Local businesses honored for contributions to Madison Health

Members are front row from left: Amy Rees, Madison Health H.E.A.R.T.S. Employee Giving, Millie Newman, Madison Health Auxiliary, Karen Summers, Madison Health, Deb Maxwell, Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Angie Wilderman, Realtor, Diane Byers, Byers Auto Group, and Connie Hammerschmidt, Jefferson Industries Corporation; second row: Gary Feliks, O’Connor’s Office Products/Charles Ritter Company, Ginger Kronk, Kronk & Scaggs Insurance, Inc., Tracy Mathewson, B.S.T. Company, Karen Peters, Peters Photography, Tom Cox, FirstMerit Bank, Al Wilderman, Realtor, Kevin Flax, Flax Law Firm/Midland Title West, Roger Morris, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Jim Durban, Madison Messenger, Tim Suter, Ohio Edison/FirstEnergy Foundation, and Monroe Harbage, Plain City Lions Club; third row: Dana Engle, CEO, Madison Health, Steve Lelonek, The Huntington Bank, Dave Joslin, Jay-Car Construction, Mike Hopkins, Nissen Chemitec America, Aaron Dwyer, Dwyer Bros., Inc., Aaron Miller, Flax Law Firm/Midland Title West, Richard Flax, Flax Law Firm/Midland Title West, and Mike Quilter, New York Life.

The Madison Health Foundation recognized 81 local businesses and civic organizations at its Annual Business Partners Breakfast on Wednesday, June 24.

Corporate Gifts Chair Gary Feliks started the morning by thanking the businesses for their continued support of Madison Health.

“It is our honor to recognize all of you for your constant contributions,” said Feliks. “Your continued support helps promote the organization’s vision to be the healthcare provider of choice for the people who live and work in Madison County and the surrounding area. We realize how many demands there are on your time and your philanthropic dollars and we are grateful that you have chosen Madison Health as a charity worthy of your time and money.”

Foundation President Mike Quilter delivered a heartfelt invocation in memory of former Foundation Executive Director, Mona Flax and Dr. Martha Geib.

“Occasionally, someone enters our lives and makes us a better person for having known them. Mona Flax was one of those people,” said Quilter. “I ask you to remember something she may have said or done that improved our lives, the hospital Foundation and especially our community. Another one of those people was Dr. Martha Geib. Although we have mourned the loss of a healer, leader and friend, we are thankful for having had the opportunity to have her in our lives.”

During the program, Dr. Mitchell Spahn, chairman of the Madison Health Board of Trustees and the medical director of the Battelle Breast Care Center, announced that the existing Breast Cancer Endowment Fund would be renamed the Mona Flax Breast Cancer Endowment Fund in honor of its founder.

The keynote speaker for the breakfast was Dr. Duane Mast. Dr. Mast is the Regional Medical Director for Premier of Team Health, the organization that provides Madison Health’s emergency department physicians. He has been with Premier for 14 years and previously practiced family medicine in West Jefferson. Dr. Mast discussed the hospital’s goal to decrease the “door to doctor” time while maintaining quality patient care and increasing patient satisfaction.

After the presentation, the 28 current business partners who made new gifts during the past year were recognized: Aladdin Temple Shrine; Armaly Brands; Buckeye Ford; Charleston Pharmacy; cultiva design; Dwyer Bros., Inc.; Dwyer Chiropractic; Fine Designs & Interiors; FirstMerit Bank; Flax Law Firm/Midland Title West; Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 950; Hankins Development; Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority; Jay-Car Construction Co., Inc.; Jefferson Industries Corporation; Kroger; Kronk & Scaggs Insurance, Inc.; London Rotary Club; Madison Health Auxiliary; Madison Health H.E.A.R.T.S. Employee Giving; Madison Health Medical Staff; Madison Messenger; Merchants National Bank; Nissen Chemitec America; Ohio Edison/FirstEnergy Foundation; Plain City Lions Club; Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Columbus Affiliate; and Wolfe Associates, Inc.

Dana Engle, CEO at Madison Health, concluded the program by saying, “I want to thank each of you for your generosity. Your donations support not only our organization, but also the Madison County community. We look forward to the future and planned projects.”

Members of the Madison Health Foundation’s Business Partners are:


Platinum ($1,000,000+): Madison Health Auxiliary

Gold ($500,000+): Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Columbus Affiliate

Silver ($250,000+): Battelle; Madison Health H.E.A.R.T.S. Employee Giving

Bronze ($100,000+): Showa Aluminum Corporation; Stanley Electric U.S. Company


Gold ($75,000+): Agricultural Lands, Inc.; Friends of Hospice

Silver ($50,000+): Aladdin Temple Shrine

Bronze ($25,000+): Armaly Brands; B.S.T. Company; Flax Law Firm/Midland Title West; Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 950; Jefferson Industries Corporation; KeyBank Foundation; Madison Health Medical Staff; Nissen Chemitec America; Ohio Edison/FirstEnergy Foundation; Radiology, Inc.; and Zangmeister Center


Gold ($10,000+): Byers Auto Group; Coughlin Automotive Group; Custom Sign Center; CVS/Pharmacy; Ernie’s Medicine Shoppe; FirstMerit Bank; The Huntington Bank; Insight Health Partners; Kronk & Scaggs Insurance, Inc.; London Kiwanis Club; London Rotary Club; MATCO Industries; Merchants National Bank; Nelson & Ball Heating & Cooling; O’Connor’s Office Products/Charles Ritter Company; Plain City Lions Club; PNC Bank; Premier of TeamHealth; Michael C. Quilter, New York Life; Ruth Lyons Fund; and Wilson Printing and Graphics

Silver ($5,000+): Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.; the former Advantage Bank; Buckeye Ford; Columbus Obstetricians-Gynecologists, Inc.; Creamer Metal Products; Dan Hatfield Chrysler Dodge Jeep; Dillion Realty; Dunlap-Hay Insurance; Dwyer Bros., Inc.; Fairbrook Homes; Fine Designs & Interiors; Gordon Flesch Foundation; Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority; Jay-Car Construction Co., Inc.; Kroger; Madison Memorial, American Legion Post No. 105; The Madison Press; The Outsource Group; Rader-Lynch & Dodds; and Wolfe Associates, Inc.

Bronze ($1,500+): A Chef for You, Marc Dullin; Andrix & Company; Arbors at London; Charleston Pharmacy; Janie Cox, Realtor; cultiva design; Dwyer Chiropractic; Hankins Development; Kearfott Eye Group, Inc.; Madison County Area Realty Association; Madison Lawn Care, Ltd.; Madison Messenger; Madison Pediatrics Inc.; Madison Senior Living Community; Peters Photography; James Peart, State Farm Agent; Schneider Downs and Company, Inc.; Stonecipher-Hughes; West Jefferson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7005; and Al and Angie Wilderman, Realtors