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Community Health Network names Karen Lightbourne community collaborations director

For release on March 21, 2017

Position will lead new program to improve health of communities through partnerships

INDIANAPOLIS—Community Health Network has named Karen Lightbourne community collaborations director for the East Region.

Community collaborations is a new program that aims to improve the health and well-being of communities by utilizing comprehensive models that extend beyond a hospital or doctor’s office to address all aspects of a patient’s health-care needs.

In her new role, Lightbourne will work to improve the health and well-being of communities through innovative partnerships with local neighborhood, business and government partners.

Before coming to Community, Lightbourne served as the Mayor’s neighborhood advocate for both Warren and Pike Townships. She also served as the community builder for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis where she managed one of Indianapolis’ most successful neighborhood quality of life plans.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Ball State University.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775

Kris Kirschner, Director Corporate Communications, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
Director, Corporate Communications