WCMC Receives United Way Spirit Award at Luncheon

White County Medical Center was recently honored with the 2013 Albert R. Yarnell Spirit Award at the United Way Victory Luncheon held at the hospital. 

Named for Mr. Albert R. Yarnell, the Spirit Award is presented to an organization that is a strong United Way partner, exhibits leadership and has high employee participation. 

WCMC has been a partner of the United Way chapter since its inception; physicians and administrators from WCMC have served on the United Way Board of Directors for 34 years. The hospital has sponsored the United Way Victory Luncheon for 24 years and has hosted it at the Hubach Conference Center for the past 12 years.

Mr. Yarnell is a founder of the United Way of White County, which was formed in 1979. Instead of going door-to-door asking for donations for multiple organizations, Mr. Yarnell had the idea to create one organization that would, in turn, benefit multiple organizations in the community.

“It is an honor to be recognized with the Spirit Award,” said WCMC President/CEO Ray Montgomery. “We are proud that our associates have contributed to the United Way, as well as our Board of Director’s willingness to match those funds. We are thankful for the good work that the United Way does here in White County.” 

As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.