IU Health La Porte Hospital Foundation Head Maria Fruth recently received recognition for achievements in community service. Serving as executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the foundation, Fruth was presented with the Liberty Bell Award at a special ceremony on Friday, May 4 at La Porte Superior Court No. 1 in Michigan City.
The Liberty Bell Award was established by the American Bar Association more than 40 years ago to acknowledge outstanding community service.
Fruth has worked to establish a similar organization in Starke County at IU Health Starke Hospital.