July 19, 2019

Rafat, MD, FACP, is a Medical Oncologist at Michiana Hematology Oncology Advanced Centers for Cancer Care. He joined MHO in 1980, when it was just a small oncology practice. Under his leadership, Michiana Hematology Oncology has grown into the largest independent netwo...

October 18, 2018

What brought you to RiverBend?

For almost 40 years I worked at Elkhart General Hospital as an office manager. I retired

earlier this year. I knew right away I’d need to volunteer somewhere—I couldn’t just stop

working after all those years. A friend of mine is a client he...

January 4, 2018

Tuesdays are always a bright spot in the week for Laura Cox, if not the highlight. As caregiver for her former husband who is living with multiple myeloma, her time is spent ensuring his comfort and managing a busy household. So, on Tuesdays when she is at RiverBend We...

October 5, 2017

What brought you to RiverBend?

In 2010 I did my first art project for RiverBend. I painted a market umbrella for the Jazz Around the Bend auction. I remember being so nervous when the auction started. I didn’t think anyone would bid on it!

But they did. A lot. And now?


October 4, 2017

Collaboration—that buzzword heard so often in marketing—has a bigger impact on cancer patients than many realize. South Bend native Nate Bilinski knows it firsthand—the work between two extraordinary healthcare providers is what saved his life.

Nate’s story is nothing s...

September 7, 2017

Most gardeners will tell you their work is never done. They’ll weed a vegetable bed, and realize the roses need pruning. Next, they’ll see the bushes near the front door get too much sun and should be moved. Then they decide to rig a rainwater container and maybe repla...

August 9, 2017

One area couple is a shining example of the wonderful individuals and companies who support us in countless ways. Lifelong residents of South Bend, Sue and Pat Ruszkowski have been together for 45 years, have five children and eight grandchildren. Supporting RiverBend...

July 1, 2017

To meet Lynn is to be an automatic friend. Her zeal for getting things done is infectious, so when she takes on a project, you can be sure she’ll have an army of helpers alongside her. Consequently, her involvement has had a significant impact on RiverBend’s Wellness H...

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