“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”
On February 16, Kenneth Cochran, President and CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital, notified our committee that the position of Hospital Chaplain, held by Rev. Duane Hetzer, would no longer be a paid hospital management position. This position was eliminated along with 10 other management positions as a part of a reduction in force necessary to ensure the continuation of vital services provided by East Liverpool City Hospital for East Liverpool and the surrounding communities.
We are sad to announce the departure of Rev. Hetzer, who has served as Hospital Chaplain for over ten years. He will be greatly missed. The Committee recognized Rev Hetzer with a certificate and a gift at a special meeting on February 24.The loss of this position means that the Tri-State Hospital Chaplaincy Committee will take on the full responsibility of providing the same quality of Pastoral Care services to patients, families, and employees of East Liverpool City Hospital.
Linda Cormany, formerly the Assistant Chaplain, was assigned the position of Pastoral Care Liaison to coordinate volunteers and on-call pastors. She can be reached at 330-559-3204.
We accept this challenge and are committed to providing the same outstanding level of pastoral care.
This will require a renewed dedication to the members of our committee and out loyal supporters.
East Liverpool City Hospital continues to support Tri-State Chaplaincy Committee’s mission and vision for our community.
Now, more than ever, we need your continued prayer and financial support to keep this Pastoral Care Ministry available for those who are hurting and in need of compassionate care and the extravagant love of our Heavenly Father. We encourage you to take up this challenge and stand with us in our resolve.
2012 Committee Members left to right:
Linda Cormany, Pastoral Care Liaison; Lorena Brown; Donna Sue Fraley, Secretary/Treasurer;
Donna Todd, President; Pam Amos-Smith ELCH Representative;
Tanta Luckhardt-Hendricks, Vice President;and Pastor Eric Edwards.