The Partners for Life Society recognizes individuals who have made a commitment to the Norton Children's Hospital Foundation through a gift in their estate.
The 1881 Society recognizes individuals who have made a commitment to the Norton Healthcare Foundation through a gift in their estate.
The Wade Mountz Heritage Society is made up of individuals who have made irrevocable planned gifts of $100,000 or more to support the Norton Children's Hospital Foundation and/or the Norton Healthcare Foundation. This society includes members from the 1881 and Partners for Life planned giving societies representing both foundations.
The recognition of higher-level planned gifts via the Wade Mountz Heritage Society celebrates the legacy of individual members while also providing an example for others to consider significant gifts through estate planning.
Society's name The Wade Mountz Heritage Society is named in honor of Norton Healthcare President/CEO Emeritus Wade Mountz, and embodies many of his core values, such as his vision, leadership, character, commitment and integrity.
About Wade Mountz: In a career that spanned more than four decades in health care administration in Louisville, Mountz was recognized by his peers as one of the field's most skilled and forward thinking executives. He served as chair of local, state and national health groups, including the Kentucky Hospital Association, (1961-62), and the only Kentuckian to have served as chair of the American Hospital Association, (1975), a national organization established in 1898. In 2008, he was inducted into the Modern Healthcare Health Care Hall of Fame. Through his visionary hospital management efforts in Louisville, and his leadership roles in local, state and national organizations, Mountz has influenced the direction of healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, and regions well beyond.