Indiana Health Fund Attains Nonprofit Status
The Indiana Health Fund in Indianapolis has recently been granted 501(c)(3) status and is officially a nonprofit organization. The organization has also appointed Colleen Rusnak as interim executive director.
IHF says Rusnak has an extensive background in development, including positions at Neurosurgical Atlas and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
“I liked the idea that IHF was filling in a gap where the system was broken,” Rusnak said when asked about her motivation for leading IHF. “I’m really excited about our mission, and I think it will be a good fit for my skill set.”
Additionally, the organization has awarded its first four grants to help reduce medical accounts. The grants totaled more than $16,000 in savings for the recipients, three families and one individual.
“This is exactly what our fund is designed to do, and we know this will be the first of a large group of Hoosiers who will not be threatened by burdensome medical bills,” said Dr. Jeffrey Meltzer, president and co-founder of IHF. “I also want to thank Community Health Network for their great partnership in this effort.”
The Indiana Health Fund was established to help prevent medical expenses, including healthcare bills, from causing financial hardship or medical bankruptcy to individuals and families throughout Indiana.