The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (EMH) Foundation has launched a new, community-based group to represent Elmhurst Hospital and connect with the community.
The EMH Foundation Ambassadors program includes 50 members from 25 local households who will spread the word about the activities, classes and events happening at Elmhurst Hospital.
“The goal of our Ambassadors program is to connect with the community on a one-to-one level,” says Pamela Dunley, President and CEO of Elmhurst Hospital. “Our Ambassadors are community members who will be able to stay connected to the hospital by understanding the great quality programs and services we offer. They will also keep the hospital informed on how the community is experiencing the hospital and what additional needs the community has. The Ambassadors will be able to tell their friends, family and neighbors about the great things happening here at the hospital.”
The Ambassadors had their first meeting Feb.18 at Elmhurst Hospital, joined by the EMH Foundation board members, doctors and hospital leadership.
“We have had a tremendous response to our call for ambassadors in Elmhurst,” says Susan Tyburski, Executive Director of the EMH Foundation. “We’re excited to see how this group helps us to better engage with the community.”
The Ambassadors will have an annual meeting and attend various programs and events to learn about new initiatives at Elmhurst Hospital.
“It’s my honor to lead this effort on behalf of the Foundation,” says Rich Reichert, EMH Foundation Ambassador Chair. “My wife Jenny and I are happy to be a part of this program to represent Elmhurst Hospital and share what the organization has to offer.”
For more information about the Ambassadors program or the EMH Foundation, call 331-221-4483 or visit EEHealth.org/ways-to-give/emh-foundation.