At its annual assembly on Feb. 20, LMH Health Foundation honored winners of the 13th annual Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Caring Award, which celebrates individuals and organizations who’ve offered vital service to LMH Health and group health care.
Honorees are group members Jan Breithaupt, Teresa Mulinazzi Kempf, Gary Sollars and Eleanor Woodyard. Here’s a better take a look at the Watkins honorees:
Jan Breithaupt celebrated her retirement from LMH Health in 2019 after 45 years of service. She most just lately served as communications specialist in advertising and communications, following roles in admissions, affected person accounts, accounting and nursing administration, as properly as different areas together with the inspiration. During her time at LMH Health, she was comfortable to see the hospital develop and supply medical providers that had beforehand not been obtainable regionally and proved to be very useful to the group. Jan served on the LMH Health Foundation’s board of administrators from 1993 to 1998, offering help to the employees and volunteering for the various basis-sponsored occasions, together with the very first Penny Jones Golf Tournament. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors on her farm, doing yardwork and flower gardening, and spending time together with her grandchildren.
Teresa Mulinazzi Kempf has been a member of the Lawrence group since 1979. She turned extra concerned locally after becoming a member of Ameriprise Financial Services in 1996 and turning into a franchise proprietor in 2009. Through the years, she has witnessed the expansion and prosperity of our area people hospital and watched it obtain quite a few milestones. Teresa served on the LMH Health Foundation board of administrators and as president in 2015. She presently enjoys her supportive position on the finance committee and the place wanted. She feels strongly that donors don’t give to organizations as a result of organizations have wants; they provide as a result of organizations meet wants. She has supported a variety of key tasks at LMH Health, together with the brand new LMH Health West Campus.
Gary Sollars is a longtime LMH Health Foundation advocate. In 2019, he accomplished his second time period as a member of the board of administrators, having served as president from 2016 to 2017. He and his spouse, Connie, have offered help to many LMH Health Foundation initiatives, together with the fourth flooring renovation and the cardiac cath lab. Gary is a retired insurance coverage government. He joined Charlton-Manley Insurance, Inc. within the late 1970s and finally turned the corporate’s CEO. He is closely concerned locally, serving as a member of the Baker University Board of Trustees, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center Endowment, the Junior Achievement of Lawrence Advisory Board, the Cottonwood Inc. Foundation Board of Trustees, Plymouth Congregational Church Endowment Board and the board of University National Bank. He is a previous chairman of the Lawrence Chamber.
Eleanor Woodyard has been lively within the Lawrence and KU communities for a few years, volunteering and supporting a variety of organizations, together with University Women’s Club, League of Women Voters, Sister City Organization, L.I.N.Okay., Friends of the Dole Center, Friends of the Lied Center, Meadowlark Garden Club and Immanuel Lutheran Church. She serves on the board of the University of Kansas Libraries, and she or he has supported Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and the Lawrence Humane Society. Eleanor has been very supportive of the LMH Health Foundation, together with making attainable the brand new entryway into radiation oncology and serving to to launch the brand new East Heights Clinic. She graduated from Valparaiso University and was married to George Woodyard, KU professor of Spanish and specialist in Latin American Theater, for 50 years earlier than his passing. They have 4 grown youngsters and eight grandchildren. Eleanor is an avid gardener.