Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting has presented its 2019 Corporate Leadership Award to Community Healthcare System.
The award was presented during the college’s recent 54th Annual Trustees’ Scholarship Gala. The event raises scholarship funding for students and recognizes community and business leaders for their spirit and commitment to Calumet College of Whiting.
Amy McCormick, president of Calumet College and Larry Meyers, chairman of the college’s board, said Community Healthcare System was chosen for its ongoing commitment to enhance the health and quality of life in Northwest Indiana.
“Many thanks to our friends at Calumet College for this honor that acknowledges our similar missions and goals,” said Donald Fesko, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc., parent company to Community Healthcare System. “We value the many opportunities that we have had through the years to partner with you and look forward to continuing to invest in the development of our future healthcare professionals.”
Community Healthcare System is comprised of three not-for-profit hospitals: Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago; St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart’ and Hartsfield Village, a continuing care retirement community in Munster.
Calumet College’s role to help create healthcare career pathways dates back to the 1990s when a healthcare management program was developed for area hospitals, said Ginger Rodriguez, vice president for academic affairs and associate professor in English and humanities at Calumet College.