At its annual assembly on Feb. 20, LMH Well being Basis honored winners of the 13th annual Elizabeth M. Watkins Group Caring Award, which celebrates folks and organizations who’ve supplied important service to LMH Well being and neighborhood well being care.
Honorees are neighborhood members Jan Breithaupt, Teresa Mulinazzi Kempf, Gary Sollars and Eleanor Woodyard. Right here’s a more in-depth have a look at the Watkins honorees:
Jan Breithaupt celebrated her retirement from LMH Well being in 2019 after 45 years of service. She most lately served as communications specialist in advertising and marketing and communications, following roles in admissions, affected person accounts, accounting and nursing administration, as nicely as different areas together with the muse. Throughout her time at LMH Well being, she was blissful to see the hospital develop and supply medical providers that had beforehand not been obtainable regionally and proved to be very useful to the neighborhood. Jan served on the LMH Well being Basis’s board of administrators from 1995 to 1998, offering help to the employees and volunteering for the numerous foundation-sponsored occasions, together with the very first Penny Jones Golf Event. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors on her farm, doing yardwork and flower gardening, and spending time along with her grandchildren.
Teresa Mulinazzi Kempf has been a member of the Lawrence neighborhood since 1979. She grew to become extra concerned in the neighborhood after becoming a member of Ameriprise Monetary Companies in 1996 and turning into a franchise proprietor in 2009. By means of the years, she has witnessed the expansion and prosperity of our local people hospital and watched it obtain quite a few milestones. Teresa served on the LMH Well being Basis board of administrators and as president in 2015. She presently enjoys her supportive position on the finance committee and the place wanted. She feels strongly that donors don’t give to organizations as a result of organizations have wants; they offer as a result of organizations meet wants. She has supported various key tasks at LMH Well being, together with the brand new LMH Well being West Campus.
Gary Sollars is a longtime LMH Well being Basis advocate. In 2019, he accomplished his second time period as a member of the board of administrators, having served as president from 2016 to 2017. He and his spouse, Connie, have supplied assist to many LMH Well being Basis initiatives, together with the fourth ground renovation and the cardiac cath lab. Gary is a retired insurance coverage govt. He joined Charlton-Manley Insurance coverage, Inc. within the late 1970s and in the end grew to become the corporate’s CEO. He’s closely concerned in the neighborhood, serving as a member of the Baker College Board of Trustees, the Bert Nash Group Psychological Well being Middle Endowment, the Junior Achievement of Lawrence Advisory Board, the Cottonwood Inc. Basis Board of Trustees, Plymouth Congregational Church Endowment Board and the board of College Nationwide Financial institution. He’s a previous chairman of the Lawrence Chamber.
Eleanor Woodyard has been energetic within the Lawrence and KU communities for a few years, volunteering and supporting various organizations, together with College Girls’s Membership, League of Girls Voters, Sister Metropolis Group, L.I.N.Ok., Pals of the Dole Middle, Pals of the Lied Middle, Meadowlark Backyard Membership and Immanuel Lutheran Church. She serves on the board of the College of Kansas Libraries, and she or he has supported Boys and Women Membership of Lawrence and the Lawrence Humane Society. Eleanor has been very supportive of the LMH Well being Basis, together with making doable the brand new entryway into radiation oncology and serving to to launch the brand new East Heights Clinic. She graduated from Valparaiso College and was married to George Woodyard, KU professor of Spanish and specialist in Latin American Theater, for 50 years earlier than his passing. They’ve 4 grown youngsters and eight grandchildren. Eleanor is an avid gardener.