but Opfer plans to continue his
company’s commitment to support Firelands Regional Medical Center well into the future.
“I think people are entitled to their health,” he said. “What we are doing is part of our Christian values to help others.”
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Fitzthum Boutique
8,000 people on Facebook like her hair bows and chic baby clothes, and Brandy Fitzthum, owner
of Fitzthum Boutique, is using these 8,000 people to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer
patients right here at Firelands Regional Medical Center. During October, National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month, Brandy used her boutique’s Facebook page to gather items and bids for a
large-scale online auction. Other vendors from around the country contributed more than 50 items
like nursing covers, baby blankets, toys, clothes and more to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. So, why did Fitzthum choose the Firelands Breast Cancer Fund? For the young mom of three, the
answer was easy, “There is somebody that needs help. It is about helping people who are in an
unfortunate situation.”
The Fitzthum family is no stranger to need, either. Brandy and her husband, Tony, decided to
give back to Firelands Regional Medical Center after the two were helped in early 2011 by a fund
established by employees to help employees in need at the hospital. Both are Firelands employees
and both underwent serious medical setbacks at the same time. With that in mind, the Fitzthums
decided to help others who might be in a similar situation and to give locally, right where they
were helped. Yet, the Fitzthum Boutique auction was not all local… and that helped them to raise
money very quickly via the internet.
The auctions garnered so much attention
from various regions of the country in part
because the vendors help each other’s causes
on a continual basis. For Fitzthum this means
that when others are raising money for a
cause, she donates and in turn, other vendors
donated to her auction for the Firelands
Breast Cancer Fund. In addition, most of the
people bidding were mothers, grandmothers
or other people with young children, able
to relate to a cause that strikes women
regardless of age.
“People were bidding higher than the actual
value (of the items),” Fitzthum commented.
“Mostly because they knew it was for a
good cause and they wanted to help.”
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1111 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
www.firelands.com/giving_back/giving_foundation.aspx
Cover photos courtesy of Lake Erie Shores & Islands®