NKMS Foundation

NKMS Foundation Officers

Dr. Mike Gerwe
Dr. Eric Neils
Dr. Mark Schroer
Dr. Nancy Swikert
Judge Kathy Lape


 

Examples of How the Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation Makes a Difference in the Local Community

2015 NKMS Foundation Scholarship

The first recipient to receive the NKMS Foundation Scholarship was Megan Schneider.  We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2015 scholarship is Sarah Nester.

This was taken at the 2015 NKMS Holiday Party. Featured left to right: Dr. James Farrell, Dr. Ted Miller, Dr. Mark Schroer, Sarah Nester, Dr. Nancy Swikert, Dr. Tom Bunnell, Judge Kathy Lape and Dr. Eric Neils.

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This year, in addition to the scholarship, the Foundation provided $20,000.00 in philanthropic support to the following local organizations: Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Redwood, Welcome House and the Women’s Crisis Center. Dr. Mike Gerwe, Foundation President, delivered the checks on Monday, November 30, 2015 to the 4 organizations. 

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Featured from left to right: Paul Miller, Director of Donor Relations, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Dr. Mike Gerwe, and Bob Wilson, Executive Director, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. 

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Featured above: John Francis, Executive Director and CEO, Redwood and Dr. Mike Gerwe.

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Featured above: Dr. Mike Gerwe and Brian Sergent, Income & Benefits Director, Welcome House.

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Featured above: Marsha Croxton, Executive Director, Women’s Crisis Center and Dr. Mike Gerwe


NKMS Foundation Scholarship

NKMS Foundation ScholarShip

The Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation established a scholarship with the University of Kentucky.  The scholarship will be awarded to a 3rd or 4th year medical student in the amount of $15,000.00 per year.  The recipient must be a resident from Boone County, Kenton County, or Campbell County.  The recipient must agree to return to the Northern Kentucky area to practice medicine for at least 2 years following completion of medical school and any post-doctoral training. We are pleased to announce that the first candidate to receive the Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation Scholarship is Megan Schneider. 

Megan expressed her gratitude for the scholarship and had the following to say: “Thank you so very much for the opportunities you have given me by awarding the Northern Kentucky Medical Society [Foundation] Scholarship to me. Not only will this scholarship greatly reduce the debt we will face once I graduate, it will also demonstrate to local residency programs and OBGYN practices how dedicated I am to serving this community. Most importantly, this scholarship will allow us to return home and fulfill our dream of raising our family near our families and in the community where we were raised.   Both my husband and I are very grateful for this scholarship, and I feel honored to be able to represent the Northern Kentucky Medical Society.” After Megan finishes her residency, she plans to join an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Northern Kentucky.

 Dr. Steve Hiltz, Past President of the Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation, worked vigorously to implement this scholarship with the University of Kentucky. The Foundation Board is proud of this scholarship and all that it represents. If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, please contact Karla Kennedy at (859) 496-6567 or via email nkms@nkms.org. Featured Right: Steve Hiltz, MD presenting the scholarship agreement to J. Lindsey Clem, Associate Director of Development, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine Dean's Office.

Faith Community Pharmacy

Faith Community Pharmacy is very pleased to announce that we received a $5,000.00 donation from the Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation (“Foundation”)!!

On Friday December 9 Dr. Susan Bushelman and Karla Kennedy Executive Director of the NKMS delivered a check to Rosana Aydt Executive Director of Faith Community Pharmacy.  The Pharmacy is so blessed by the Foundation. Rosana was so pleased to receive the donation and in response to the donation Rosana replied "we are so fortunate that our Physicians understand the community need and our mission. It is because of donations like these that we are able to continue to serve those less fortunate."

Faith Community Pharmacy's mission is to provide necessary medications and pharmaceutical care free of charge to those unable to pay, without regard to race, creed or national origin. Since opening in 2002 the Pharmacy has dispensed more than 19 million dollars of life saving prescription medication to residents in Northern KY who are uninsured and under insured. The Pharmacy like other non profits are always in need of donations. Our clients are often forced to chose between gas, rent, food or their lifesaving medication. The Pharmacy removes that difficult choice allowing them to continue to work or look for employment and provide for their families. The pharmacy is prohibited by law from dispensing controlled substances and from charging for any medication. For more information on the Pharmacy or to make a donation please visit us at www.faithcommunitypharmacy.

The Foundation began in the 1960’s and was known as the President’s Fund. In 2000 the Foundation was formally organized, as a non-profit corporation, as the Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation. The Foundation will continue to support communities in the Northern Kentucky area by providing scholarship opportunities to medial school students and financial assistance to non-profit organizations focused on providing healthcare programs. If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, please contact Karla Kennedy at (859) 496-6567 or via email nkms@nkms.org.

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NKMS Foundation Helps Support  Homeless Clinic

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News Release
December 14, 2011

Contact:

Laurel Humes
HealthPoint Family Care
859-655-6157

lhumes@healthpointfc.org

Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation helps support homeless clinic

The Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation (“Foundation”) has donated $5,000 to the Pike Street Clinic for the Homeless in Covington. On Friday December 9, Dr. Susan Bushelman presented a check to Sr. Ann John of the Pike Street Clinic.

“We appreciate very much the Medical Society Foundation’s generous donation,” said HealthPoint chief executive officer Chris Goddard. “The goals of the Pike Street Clinic are improved health for homeless people and preventing medical problems before they become emergencies or life-threatening conditions. Ill health also may prevent homeless people from achieving a more stable lifestyle.”

The walk-in clinic, operated since 1989 by the nonprofit HealthPoint Family Care, provides medical care at no cost to the homeless of Northern Kentucky.

Services at the Pike Street clinic include medical screenings, TB tests, immunizations, foot care, blood pressure and diabetes screenings and follow-ups, and lab testing. Prescription drugs also are dispensed at no cost to the patients. Many patients return regularly to receive treatment for chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Last year, homeless patients made 2,280 visits to the clinic, which is open three mornings a week.

The Pike Street Clinic is supported by grants and donations and volunteer time from several Northern Kentucky physicians and nurses.

The Foundation began in the 1960’s and was known as the President’s Fund. In 2000 the Foundation was formally organized, as a non-profit corporation, as the Northern Kentucky Medical Society Foundation. The Foundation will continue to support communities in the Northern Kentucky area by providing scholarship opportunities to medial school students and financial assistance to non-profit organizations focused on providing healthcare programs. If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, please contact Karla Kennedy at (859) 496-6567 or via email nkms@nkms.org.