Innovative, compassionate, motivational and a role model – those are all qualities that Aspire Indiana President Rich DeHaven used to describe Riverview Hospital President Pat Fox when presenting her the third annual Aspiring Person Award at the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Sept. 25.
“She is a role model for the whole community,” he said. “An individual who has committed a great deal to the benefit of this community.”
DeHaven said the award is presented to an individual or organization in the community that demonstrates exceptional character and qualities to which we all should aspire. These individuals may be volunteers, organizations or supporters associated with Aspire Indiana.
“I was very surprised. Riverview has a long standing, great partnership with Aspire,” Fox said, adding the two organizations have worked together for approximately 10 years. “We’ve been partners for a long time. They are an easy organization to with.”
Fox and her husband, Steve, have lived in Noblesville for more than 20 years. They have two children, a daughter and a son, and one grandson. Fox is active in the community and serves on several community boards. She spends her free time reading and cooking. Fox is also an avid runner who has competed in the Chicago Marathon and numerous hospital-sponsored walk/runs.
“Riverview sponsors a lot of runs and wellness oriented activities. Pat’s the drive behind a lot of that,” DeHaven said. “The Women’s Pavilion was her project. She developed and oversaw its construction.”
Aspire Indiana is a private nonprofit organization that provides therapy and recovery services to people living with behavioral and mental health disorders, addictions and substance abuse.