Lutheran CEO Adds Cooking to the Continuum of Care

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 12, 2018) – Paula Autry, Lutheran Hospital’s CEO, and other members of the administrative team will prepare a meal for families staying at Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House on Wednesday between 3 and 6:30 p.m. Media are welcome to attend.

MACHH is located at 7922 W. Jefferson Blvd., on the Lutheran Hospital campus, and has provided hospital-based hospitality services to families displaced by medical emergencies since 2003.

In addition to keeping families near their critically ill or injured child, MACHH also provides a volunteer supported meal service known as “Home Cook Heroes.” These volunteers prepare balanced and nutritious meals for MACHH families during their child’s inpatient hospital stay. Paula and team will prepare a meal in MACHH’s kitchen and then join the families for dinner.

“Our meal service program is one of the most important ways volunteers can impact our families. It is not simply preparing the meal, but sitting down with families to share that meal while learning more about the struggles they face. It helps reinforce the need for community during times of hardship, and it is so important to the health and well-being of our guests,” said Andrew Gritzmaker, executive director of MACHH.

“We continue to see the impact that the Children’s Hope House has on our patients and their families,” said Autry. “The love and support they provide is a crucial component with regards to the healing process. We are grateful for their hospitality services and happy to support their mission by preparing a meal for their residents.”

To learn more about the MACHH, or to register to prepare a meal, visit ChildrensHopeFW.org.

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House is a non-profit hospitality house that provides shelter, meals, laundry facilities and a peaceful refuge for families with children who are critically ill or injured.  The house opened in 2003, has 10 private bedrooms with private baths, a fully equipped kitchen, pantry, living room, TV lounge, computer room and meditation room.

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Contact:               

Andrew Gritzmaker, Executive Director

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House

Phone: (260) 459-8550   

 

Chris Dubes, President of the Board

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House

Phone: (260) 423-9411

 

Media Contacts

Geoff Thomas
Public Relations Supervisor
(260) 435-7122
gthomas@lhn.net

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