National Office Furniture Announces $25,000 Gift of Inspiration Healthcare Winner

  National Office Furniture Announces $25,000 Gift of Inspiration Healthcare
  Winner

This marks National’s 8^th Gift of Inspiration Winner totaling $185,000 to
Healthcare and Education Organizations

Business Wire

JASPER, Ind. -- April 4, 2013

National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: KBALB), is pleased to announce that Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital,
part of KentuckyOne Health, in Louisville, Kentucky, is the winner of its
fourth Annual $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare. Sts. Mary &
Elizabeth Hospital is the eighth recipient of National’s Gift of Inspiration
with a total of $185,000 donated to healthcare and education organizations
since the program’s inception in 2009.

From left, Angie Schuch, Director of Product & Marketing; Lisa Defreese,
District Sales Manager; Kev ...

From left, Angie Schuch, Director of Product & Marketing; Lisa Defreese,
District Sales Manager; Kevin Taney, Division Sales Manager; Bob Rohlman, Vice
President of Sales; Jennifer Nolan, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital President;
Eric Fulcher, MD, Emergency Department Medical Director; and Shawn Bishop,
Emergency Department Director. (Photo: Business Wire)

The $25,000 gift will help fund the expansion and renovation of the emergency
department at the hospital, a critical safety net that makes a life and death
difference every day for the people of south Louisville.The hospital’s
emergency team saw more than 48,000 patients last year—even though it was
originally designed to see about 12,000.

“We are honored to be this year’s recipient of the Gift of Inspiration Award,”
said Jennifer Nolan, president, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. “This funding
to aid the expansion and renovation of our emergency department will bring
dramatic improvements in the comfort and satisfaction of the patients,
families and caregivers that we treat.”

“From healing gardens and cancer centers to children advocacy programs and now
emergency rooms, the Gift of Inspiration has touched all aspects of healthcare
in enhancing facilities and programs. Access to quality care is so important
for building more vibrant, stronger communities, so we’re extremely proud to
help support the future of Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital,” said Bob Rohlman,
Vice President of Sales, National Office Furniture.

About the Gift of Inspiration Program

Drawing upon knowledge from serving key customer markets of education and
healthcare, National Office Furniture started its Gift of Inspiration program
in 2009 to enable opportunities for educators and healthcare providers to
enrich lives and communities. National wanted to do its part in supporting
educators, students, caregivers, and care recipients with a chance to provide
inspirational, meaningful programs, especially as funding for these important
initiatives has been challenged in recent years. National’s program allows the
company to give back to these markets with financial gifts that may be used
for technology needs, scholarships, enrichment and development programs, or
facility enhancements. National has awarded eight Gifts of Inspiration to
education and healthcare organizations totaling $185,000 in donations since
the program’s inception.

Previous Gift of Inspiration Winners

  *2012 - $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments: Wright
    State University, Dayton, Ohio. Wright State University used the funds to
    boost sustainability efforts and programs on campus for projects such as
    expanding the campus food gardens, recycling programs, and community
    service tutoring programs.
  *2012 - $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments: Howard
    Phillips Center, Orlando, Florida. The Howard Phillips Center used the
    donation to support services provided by the Orange County Children's
    Advocacy Center, which is a sanctuary for child abuse victims where
    professionals work through the cases from investigation to counseling to
    healing.
  *2011 - $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments: Brandeis
    University, Waltham, Massachusetts. Brandeis University used the money to
    boost its Student Sustainability Fund where students propose projects and
    have already implemented several to green their campus.
  *2011 - $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments: Good
    Samaritan Hospitals and Clinics, Corvallis, Oregon. The Regional Cancer
    Center used the funds to support patients and families with a variety of
    services such as onsite lodging for patients and families and assistance
    in the form of gas cards, groceries and utility bill payments.
  *2010 - $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments: Hill
    College of Hillsboro, Texas. Hill College started its “Building Pathways
    of Success” scholarship program for students who are the first in their
    family to attend college.
  *2010 - $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments: University
    of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin. UWHC used the
    donation to develop outdoor healing initiatives, including a healing
    garden and walking paths.
  *2009 - $10,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments: Southwest
    Middle School of Savannah, Georgia. SMS utilized the funds to start a
    “Second Chance” mentoring and after school program for at-risk students.

About National Office Furniture

National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: KBALB), is a Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality
office furnishings. Since 1980, National has built a reputation for excellence
with stylish furniture of exceptional value; a dedication to personalized
service; product designs that reflect a passion for the user’s comfort and
productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility. For more
information about National and its products, visit:
www.NationalOfficeFurniture.com

About Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is a 298-bed,
full-service hospital founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1874.
SMEH offers a full range of vascular, orthopaedic, cardiac, medical imaging,
surgical and emergency services, a wound healing center, sleep disorders
center and has three medical plazas on campus to provide office space for a
wide array of physicians representing a number of specialties. Additionally,
SMEH is home to Jewish Bariatric Care, the region’s only weight-loss
management program utilizing the Lap-Band® System and The Women’s Center, a
state-of-the-art diagnostic facility specifically for women.

About Kimball International

Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International is
committed to a high performance culture that values personal and
organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical
behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that
builds success for Customers while enabling employees to share in the
Company’s success through personal, professional and financial growth.

Kimball International, Inc. provides a variety of products from its two
business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment and the
Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment provides
engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common production and
support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The Furniture
segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality industries sold
under the Company's family of brand names.

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Contact:

National Office Furniture
Nick Blessinger, Marketing Communication Manager, 812-481-6589
Nick.Blessinger@NationalOfficeFurniture.com
www.NationalOfficeFurniture.com
or
Kimball International
Martin Vaught, Director of Public Relations, 812-482-1600
martin.vaught@kimball.com
 
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