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Annual Report and Honor Roll 2009

Our Mission: Improving the Health of our Communities through Philanthropy, Service and Volunteerism. Philanthropy makes it possible for Iowa Health – Des Moines to provide programs and services to our patients, their families and our community. With your support, those programs and services not only survive, but thrive. Your gift makes a unique impact that helps us live our mission.

Iowa Health Foundation Dennis W. Linderbaum

Susan Dugan

Deanna Sargent

Director of Development, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Development Coordinator


Don Ireland-Schunicht

Caleb Hegna

Senior Vice President, Gift Planning

Director of Development, Methodist West Hospital and John Stoddard Cancer Center

Sandy Donohoe

Laura Holms

Vice President, Finance and Operations

Director of Development, Iowa Health Hospice – Taylor House & Home Services

Chari Ghrist Data Coordinator

Vicki Hedlund Data Coordinator

Nancy Strickler Administrative Secretary

Alissa McKinney Director of Development, Blank Children’s Hospital For information, call the Foundation at 515-241-6304

Nancy Shafer Director of Volunteer Services

2009 Donor Journal This Annual Report is published to provide information about the Iowa Health Foundation for philanthropic friends, community volunteers, patients, medical staff, employees and visitors. It highlights medical system programs and patients who have benefited from philanthropic gifts, grants and bequests to the Iowa Health Foundation.

Please write us at our address if you wish to have your name removed from the list to receive future fundraising requests supporting Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center, Taylor House Hospice, Iowa Heath Hospice, and Methodist West Hospital through the Iowa Health Foundation.

Copyright 2010 Iowa Health Foundation. All rights reserved. The material in this issue may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission of the publisher.

In Memoriam Judy Marie Frey Willis 1950 – 2009

A special friend of Blank Children’s Hospital, Judy Willis died June 27, 2009 after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. Judy was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Over the years, Judy volunteered on the Blank Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees and Lights Committee. She served in many ways and co-chaired the Festival of Trees and Lights Gala in 2005. You would often see Judy at many other Iowa Health Foundation events including the Rally Against Cancer where she and Rich were committee members since 2001. Judy also dedicated her time to other charities in the Des Moines area and is greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Helen M. Johnson 1911 – 2009

Many lives will be touched by the generosity of Helen Johnson. In one single, unselfish act, she provided a generous estate gift for Blank Children’s Hospital. Helen’s interest in healthcare and her desire to help children made Blank Children’s Hospital a logical place for her support. Helen and her husband, Newell, will be permanently recognized with the establishment of the Newell & Helen Johnson Endowment. Each year, the earnings from their endowment will support priority needs at Blank Children’s Hospital.

Let Your Legacy of Caring Live On Include the Iowa Health Foundation in Your Estate Plan The Iowa Health Foundation’s Office of Gift Planning wants you to know about some unique financial tools you can use to plan your gifts so they return benefits to you. We can help make your gift work to your best advantage now and help others benefit from your generosity long into the future.

To find out more, call us at 515-241-6304 or visit our website and click on planning your gift. Iowa Health Foundation raises funds for and supports: Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center, Methodist West Hospital and Taylor House Hospice.


Iowa Health Foundation | Annual Report and Honor Roll 2009


Iowa Methodist Medical Center | Iowa Lutheran Hospital | Blank Children’s Hospital Methodist West Hospital | John Stoddard Cancer Center | Taylor House Hospice | Iowa Health Hospice

Welcome Leadership & Vision ...Built A New Hospital ...Provided Assistance ...Paid It Forward ...Fought Cancer ...Honored Special Gifts ...Hula-ed For Hospice ...Decorated Trees ...Paid Tribute ...Mentored Young Philanthropists Stewardship Honor Roll Honor & Memory Gifts Gifts in Kind Estate & Legacy Gifts In Memoriam

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Together We Have... ogether we have provided beneficial services and support at Iowa Health – Des Moines hospitals through the Iowa Health Foundation during 2009. Thanks to people like you, we received more than 8,000 gifts that added up to nearly $11.4 million to the Foundation last year.


This incredible outpouring of support helped Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center, Taylor House Hospice, and the newest member of our family, Methodist West Hospital, provide healthcare to literally thousands of patients and their families last year. Here are just a few ways that our patients and families were helped by these wonderful gifts: Charles Ch l C Colby lb III Board Chair, Iowa Health Foundation

Once again, funds raised during the Rally Against Cancer enabled the John Stoddard Cancer Center to expand its Patient Care Coordinator Program, which helps patients and their families deal with multi-faceted care plans for treating cancer. Both the Child Life and Advocacy & Outreach Programs continue their crucial work through funds raised during the Festival of Trees and Lights. These programs provided assistance to children and families from virtually every county in Iowa. Capital needs at Iowa Lutheran Hospital continue to be met through your gifts to the “I Love ILH” campaign.

Eric Crowell President & CEO, Iowa Health–Des Moines

Your gifts to Iowa Health Hospice - Taylor House & Home Services helped make those last moments better by providing counseling sessions with the bereavement staff, stocking the family kitchen or providing relaxation kits for patients and caregivers. Blank Children’s Hospital’s “Wishes Endowment” Campaign continued to make progress toward its $50 million goal, reaching $20 million in current gifts and an additional $16 million in future gifts. This endowment effort will ensure the future of Blank Children’s for its patients and families in perpetuity. Thanks to the unwavering support of people like you, our dream of providing quality healthcare to patients and families in the western communities was realized October 26 with the opening of Methodist West Hospital.

Together, we have accomplished extraordinary things!

Dennis W. Linderbaum President, Iowa Health Foundation


The generosity and support in our community for our hospitals and related entities last year is greatly appreciated. Our mission would not be fulfilled without the tireless effort of those working on our behalf in 2009: our boards of directors, our campaign cabinet members, our many dedicated volunteers, but most of all, our donors. Every donor should be very proud of the improvements and services your gifts helped provide to the health of our community. Together, we touched the lives of thousands of patients and families last year!

One Source Event Productions Oriental Trading Company, Inc. Panera Jerry Patterson Paul Gates Photography Anna Pedigo Sue Peterson Phi Theta Kelley Phillips Phoenix Elementary Pick-A-Dilley Mr. & Mrs. Quentin Plate Polo Ralph Lauren Prairie Van Storage Proof Matthew Puhl Britt Quigley QuikTrip Quilters Guild Rainbow Girls Rasmussen Bike Shop Karen Rees Renaissance Savery Hotel Mary L. Russell Rick Ryan Salon TEC Salon LaLa Deanna & Matt Sargent Scheels Carrissa Scheve Edward Schiller, Sr. Jenna Scholte Screenscape Studios SE Polk Clothing Club SE Polk Interact Club ServiceMaster Becky Sexton Shared Ministry Alice Sharp Sheraton West Des Moines SJM Construction Skeffington’s Colette Snorkel Soda Family Spartan Strength & Performance Gym Mr. & Mrs. John Sperry

St. Augustine School St. Paul Youth Ministries St. Peters Lutheran Church St. Thomas Aquinas Stentezell Electric Stetson Building Products Dr. Chad Stevenson Sticks, Inc. Sunshine Circle Sweet Dreams for Kids Sysco Food Services of Iowa Tan World Target Stores - Ankeny Templeton Rye Distillery TGIF Brody Middle School The Brown Hotel The Mansion The Playground for Kids The Spa at West Glen Natalie Thomas Taylor Thomas Taylor Thompson Traditions Day Center Troop 207 Troop 214 Troop 813 United Methodist Church Urbandle Elementary Ben Urick Val Lanes Recreation Center Valerious Elementary Valley West Mall Chris Vance Heather Wahlberg Wakonda Club Wal-Mart Walnut Hills Student Council Holly Waltz WCS Remodeling Ryan Wells Wells Fargo Donna Wendt West End Architectural Salvage West High Dance Squad Hannah Wheeler Colby White

Matt Wiklerson Jancie Wilken Wine Styles of West Glen Delainey Winkel Wolfe Family Woodlink Tamare Wright Wright Outdoor Solutions Michael Wunn YMCA of Greater Des Moines Bobbi Zeller Chris Zimmerman

Estate & Legacy Gifts Each year donors generously support the hospital through bequests, charitable trusts, beneficiary designation on annuities and IRAs plus many other unique giving methods. Iowa Health Foundation and the hospitals are deeply appreciative of each of these gifts.

Estate/Legacy gifts were received in 2009 from the following friends: Steven Ray Condit, Knoxville Steve’s bequest was added to Blank Children’s Hospital Endowment to provide for the ongoing needs of children.

Marion DeVries, Pella Iowa Methodist Medical Center was Marion’s hospital of choice. Marion included Iowa Methodist in his will to show his gratitude for the life long care he received at the hospital.

Helen Johnson, Webster City Helen’s interests in healthcare led her to include a number of charities, including Blank Children’s Hospital, in her will. Her substantial gift will establish an endowment in her name and support essential programs for children where reimbursements only cover a fraction of the cost.

Catherine Juliano, West Des Moines Catherine’s bequest supported the John Stoddard Cancer Center. Her gift along with many others helped make programs like the Cancer Care Coordinators possible.

Shirley Kading, Des Moines Shirley, a graduate of Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, generously included John Stoddard Cancer Center in her will. Her bequest will be used to support patient care programs that need extra funding and new cancer treatment equipment.


Gifts in Memory Of Arthur Vande Kieft Rodney J. Vlieger Dorothy Walker Ralph Wall Thomas J. Walter

Colton W. Warner Helen Warren Lori Ann Warren James L. Watson Randy R. Wells

Larry Wenzl Don E. Wheatley Barbara “Lupi” Whetstone Peggy Wichmann Lois E. Williams

Kent D. Williamson Judy M. Willis Edith Winingham Thelma “Maxine” Wood Mildred D. Wright

Iowa Health Foundation Board of Directors 2009

Gifts in Kind 4H Group 801 Steak and Chop House A Beverage Systems A Child’s World Acceleration Iowa Accent Neighborhood Albaugh, Inc. Jodi Aldrich Allegiant Air Sherry Alley American Cancer Society American Marking, Inc. Amerigem Diamonds Ankeny High School Jessica Arnold Atlantic Bottling Azalea & Zen Restaurants Azalea/Star Bar Backyard Adventures, Inc. Joel Bader Barnum Floors Bath and Body Works Betty Battin Bella Photo Beta Tau Braeden Billings Devin Birmhingham Kayla Birmingham Carol Bishop Blank Park Zoo Blond Genius Blood Center of Iowa Bloomfield Troop Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Boesen the Florist Bourbon’s Bistro Breathe Studio Brenton Skating Plaza Mr. & Mrs. Mike Brewington


Leadership & Vision

Gerald Zenor

Brad & Amy Brody Dr. & Mrs. Curtis A. Broek Brooklyn Brownie Troop Brookview Elementary Brownie Troop Data Builders Builders Club SEP Bunny Bruning – Bunny’s 1st Serve Buttell Family CABI Calcareous Vineyards Caring hands of Johnston Central Iowa Floral, Inc. Central College Football Team Child Development Class Church of Latter Day Saints Citi Cares Group Civic Center Melissa Clarke Clay Elementary Clive Elementary Natalie Colosimo Complete Entertainment Contract Transport Hannah Corkrean Crestview Elementary Shirley Currey Custom Leaded Windows Chuck Cutler Dahl’s Ms. Cheryl Dalton Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey P. Davick Theresa Dawson Delta Chapter Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Des Moines Golf & Country Club Des Moines Marriott

Des Moines Playhouse Designer Palms Divine Flowers by Saley DMACC Dos Rios Drake University Earlham Methodist Church Eastern Star Ebenezer Lutheran Church Deanne Edwards Bonnie Ehler Embassy Suites on the River Ensign Family Ephemera Stationary Studio Fareway Stores, Inc. Farner Bocken Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Daemon Feldman Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Fitness World West Freeman Marcia Frahm Frito-Lay Nancy Gallaway Gilcrest Jewett Lumber Company Carly Gillette Girl Scout Troop 539 Girl Scout Troop 879 Girl Scouts Tom Glenn Golftec Goode Greenhouses, Inc. Grace Church Graham Construction Grandview Dance Team Nicki Gutknecht

Heartland Finishes, Inc. Mason Heckman Pam Hibbs Hockenbergs Mr. & Mrs. Mike Holms Hope Ministries Hoyt Sherman Place Hy-Vee Food Stores In the Bag Incredible Pizza Iowa Cubs Iowa Hearing Aid Center Iowa Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary Chris Irvine Kirk Irwin Isabel Bloom Patricia Houlihan & Dan Jacobi Marc Jacobs Lauren Jenkins Jewish Federation Dawn John Brooke Johnson Jordan Creek Family Church Josephs Jewelers Donald Kalsem Del & Carolyn Kaufman Brian Kelderman Kellie Collins Donna Kelsa Erma Kieho Mark King King’s Point Resort Rachael Kinney Kitchen Collage Kiwanis Club KJ & Joni Gilchrist Chelle Klootwyk Cynthia Knouf

Mr. Koss Kottmeyer Family Krysilis Chris Larson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Latch Brian Laurenzo Laurie’s Photography Mary Ann Lautzenhiser Lender Processing Services Shawn Leonard Betty Lipper Liz Harthoon Locally Grown Melanie Loeke Lombardi Law Firm Joan Long Mr. & Mrs. Wade Lookingbill Lorie Line Music Lowe’s Lowery Family Lutheran Church of Hope David Lynch Jennifer Lynch Cindy Magid Chris Maharry Maker’s Mark Distillery Sue and John Malloy Markey’s Maxwell Church Brandi McCauley Mr. & Mrs. Stan McHugh Mackenzie Meade Meredith Corporation Milo Tween Group Moberg Gallery MSTM School Murray Community School Helen C. Neumann Kim Oddy

Officers: Charles Colby III, Chair Pat McGoldrick, Vice Chair Thomas J. Houser, Secretary Jeffrey P. Rose, Treasurer

Laurence J. Baker, D.O. Timothy M. Billerbeck Thomas A. Carlstrom, M.D. Eric Crowell John H. Ghrist, M.D.

Linda Grandquist Burton “Toby” Joseph Marilyn Kollmorgen Dennis W. Linderbaum Joanne Mahaffey

Brenda Mouw James M. Myers Benjamin F. Renzo Lyle Simpson Roger F. Stetson

John Heffernan, M.D. James Hubbell Richard L. McConnell David Oman James F. Patten, M.D. Carline Phillips, M.D.

Donald Ross Bruce Sherman David Stubbs, M.D. Bishop Julius Trimble Richard Willis Brad Winterbottom

Charles Cutler Karen Gerdes, M.D. Patty S. Housby Rep. Libby Jacobs Martha James Paula Mahone, M.D. Jill Nelson Ellen Pollard Robert Pulver

Donald R. Schnurr Mary E. Schwarze Robert Shaw, M.D David Stark Stephen Stephenson, M.D. Lloyd B. Taylor Eric Turner Richard Willis

Iowa Health – Des Moines Board of Directors 2009 Officers: Kent Henning, Chair Burton “Toby” Joseph, Vice Chair Bishop Michael Burk, Secretary Brad Brody, Treasurer

Peg Armstrong-Gustafson Larry Baker, M.D. Philip A. Bear, M.D. Charles I. Colby III Eric Crowell Katrina Guest, M.D.

Blank Children’s Hospital Governing Board 2009 Officers: Brad Winterbottom, Chair Rick Pertzborn, Vice Chair Charles R. Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer

Suzanne Reynolds Arnold Susan M. Ballard Robert Baudler Constance L. Beasley Nancy Bone Ken Cheyne, M.D. Donald Coffin Ann Cownie Eric Crowell

John Stoddard Cancer Center Governing Board 2009 Officers: Bruce Sherman, Chair Jan Miller Straub, Vice Chair Robert W. Sapp, Secretary Frank Marcovis, Treasurer

Brad Brody Robert Goebel, M.D. Steven Heddinger, M.D. Carma Herring, R.N., MS, OCN Kim Johnson

Daniel R. Kollmorgen, M.D. Ted Lodden Stephen Stephenson, M.D. Teri Wood Tebockhorst


Gifts in Memory Of

...Built a New Hospital


t is with a tremendous amount of pride that we officially opened the doors of Methodist West Hospital, our new community resource for medical care in central Iowa. Methodist West started as a vision more than 20 years ago and on October 26, when the first patient arrived, our vision to further serve our community became a reality. Methodist West Hospital is a full service addition to the Iowa Health family, joining Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran, Blank Children’s Hospital and John Stoddard Cancer Center along with nearly 45 physician and clinic offices across central Iowa. The care that will be provided for generations to come continues the mission and tradition of Iowa Health – Des Moines: “To improve the health of our community through healing, caring and teaching.” We appreciate that our patients have a choice of where they receive their healthcare. We have built the Iowa Health family to be able to provide the healthcare our community needs, whenever they need it, at a location that is most convenient for them and their families. Gifts totalling more than $3.5 million from individuals, foundations, and corporations to the “Continuing the Vision, Serving our Community” capital campaign have enabled the hospital to be a state-of-the-art facility, providing access to quality, convenient healthcare for patients and families well into the next century. Just as generous donors helped to build Blank Children’s Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center, and Younker Rehabilitation Center, the opportunity to support a new hospital is unique and we are thankful for those who are a part of the history of healthcare in Iowa. Quality healthcare is a cornerstone of a growing and vibrant community. We are pleased to bring expert healthcare closer to where you live. Your gifts and support of Methodist West Hospital sends a strong message to the community about the importance of providing the best care possible in a location that is close to home.


Vera Campbell Patricia H. Carlson Edward E. Carpenter William Royce Carroll Fred Carter Clarence Caskey J. Kevin Cason William Caudill Bernice Chartier Karen Chiovaro John K. Christensen Mary A. Clark Lola Clatt Margaret E. Cochran John M. Collins Marilyn F. Cook Charles Cotten Virginia Cram Courtney & Gladys Crandall Kenneth O. Cranston Lawrence Cratty William Crawford Helen M. Crees Dorothy Cunningham Carl G. Davis Roy F. Davis III Terry Davis Vella J. Davis William & Wilma Davis Gary W. DeMoss Jack L. Deskin Donald Diamond Jennifer Dowd Louava Duncan Frederick Ehlers Margaret Elson Joanne Enbusk Morris Fadiga Sam F. Fazio Sammy J. Fazio Samuel W. Fazio Gladys “Billie” Fehn Agnes D. Fink

Elsie Fisher Katherine A. Fitzpatrick Cheryl J. Floyd Irvin J. Ray Fonken Holmes Foster Lorraine E. Fox Anthony Frecentese Verl “Dean” Freese Helen Fusaro Hermoine Gangeness Shirley Geisler Albin A. Getspudas John L. Gilchrist Clair W. Giles Joan M. Glimpse Sharon K. Goldin Norene Goodspeed Violet M. Gorman Margaret Grandia Diana Griffiths Joseph M. Guthrie Helen Hampton Craig Handorf H. Esther Hansen Shirley Hansen Susan J. Hausner Kenneth Hawbaker Arlene E. J. Hayes Arthur Hedgecock Wendel N. Heemstra Michael E. Helm Dale Henning Josephine Hernandez David Hibbs Delmar Hoffman Mary L. Hudson Francis Huss Paul Hutcheson Ralph Jackson Teresa Jacobsen Richard Jaenecke Marilyn Johns Darby Johnson

Jan Johnston Joanne Jones Rudy Kamps Robert H. Karnes, Sr. Bradley Kenney Louise Kessler Patricia J. Kiel Sam Kiener Richard Kirke Kathleen M. Kirvin Linda Kirsner-Grannis Clara E. Knauer Barb Knox Larry Koger Brevin M. Kramer James E. Kramer Marlana Lalli John Lanning Wylie S. Lee Rodney A. Lein Herbert S. Levine Patrick W. Lofquist Dorthea Lotz Duan Loux Robert Lumley Larry MacDonald Mamie McHaffie, Sid & Lois Hildreth, Eddie Carr and Carole Ballard & Julie Shelquist Jon W. Marchant Juanita Markow Frances Marks Marcia Myers Marshall Donald H. Martin, Jr. “Papa” John McClung, Jr. Dr. Keith L. McRoberts Shari Mesenbrink Raymond A. Methlie Emmett C. Miller Maureen Miller Robert E. Mock Ricio Mora

Thomas Morgan Maria E. Morlan Ralph Morlan June Mosiman Marilyn R. Mulanix Connie Murphy Edith Murphy Robert O. Musgrave Mary Music Sandra L. Nagelberg David Neely Louise E. Nelson Lyndi Nelson Don O. Newland Evelyn E. Nicholson Betty Noel Nello & Mary Oliver John J. Olson Lupe M. Pabon Robert E. Palmer Norma J. Decker Paschal Richard Paul Anna E. Payne Norman Pearson Joanne Pedersen Robert Pedigo Carolyn Peltz Ken Perkins Jean Peters Anna C. Petersen Jackie S. Piazza Mary L. Pitt Juliann M. Ploessl Dr. Paul Polydoran Phyllis Prall Lenny Quigley Greg Raffensperger Laurel R. Ramey Robert B. Ramsey Susan Reams Catherine Reed Roland “Doug” Reeves Helen Reiber

Grace Roach William Roach Shirley Robinette Martin Robinson Alma Rotschafer Jack Ruble Donald L. Rumley Donald G. Rush Jason S. Ruzicka Edna Ryan Gary B. Sandquist Ellen C. Schultz Rose Marie Schweers Evelyn L. Sexauer Jeanne Shattuck Robert Sherer Patricia Smeltzer Jan Smith Linda K. Smith Fred Smoger Clarence E. Spahr Doris Sparland Dr. Jack Spevak Icil L. Stafford Geraldine Stefani Donald J. Steffensen Joseph Stegman Edna Stetson F. Richard Stewart John & Lilyan Stoddard Mel Straub Thomas Stroope Blayne Struve Donald Studer George Sturtz Maxine Swanson Roscoe W. Thomas Martha S. Thompson Elizabeth “Betty” Thorne Ardith Tingwald Lorene Tuinstra Leo Van Elswyk Jess P. Van Meeteren


$100 - $249 Patrick Vaassen Jean Van Egdom Ruth Van Elswyk Ronald & Lois Van Genderen Patricia & Lenny Van Lent Dolores Van Oort Alex & Carrie Van Quathem Joseph & Kerry Vande Kieft Bonnie Vandehaar Dwight & Amanda Vander Ley Daryl & Dorothy Vanderflugt Anna Vang Thomas Vautier Ravi Vemulapalli Phyllis & Ernest Venosky Rodney & Lynn Vicker Sandra Viers Sheri & Jeff Vining Joshua Virgil Norine Vlieger Karen Voge-Perkins

Anna Volz Kimberly Von Ahsen Donna Vorm Jody Vulk Audrey Waag Craig & Janice Wagner Jim & Jo Wakefield Patricia Walker Donald Wall Ramona & Charles Walters Edwin Warren Larry & Jeanette Warren Betty Warrick Darren & Sherry Warth Carole Watkins Russell Watrous Carol Watson Jacqueline M. Watson Thomas & Elaine Weaver Janet Weber Phil & Joan Weber Rosemary & Jeff Weeks

Dr. Dennis & Kimberly Weis Joan Weiser Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. Wells Fargo Financial Services Dr. James & Kay Wessels Jo Wessling West Bend Haykeye FFA Alumni West Bend Lions Club Dr. Mark & Rebecca A. Westberg Westergaard Advertising Dean & Linda Westergaard Holiann Weston Roberta Weston Lewis & Mary Jane Whitney Leigh Wichern Maida M. Wichern Clark & Deb Wicks Wayne Wieand Mark & Cynthia Wiederin

William & Linda Wilczek John Williams Lee & Julia Williams Rhonda & Rick Williams Vivian Williams Willis and Moore, Inc. Lincoln & Laura Willis Harry Willits Parker & Mary Willson John & Karen Wilson Jolene & Steve Wilson Mary Wilson Valorie Wilson William Wimmer Windsor Vacuum Ben & Melissa Windust Winnebago Land U.S.A. Roger & Janet Winslow Peter & Sue Wirtz Stephen Wojnar Ralph Wonderlin Lana Wonders-Hemann

Dianne Wood Nicole Wood Chester & Ruby Woodburn Christopher & Amy Wormsley Cathey Wright Deana Wright Krenio “Kay” Wright Della & Wallace Wright, Jr. Anson & Nancy Yeager Dr. James & Janet Yoder Christine & Gene Young-Denny Roma & James Youngquist Curtis Youngs Kim Zakrzewski Gregory & Kristine Zeller John & Adele Zieser Jeanette & Robert Ziesman Josh & Laura Zinn Janice Zrostlik Steven & Kathy Zumbach Diana Zvokel

Susan Dugan Keith & Peggy Fevold Susan Gehlsen Sonja Gonzalez Joey Goodale Dr. John C. & Karen Heffernan Caleb A. Hegna

Frank & Carolyn Jacobs Coral A. Johnson Dr. Thomas & Donna Kelly Linda Knittig John & Emily Leder Twins Dennis W. Linderbaum Sheila Murphy Jamie & Ellen Pollard

Benjamin, Margaret & Cole Ramirez Dr. Louis D. Rodgers Cindy Rote Nancy Shafer Becky & David Stark Family Sarah Susanin Margaret Swanson

Ryan Taylor Tristin & Mason Tell and Tess Markovsky Cheryl L. Tharp Piper Vander Ley Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. Denman & Company LLP

Gifts in Honor Of Brandi Baker Charles & Margaret Blair Mauri Booton Dr. Whitney Brink Emma & Isabel Buchanan “Lizz” Cassler Ella Christensen Kate Donnelly

Gifts in Memory Of Ervin D. Adams Thomas Allen Barbara & Dale Anderson Janice Anderson Tal Anderson Hazel Avaux Bernard Baker, Jr.


Brandi Baker Joseph B. Baker Robert L. Baker Waldo O. Bargmann William G. Bartlett Elizabeth H. Barton Bill Bauerkemper

Shirley A. Beedle Rosemary K. Beisser Lorie Bellis David Berlau Larry E. Biagioni Helen E. Bird Kathy Blecker

Patricia Boal Floyd Brandt Robert Bright Evelyn V. Bristoll Willard D. Brittin, Sr. Willard D. Brittin, Jr. Eileen Britton

Kathy Broich Christa Lee Brown Georgiana “Jo” Brown Frances J. Bumpilori Helen Burley Elizabeth Burns Rebecca Burt

...Provided Assistance


any families are touched by the compassion of others. At Blank Children’s Hospital more than 275 families were impacted by the Ryan Taylor Endowment Fund.

When your child has a life threatening disease, the last thing you want is to be concerned about how to get your child to the hospital for their weekly treatments. It’s heartbreaking to see families struggling because they don’t think they can make it for their appointments. “The gas cards we received eased a burden and allowed us the freedom to concentrate solely on his care and treatment.” A Blank Children’s Hospital Patient’s Parent

Thankfully, there are donors like Jan and Lloyd Taylor who established an endowment that helps families with gas, food and sometimes lodging. Both Jan and Lloyd were raised to give back to their communities. When Lloyd retired in 2002, their involvement in the community included donations of not only their talent but also their treasure — including increased giving to Blank Children’s Hospital. It was during their retirement that disaster struck — their grandson, Ryan, was diagnosed with Leukemia. The first six months of his three-year treatment was intense and required weekly visits to the oncologist and hospitals. The Taylors were fortunate to be able to rent an apartment in Denver and offer their support during this difficult time. The ability to be close to their son and his family was invaluable. It was during their weekly trips for treatments that they realized so many families weren’t as fortunate and had difficulty getting their sick children to their appointments. The need is everywhere, so following a hospital tour and visiting about the compassion fund and needs, especially for rural patients, Jan and Lloyd established the Ryan Taylor Endowment. Over the past four years, more than 890 families have been provided assistance. Ryan, now 13, finished treatment last July. The entire Taylor family is grateful to be able to give back to their community, help make a difference for other families and leave a lasting legacy.


...Paid It Forward


or Dave and Tamara Hubler of West Des Moines, each day is about giving back to those who showed them support and provided Dave with the courage to keep fighting.

Dave and Tamara met in college and both enjoyed successful careers that took them to different areas of the United States. After raising a son and daughter they moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia. It was in Virginia, as they were contemplating retirement that the direction of their lives would change. In 1999, after a routine blood test, Dave’s protein levels were elevated. Not ones to overreact, the Hublers cautiously watched his protein levels over the next few months. Unfortunately, in March 2001, Dave was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer that begins in malignant plasma cells and manifests by creating tumors within your bones. Their lives were changed forever. From that moment on Dave would be known as a cancer survivor, and Tamara would be his rock throughout the cancer journey. Both wanted the best possible outcome and aggressively read everything they could find to understand the cancer, its treatments, and what they could expect. Dave’s battle with cancer started with chemotherapy treatment and a stem cell transplant in the Fall of 2001. After a long, six-month recovery process they moved back to the Midwest. The John Stoddard Cancer Center influenced their decision of where to live. Dave and Tamara considered living near their daughter. However, the closest comprehensive cancer center that could provide the care, if needed, would be two hours away. They quickly discovered that not only does Stoddard provide the same level of comprehensive care as other leading cancer centers from across the nation, but it has some of the most highly-trained and professional staff. This provides great comfort to the Hubler’s and their family. Dave is now managing his cancer thanks to advances in medication. Dave’s journey with his blood cancer has led both he and Tamara to show support with their time, talent and treasures. Their support of the John Stoddard Cancer Center is summarized best, “We would rather donate their money to a place they’ve experienced rather than a faceless place — simply put, the cancer center saved Dave’s life.“ In addition to supporting Stoddard Cancer Center through philanthropy, they are also active members of the Blood Cancer Support Group which meets monthly at Stoddard, sharing their knowledge and experiences with survivors, families, and caregivers both locally and nationally. As annual supporters of the Rally Against Cancer, they chose to expand their circle of friends and bring nurses, support group members and even their favorite pizza guy! “Stoddard is a tremendous resource for central Iowa” says Dave. He wants to make sure the support he’s received is paid forward.


Twyla & Richard Sharpnack John Shattuck Karen Shea Robert & Julie Shelquist Jack & Martha Shepard Robert & Beverly Sherlock Linda & Marvin Shoemaker Phyllis & Alan Shoop Janet Short Brian & Debra Shriver Drs. David & Rebecca Sidney Maria Siebrecht Joan Sigmund Sharon Simmons Nancy Sims Joshua Skinner Julie & Scott Slater Paul & Barbara Sloan Scott & Michelle Sloan Dennis & Kelly Slycord Darrin & Brenda Smith Frank & Becky Smith Gregory Smith Kathleen & Larry Smith Sherri & James Smith Susan Smith Teresa Smith Thomas Smith William Smith Patricia Spahr Roger & Sandra Spahr Howard & Peggy Spaur Spectrum Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc. John Spencer Lucas Spinner John & Rosemarie Staebell Susan Stapes Mary Stark Tara Stasi Staves United Methodist Church

Dr. Stephen & Cheryl Stefani Jay & Molly Steffen Wayne & Joyce Steinkamp Pamela Stephens Lori Stern Helen Stevens Beverly Stewart Warren & Shirley Stice Robert & Charlotte Stickler Stivers Lincoln Mercury, Inc. Linda Stockbauer Arthur & Martha Stockstrom Theresa & James Stork

Ira & Susan Strauber Donald & Cynthia Strauch David & Vicki Strief Susan Stroope Dolores & Ken Stroud Tandy Struble Ernestine Struchen Randy Studer Nancy Stueck Eric & Betsy Stursma Robert & Karen Stuyvesant Frederick & Somjit Swain Jim & Cynthea Swartz

Mary Swatta Gary & Jeanne Swenson Abe & Sally Synhorst Julia Taylor Kevin Taylor Larry Taylor Loretta & Duane Taylor Andrew & Teri TeBockhorst John & Phyllis Tedore Dean Teeter Robert Tekolste Thomas & Cathy Temple Tricia Tentinger

The John Stoddard Cancer Center received a grant for more than $28,000 from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This funding will provide awareness and education to underserved minority populations in Polk County, breast health materials to women going through treatment, and additional psychological support to breast cancer patients and families. It is anticipated that approximately 1,800 women will benefit from the support provided as a result of this grant. Regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or age, all women deserve the right care at the right time throughout the cancer journey. Together, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and John Stoddard Cancer Center can make this possible.

Richard & Tracy Tess Loan & Quan Thai Manford & Ann Tharp The Cadillac Lasalle Club Iowa The Interchange Club The Levitt Foundation The Waldinger Corporation Marie Theobald Mary Thomas Thompson & Associates Bob Thompson Rick & Tina Thompson Leola Thomsen Todd Thorson T.D. Throckmorton Katie & Chandler Tice Dr. Gregory & Catherine Timberlake Timberland Partners Sharon Timm-Hoffman Donald & Cheryl Timmins Sue Ann Toale Knapp & Tom E. Knapp Maxine & Anthony Toigo Cameron Torstenson Sharon & Robert Townsend Walter & Kathleen Trahanovsky Noelle Trevillyan & Tom Zmolek Triangle Products Martha Triebel Dung Trinh Huong Trinh LaVon Trumper Shirley Tucker Marlene M. Turner Robert & Amy Tursi James & Karen Tussey John & Jill Twedt Alice & James Underfer Cindy Urquhart


$100 - $249 Matt Meyer Sharon & Daniel Meyer MICA of Des Moines Ruth Michener Juanita Middleswart Mike Molstead Motors, Inc. Glenda & Richard Millard Cheri & James Miller Randall & Lisa Minear Candy Mitchell Corinne Mitchell Elizabeth & Scott Mitchell Meghan Moberley Carl & Joan Moll Betty Mona Don Monaghan Michael & Ginger Monson John Montgomery William & Jeri Mooers B. Michael Moon Dr. Kenneth & Dandy Moon Bobbie Moore Jennifer Moore Polly Moore James & Dianne Morgan Jeffrey & Yvonne Morris Jerry & Sharon Morton Dr. Roscoe & Cheryl Morton Scott Mortorelli Gemechisa & Demitu Mosa Dr. Bernard & Brenda Mouw Kimberly Moyer Tom Mulanix Anna Mundt James & Jacqueline Mundt John & Sharon Murphy Samantha & James Murphy Barbara Musgrave Lillie Nanes Stan Nechville James & Sherry Nelson Robert & Cynthia Nelson Michael & Anita Nemmers


Network for Good Brett Newberg Chris Nicol Jim & Teresa Niederhauser Gail Nielsen Larry & Frances Nielsen Olfert & Eileen Nielsen Stephen & Lisa Nielsen Vicki Nigg Dina Nightingale Dr. Everett & Elizabeth Nitzke Christina Noble Alan Noring Cleatus & Beverly Northcote George & Jo Norton Richard & Patricia Noyce Curtis & LuAnn Nunn Nora Nurre DeAnn & Lex A. Oakley Nancy & Steven O’Brien James & Jeanne O’Halloran Okoboji Grill Sharon Oliver Young & Katherine Oliver Mark & Jill Oman Brenda Onstot Lisa Opie Optimist Club of Knoxville Linda & Gary Ordway Mary Ann & Samuel Osborn Mary Oswald Patricia Otis Dr. Tamas Otrok Bruce & Gina Owen Packaging Distribution Services (PDS) Beleta Padgett William & Joanne Page Charles & Karen Palmer Phillip Parker Robert Parker Larry & Connie Parkins Ronald & Ruth Pearson

Pennacle Insurance Partners, LLC. Sandra & Tom Peno Julie & Ronald Perkins Jerome Peta George & Velma Peters Dr. & Mrs. Carl Marvin H. Peterson Cecilia Peterson Ginni Peterson Janice Peterson Julie Peterson Shirley & James Peterson Stephen Petosa Steve & Molly Phillips Stacy & Brett Piatt Douglas & Kathryn Pierce Gerald & Lynore Pierce Stephanie & Joseph Pietruszynski Jeremy & Danna Pins Marcia Pitcock Pittman & Company Pleasant Hill Lions Club Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Steven Pohlmeyer Polk County Bar Association Paul & Joan Polking Roberta Pophin Charles & Sarah Powell William Powell Jack & Marsha Pray Prescott Volunteer Fire Department Anita Preston Richard & Phyllis Preston Kenneth & Edie Price Allison Pugh Mary Puzder Sheldon & Roselind Rabinowitz Steven & Cynthia Radke

Abby Rail Ramsey Auto Center Roger & Deb Rasmussen Stephen & Cindy Rasmussen Harold & Nancy Rathert Patricia Rawson Robert & Dorothy Rectenbaugh Craig & Nancy Redshaw Peter & Rita Reed Ruth A. Reed Connie & John P. Rees Stephanie & Clinton Rees Michael & Brenda Reeves Carole & William Reichardt, Jr. Warren & Nancy Reinecke Robert & Jackie Reineke John Renda Janna & Matthew Rensch Scott & Julie Retzlaff Daniel & Kami Reuter Michael Reysack Luetta Rhodes Lewis & Daisy Rice Violet Riewer Patricia Riggins Riverside Raceway LLC Paul Roberts Joseph & Judith Robinson Richard Robson Dr. Rich & Kelly Robus Jane Rohr Paul & Judith Romans Robert & Sandra Rondinelli David Rooney Kent & Janice Rosenberg Scott & Judith Rosenberg Brian & Joleen Roskamp Rodger & Laura Rothfus David & Donna Rotschafer Melissa & Gregg Rounds Kris & Scott Rovner

RSM McGladrey, Inc. Daniel & Phyllis Rupprecht Kimberly & Dirk Russel Gayla Russell Foster & Rose Rutledge Perry & Joyce Rutledge Sac City Fire Department Randy & Jill Sackett Robert & Patricia Salik Marie & Ron Sampson Jennifer Sanderman Francis & Suzanne Sanders Rick & Calli Sanders Joann Sargent Anna Sayers Melissa Scaparro Eloise & Robert Scarpino, Jr. Charles P. Schachterle Mike & Traci Schaefer Kathlyn Schafer Joann Schaffer Janis & Bob Scharingson Greg & Sarmite Scharnberg Paul & Kathleen Schmitt Robert & Nancy Schoene James Schreck Pamela Schroeder Gloria & John Schulte Kyle Schulz Carl & Margaret Schwab June Schweiger Kristin & J. Michael Schweiger Paul & Karen Scott Raymond & Martha Sculfort Seneca Companies Greg & Mary Beth Senske ServiceMaster Clean Craig & Kimberly Shadur Evelyn Shafer Jamie & Joyce D. Shaffer Mary Sharp

...Changed Lives


cott and Andrea have a new lease on life. They asked for and found the help they needed to save their lives individually and have a brand new beginning that included becoming a family. Their recent family addition arrived five months ago — Ava Marie. As is true with so many families, they have had their share of hard times. Unfortunately, Scott and Andrea have seen family members die from alcoholism at very young ages. A treatment program at Powell Chemical Dependency Center (CDC) at Iowa Lutheran provided healing for them. Those who have been negatively affected by addiction can learn to understand chemical dependency and receive support. Following treatment, concerned persons can better cope with the stress caused by addiction. Without treatment, the family illness can continue to progress. Recovery for family members can occur even if the chemically dependent person keeps using. This young family has truly been blessed and given a fresh start. They are ready to pay it forward. Their motivation to support Iowa Lutheran Hospital was influenced by the kind, loving, and compassionate staff as well as their personal experiences within the hospital family. Their experience with doctors and staff was exceptional. “Every professional was kind and always kept the patient at the forefront of their mind. When concerned, their doctors took the time to explain, comfort and support family members with appropriate resources.” Scott and Andrea joined a special group of donors when they decided to support the Powell CDC at Iowa Lutheran. The Center provides services for the safety and well-being of many in our community including: • Personalized evaluations • Inpatient and outpatient care • Medical detoxification under strict supervision • Individualized treatment planning • Family programs • Interdisciplinary counseling and education • Powell III Alumni Association Serving more than 30,000 patients and their family members since opening in 1973, sensitive issues surround the use of chemicals and privacy is important to recovery. Powell CDC allows individuals to work with their families and significant others to rebuild lives impacted by the uncertainty, pain, loss, helplessness and fear created by drug abuse.


...Fought Cancer

...Honored Special Gifts

The 2009 Rally Against Cancer fundraiser was held January 26 with more than 500 people in attendance. During the fun-filled evening, more than $186,000 was raised.

The 2009 Iowa Lutheran Hospital Westerberg event was our 18th annual celebration. More than $75,000 was raised in support for Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Specifically this year, the proceeds will benefit the “I Love ILH” Capital Improvements Fund.

The highlight of the evening was welcoming former Coe College athlete and NFL Hall-of-Fame Coach Marv Levy back to Iowa. Coach Levy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2001. He will be remembered not only as the winningest coach in Buffalo Bills history and a Hall of Fame football coach, but also as one of the NFL’s classiest individuals. Levy not only molded football players but he also molded men of character, class and pride. The Rally Against Cancer raises funds to help patients and families of the John Stoddard Cancer Center. The 2009 funds were used for the expansion and continued support of the John Stoddard Cancer Care Coordinator Program. This program is provided at no charge to patients and is entirely funded through philanthropy. These funds will help the John Stoddard Cancer Center continue to lead the way in cancer care for central Iowa. Mark your calendars today and plan to join us for the 2011 Rally Against Cancer on January 29 at the Iowa Events Center. Watch for more information coming soon about our guest speaker.


The Westerberg Celebration is a great opportunity for the entire Lutheran family to celebrate as one. We are pleased to have support at Westerberg from: physicians, administration, employees, nurse alumni, volunteers, Auxiliary members, community friends and our business partners. In addition, we honor a philanthropist of the year. The 2009 Coskery Award for Philanthropy winners were Dr. John and Karen Heffernan. We were pleased to honor these very special people for their many years of support for Iowa Lutheran Hospital. The Coskery Award is given each year to an individual or organization who has supported Iowa Lutheran Hospital through their ongoing financial gifts. Join us for the 2010 Westerberg Celebration on April 22 at the Marriott Downtown as we honor and celebrate the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary as we celebrate their 100th Anniversary.

Betty & Robert Hyde IBM Corporation Brad & Angela Imming IMV Medical Gloria Ingersoll Iowa Donor Network Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics Iowa Pathology Associates, P.C. Iowa Retail Packaging Corp. James & Carolyn Irwin John & Laurie Irwin Collette Isaacson Kathryn & Lawrence Iseminger Sandra & Duane R. Isley Jackson Medical Supply Frederic & Karen Jackson Ila Jackson Diana Jacobsen Richard O. Jacobson Paul & Marilyn James Martha & Floyd Jamison Diana Jarman Ruthann Jarrett Jasper Construction Services, Inc. Ronald & Marsha Jean Jeff Carter Law Offices Joseph & Ann Jeffries Joseph & Margaret Jester John B. Davis Enterprises, Corp. Audrey Johnson Denise Johnson Joel & Wendy Johnson Marcus Johnson Merle & Susan Johnson William & Susan Johnson William Johnson Marian F. Jones David A. Jones

Jane & Douglas Jones Julie Jones Mark & Cynthia Jones Wendy & David Jones David & Gerrianne Jordan Wesley & Lynne Jordan Eric & Britnec Jorgensen Marie Josie-Smith Joan Juttner Sara & Les Kalina Marcia Kalvig Janelle Kamba Amr & Karol Kamhawy Kevin Kane Kathryn & Michael Karpowicz Geraldine & Donald Kassar Philip Kay Rebecca Keene Rhana Kelderman Winifred Kelley Barry & Kathy Kenney Roscoe & Shirley Kephart Dr. Anish & Anita Keshwani Gary & Kaye Kessel Donna Kessler Thomas Kieffer Kimberley Development Corporation Brian & Kari Kinkade Angie Kinser Douglas Kintz Gary & Joan Kirke Marvin Kister John & Kristen Kittrell Jerry & Rose Kleyweg Mitchell Amanda Kluender David Knauer John Knauer Knights of Columbus Edith Knittig Robert Knuth

Heidi Koch Robin Koger Wesley & Wilda Kooker Kossuth Regional Health Center Gene & Anne Koth Linda & Dennis Kotz Lorene Kowalsky Christine Kramer Richard & Marilyn Kramme Robert & Marcia Krane William & Nancy Krause Sloane & Carol Kromminga Louisa & Danny Kruzic Tod & Patty Kumbera Paula & John Kyburz Labsco Craig & Margaret Lacy Michael & Karon Lacey Catherine Lafollette W. Gary Lafollette Steve Lallier Mike & Jane LaMair Teresa LaMasters Donald & Charlene Lamberti Dorci Land Ellen & Kerry Landers Patricia Lane Phyllis Lane Leon Langlitz Joyce & Glenn Larson M. Pauline Larson Richard & Diana Latch Patrick & Kaye Lawler Richard & Beth Lawrence Roger & Susan Lawson David & Cynthia Le Mieux Ramona Lease Willard Lehman Dennis & Patricia Leitch Earl & J Leonard Robert & Shirley Lester Joseph & Sara Leto

Roma Lewis John & Michelle Lickteig Carme Lilienthal Robert & Lu Ann Link Nancy & Craig Linscheid Loretta Lockin Vicki & Craig Lofquist Gary & Marsha Lohmann Jeff & Lisa Long Kevin Long Glen & Shirley Lookingbill Loren Lorenzen Cindy Loveland Keith & Patricia Luchtel Jack & Patricia Ludgate Michael & Gwen Luepke James & Sue Luksetich Stacia Lundberg David & Merrilee Lundquist Scott & Jodi Lurie Ron & Donna Lutcavish Darwin & Carolyn Lynner Audrey Lyon Mark Lyons Lois & George MacDonald Annabelle Mack James & Linda MacKay Michelle Mackie William MacMillan Harriet S. Macomber Robert L. Maddox Timothy & Carla Madsen Brenda & Stephen Mahannah Joan Mahn Cheryl & Brian Mahoney Michael & Mary Mahoney Dolores Maldonado Jane & John Malone Maureen Maloney Karen Mann Shirley Manning Paul March Jack & Ellen Marchant

Wendy Marckmann Bob Marmon John & Rhonda Marshall Rob & Lori Marshall Wanda Marshall Marshalltown Kids Safety Camp Denise Martin James & Lynn Martin Teresa Martin Thomas & Pamela Martin Larry & Betty Martindale Jennifer Massen Amy Massey Marc Mattis Linda Mattson Patrice & Bill Maurer Max Schott & Associates John & Barbara Maynard Tom McCartney Chelli McCaughey Amy McCleish Michael McClintock Michael & Rhonda K. McCoy Sam McDaniel John & Jackie McDonald McGinnis Insurance Agency Nancy McKean Lucy & Frank McKenzie Bonnie McKinney James McLaughlin M. Kevin McLaughlin Allen & Eleanor McManis Kirk McMillen & Gina Smith-McMillen Medical Records Review Service, Inc. Nancy & Duane Medick Paul & Kay Meginnis Lee & Judith Meinders Brian & Cathleen Meng Kimberly & Ryan Meredith Debra & John Mertz II


$100 - $249 Marc & Dorothy Gergen Ruth Gerk Michael & Ann Gersie Milda Getspudas Julie & Mark Gibbons Donald & Nancy Giles Charles Gilkison Dorilynn Gimondo Katherine Glanz Lois & Brian Glanz Randall & Betty Golay Debra Gomez Rick & Merrilyn Goodman Nancy Gorden Dennis & Kathleen Gougion Sandra Graham Vance & Darlene Grannis J. Phillip & Betty Grask Mark & Tammy Gray Monica Gray Great Plains Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. Greater Des Moines Community Foundation Peggy & William Green Greene County Redi-Mix, Inc. Fran Fleck & Terry Greenley Ted & Carol Griffieon Kelly & Brad Grigsby Myron Grover John & Joan Guess Charlotte Guilford Mike Haas Timothy & Alma Hackbart Lori & John Hackett Mr. & Mrs. Scott Hackett Bill & Bobbi Haden Howard & Lynn Hagen Colleen Hagge Larry & Beth Haines Jeffrey & Lisa Hall Cora Hallock Jeffrey Halvorsen


Peter & Judy Hamlin Hammer Incorporated Mark & Debbie Hannam Calvin & Kathleen Hansen George Haralambakis Shannon Harmon Jerry & Dena Harms Madelyn Harnagel Clinton & Blythe Harris Sherilyn Harris Thomas Hartman

Hartwig Motors, Inc. Debra Harvey Lois Hatcher Barney Hattey Shari Hawk Mark Haydon Pamela Hearn Jeri Hedgecock Terry & Vickie Hedlund Ila Mae Heggen Arthur Heimann

Katherine Heldt & Chris Weyer Marilyn & Larry Heller Patricia Helms Douglas & Debra Hemphill Gordon & Cynthia Henderson Christina Henning Carol Hepplewhite Connie Herbold Dr. Ed & Vicki Hertko Mavis Herzberg

By investing in the health of our community, we made a difference for our patients. During September 2009, nearly 1,025 employees invested in healthcare excellence through the Employee Giving Campaign by contributing more than $627,000 to the Iowa Health Foundation. Their contributions support various programs at the Iowa Health Foundation, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital, Methodist West Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center, Taylor House Hospice, United Way and Variety, The Children’s Charity. Special thanks to our employee donors for Making Magic Happen in 2009!

Mike & Elizabeth Hetzel Lynn & Brenda Heuton John & Valerie Hickner Dean & Barbara Higgins Keith & Frances Hildreth Nancy Hill Charles & Ada Hitt Mark Hochgesang Marlys & John Hocker Phil & Lori Hodgin Kevin Hoekman Dorothy & C. Dean Hoeness Laurie & Joshua Hofbauer Melissa Hoffman Dr. J. William & Mary Ellen Holtze Home Instead Senior Care Michael & Sally Hood Theresa Hopkins Dr. William Hornaday, Jr. Dr. Kayleen & Aaron Hornbrook Hospice Pharmacia Kelly & Patty Housby Jeanne Howard Wayne Howlett Hubacher Cadillac Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Johanna Hudson William & Judith Huff Melody Hughes Nancy Hulett Drake Wilma & Myron Hull Elizabeth Hultman Michael & Deanna Hummel Hummel’s Nissan John Hunter Erben & Margaret Hunziker Jerry & Betty Husted Gary Huston Arline Hutchinson Robin Hutchinson Marilyn Hutton


The Des Moines Botanical Center was transformed into a tropical paradise for the second annual Hula for Hospice on November 6, filled with island music, hula dancing, delicious food and exotic drinks. Hospice volunteers helped with invitations, gathering auction items and decorations. More than 120 people attended and had a great time while supporting Iowa Health Hospice. All proceeds from the silent auction support the work of the Iowa Health Hospice Good Samaritan Fund, which provides financial assistance to patients at Taylor House and in their homes. Through generous gifts to this fund, no one is turned away from receiving our care and given the dignity they deserve in their dying days. Iowa Health Hospice also honored the recipient of the Iowa Health Hospice Volunteer of the Year, Debbie Baier. Debbie provides respite for caregivers and is a loyal friend and compassionate listener for her patients. No matter what the request, Debbie is always willing to accept the challenge. In addition to helping patients and their families, she assists with many special projects. Last spring, she used her talents to illustrate a children’s coloring book for our bereavement team. Her compassion, dependability, creativity and willingness to help in every situation make her an extremely valuable part of the Iowa Health Hospice Team.

...Decorated Trees

The 26th Annual Blank Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees and Lights was a huge success in 2009. More than $350,000 was raised in support of Child Life and the Center for Advocacy and Outreach. Child Life was established in 1991 to make every child’s medical experience as physically and emotionally positive as possible. The Child Life staff helps children find ways to cope with anxiety, fear and separation from friends and family while helping them gain confidence to face any procedure or challenge on their journey. Child Life services are used across the hospital. The Center for Advocacy and Outreach was created and has continued to grow in order to provide outreach programs that address children’s health and safety needs. Key initiatives include safety and injury prevention, children’s healthcare, grassroots advocacy, healthy lifestyles, early literacy and child abuse prevention. Martha James, 2009 Honorary Chair; the planning committee; tree decorators; and the hundreds of volunteers who generously donated their time and talents to make this event such a success are greatly appreciated. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Iowa Realty, for their continued support at that level over the past four years.


...Paid Tribute


e celebrate the spirit, life and ongoing contributions of Juliann Ploessl, Chief Nurse Executive for Iowa Health – Des Moines, who passed away August 26, 2009 after a courageous fight with cancer.

Julie was with Iowa Health – Des Moines for 21 years in a variety of nursing and management roles. During the last eight years as our Chief Nurse Executive, she was deeply involved with nursing care, clinical practice, patient care services, and quality improvement initiatives. Most importantly, Julie helped guide our organization in collaborative efforts to focus on providing outstanding and compassionate patient care. A steadfast patient and family advocate, she was a role model for nurses and the nursing profession. Julie continually ignited us to achieve our potential and improve our knowledge and skills. As a person, Julie had courage, compassion, love of family, a big heart and a warm smile. She was universally loved and respected by everyone — physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. It may have been because she accepted people as they were, found and encouraged their strengths, and valued everyone’s contributions to patient care while helping others to realize their own self worth. Julie listened with an open ear, spoke with wisdom, served with a generous heart, and lived life with courage. In remembering Julie, one staff member simply said “I feel grateful to have known her.” We will honor Julie as we go forward by continuing to keep teamwork, listening and collaboration at the forefront of all we do. Every time we care for a patient, are blessed to be part of a new birth, or take time to comfort and help families, Julie will stand beside us. Julie reminded us that we each have gifts that are uniquely ours — our unique energy, spirit and grace create waves that extend far beyond us. Julie’s ‘waves’ will continue to make our patient and family care better for years to come. We are so much better because she was with us for so long. We will continue to make Julie proud.


Denny Dennis Dental Technicians Laboratory, Inc. Jacque & Curtis Dentlinger Kenneth Depenning Kevin & Tori DeRonde Des Moines Golf & Country Club Des Moines Investors Club Des Moines Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic Patricia & William Deskin Sheryl Deskin James & Lori Detrick J. Patrick Deveny Susan & Barnett Devine Maria Di Gioia Bonita Diamond Beverly Dickey Daren & Kara Dieleman Carla Dineen Banks & Phyllis Doggett Allan & Jean Doil Donaghy-Kempton Insurors Tom & Amy Donnelly John & Sharon Doolittle D. Robert & Ardene Downing Debra Downing Kevin Doyle Michael & Cynthia Duea Christy Duff Joseph & Jody Duff Kirk Duncan James Dunn Barbara Durden Davis David & Loretta K. Durden Darla & Larry Dybvad Doris Eby Joseph Eckhart David Edelstein Dr. Harold & Carol Edwards Nancee Edwards Mildred Ekart

Robert Ellis Denny & Candy Elwell Erik Ericksen Crystal Estabrook Randy Eubank Stanley Evers Every Other Friday Breakfast Club Rob & Karisa Faber Angela Fagervik-Chia

Faith United Methodist Church Family of Maxine Swanson Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Faust Body Shop, Inc. Ethel Faust Betty Fazio John Ferguson

R. Richard & Dorothy Ferguson Michael & Jenny Ferrari Andrew & Amy Fetters James Fickbohm Sally Fisher Susan & James Fisher Thomas & Evelyn Fisher Renee & Cecil Fitzgerald Raymond & Lisa Fitzpatrick

Volunteering at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children’s Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West makes a difference for our patients, families and staff. More than 3,000 volunteers are on call for our hospitals and we are very fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers. Ambassador Volunteers greet and escort patients, families and visitors to various locations throughout the hospitals. Our volunteers in the surgery departments assist patient family members and each patient coming in for surgery while working directly with the surgery staff. The Gift Shop volunteers assist in the sale of items in the gift shop and provide customer service to all visitors and staff. Many other volunteers deliver flowers and mail to patients to brighten their rooms or complete projects for staff throughout the hospitals. Although volunteering is serious business, we make time to celebrate, encourage and reward the men and women in red and blue vests. There are appreciation luncheons, events and get-togethers. The Volunteers become great friends while sharing a common goal and passion for making a difference.

Susan Flack David & Teresa Fleming Lisa Fleming Andrew Flynn David Followwill Kent & Janice Forney Dwight & Janet Fortune Betty & Arthur Frahm Charlene Franklin Donald & Debra Franzen H. Jean Frazier C. Carleton & Carlton Frederici Dennis & Joy Frederiksen Susan & Donald Freeman Janet Freese Gary & Lori Fritz Kay Frye Ft. Des Moines United Presbyterian Church Courtney Fuller Steven & Sally Gaer William Gahan Carl Gainnetto Lois & John Gambill David & Catherine Ganfield Gannett Matt Gannon Gardiner Thomsen Certified Public Accountants Carolyn Gardner Michael Gardner Edward Garity Rick & Judy Garner Steven & Rebecca Garner George & Delores Garrett Richard & Nancy Gass Alice Gause Dr. Evangelos & Lisa Gavathas Agatha Gavin Kenny Geisler Thomas George


$100 - $249 Allender Butzke Engineers Inc. James & Ann Almquist Pamela Alt Leslie Alves Betsy & John Amato American Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. Lonny & Nancy Amick Cevin & Monica Anderson Dale Anderson Karen Anderson Linda & Lawrence Anderson Marcia & Robert Anderson Marjorie & Robert Anderson Mary Anderson Paul & Marian Anderson Shelley & Dave Anderson Robert Andrews Staci Wildebour Appel Aquatech Drainage & Structural Reinforcement Company Karen & Alan Archibold Kevin & Patricia Armstrong Peg Armstrong-Gustafson & Gregg D. Gustafson Lisa Arrowsmith Jeannette Ashley W. Kim & Jean Austen Carol & James Austin, Jr. Ronald & Janice Baeth Debbie & Heinz Baier Nicole Bailey Gerald Bair Gene & Phyllis Baker Joni Baker Loretta & William Baker Lynda Baker Cecil & Carole Ballard William & Sue Ballard Bank Iowa Wanda Baraldi


Gregg & Leisha Barcus Joel & Carolyn Bargmann Naomi Barks Kimberly & Alan Barr S. Robert & Phyllis Barry Richard & Bonny Bartelt Jan & Jerry Barton Jean & William Basinger Jeanette & Joseph Bauer Justin & Marissa Bauer Charles Beadles Rodney & Patricia Bean Dr. Larry & Kathy Beaty Jeffrey & Julia Bebensee Eugene & Frances Becker Steven & Julie Becker James & Barbara Beckett Sheryl & Robert Beeler Robert & Lois Beh Karyl Behrens Dr. James & Barbara Bell Richard & Jodi Beller Karen Bender John Benson Mary & Jeff Bernabe-Smith G. Galin & Carol Berrier Vicki & Robert Bertagnolli Karin Beschen Nondas & William Beswick Joseph Bethel Scott Bethel Robert & Virginia R. Bettle Jolene & David Beveridge Ernest & Nancy Biagioni J. Michael & Patricia Bibo Francis & Nancy Bigley Kathy Bissett Edgar & Barbara Bittle Ingeborg Blomberg David & Meghan Blum Steven Boal Bob Brown Chevrolet, Inc. Suzanne & Lyle Boeckholt

J. Eric & Darci Boehlert Michael & Jan Boes Kay & James Boller James & Jeanette Bonney Cindie & Richard Book Angela Boord Sara Bowers Inez Bowling Joseph & Georgina Boyer Kent & Cindy Brady Edward & Nadine Braley Clarris Brandt Gary & Linda Bremen Gerald Brenizer Woodward & Julie Brenton Carol Brewer Sherry Briggs Wilbur Briggs Richarda Bright Jon & Jill Brockman Craig & Donna Brockway Joyce Brodie Ray Brokken Donna Brooke Emily Brott Laural Brown Doug & Kerry Bruning Roger & Dominique Bryant Buchanan County Health Center Dean Buhler Paula Bullard Phyllis & Randy Bunkers Christopher & Jennifer Buren Sheila Burton Calvary Baptist Church Steve Cannon Cardinal Health Carol & Mark Carlson Debora Carlson Mike & Jane Carlstrom Karin & Michael Carmoney

Cathlyn & George Carpenter III Nancy Carr Carrier Access, Inc. Frank Carroll John & Elizabeth Carson Brenda Caruso Clarence Caskey Marjorie Caudill Charles & Deanna Caughlan Roger & Kim Ceilley Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades Council Bill & Dawn Chally Naomi Chandler Larry Chappell Sharon Check Frank Child Ben Chiodo L. Duane & Darlene Churchman CJ’s II Tap, Inc. Sharon & Thomas Clarke, Sr. Stephanie Clarken Patrick & Carol Clemons Eleanore Clifford Robert & Mildred Coffey Elizabeth Ann Coil Stacey & Jean Collins Christian & Stephanie Comito Jason Cook Mr. Donald W. Cordes Tina Corley Dr. Henry Corn Don Corrigan Jeffrey L. Couch John Courter Scott Courter Connie & Roger Cox David & Elizabeth Cox Judith Cox David Craig

Dr. Steven & Mary Craig Larry & Linda Crannell Raymond Cranston Barbara Crawford Coe Ann Crawford Paula Cripps Maryse Croff Raymond Cron Donna Crosby Kent & Teresa Croskey Cole Cross Lauretta & Darrell Cross David & Kimberlee Croston Lesly Crowder J. Cruikshank Dr. Kevin & Jeanne Cunningham Alice & Robert Curl Peter & Carol Curnes Joanne & Bob Cutler Kari Cyr Bobbie & Crystal Dabb Ronald & Juli Danilson Margaret Darr Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Debra Davis Diana Davis Dorothy Davis Douglas & Tara Davis Ernestine Davis Linda & Rodney Davis Craig & Lucy Davisson Dwight Deason Sarah Dellachiesa Deloitte Services Delta Dental Robert & Marjorie Demeulenaere James & Maureen Dempsey Douglas & Heather Den Adel James & Rita Denhart

...Mentored Young Philanthropists


he Iowa Lutheran Hospital Volunteen Program, originated as the Candy Striper Program in 1966. Duties at that time included folding ‘Future Nurse’ hats for young visitors and assisting in the day care. In 1976, the program name was changed to reflect the uniforms, duties, and make-up of students. Their role has expanded to include more than 20 different tasks. Several of their current duties include visiting with patients, labeling out-patient surgery charts, folding and wrapping surgery towels, and delivering cards and flowers. Currently the program consists of 80 active teens that range in ages from 14 to 18. The program runs after school Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 6:30 and allows teens to make a difference in the lives of our patients, visitors, and staff.

Now in its 44th year, the program has spanned the generations who now encourage their sons and daughters to take part. Even siblings look forward to joining the program when they reach 14. Volunteering definitely becomes a family adventure. Madison Gray was encouraged to join the program by her grandmother and inspired by her family who are employees of Iowa Lutheran Hospital. In June 2006, when she turned 14, she joined the Volunteen Program and has since volunteered more than 230 hours creating and delivering Care Club flower arrangements, visiting with patients, and other various activities at the hospital. The teens join the centralized program to serve others, lend a helping hand and boost spirits of those around them all while working as a team. While they are here they gain experience in working in a health care environment and have the opportunity to hear about different health care careers. Most volunteens graduate from high school and pursue a degree in the medical field and over the years and have come back to work for Iowa Health Des Moines as employees. Although Madison is graduating this Spring, and will be pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, her experience with the Volunteen Program has instilled the need for community service and will be continuing helping those in need.


$250 - $499

Stewardship The Iowa Health Foundation is privileged to serve as the development and fundraising organization for Methodist, Lutheran, Blank Children’s Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center, Iowa Health Hospice - Taylor House & Home Services. Your gifts truly make a difference in the lives of patients and their families!

2009 Distribution of Support ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

2005-2009 Distribution of Support

Methodist, Lutheran, Methodist West Blank Children's Hospital John Stoddard Cancer Center Iowa Health Hospice - Taylor House Iowa Health System


$1,270,620 $1,675,931 $ 401,925 $ 237,409 $ 67,969

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Methodist, Lutheran, Methodist West Blank Children's Hospital John Stoddard Cancer Center Iowa Health Hospice - Taylor House Iowa Health System


6% 2%

4% 4% 8%



35% 46%

In 2009, through your generous support, the Iowa Health Foundation provided more than $4 million to assist the expert care and programs provided by the dedicated staff and volunteers at our hospitals.


$ 8,162,932 $14,285,857 $ 2,255,650 $ 1,044,352 $ 1,096,248


The Iowa Health Foundation has a long tradition of philanthropy. Over the last five years, the Foundation has distributed more than $26 million that has benefited thousands of patients and families at our hospitals.

Alvin & Dorothy Kirsner Kiwanis Club of Indianola Nancy & William Knapp II Jennifer & John Koehler Holly Koons Steven Kramer John & Ellen Lamale Eleanor Lau Richard & Joan Lawson George & Erin Lederhaas Julie Leopold Nicole Lester-Ekis Lexus Financial Services Dr. Jay & Lydia Liedman Marshall & Julie Linn Dennis & Beverly Lockridge Telford & Judith Lodden Janeeda & Melvin Long Bob & LaRue Maddox Daniel & Gina Mandernach Kelly & Connie Mann Jaime & Karen Martin Sandra Martin Christine & Stephen Marvin John & Marie McCartan Dr. Richard & Bonnie McCaughey Charles & Susan McConnell Janice & Harry McCullough Robert & Lois McCully Julie McDonald John McEleney Karen McGregor Patricia McGregor Sean & Linda McTaggart Brian & Laura Mehlhaus

Wayne & Lois Menzel Julie Messelheiser Miller Law Firm, P.C. Daniel & Diane Miller Joyce Miller Travis Miller Michael & Alla Mintzer Leon Morlan Jessica Morrison Edward & Helen Moses Diane & Tom Murphy Sheila Murphy Denise Murray Edwards Jamie & Robin Myers Michael & Jamie Naig David Nelson Maria Nelson Nga Nguyen Dr. J. David & Deanna Nordstrom Norwalk Athletic Booster Club Brad & Sheila Obermeier Carrie & Tim O’Brien On With Life, Inc. Steve & Susan Orazem Thomas Origer Mark & Melodi Oswald Barbara & Joseph Owca Margaret J. Owens Sarah Pandullo Park West Apartments Dr. James & Jane Patten Dave Pearson Heather Pedersen Annette Pederson Karen & Michael Petersen

Carlton & Kim Peterson Heather & Jeff Peterson Laveta & Doug Pfaltzgraff Thomas & Sheila Pflanz Mary & Evan Potratz Kathy & Rodney Potter Richard & Mary “Beth” Potter Tom & Cheri Powell Donald Rand Jean & David Ranney William & Janine Reames Kathy Reed Rick & Stephanie Reed Karen Reinecke Richard & Constance Reinhart Diane Renzo Debbie Reser John & Joanne Rizzi Roger & Connie Rohwedder Gordon & Tami Roth Judy Ruble Tracy & Debra Rushenberg Chuck & Kathy Safris Marcia Samuelson Debra Sanders Peter & Melanie Sandler Patricia & Frank Sarcone Deanna & Matt Sargent Paul & Claudia Schickler Leslie Schneider Lynn Scholl-Bengtson Paulette & Brad Schultz Kevin & Jodi Schutt Rose Marie Schweers John & Valerie Sechser

Serenity Aveda Lifestyle Salon Suzanne Settle Tracy & John Shaw Richard M. & Karen R. Simpson Derik Smith Donald Smith Douglas Smith David & Alison Smoldt Tom Smolen Jacob & Adam Sparks Phillip Stanislav Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence F. Staples Patricia Staskal Randall & Cindy Stefani Kevin & Jennifer Stetson Charles & Peggy Strief Nate Stumpff Doris Sturtz Mary Kay & Thomas Suckow Monica Sutter Dwight Swanson Colleen & Dana Sward Dr. Donald & Mary Jane Tesdall Katie Tews The Olson Group Inc. The Tree House Growing and Learning Center Shelly & Brent Thurness Linda & Mark Tigges Timberline User Group Terrence & Maureen Tobin Randy & Rebecca Torgeson Clint & Rachael Travis

Triple P. Consulting LLC TS Construction Curtis & Laurie Ungs Mary Van Maanen Alan & Sheila Van Meeteren Kristopher Vander Ploeg Shirley & Lester VanDyke Amy Varcoe Dr. Cory Vaudt Victor Fire Department Cheryl & Robert Vonstein John Vratsinas Dave Waldron Todd & Renita Walker Gary Walters W.W. Warner Kim Waters Cheryl & Ernest Weatherington Linda & Bill Weidmaier Joyce & Thomas Wellendorf James & Melissa Wessels Mary Wheatley D. Bart & Marjorie White Linda & Max Wilker Robert & Gladys Wilkins James & Connie Wood Woodlands Creek Wright Tree Service Megan Wright Chaney Yeast Shelley & Michael Zarling Connie Ziller Tim & Danette Zisoff

Susan & Richard Adam Pete & Nancy Adams Dennis & Jean Adamson Advanced Air HVAC, Inc.

Advanced Rehab Technologies, Inc. AFSCME Local 1868 AFL-CIO James L. Agnew, Jr.

Vickie Agnitsch Agruim, Inc. Armando & Monica Aguilar-Arellano

Robert & Judith Akre David & Sara Albaugh Carolyn Albertsen

$100 - $249 Kevin & Yvonne Abbas Kirk Abrahamson Colet & Jerry Abramovich Richard & Diane Adair


$250 - $499 Carroll Fire Department Dustin & Jessi Cassler Stephen & Catherine Cate Linda & Charles Chandler Mark Clark Nancy Clark Diane & Kelly Clevenger David & Becky Cochran Colo Lions Club, Inc. Guy & Cynthia Cook Sheridan Cook Lori Cramer Steven & Deborah Critz Lee & Joan Czapanskiy Janeice Czarnecki Stephen Dann Dr. Vaun & Dawn DeJong Joseph & Courtney DeLuca Doreen K. Denger Dan & Marie Dieleman Dr. Karl & Laura Digman Sharon Dooley Dale & Karen Dorrell Geraldine Douglas James Douglas Michael & Shelley Dreibelbeis Lee & April Dukes Patrick Dunn Valerie & Brian Edison Carol Edwards J. Andrew & Deanne Edwards Ellsworth Municipal Hospital William & Lois Engel Frank Eskridge John & Suzanne R. Farrington Tish Fazio Barbara Ferguson Jennifer Finnerty Martha Fitzgerald Ann Fleming James & Allison Fleming


Julie & Jerrell Foster Willie Foster Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Frampton Donna Freese Jon & Stephanie French Phil & Amy Friedrich Ervin & Miriam Fuson Mark & J. Renee Gangeness Howard & Susan Garnett

Betty Gehrke Waldo & Dianne Geiger Gemini Personal Training Dr. Paul & Shawna Gisi Dale Good Grand View University Teresa Groehn Eric Grubb Dr. John & Louise Grzybowski Christopher Gunnare

Leonard & Patricia Gutshall Della Guzman Dan & Sheila Hage Laura Hague Winifred Hall Sarah J. Hamilton Gerald Hampton Carl Haney Robert & Etsuko Hanke Sonja & Hans Hanson Dan & Suzanne Hanton

The new Blank Children’s Hospital Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Ambulance is dedicated for the transport of critically-ill and injured children and infants. Pediatric and neonatal transport teams accompany the ambulance to provide specialized care for infants and children. The ambulance, which was built in Sumner, Iowa by Life Line, features a quad cab to safely accommodate the transport of family members in addition to the ability to transport more than one patient. It operates like a mobile critical care unit, and can operate independently with a generator for 24 hours, if necessary. “The ambulance was truly made possible because of community support. Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa made a leadership donation to Blank Children’s, with additional support from The Iowa Clinic, the City of West Des Moines, R&R Realty and the West Des Moines EMS Association,” said David Stark, president and chief operating officer, Blank Children’s Hospital. “We are thrilled to have the support of our community in our vision to implement a pediatric ambulance for infants and children from across the state.”

Janel & Michael Harnan Carl & Sally Harris Susan Hatten Dr. Eric D. Haugen Dave & Sue Heath Marilyn Heemstra Joyce Hegna Stacey R. Henderson Debra Hennings Griselda Hernandez Lois Herrig Carma & Kenneth Herring Dr. Steven & Karen Herwig Christy & Jeff Hibbs Loren Hochhalter Dr. Curtis & Nancy Hoegh Julie & Michael Hoffman Lee & Kathy Hook Dr. & Mrs. James W. Hopkins Ryan Hopkins Mary Horstman Hospice of Central Iowa A. Patricia & Daniel Houlihan Lisa Huff Kathryn & William Hunnicutt E. Carter & Mike Hutchison Indianola Community School District Iowa Events Center Iowa Foot Center Ted & Christine Irvine Stephen & Vickie Jacobs Corey & Sunny Jansen Kathleen Jennings Alan & Victoria Johannsen Lu Ann Jones Todd Jones & Janet Clary-Jones Sharon & Rick Jorgenson Amy & Daniel Kelley-Osdoba Kemin Industries Sally Kendrick Dr. David King

Honor Roll Thoughtful gifts of all sizes make a tremendous difference in the care of our patients.

Thank you for your support!

$500 - $999

Honor Roll

Gifts Received from January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009 The Iowa Health Foundation appreciates all gifts from our generous donors. Every gift makes an impact on the programs and services offered at Iowa Health – Des Moines. In order to save printing costs and be good stewards of donor dollars, we have decided to list all donors who gave less than $100 in 2009 on the Iowa Health Foundation website. To view these names, please go to

$5,000,000 - $9,999,999 Newell S. & Helen M. Johnson $250,000 - $499,999 Iowa Department of Public Health $100,000 - $249,999 Steven R. Condit Iowa Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary The Kenyon Family

Iowa Department of Public Safety NCMIC Group, Inc. The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa

Hy-Vee, Inc. Shawn Johnson Shirley Kading Kohl’s Department Stores Principal Charity Classic

The Fred Maytag Family Foundation United Way of Central Iowa Weathertop Foundation

$50,000 - $99,999 AAA Minnesota/Iowa Marion & Gladys DeVries Fraternal Order of Eagles - Iowa State Aerie and Auxilliary Jean Anne Allison Husmann

IMT Insurance Company Iowa Health – Des Moines Medical Staff Iowa Realty Company, Inc. Catherine Juliano John & Mary Keck Carl Passmore

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Lloyd & Janet Taylor The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation The Wellmark Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999 ARAMARK Healthcare Tom & Susan Ballard LaVerne & Blaine Briggs Dr. Thomas & Barbara Carlstrom Celgene Corporation Charles & Vicki Colby Sheri & Joe Corfits


Jim & Patty Cownie Eric & Kathy Crowell Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. EMC Insurance Companies Dr. Tim & Jane Hart Henry and Norma Peterson Charitable Trust

Iowa Radiology, P.C. Dennis & Barbara Linderbaum Lowell Marshall Richard L. & Deborah K. McConnell MidAmerican Energy National Children’s Alliance Becky Patton-Quigley

Mary & Gerald Russell Nancy Ruzicka Mary Scarpino Scrap Processors, Inc. Jeanette Shelton Jacqueline Shung Les & Tamra Smiarowski Brian Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Smith II Larry Smouse Sonosite Southside Cares, LTD St. Luke’s Hospital

Phyllis & Gerald Stadtlander Carol & Newton Standridge Robert & Kathy Steinbach Dr. Joel & Cheryl Stenzel Deborah & Stanley Stetson James & Cathrine Stevenson Carol & Douglas Stiner Mary Rose Stone Shari Stone Ralph & Sue Stonehocker Ardith Strawman Elizabeth Sutter Harriett Taylor

Robert Taylor The Home Depot The ServiceMaster Company Martha Thompson Tim & Kathy Titus Lou & Cary Trudeau Quinn Turner Tyler Pharmacy John Tysklind Daniel Unger Ann & Marty Ungs United Service Credit Union Lance & Tricia Van Zee

Harriet Vande Kieft Jody & Scott VanDever Patrick & Annette Verdon Karen Vos Richard Walker Rick & Marcia Wanamaker Amanda & William Warner Patrice & Larry Webber Theresa & Kenneth Welch Laurie Wells David West Jayme Whitehead-Jacobi Russell & Joyce Widner Christopher Wiedmann James Wilimek Jason & Lori Willis Jennifer & Matt Willis F. & Carol Wittern Mary Wood Ivan Wooster Leona Zaharis

Robert C. Taylor

$250 - $499

$25,000 - $49,999 Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Jack & Marjorie Cavanah Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Ernest & Florence Sargent Family Foundation Mrs. Barbara H. Graham Mel & Dorna Haught

Pension Plan Services, Inc. Patricia Peters Faye Petersen Carolyn & Tom Peterson Lloyd F. & Marilyn J. Peterson James Piazza Premium Solutions Presbyterian Home & Services Delwin & Marla Quenzer Kathy Quick Mr. & Mrs. David S. Ramsey James & Sharon Rasmussen Michele Renze Steven & Susan Reynolds Dawn Robertson George Robeson Michael & Carole Rodemyer Rohrich Cadillac Janece & Chris Rohwer Sabra & Scot Rosener Timothy Runkel

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Dr. Mark & Mary Purtle Wayne Schellhammer Drs. Zafar & Rizwan Shah Shive-Hattery, Inc. Dr. Stephen & Martha Stephenson

Shirley M. & Roger F. Stetson Taylor Family Foundation The Coons Foundation The Weitz Company, LLC Dewey & Wilma Veenstra

Roxann Ackerson Janet L. Ashby Cindia & R. John Badger, Jr. Bruce Balentine Mary Bartels Barton Solvents, Inc. Mark Batchelder Dr. Barbara Beatty & John Merriman Raymond & Mary Beauregard Dr. Enrique & Elizabeth A. Bedia Jay & R. L. Beisner Mary & Dale Belknap Dr. Barbara Bellaire Mary & David Bennink James & Jill Berthod

The holiday season is a stressful time for anyone, especially for those who are grieving. While the holiday season often prompts memories of family and friends, feelings of joy and excitement are sometimes replaced with feelings of loneliness and sadness when you are mourning the death of a loved one. Iowa Health Hospice provided an opportunity for those suffering the loss of a loved one at “Lights of Love” held in December. The evening included a presentation on dealing with grief during the holiday season, followed by a Tree of Life lighting ceremony and memorial service. The Tree of Life remained lit through the end of the year at the Des Moines Botanical Center, allowing people to visit and spend time in reflection of their loved ones. All proceeds from “Lights of Love” benefitted the Iowa Health Hospice – Bereavement Program, providing counseling, support groups and classes for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one at the Taylor House or in their home.

Betts Foundation Gladys Bloodworth Blumenthal Family Foundation Jeanne Blutt Mary & Frank Boksa Adam Boon Delos Borcherding Drs. Daniel & Whitney Brink Brad & Amy Brody Craig & Jennifer Brownlee Franklin & Garneta “Bobbie” Brunk John & Susan Bunz Maxine Burke Richard & Ruth Carey Todd & Sara Carlson Gerald O. Carpenter


$1,000 - $2,499 Dr. Richard Wells Erin & Noah Wendt Dr. Matthew & Melissa Weresh

$5,000 - $9,999 West Bank West Des Moines EMS Association Julie A. West

Monte Whetstone Brandon & Jodie Whitehorse Allen Wichmann

Rich & Judy Willis Brad & Cyndi Winterbottom Chris & Rich Wood Ann Wordekemper

Donald & Karen Young Saima Zafar, M. D. & Abid Wahd Butt

Christine Chartier Ray Chartier Leah Churchman & Drew Van Meeteren Clarity Construction, Inc. Toni Clark Willard & Coryene Classen Kathy Clayton Linda & Earl Clemen Evelyn L. Schnoor & Curtis R. Clemenson, Jr. Vern & Tammy Coles Jodi Cooper Bernadine Cotten Gloria Coverdell Jane Coy Nancy Crandell Kenneth Cranston Rebecca Crawford Deere Credit Services, Inc. Dickson Industries, Inc. Scott Draper Janet & Philip Draymore Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko Theresa Drew Larry & Dana Dunlap Jo & David Edgar, Sr. Rev. Don & Anne Elly Brian & Kathy Evans and Family Evergreen Church of Christ Jeff & Julie Eyberg F. A. Wittern Charitable Foundation Farrell’s US Martial Arts Bernard & Ava Feldman

Kathleen Fonken Jack & Shirley Foster Gary Frank & Krista Celsi-Frank Rudy Frey Catherine Frost Drs. Greg & Corrine Ganske Laurel Gillard Kathleen Goranson Randy & Paula Gorres Kathleen & Bernard Gradoville Philanna Grier Athamandia Gross Deborah Haines Daniel J. Harkness, Ph.D. Gary & Shari Harms Shirley & John Hartwig Steve Hauschilt Carol Hayne Kyle Helm Janie Hendricks Richard & Betty Henry Hope & Rick Hensley Lynnette & Kevin Hillabolt Louis & Janet Hockenberg Cynthia & Steven Hockman Bill & Judith Hoefle Laura & Mike Holms Lana Hood Stephen & Laura House Thomas J. & Susan F. Houser Angela Hudson Ruth C. Hunt ING Employee Giving Campaign Iowa Health - Allen Hospital

Iowa Health Home Care Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders John & Dodie Jabour Carolyn & Frank Jacobs Steve & Libby Jacobs Joan & Mark Joniak Toby & Becky Joseph Sam & Lori Kalainov Loren & Lisa Kane Michael & Theresa Kern Erin & Michael Kiernan Kimberly Kight Beverly & James Kilman Amanda Koerselman Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kollmorgen Korn Patch Clowns Arthur Kossack Kuni Automotive Daniel LaGrange Ronald Landers Delores Lein Amy Leister Leonard & Blanche Lewis Cheryl & Michael Lillegraven William & Kathleen Ann Lillis Erika Linden John & Elizabeth Lorentzen Donna Loux Theodore & Sherrie Lussem Marian & Ivan Lyddon Barbara Marchant Marketplace Events Keith Markow Douglas & Kathleen Massop

Carol Mathews Michael & Mary May Chris McCarthy & Gail Hardinger-McCarthy Dr. Willie & Lubertha McClairen, Jr. Timothy & Brenda McCulley Jan McGee Joseph McManus Kay & Pat McNerney Helen F. McRoberts Timothy Meline Roxanne Menke Mike Meston Colleen Milburn Matthew Millard Jack Mishler Michael & Steffany Mohan Ronda Montgomery Eileen & Mark Mullan Debra Myers Dr. Duangchai Narawong & Viroj Songsiridej Charles Nelson Jill & Michael Nelson Kathie Nessa Marcia & Warren Nielsen Pamela Normandin Gregory & Lori O’Hara Optimist Club of Ankeny Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. Kristy Oswald Jeri & Thomas Paca Christine & Randy Parker Marie Patrick Julie Pedigo Leslie Peltz

$500 - $999 Garth & Cheryl Adams Maureen & Mark Adams Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Brant Anderson Marilyn & Richard Anderson Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy, Inc. Tracy Arbogast Jane & Larry Ball Barilla America, Inc. Sara Barkley Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does No. 25 Patricia Berger Gregory & Maria Berry Frank Biagioli James Biddle Jeffrey & Ami J. Binns Ann Blackford Tom Blecker Ronald Blum Nancy Bone Darrett Boone Randy & Deborah Bowlby Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave Betty Brittin Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Jan & Mark Burnham M. Patricia Busick Barbara Byas David Cable Lois Carmichael Randy & Terri Catron


A. J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Allied Construction Services, Inc. Sue & Tim Allyn Andersen Corporate Foundation Architectural Arts Baker Communications Baker Electric, Inc. Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Willard & Betty Bishop Brad and Dad LLC Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Buroker Melissa Clarke Ann Cownie Suzanne Crandall Mark & Kay DeCook Douglas B. Dorner, M.D. & Carole Villeneuve Forrest & Associate Masonry Dr. & Mrs. John H. Ghrist II Graham Construction Company

David & Tali Greenspon Jim & Janet Harris Health System Emergency Physicians, P.C. Dr. John C. & Karen Heffernan Sheri & Bob Horner David & Tamara Hubler Iowa Elks Association Iowa Health Cardiology Iowa Nebraska Primary Care Association

John R. Grubb & Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation Russ & Lucile Johnson Cecelia Kirvin Dr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Kollmorgen Lauridsen Family Foundation Bill & Jeanne Leaver Joe Lynch & Christy Johnson

Midwest Surgical Consultants, LLC Partners in Health Pella Rolscreen Foundation Greg & Jennifer Perman Jamie & Ellen Pollard Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. R & R Realty Group Foundation Dr. Jeff & Teresa Rodgers Safe Kids World Wide

Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Schwarze Nancy & Scott Shafer Leon & Dianne Shearer Becky & David Stark Storey Kenworthy Company/Workspace, Inc. Jan Miller Straub Charles & Debra Taylor Don & Dolores Taylor Don & Nancy Taylor, Jr. The Brody Family Foundation The Graham Group, Inc. The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation The Iowa Clinic West Lakes The Rasmussen Group, Inc. Titan Tire Corporation U.S. Bank Arvin & Darlene Van Hall Vermeer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield Wells Fargo Bank

$2,500 - $4,999 Abbott Laboratories Anderson Erickson Dairy Company Drs. Rodrigo Azuero & Maria Ajud Bankers Trust Dr. Mark & Kathryn Barnhill Beasley Family Foundation Denise Behrends Brian D. & Kelly S. Benson Vicki & Toby Berberich Bettle Family Foundation Dave & Beth Bishop Chris Blair & Paul Jackson Brokers Clearing House

Lowell Marshall, longtime volunteer, donor and friend of Iowa Lutheran Hospital recently made a generous gift in memory of his wife and soulmate, Marcia Meyers Marshall. His gift to the “I Love ILH” Capital Improvements Fund is a great honor to Marcia and his love of the hospital. The Marshalls farmed in Dallas County and all five of their children were born at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Lowell is blessed to have 12 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Motivated by his Christian faith, Lowell can be seen volunteering Tuesday afternoons at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, singing in the men’s choir or passing out Snickers to his friends. He has been a volunteer for the past 38 years.

Ed & Michele Brown Dr. & Mrs. Matthew R. Brown Dr. Robert T. Brown David A. & Elizabeth A. Burlage Drs. Vidya & Tushar Chande Dr. Ken Cheyne Concrete Cruizers Car Club Gayle D. Culbertson Jeff & Kristi Davick Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons Staff Sandy & Terry Donohoe Susan & Boyd Dugan David & Criss Edgar


$2,500 - $4,999 Tom & Barbara Eggleston Dr. Tracy & William Ekhardt Rev. Dr. Thomas & Susan Gehlsen Dr. Devon & Kathy Goetz Linda M. Grandquist Hanley Family Fund Marilyn & Chuck Harden Caleb Hegna Kent & Carole Henning Don & Ginger Ireland-Schunicht

$1,000 - $2,499 Robert Isaak Martha G. James & Michael Myszewski Coral & Kim Johnson Ed & Nici Johnston Josephs Jewelers Dr. Rebecca & Mr. Kris Lachenmaier James & Patricia Luhrs Alan & Karen Lutter Joanne & Bob Mahaffey Pat & Connie McGoldrick

Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates Meredith Corporation Deb & George Milligan David & Jennifer Lock Oman Richard & Judy Pertzborn Pioneer Hi-Bred International Andrew & Mary Ploessl Stan & Gayle Poortinga Ralph N. Smith, Inc. RDG Planning & Design

David & Betsy Roe Rogers Entertainment, Ltd. Don & Anne Ross Schiebout Charitable Foundation Dr. Robert & Carissa Schneider Drs. Robert & Rebecca Shaw Shari S. Smith Dr. Craig & Mrs. Stacy Stevens Sherrilyn Ann Stewart

Stratford Advisory Group Jeffrey & Susan Stroud David & Gail Stubbs The Prudential Foundation Dr. David & Joni Thornton Robert VanZuuk Kevin & Teresa Wichtendahl Willis Auto Campus

$1,000 - $2,499 Advanced Medical Imaging of Iowa Dr. Dianne Alber Alliant Energy American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co. Dr. Jeffrey & Mary Ellen Anderson Bradley & Kris Archer John & Susan Aschenbrenner Baker Group Dr. Larry J. & Lori Baker Penny & Steve Bassman Steve & Connie Beasley Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Jane & Patrick Beeman Clark & Christine Bening Betty Berlau Amy & Bill Bethel Linda Biagioni Tim & Pam Billerbeck Karen Bishop Peggy & Kyle Black Austin Blank Kenneth & Cyndi Bonus Kelly & John Bradford


She has many titles: Olympic gold medalist, West Des Moines native, former champion of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” And now Shawn Johnson has another title she’s proud to add to her list: philanthropist. Featured as a celebrity guest on the 10th anniversary edition of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” Shawn was presented with the opportunity to win $50,000 to donate to the charity of her choice. She had to answer a single question correctly to gain the prize and did so with flying colors. Shawn chose to donate her winnings to Blank Children’s Hospital, where she received routine care during her childhood.

Dr. Linda Brady David L. Brown Theresa A. Brown Dr. Bridget L. Buck & Dr. Kevin J. Took Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Buckley Janet M. Buehler Wendell J. & Vona Ann Burbank Barbara & Henry Burkard Shawn & Paul Burke Thomas & Anna Bush James & Donna Butner Phyllis Carpenter Rhonda & John Casey Casey’s General Stores, Inc. CDS Global, Inc. Kathleen & Jerry Chance Children’s HealthCare Dominic Chiovaro Bob & Mariann Clark Craig Clark Danny Clark Dorothy Clark Dr. Gary Clark Keith & Ruth Coady Don & Mary Coffin David & Hadeen Comann

Conte TCV, PC Dr. Jennifer S. Cook & John W. Kisner Jim & Deb Cosgrove Rosalyn K. Cranston Robert Crigler Ron & Julie Cronk Barbara Crowley James Cushing Dr. Maria-Victoria Dajud Beth Davis Gaylon & Janet Dayton Dr. Joseph & Susan DeMarco Des Moines Area Community College Des Moines Carousel Foundation Des Moines Springfest Horse Show Michael & Jane DeVolder Sandy & Joel Dieleman Julie Dimmitt Lisa & Paul Donnelly Denny Drake & Marsha Ternus Constance Duling Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Duncan Jennifer Early Kathleen Eastin Neil E. Fagan Marialice Fecht Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, PC FISERV Foundation Scot & Susie Flood Flynn-Wright, Inc. Ron & Phyllis Foster Carol Frazell Lena Frecentese G & L Clothing Dr. Kyle & Laurel Galles

Kyle & Christy Gamble Joseph & Jennifer Garcia Gartner Family Foundation Chari & Walter Ghrist Joan Ghrist Sharon Goldin William A. & Elizabeth Goodwin John & Wanda Goranson Robert & Yvonne Grant John Gregg Rev. Lyle & Trudie Greiner Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Griswell Dr. & Mrs. Ronald K. Grooters Donette Guisinger Roxan Hammer Stewart & LeNore Hansen J. Phil and Heidi Harrop Dr. Stan & Jean Haugland Steven & Sara Heddinger Begie A. Hefner Jane & Richard Hein Ann Herring Linda & George Hertz Kathy Holdsworth Homesteaders Life Company Ellen & Jim Hubbell Dr. Marvin & Sally Huff G. David & Barbara Hurd Iowa Heart Center Iowa Lions Eye Bank Joann & Bill Jensen John Ruan Foundation Trust Barbara Johnston Willard Johnston Kristi Jones JPMorgan Chase David R. Kading Rudy Kamps Dave & Lola Kenworthy John & Lisa Kenworthy Robert Kerr

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Kerr Kenton Klein, Sr. Michael & Ellen Knapp Bill & Joyce Kuhn Laborers’ International Union of North America No. 177 Merry LaMond Mary Lande Kathy Leggett David & April Leneveu William & Paula Levay Brenda & Loren Long Wade & Angie Lookingbill Erin & Jeffrey Lorenzen Eric & Mary Lothe Benjamin & Jean Lounsbury Mary Lou Lynch David & Laura Mackaman Paula & Ron Mahone Jerry & Kelly Marckres Frank & Janel Marcovis Beatrice Martin Doug & Mary Mason Larry & Linda Matijevich Matthew Mausser Larry & Connie McCurdy Joyce & Stuart McDanel Marjorie A. McKean Alissa McKinney John & Suzanne McKinney Reylon A. Meeks Lisa & Shoab Menzies Merchants Bonding Company Merck & Co., Inc. MetaBank Ila Miller Thomas & Judy Miller S. Kay Montgomery Deb Moore George Morgan Tod & Deanne Moriarty Joshua & Jill Mortenson

Karen Muelhaupt Thomas & Aubrey Mulrooney Dr. Stacey & Frank Neu Dr. Patricia & Scott Newland Owen & Doris Jean Newlin Dr. Andrew & Barb Nish Julie Oliver Mary Oxley Richard B. Paschal PB Properties Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society Bob & Jennifer Perry Dr. Carline Phillips, Ph.D. Pieathlon, Inc. Beverly & Robert Plath Julie Ploessl Mr. & Mrs. Patrick D. Plummer Rick Portel Ric & Karen Powell Sid Ramsey James & R. Sally Rash Re/Max Real Estate Group Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc. Milton & Paula Rhiner Dr. Joseph & Kathleen Rhoades Lou & Gretchen Rodgers Rocco Russo Sandra Sandahl Callie & Kenneth Sandquist Robert & Frances Sapp Scheels All Sports Ann Schnepf Mary E. Schwarze William & Glenda Seemiller Bruce & Barbara Sherman Dr. Robert & Jean Shires Cherry & David Shogren Robert & Loretta Sieman Dr. Andrea Silvers & Mr. J. B. Silvers

Lyle & Janet Simpson Dr. Daniel & Rose Sloven Mike Smith Nick & Marissa Smith Jerry & Debra Spaeth Drs. Jean & Selden Spencer Leona & Leslie Stahowick State Farm Companies Foundation Richard & Gail Steffen Jan K. Stipe Mr. & Mrs. Gene W. Strawman Nancy J. Strickler Mr. & Mrs. James Sullwold Margaret B. Swanson Daniel & Rhonda Syata Takeda Matching Gift Program Target Stores Iowa Dr. Stephen G. Taylor & Susan L. Taylor Deborah Tell Cheryl L. Tharp The Cowles Charitable Trust Robin Toney John & Teresa Trible Marian Vaatveit Gary & Patricia Van Dyke Doug & Jan Van Meeteren Claudia S. Van Wyk Linda Vanderflugt Chuck Vandevander Doug & Colleen Vangorp Michael & Leanne Vaux Carol N. Vavra Luella Vitalis Brenda & Joel Walker Ronald & Mary Walker Walter J. Riley, M.D., P.C. Mary A. Walter Rick & Tracy Warner Jack & Lois Watson


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2009 IHF Annual Report