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About NCHS

North Central Health Services was created in 1984 to serve as the parent company of a family of corporations which included Lafayette Home Hospital, Home Hospital Foundation, and Service Frontiers Incorporated. Today, NCHS has a primary responsibility to operate River Bend Hospital, which is a nonprofit inpatient psychiatric hospital, licensed and certified by the Indiana FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction and accredited by the Joint Commission.

NCHS also is a grantmaking organization providing primarily capital grants to 501(c)(3) organizations serving the citizens of Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties in Indiana. Grants are awarded to organizations for projects that relate to health and healthy communities.

Mission

NCHS is committed to continuing the traditions of Lafayette Home Hospital in advancing and providing health care for the benefit of the citizens of its eight-county service area. Through the support of technological and scientific advancement, education, quality of life, and humanitarian community services, NCHS will strive to promote a healthy community for all area residents.

  • To operate River Bend Hospital, which is a nonprofit inpatient psychiatric hospital, licensed and certified by the Indiana Department of Mental Health.
  • To support certain activities of qualified local agencies and organizations by making financial grants that will:
    • advance the technological and scientific development of healthcare services
    • develop and promote community health education
    • provide direct healthcare services to individuals
    • promote a healthy community and improve the quality of life for the people of our service area

Vision

NCHS will create a healthier community through the delivery of behavioral health care and the support of technological and scientific advancement, education, quality of life, and humanitarian community activities.

Strategic Goals

  • Improve Access to Mental Health Care
  • Increase Awareness of Mental Health Services and Resources
  • Improve Access to Health Care
  • Improve Access to Programs and Care Addressing Needs Identified by the River Bend Hospital/NCHS Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Benefit Grantmaking

NCHS is committed to continuing the traditions of Lafayette Home Hospital in providing health care and promoting healthy communities for the benefit of the citizens of Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. NCHS has provided and intends to continue to provide financial support to qualified nonprofit organizations in these counties that share our commitment to health and healthy communities. NCHS has awarded over $65 million in grant funding since 1999. In that time, more than 200 organizations in eight counties have received one or more NCHS-funded grants.

Community Benefit Capital Grants

The NCHS Community Benefit Capital Grants program responds to unsolicited requests from qualified nonprofit organizations seeking support for capital projects related to health and the development of healthy communities. Visit the Community Benefit Capital Grants page to determine whether your project might be a fit for our grant guidelines and to learn more about our funding priorities and application process.

Application Guidelines

Community Benefit Partnerships

NCHS initiates strategic partnerships with coalitions, funders, nonprofits, and other entities to directly address the most critical community health needs identified by the River Bend Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment. These NCHS-initiated Community Benefit Partnerships fund the launch, expansion, or strengthening of programs and services that improve health outcomes and develop healthy communities.

Community Partnerships


NCHS Staff & Boards

Volunteers from our eight county service area compose our Corporate Board of Directors. These individuals collectively bring great expertise to NCHS. In addition to their individual business or professional acumen, they share a fervent commitment to our mission and purpose. We are grateful for their time and counsel.

NCHS Corporate Board

  1. Rick Davis  Chair 
  2. James Schoen  Vice Chairman 
  3. David Cooper  Treasurer 
  4. David McGaughey  Secretary 
  5. Jeffrey Brown, MD   
  6. Gary Lehman   
  7. Lori Rogers, MD   
  8. Marjorie Traylor Roberts   
  9. Stephanie J. Long  President & CEO 

NCHS Grants Board

  1. Jeffery Kessler  Chair 
  2. Tony Albrecht  Secretary/Treasurer 
  3. Ashley Bice   
  4. Linda Bowman   
  5. Brenda Clapper   
  6. Brad Cohen   
  7. Ed Eiler   
  8. Steve Habben   
  9. Courtney Henchon   
  10. Greg Kapp   
  11. Julie Schleck, MD   
  12. Stephanie J. Long  (ex-officio) 

NCHS Staff

  1. Heather Burns  Executive Assistant 
  2. Stephanie J. Long  President & CEO 
  3. Jamie Sego  Chief Financial Officer 
  4. Michelle Kreinbrook  Director of Community Benefit & Outreach