Noblesville—Riverview Health and Noblesville High School ThankBank, a club focused on recognizing outstanding community members for their gifts to Noblesville, were honored to host a recent ceremony for Isabelle Harger. Isabelle is a long-time resident of Noblesville who has volunteered in the community for more than 50 years, including at Riverview Health.
“We were glad to help in organizing a special ceremony for Isabelle,” said Susan Beckwith, Volunteer Services Manager at Riverview Health. “Our volunteers generously give their time to Riverview Health without expecting anything in return, so we’re grateful for the opportunity to give back and recognize their service.“
Isabelle volunteered with the Red Cross beginning in 1959. She then became part of the Boys and Girls Club auxiliary group as a “mom” for children at the club. As part of Tri Kappa Delta women’s sorority, Isabelle helped donate hundreds of items of clothing to girls in need of clothes and helped raise money for local schools.
Isabelle went on to serve as the vice president and president of Tri Kappa Delta. From there she became the longest-serving volunteer at Riverview Health after founding the hospital’s chaplaincy program in 1964 and serving as the first chairperson, as well as serving as an original member of the hospital’s Auxiliary Board and chairman of the Gray Ladies of the Hospital.
At the ceremony, Mayor John Ditslear of Noblesville provided a speech honoring Isabelle as the students of Noblesville High School ThankBank unveiled a mural in her honor. This mural will be displayed at Noblesville High School to inspire students with Isabelle’s service and passion for education.
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.