Annual Report 2013



Dear Friends of Catherine’s Health Center,

We are pleased to again have the opportunity to share information about the performance and impact of Catherine’s Health Center. Our completed 2013 year is now a matter of record. As this is written, our accounting firm is completing our annual audit. (We prefer the post-tax season rates they offer us.) The list below offers yet another view of a thriving service organization, made possible thanks to support from a very generous community. Some of the year’s accomplishments and highlights include:

  • Completing 6,968 patient visits despite the loss of two key mid-level providers, one to full-time parenting, the other to a “dream job” opportunity;
  • Absorbing 416 new patients into our total patient load;
  • Beginning participation in the Navigator program in anticipation of Affordable Care Act implementation;
  • Hiring a new full-time family practice physician near year-end to pick up and build our patient load;
  • Installing new hardware and software to enhance our technology structure and capability;
  • Beginning conversion to an Electronic Health Record (EHR);
  • Preparing for vendor status with some of the anticipated Medicaid insurance products;
  • Being honored to receive the Torch Award for Ethics from the BBB Serving Western Michigan®;
  • Receiving charitable gifts at a record level for a non-capital campaign year;
  • Being honored to receive the Spirit of Collaboration award from the Michigan Cancer Consortium;

Our audited financial numbers are expected in July, 2014. We will be pleased to insert them when available.

Board of Directors

Helen Lehman, Chair

Ron LaMange, Treasurer

Kristi DeKraker, Secretary

James Byrne, MD, Trustee

Tom Deschaine, Trustee

Zach Meyer, JD, Trustee

Shelli Zomer, Trustee

Executive Director:  Karen J. Kaashoek, RN, MBA

Medical Director: John A. Walen, MD

Catherine’s Health Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts to Catherine’s Health Center qualify as donations to the fullest extent permitted under the law. Tax ID # 20-3572418


1211 Lafayette Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505  |  tel 616.336.8800  |  fax 616.356.2701  |

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