Unity kicks off campaign

Members of the Unity Health team involved with the “Home is Where the Heart is” capital campaign: Healthy Women of Unity Co-Chair Teresa Blakely (from left), Unity Health Foundation Development Council (Searcy) Chair Amy Daniels, Business and Industry Chair Philip Hays, Unity Health Foundation Executive Director Cassandra Feltrop, Planned Gifts Chair Debbie Elgen and PEP Club co-chairs Burley Scissell and Tonya Carden.

The Unity Health Foundation recently held a luncheon to announce a new capital campaign – “Home is Where the Heart is.” 

About 100 attended the event, which was a kickoff and appreciation luncheon.

Unity Health Foundation Executive Director Cassandra Feltrop welcomed those in attendance and recognized foundation board members, committee members, donors and community partners. She announced that the campaign goal is $2.2 million and a little more than $1.5 million has been pledged.

Unity Health President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Webb said community support is important to the health care organization. “I’m really thankful for everything you do to help this organization,” he said.

The luncheon also featured a video highlighting Sue Ekdahl, who received rehabilitation services through Unity. “I knew I was in the right place,” she said. “I feel like I got my life back.”

The campaign revolves around continuing to improve both patient and associate safety at Unity Health. A patients’ home is where their heart is and the Foundation wants to help them get home quickly. The campaign focuses on three areas: 

• Inpatient physical rehabilitation center 

• Patient safe handling rooms 

• Xenex germ-zapping robots 

To learn more about the Unity Health Foundation and the “Home is Where the Heart is” campaign, please visit unity-health.org/foundation. (To see more photos from the luncheon, see the May issue of 501 LIFE.)