The Osteopathic Medical Foundation ("OMF") was founded in 1994, as a nonprofit foundation to perpetuate the osteopathic philosophy and to promote osteopathic medicine in the Michiana region. This was done at the time Michiana Community Hospital was merging with the Ancilla Health Care System. Due to the diligence of the osteopathic physicians at Michiana Community Hospital, over $2 million was placed into funds administered by the OMF Foundation. Significant financial support has been given to the local Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency and internship program. Currently the local Osteopathic internship at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center has been discontinued. The OMF continues to maintain support of the local Osteopathic physicians in training at the allopathic programs by helping facilitate independent study in OMT on an as needed basis. There is a resident liaison from both local family medicine residencies designated to attend OMF board meetings. Local professional and community educational programs as well as local charities are supported by the foundation. Simply put the mission of the OMF is to "Educate the community on the benefits of the Osteopathic approach and Populate the Michiana area with quality Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine."
In Need of Volunteers
The Osteopathic Medical Foundation needs active board members - both DOs and laymen. The board meets 5 times a year and has 2 social functions. Board members would assist with functions related to managing a non-profit foundation.
The OMF provides scholarships to osteopathic students and residents who plan on practicing in Michiana. The OMF also offers relocation grants for D.O.'s who set up their practices in Michiana.