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“Health care is central to the viability of our community,” explained Dan Peterson, Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs for Cook Group and Chairman of the Board of Bloomington Hospital. “Being a company that employs thousands of people in this community, we want the very best health care possible for our employees and their families. It makes total sense to support the advancement of the highest quality of health care for the region. The Bloomington Hospital Foundation is the conduit to make that happen.”
Jim Murphy, President of CFC, Inc. (a company under the Cook Group umbrella), went on to say, “There are a number of not for profits in Bloomington and the surrounding area. All are worthy of support and as corporate citizens, we have a responsibility to give back to our community. We want to give to an organization that is important, sure, but also one that can have a positive impact on the entire community. The Foundation does just that.”
Cook/CFC, Inc. have been Partners in Progress with the Bloomington Hospital Foundation since the program’s inception. “We’re happy to be a charter member of Partners in Progress,” said Jim. “It gives us a one-time opportunity to support so many different activities and strategies of the Foundation throughout the entire year.”
“Bloomington Hospital is a system that lives, eats and breaths health care – the
best health care possible,” explained Dan. “The Foundation supports that by engaging our community. And it does so in a way that allows the hospital to continue providing that high level of care without distractions.”
“The Foundation is vitally important because it helps with financial needs that make a difference in what the hospital can and cannot do,” summed up Jim. “It’s essential for Bloomington Hospital to continue to be the provider of choice in our community and the Foundation helps them to be so.”
“Cook Group and CFC are very, very pleased to be Partners in Progress with the hospital and the Foundation,” said Dan.
Cook was one of the first companies to help popularize interventional medicine, pioneering many of the devices now commonly used worldwide to perform minimally invasive medical procedures. Today, the company integrates minimally invasive medical device design, biopharma, gene and cell therapy, and biotech to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Founded in 1963 and operated as a family-held private corporation, Cook is a past winner of the prestigious Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year Award from Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. Cook employs 10,000 worldwide with approximately 3,500 employees in the Bloomington area. For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com.
CFC, Inc., an affiliate of Cook Group, is a property management and development company emphasizing architecturally significant structures. CFC, Inc. has been a leader in the historic restoration, promotion, and revitalization of the Bloomington
downtown area for the past quarter century. CFC, Inc. owns, manages and invests in more than 630 residential apartment units and 539,858 square feet of commercial space. They employ 70 people in the Bloomington area. For more information, visit