2023 Southern Indiana Community Health Care (SICHC) Board Members (from left to right): Crystal Allen (Crawford), Evie Shellenberger (Orange), Gene McCracken (Lawrence), Carla McSpadden (Orange), Nick Siler (Crawford and Orange), Carrie Rahman (Crawford), Larry Hardman (Lawrence), Martha Nice (Orange) and Tracy Bailey (Lawrence).
Not pictured: Floyd Chupp (Washington), Ryan Engleking (Orange), Mindy Groff (Orange), John Noblitt (Orange).
PAOLI, Indiana – Adhering to its commitment to positive regional engagement, Southern Indiana Community Health Care (SICHC) now has secured the services of three new experienced community leaders from Lawrence County. With a total of 13 board members from SICHC’s service areas in Crawford, Lawrence, Orange and Washington counties, the near-50-year-old healthcare service today has representation from across its service region.
“Positive regional board representation is extremely important to Southern Indiana Community Health Care and fulfillment of its unique mission,” said Carla McSpadden, Chair of the SICHC Board of Directors. “We are indeed fortunate to have such high-quality board members who are passionate about supporting the commitment of our medical professionals to deliver excellent healthcare service with broad access.”
Joining the board from Lawrence County are long-time community leader, educator, and economic development professional Gene McCracken; Tracy Bailey, a former senior banking executive and current small business owner; and Larry Hardman, a City of Bedford Council member and experienced community leader who also serves on other Lawrence County service boards.
“We appreciate the willingness of our new Lawrence County board members to serve by joining an already strong group of regional community leaders,” said Nancy Radcliff, SICHC CEO. “Strong, experienced, and focused board leadership is critical in these times of change and advancement in the healthcare industry, especially as it reflects our mission of utilizing Christ-centered principles to serve medically underserved, rural communities.”
Drawing on his former economic development and elected official background, McCracken noted: “I hope to work with the current board in increasing the access that patients may have in receiving well-qualified treatment.” Bailey added, noting the importance of having quality healthcare available: “It is important to me to provide opportunities for people in Lawrence County to have reasons to live in the county and stay in the county. SICHC provides another option for health care.” Citing his ongoing commitment to positive community service, Councilman Hardman said: “I want to actively contribute to the board’s mission statement of overseeing the management and continuity of the health center. Medical care is an essential element for all residents to ensure their quality of life.”
Other SICHC board members and counties represented include: Crystal Allen (Crawford), Evie Shellenberger (Orange), Carla McSpadden (Orange), Nick Siler (Crawford and Orange), Carrie Rahman (Crawford) Martha Nice (Orange), Ryan Engleking (Orange), Mindy Groff (Orange), John Noblitt (Orange) and Floyd Chupp (Washington).
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About the Southern Indiana Community Health Care (SICHC) nonprofit organization – Well-known as a high-impact health care provider committed to continuity of care, the nonprofit Southern Indiana Community Health Care (SICHC) organization is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive, community-sensitive health care utilizing Christ-centered principles to medically underserved, rural communities. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), SICHC serves as a “safety net” provider for vulnerable populations and focuses on increasing access to primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural communities. SICHC offers medical care in medically underserved areas of Crawford, Lawrence, Orange, and Washington counties. SICHC is a member of the National Health Services Corps and receives program funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SICHC offers services to all persons, regardless of the person’s ability to pay. For more information, please visit https://sichc.org/