A Successful Inaugural Year for NRMC Foundation’s Partners in Excellence Initiative
In creating a “Culture of Health” in Natchitoches Parish, NRMC and the NRMC Foundation along with numerous other organizations have identified health challenges and opportunities present today in Natchitoches Parish.
From the Community Health Needs Assessment conducted in the summer of 2017, a well-defined, overall picture of health emerged – a picture that NRMC along with the NRMC Foundation want to improve. Yet the hospital and Foundation cannot do it alone – this must be a community-wide effort.
From this backdrop, the Foundation created a unique initiative in 2019, the “Partners in Excellence” program which allows the Foundation to team up with civic and health-minded businesses who want to meaningfully impact the health and well-being of the community.
The Partners in Excellence program is a powerful arm of the Foundation and is a sustainable initiative that successfully aligns service goals of local businesses with real health needs in the community. Emphasis is placed on creating excellent programs and services at NRMC that can and will benefit every single life in the parish.
Breast Center Initiative
For example, there are many women impacted by breast cancer each year, so the hospital wanted to increase its mammography services, knowing that early detection saves lives. NRMC then committed to build a new Breast Center with 2D and 3D mammography. Thanks in large part to the Partners in Excellence program and funds raised through the Foundation’s special events, the new Breast Center has just opened. Having such great technology at NRMC helps ensure more women will get screened. Best of all, they do not have to leave the parish to do so. That is what the Partners in Excellence program is all about – high impact, tangible results that benefit the whole community.
Become a Partner in Excellence!
If you would like more information about the Partner in Excellence program, please contact Halie Errington at 318.238.5107 or by email at Halie.Errington@nrmchospital.
Saluting Our 2019 Partners in Excellence!