Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, named six new board members, which became effective July 1.

New board members include: Tom Hirsch, senior vice president, Raymond James & Associates and Shellie Benovitz, community volunteer, both returning for an additional term; Evan Comer, community volunteer; Marc Neil Abrams, Wesley Bruce Medical, Ryan A. Hall, financial advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc.; and Vidya Ravichandran, president, GlowTouch Technologies.

The mission of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation to provide health care services of world-class quality to all people.

Donors to the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation gave more than $10 million in 2013 to enhance patient care, educate health professionals, support leading-edge medical research, and provide access to quality health care.

Charitable support enabled Jewish Hospital to unveil a new, innovative hybrid operating room, and to continue to bring science to life through “Pulse of Surgery” – an educational program that allows students to view live heart surgeries being performed at Jewish Hospital and interact with the surgical team via broadband link in real time.

Additionally, funding through the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine furthers Jewish Hospital’s hand transplant program, and a Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence grant supports pancreatic islet cell research.

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