STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2017) – State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) today at the Statehouse honored Deaconess Health System recognizing its dedication to Hoosier health and wellness over the past 125 years.
Deaconess Health System was founded in 1892 and has grown to serve the Tristate area, with locations in Evansville, Southeastern Illinois and Western Kentucky.
“Within the past year, Deaconess has had a lot to celebrate,” Bacon said. “The organization is currently in the middle of a $135 million expansion project, which will bring new jobs to our area. They also celebrated being a top-ranking rehabilitation center in the U.S. This 125 year milestone is just the cherry on top for all the successes the hospital has had over the past year.”
Bacon said throughout its history, Deaconess has maintained the standard of high-quality health care and served as a pillar of service and support for the community through sponsorship, donations, charity care and collaboration.
“The founders of Deaconess made compassion for patients and service to the community core values of the organization,” said Linda E. White, president and CEO of Deaconess Health System. “For decades, we have led the region in medical and technological advancements while continuing to serve as a pillar of service and support for the community. Thanks to the dedication of our Deaconess family, high-quality, compassionate care remains central to our mission 125 years later.”
State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.