Riverview Health Foundation announced that it has received a major gift of $500,000 from Dave and Jackie Cox, Courtney Cole, and Darren and Monica Peck for the expansion of the Infusion Center at Riverview Health.
More than 10,000 patients are being treated annually in the Infusion Center.
“While the patients receive wonderful care from the dedicated physicians, nurses and staff, the current facility doesn’t offer the right kind of environment,” said Megan Wiles, executive director of Riverview Health Foundation.
“When accompanying Courtney on many of her treatments, we were in close quarters with other patients and their families,“ said Jackie Cox. “We had the opportunity to share ideas for facility improvements. In conversation with Riverview Health leaders, we expressed concerns about the current facility and the potential impact of new and improved surroundings. There is a need for privacy at times and sharing with others when feeling better. The staff is outstanding in providing care and comfort. Now the relocated and updated center, complete with beautiful aesthetics and furnishings, will enhance the infusion experience for patients and families. We are thrilled to support the Riverview Health mission and are so grateful to them for embracing our suggestions. It’s a blessing to have this level of care close to home.”
The expanded Infusion Center will be located at Riverview Health in Noblesville and will have private rooms, semi-private rooms and community seating to allow patients to select an area based upon how they are feeling and availability. The new Infusion Center will have an open floor plan with windows and natural light. Construction is expected to be completed later this year.
“As a patient receiving treatment for hours at a time, it would have been wonderful to have windows,” Courtney Cole said. “The lighter colors and outdoor views will help the time pass and make treatment more pleasant.”
The Cox, Cole and Peck families have a long history and connection with Riverview Health. Jackie served as the executive director of the Foundation from 1988-1997, Dave served on the Foundation Board and as Chair in 2011-2012, Monica has served as a member of the Foundation Philanthropy Council and Courtney has been a patient and advocate for Riverview Health and the Foundation for many years.
“Riverview Health has been such a blessing to our family throughout my sister’s health battles,” said Monica Peck. “Being able to do frequent treatments so close to home, to have smiling, familiar faces here to greet us, brings joy to an otherwise not so pleasant experience. We truly appreciate Riverview Health.”
“We are so grateful for the generous support of Dave and Jackie Cox, Courtney Cole, and Darren and Monica Peck for this important and impactful project,” said Megan Wiles, executive director of Riverview Health Foundation. “We have several other families, along with the Riverview Health Auxiliary, who have already made naming gifts for this project, but the Cox, Cole and Peck families’ gift is our significant lead gift and it’s so appropriate given their history and connection to Riverview Health as well as to our community.”
The Foundation has committed to raise more than $1 million for the expansion of the Infusion Center. Additional naming opportunities still exist. For more information, contact Megan Wiles at 317.776.7317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with 20 beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.