Mimi Hornback, owner of Hornback Realty Company and member of the HMH Foundation (HMHF) Board of Directors, presented a $20,000 gift to Foundation leaders and HMH caregivers today. The care Hornback’s husband received at HMH over the last few years inspired the gift.
Gentry “LaMonte” Hornback, known for his visionary leadership in the Hardin County community, died June 23 at the age of 90.
“We are just grateful,” Hornback said. “Our family wanted to express our gratitude to the physicians, nurses and other members of the HMH Intensive/Cardiac Care Unit (ICU-CCU) team who truly did whatever it took to care for LaMonte. Over the last few months, LaMonte was cared for at another hospital and the way we were treated did not compare to HMH.”
“LaMonte and I often talked about how lucky we were to have the caliber of providers and the large number of services provided close to home,” Hornback said. “It’s what led me to join the HMHF Board of Directors nearly five years ago.”
“HMH is a real treasure,” Hornback said. “We could not think of a better way to honor LaMonte’s memory and to say thank you to the outstanding team who cared for our entire family.”
The gift to HMHF will provide two Stryker chairs in LaMonte Hornback’s memory. The Stryker chairs will help the HMH CCU-ICU team mobilize patients, which is a crucial component in the recovery process. Approximately 1900 patients receive care in the HMH CCU-ICU each year.
The gift is the latest example of an HMH patient demonstrating their thanks by contributing to the philanthropic HMH Foundation.
“It is an honor to help grateful patients invest in HMH and make the system even stronger for future patients,” HMHF Chairman Joe Prather said. “Mimi’s gift is a wonderful tribute that will help countless patients and their families.”