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Westfield and Independent Insurance Agency Donates to Local Hospital

Posted by Matt Simon on Jul 21, 2017

NEWS RELEASE: Bellefontaine, Ohio, July 21, 2017 -- Mary Rutan Hospital received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation thanks to the help of Hill & Hamilton Insurance.

The grant is part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program, which invites Westfield independent insurance agents to nominate a local nonprofit in the areas of recovery, insurance pathways, family stability or safety.  

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Pictured left to right: Tammy Allison, Mary Rutan Foundation Chief Operating Officer; Tom Simon, Hill & Hamilton Insurance President & CEO; Mandy Goble, Mary Rutan Hospital CEO; Matt Simon, Hill & Hamilton Insurance Vice President

"Thanks to the generous donation from Westfield Insurance Foundation, we can increase our efforts toward expanding health and wellness services to the residents of Logan and surrounding counties through the construction of the new Urgent Care facility located near the intersection of US Routes 33 and 68," said Tammy Allison, Mary Rutan Foundation's Chief Operating Officer.

"We have strong relationships with our agents, and we value the important role they play in their communities," said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.  "Our agents help provide peace of mind and security, and the Legacy of Caring fund is an extension of the fundamental role insurance plays every day stabilizing families, businesses and communities."

"Hill & Hamilton Insurance and its associates are proud members of the Logan County community. Our collaboration with Westfield allows us to further our citizenship efforts and create an impact in critically important initiatives," said Tom Simon, President at H&H.

Mary Rutan Hospital is one of 78 nonprofits nationwide receiving a Westfield Legacy of Caring grant -- collectively totaling nearly $550,000.  Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.3 million since the onset of the Legacy of Caring program in 2015.

About Mary Rutan Hospital

At Mary Rutan Hospital (MRH), it's understood how important good health is to the community. For more than 95 years, MRH has continuously improved and developed services to best meet the needs of its patients. Recognized at a national level for the quality of care being provided, Mary Rutan Hospital is truly Caring at a Higher Level.  To learn more about Mary Rutan Hospital, visit www.MaryRutan.org, or make a donation to help support their efforts.

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 Pictured is the new Urgent Care facility scheudled to be completed early 2018. In addition to urgent care, the facility will include therapy services, sports medicine and the new home of corporate health.

Mary Rutan Contact

Tammy Allison
Chief Operating Officer
(937) 599-7003

About Hill & Hamilton

The guiding principle at independent insurance agency H&H is to always put people before policies... our associates care deeply about the clients we work to protect on a daily basis.  So when Westfield Insurance created its Legacy of Caring program, the mission aligned seamlessly with the culture that's existed at H&H since 1920.  We're honored when clients like Mark Muirhead say "they're the type of individuals you can count on, and who honestly care about their clients from a business and personal standpoint." It's this caring approach that we feel is lacking too often in today's world, in any industry.  And we're on a mission to change that, along with the help of like-minded organizations such as Westfield Insurance.

H&H Contact:
Matthew T. Simon, CIC, CPCU
Vice President
(937) 592-9076

About Westfield Insurance Foundation

Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance.  In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability.  The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.

About Westfield Insurance

Westfield Insurance is part of Westfield Group, a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio, and in business for nearly 170 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 50 states.  Westfield is one of the nation's 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies.  Westfield Insurance has won consecutive Gold and Silver Healthy Ohio Worksite Awards in 2016 and 2017 from the Ohio Department of Health and Healthy Ohio Business Council.  Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Group at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.

Westfield Contact:
Sheila Trauernicht
Corporate and Agency Communications Leader
(330) 887-6136



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