CURE International774 Limekiln Road New Cumberland, PA 17070
Healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God.
Around the world, under-resourced health care systems and crippling poverty have led to an overwhelming number of individuals living with correctable disabilities such as clubfoot, burn contractures, hydrocephalus, and cleft lips/palates, among others. Children and families burdened with disability are often subjected to mocking and humiliation due to a lack of understanding.
They are excluded by peers, neighbors, and family members; they endure chronic physical pain; and they can be seen as a target for physical, sexual, verbal, and/or emotional abuse. CURE’s hospitals and specialty programs currently operate in 29 countries around the world, providing charitable medical care to patients regardless of gender, ethnic background, and/or religious affiliation.
We develop a culturally sensitive approach to spiritual ministry at each of our hospital locations, working with children, their families, and their communities to help them understand the medical reasons behind various conditions; we want our patients and their families to know that they are not cursed, as they've often been told, but rather valuable gifts from God.
We do what few others do: address the emotional and spiritual impacts of these conditions on the patients and their families and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the hope found in Him. From our founding in 1996 through June 30, 2017, CURE hospitals have performed more than 175,000 hospital-based procedures, more than 102,000 children have been treated at partner clubfoot clinics, and surgeons trained by CURE have performed more than 8,000 procedures to treat hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
Most importantly, we have seen God move in the lives of our patients, their families, and their communities and have had the opportunity to witness more than 172,000 expressions of faith in Jesus Christ.
Fiscal Year 2015 Source: Self-reported by organization
Roger Spoelman serves as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of CURE International as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Health, a regional network of hospitals, physician organizations, and health network operations in Western and Northern Michigan. He is also a Regional Executive for Trinity Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States. Roger has held positions of leadership in healthcare for more than thirty years and has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, community health improvement, leadership development, physician integration, physician groups, and governance.Throughout Roger’s career, he has received recognition from regional and national organizations as an innovator and leader in healthcare and community service.
He has been recognized as an Emerging Leader in Healthcare by the Healthcare Forum and received many other awards for community leadership including: the Reese Award for Exemplary Service to the Community from the American Red Cross, the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International, Trinity International University Distinguished Alumni, Patricia B. Johnson Award for Community Leadership and Innovative Grant making, the Alliance for Health Hillman Award, and Michigan State University Patenge Award.Roger’s passion for the children and families served by CURE International led him to join the organization’s Board of Directors in 2007. During that time, he has been an active member of the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees, while volunteering to serve as an executive healthcare advisor on several hospital-based projects of strategic significance around the CURE network.
He also plays a leadership role in healthcare and other organizations throughout the country and internationally, serving on many other boards including International Aid, Open Doors International, Mary Free Bed, the Grand Rapids Economic Club, and the West Michigan Policy Forum. Roger feeds his passion for Leadership Development by serving as Advisor and Business Coach to numerous leaders, companies, and organizations.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:OFFICERS
Chairman:Jerry Tubergen, 1999 - Present (Elected Chairman in 2008) President & CEO, RDV Corporation; CEO Ottawa Avenue Private Capital / Ada, MI
Secretary: Marilyn Quayle, 2008 - Present (Elected Secretary in 2012) President, BTC Consulting, Inc. / Paradise Valley, AZ
Edward L. Stillman, 1999 - Present (Elected Treasurer in 2016) President, Stillman Volvo / West Chester, PA
Dennis Schlosser, 2003 - Present Chairman, Schlosser Steel & Schlosser Properties / Telford, PA
Roger Spoelman, 2007 - Present President & CEO, Mercy Health Partners / Muskegon, MIInterim President & CEO, CURE International / New Cumberland, PA
Judy Bellig, 2008 - Present Vice President, Diablo Investment Company / Danville, CA
Sandra A. Lamb, 2008 - Present Founder, President & CEO, Lamb Advisors, LLC / New York, NY
Peter Schulze, 2008 - Present Co-Founder, Schulze Global Investments / Van, TX
Nancy Richardson, 2013 - Present Founder, OtterCares Foundation / Ft. Collins, CO
Dr. Benjamin Warf, 2013 - Present Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School; Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Chair, Director of Neonatal and Congenital Neurosurgery, Boston Children’s Hospital / Lexington, MA
Chris Tomlin, 2014 - Present Worship Artist / Nashville, TN
Lew Cirne, 2014 - Present CEO and Founder, New Relic / San Francisco, CA