“Bloomington Hospital is the gem of Bloomington’s medical community,” retired Bloomington OB/GYN Dr. Bill Anderson recently said. “They’ve provided care not just for my family but for so many families. Donating to the Bloomington Hospital Foundation is one of the most worthwhile projects in the community. It truly deserves our support.”
Dr. Anderson and his wife Janet are members of the Foundation’s Heritage Society. “My wife made me join!” joked Dr. Anderson. “I was a physician in the community since 1970 and I felt a strong bond to the hospital. I knew one of the ways my wife and I could activate that bond was to contribute to the Foundation. It’s our way of supporting the hospital and the community as a whole.”
He noted that the Heritage Society provides an opportunity for people to provide leadership in the giving process. “It’s a way of indicating to others that this is a worthwhile cause. And it’s a way to help the Foundation offer resources for special projects.”
One such special project that the Andersons recently supported was the purchase of an additional bladder ultrasound monitor for the hospital. “It was a need that I personally knew the hospital had. It was nice to be able to direct our gift to that need.”
When they are not busy volunteering in the community, Bill and Janet Anderson spend time traveling and gardening. Bill enjoys golfing and has just taken up piano lessons. Janet enjoys playing tennis and being active in the community. They have three children and six grandchildren and are proud to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year.