Caring for our community.


We believe our community deserves access to world-class health care and the tools to live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why the Lima Memorial Foundation takes an active role in advancing the health of our community through philanthropy.


Over the years, the Foundation has been the catalyst for bringing revolutionary technology and enhancements to the Lima region.  In 2016, the Lima Memorial Foundation made the early detection of lung cancer a priority, achieving a record-setting profit of $550,000 to purchase the latest in lung cancer diagnostic tools. Lima Memorial Hospital now has access to technology that can detect cancerous nodules at an early and treatable stage. In recent years, with the support of our community, the Foundation contributed the funds needed for:

Timmermeister Family Surgery Center
Simulation and Education Training Center
da Vinci® Surgical Robots
Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnostic Technology
Rehabilitation Equipment
Family Birth Center Expansion
Indian Lake Medical Center Building
Patient and Family Support and Resources
Program and Service Enhancements
Educational and Training Opportunities

We are most grateful to our friends who so willingly invest in the health of our community through philanthropic gifts to the Lima Memorial Foundation. This year, with your support, we are looking forward to bringing significant cardiac advancements to our health system.

Board of Directors

The Lima Memorial Foundation is comprised of community leaders and Lima Memorial Health System representatives committed to providing leadership in the acquisition, management and distribution of philanthropic gifts. They also provide fiduciary responsibility for funds raised.

SCOTT SHUTT, CHAIRMAN
Vice President and General Manager, Kewpee Hamburgers

STEVE ROMEY, VICE CHAIRMAN
Attorney, Romey & Vandemark Law Offices

ERIC WIECHART, DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
Owner, All Service Glass

BILL TIMMERMEISTER, NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
Owner, Lima Auto Mall

JAN VON DER EMBSE, FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN
Vice President of Trust & Investments, Superior Credit Union

BOB ARMSTRONG
Chief Operating Officer, Lima Memorial Health System

ROBERTA BREWER
Board President, Lima Memorial Auxiliary

WALT ELROD, MD
Medical Director, Emergency Services

JAMES MEREDITH
Retired Attorney

RAFAEL NIVAR, MD
Pathologist, Lima Memorial Health System

KERMIT STROH
Retired Business Owner

MIKE SWICK
President and CEO, Lima Memorial Health System

LYNN CARPENTER
Executive Director, Lima Memorial Foundation