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Partners in Hope and Healing

Annual Report and Honor Roll 2011

Iowa Health Foundation | Annual Report and Honor Roll 2011

Partners in Hope and Healing Welcome Leadership and Vision Partnering for Community Health Partnering for Children’s Safety Partnering for Comfort Comfort Therapies Arts for Healing Partnering for Tranquil Environments Wishes Quick Diagnosis Foundation Events Distribution of Support Cumulative Giving Annual Giving Honor and Memorial Gifts Gifts In Kind Estate and Legacy Gifts In Memoriam

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

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.

A Message from Leadership Iowa Health — Des Moines is committed to high-quality, compassionate healthcare for our patients. As a non-profit organization, we rely on philanthropic support to provide the finest care to our community each and every day. Nearly 6,000 donors made gifts totalling more than $6 million to the Foundation last year. These gifts supported a wide array of programs and services. We are proud of the many services that impacted our patients and families at Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran, Blank Children’s Hospital, Methodist West Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center and Taylor House Hospice.

Iowa Health Foundation

Susan Evans


Director of Development Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Don Ireland-Schunicht

Susan Flood

Dennis W. Linderbaum

Senior Vice President, Gift Planning

Sandy Donohoe Vice President, Finance and Operations

Deanna Sargent

Development Coordinator

Chari Ghrist

Data Coordinator Director of Development Taylor House

Nancy Strickler

Administrative Secretary

Andrea Hansen

Director of Development and Grants

Caleb Hegna

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

Our donors continue to demonstrate a commitment to improving the health of our community. They value what Iowa Health does, and appreciate that we do it with compassion and a caring spirit.

Alissa McKinney

Working together, we are committed to “improving the health of our communities through healing, caring and teaching.” As a donor, you are truly changing lives. We appreciate and thank you for your generous support.

Director of Volunteer Services

Director of Development Blank Children’s Hospital

Nancy Shafer

For information, call the Foundation at 515-243-3852

Warm Regards, 2011 Donor Journal


Eric Crowell

Dennis W. Linderbaum

R. Patrick McGoldrick

Iowa Health - Des Moines

Iowa Health Foundation

Iowa Health Foundation

President/Chief Executive Officer


Board Chair

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 2012 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.

Leave a Legacy

Iowa Health – Des Moines Leadership Iowa Health Foundation Board of Directors 2011 R. Patrick McGoldrick, Chair Thomas J. Houser, Vice Chair John Ghrist, MD, Secretary Jeffrey P. Rose, Treasurer

Laurence J. Baker, DO Timothy M. Billerbeck Thomas Buroker, MD Thomas A. Carlstrom, MD Charles Colby III Eric Crowell Devon Goetz, MD Linda Grandquist Brig Gen J. Derek Hill

Burton “Toby” Joseph Marilyn Kollmorgen Dennis W. Linderbaum Joanne Mahaffey James M. Myers Benjamin F. Renzo Lyle Simpson Roger F. Stetson Rod Warren

Iowa Health – Des Moines Board of Directors 2011 Kent Henning, Chair Burton “Toby” Joseph, Vice Chair Brad Brody, Treasurer Bishop Michael Burk, Secretary

Eric Crowell William John Yost, MD Mary Chapman, PhD Mary O’Keefe Jan Miller Straub DeDe Gorsche, RN Jim Patten, MD Jim Hubbell III Bruce Sherman

Rick McConnell R. Patrick McGoldrick Steve Herwig, DO Steve Goldstein, DO Larry Baker, DO Richard Willis Bishop Julius C. Trimble Brad Winterbottom

Blank Children’s Hospital Governing Board 2011 Brad Winterbottom, Chair Rick Pertzborn, Vice Chair Charlie Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer

In 2005 Mike Blank, brother of Raymond Blank who Blank Children’s Hospital is named after, generously made a $5,000,000 bequest. On February 23, 2012 Iowa’s first of it’s kind Children’s Developmental Center opened. Mike’s bequest will be used to help endow the center ensuring that it can remain open during a time when similar centers across the country are closing due to a shortage of funding. You too can Leave a Legacy for the future of Iowa’s children. Find out how by contacting the Iowa Health Foundation. Iowa Health Foundation 2700 Grand Avenue, Suite 109 Des Moines, Iowa 50312 Phone: 515-243-3852 or e-mail

Kim Bakey Susan Ballard Robert Baudler Connie Beasley Nancy Bone Cyndi Bonus Donald Coffin Ann Cownie Eric Crowell Chuck Cutler Karen Gerdes, MD Patty Housby Libby Jacobs

Martha James Jill Nelson Ellen Pollard Robert Pulver Suzanne Reynolds Arnold Mary Schwarze Donald Schnurr Robert Shaw, MD Susan Stroud David Stark Lloyd Taylor Eric Turner Richard Willis

John Stoddard Cancer Center Board of Directors 2011 Jan Miller Straub, Chair Robert W. Sapp, Chair Elect Frank Marcovis, Secretary

Robert Goebel, MD Steven Heddinger, MD Carma Herring, RN, MS, OCN Kim Johnson Gary Kahn

Daniel R. Kollmorgen, MD Ted Lodden Dianne Shearer Steve Stephenson, MD Teri Wood Tebockhorst 3

The Iowa Clinic

Partnering for Community Health

You left an impression. You touched lives. You made a commitment to excellence. You rose to the challenge. You influenced lives. You created opportunities. You took responsibility. You inspired us to achieve. You made things happen. You influenced greatness. You believed in our mission.



In Memoriam Williard Bishop 1914 – 2011 Willard and his wife Betty Sargent Bishop have been lifelong donors and supporters of Iowa Health – Des Moines with gifts dating back a half a century. Their gifts have supported a wide range of programs at Iowa Methodist and Blank Children’s Hospital as well as Taylor House Hospice. Willard was an avid golfer, sailor and volunteer for many local charities.

In 2011, The Iowa Clinic, P.C. announced a gift of $1 million to support the Cardiovascular, Trauma and Critical Care Center to be built on the Iowa Methodist Medical Center Campus. This remarkable gift is the largest gift The Iowa Clinic, P.C. has made to Iowa Health — Des Moines and builds on 22 years of giving. “As a leading provider of healthcare in the Des Moines area, we felt it was important to give back to the communities we serve. We are very proud of the meaningful work we have done to help build healthy communities. We are making great strides in living up to that mission.” C. Edward Brown, FACHE Chief Executive Officer, The Iowa Clinic, P.C.

Ann Cownie 1931 – 2011 Ann was very a dedicated leader of Blank Children’s Hospital. She was one of the original board members and was actively involved in the creation of the current hospital. Ann served as honorary chair for the 25th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights in 2009. Ann also made remarkable contributions to her church and other charities, serving leadership roles on numerous boards and foundations. Her energy, infectious enthusiasm, and a zest for life is missed by all who knew her.

Margaret B. Swanson 1919 – 2011 “Best well-known and most beloved volunteer” is how The Business Record described Margaret in 1999. In the late 1970s, she was named by The Des Moines Register as one of their top ten women leaders. Margaret blessed the Iowa Health – Des Moines family for 40 years by actively serving on the boards of Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital Foundation, Iowa Methodist Health Foundation and the Iowa Health Foundation. Margaret enriched our hospitals and our lives by her example, her vision and her generous contributions.


In an emergency, when seconds can make the difference between life and death, it is important that the physicians, the nurses and the entire medical team have the best resources to provide the best care possible. How emergency medicine is practiced and the needs of patients and families have changed significantly in the last 10 years. The ambulances are larger, technology has advanced, and the types of emergency cases have grown significantly. In response to these changes, in the Spring of 2013, Iowa Methodist Medical Center will begin construction to replace the existing emergency department with the Cardiovascular, Trauma and Critical Care Center. This new facility will be designed to respond to all levels of trauma from across the state of Iowa, and will continue our commitment to ongoing training and education for the next generation of medical professionals. This leadership gift from The Iowa Clinic, P.C. represents not only their commitment to providing the best possible care, but also the significance of having state-of-the-art facilities ready to respond to members of our community at a critical time in their lives. Philanthropy will play a significant role in helping to make this project possible and we are extremely grateful for their commitment to the project. In addition to this gift, The Iowa Clinic, P.C. has supported the construction of the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department, the John Stoddard Cancer Center Rally Against Cancer, the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Westerberg Celebration, Blank Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees and Lights, and numerous other funds and projects. The commitment of physicians and staff of The Iowa Clinic to improving the health of the community is evident in this very generous gift. 5

Dr. Rizwan Shah, child abuse pediatrician, with long-time supporters Craig and Liz Sandahl.

Sylvan Learning Center Sysco Food Services of Iowa, Inc. Talons of Tuscany Albaugh, Inc Taylor Industries, Inc. The Birthday Club The East Village The Iowa Clinic, P.C. The Learning Post The Mansion The Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater The Spa at West Glen The Sumptous Chair Thirty-One Gifts, Sara Colboth TMC Transportation Toad Valley Golf Course Trader Joe’s Transformations, LLC Two Rivers Regional Partnership University of Iowa Alumni Association Urban Effects Medspa Urbandale TJ Party Rentals, L.L.C. Valley West Mall Amy VanMaanen & Erin Wendt Karen Vaughn, Gary Mason, Cindy Lane, Lacey Vaughn, Abby Russell, Aaron & Nicole Milik Dr. & Mrs. Jackson D. VerSteeg Vintage Wine Walnut Creek YMCA West Bank West End Architectural Salvage Michael Wharff & Melissa Clarke-Wharff Willis Auto Campus Jacqueline R. Wilson Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce Wine Styles of West Glen Jeanne Witt Wright Outdoor Solutions Thomas Zinn Zoom Performance

Regional Child Protection Center

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Estate & Legacy Gifts Each year donors generously support our hospitals and foundation through bequests, charitable trusts, beneficiary designations on retirement plans and annuities, plus many other unique giving methods. Iowa Health Foundation and our hospitals deeply appreciate each and every one of these legacy gifts. Estate/Legacy gifts were received in 2011 from the following friends: Robert Alford, Des Moines A three decade donor to Blank Children’s Hospital and Iowa Methodist, Robert remembered Iowa Methodist with a generous bequest. Alvira Hove, Des Moines Her bequest to Blank Children’s Hospital helped to build the Children’s Developmental Center which opened in February 2012. Marian Goodwin Vaatveit, Carroll Marian’s gift to Blank Children’s Hospital helped build and endow the Children’s Developmental Center. Marian was a lifelong supporter of Iowa Methodist and Blank Children’s Hospital. Virginia Van Liew, Des Moines Virginia served for decades of the Iowa Methodist Medical Center Board of Directors and was a very generous donor during her life and through her estate. James & Jackie Watkins – Des Moines Jackie was a 1952 graduate of the Iowa Methodist School of Nursing and an employee of Iowa Methodist. The Watkins were longtime donors and they left bequests to both Blank Children’s Hospital and Life Flight.


Annual Giving Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons Des Moines Playhouse Des Moines Symphony Des Moines University Des Moines Women’s Club Des Moines Woodworkers Association Doll Distributing Dornink Drake University Tricia Drake Earl May Nursery & Garden Center Echo Valley Country Club El Patio Embassy Suites Ephemera Stationary Studio Susan Evans Fareway Stores Farner Bocken Farrell’s U.S. Martial Arts Finish Binders Fleming’s Wine & Steak House Flooring America Foster & Jensen Families Freeman Decorating Services Fresh Cafe & Market Gigi’s Pilates Studio Gilcrest Jewett Lumber Company Goode Greenhouse Ron Groenendyk Gutter Peace Jack & Lorraine Hackett Winifred Hall Mark Harry Hawkeye Hallmark Collectors Club Kent and Carole Henning Herculift, Inc. Janis, Russ & Moses Hochstetler Michael Holmes Homesteaders Hy-Vee ICU Paint Ball Illahee Hills Independent Retirement Living In the Bag Iowa Architectural Foundation Iowa Beverage Systems, Inc. Iowa Cubs Iowa Energy Iowa Events Center 50

Iowa Journey Photography Iowa Lions Eye Bank Iowa Lutheran Children/Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit Iowa Lutheran Powell Chemical Dependency Center Iowa Pet Foods Iowa Public Television Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation Isabel Bloom LLC ISU Athletic Department Jack & Jill of America, Inc. DSM Chapter Annette Jensen Johnny’s Hall of Fame Brooke Johnson Wright Mary & Charles Johnson Jordan Creek Town Center Josephs Jewelers KCCI-TV - News Channel 8 Kelli’s Gift Shop Supplies Kelli Worth Designs Kirkwood Lounge Kitchen Collage Dr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Kollmorgen Kosama - West Des Moines Langel and Woods Clothiers Larry’s Window Service, Inc. Larson Custom Concrete Laureate Gamma Rho Sorority Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Legacy Golf Club Elizabeth A. Leon Loki’s Garden LoLo Graphics, Inc. Loney Law Kathleen & James Love Lowes Lululemon Athletica Make It Happen Events Markey’s Audio Visual Marriott Larry & Betty Martindale Jim & Beth Masterson Maytag Dairy Farms Jill & Stephen Mead Angela Meijer, Goodnewsart MidAmerican Energy John Miller Herman Miller Moberg Gallery Mike & Greg Morrill

Toni Olson OMG Midwest Oral Health Clinic Mary Oswald Packaging Distribution Services (PDS) Panache Panera Kristine Patterson Pearles Specialty Cake Company Pepsico Perficut Companies, Inc Pigott, Inc. Prairie Van & Storage Principal Charity Classic Projects Contemporary Furniture Pulse 99.5 QuikTrip Ramsey Village Reach Out & Read Iowa Brett, Aleks, & Andrew Ridge Rising Star Management Group Rollin’ Relics Car Club Randy & Nancy Ross Royal Flooring Appliances, Cabinets & Granite Sahars Salon Day Spa and Boutique Salon LaLa Salon Utopia Sbrocco Schaal Heating & Cooling Kenneth Schaffer Scheel’s All Sports Nancy & Scott Shafer Shafter’s Impromptu Bruce & Barbara Sherman Signature Male Salon & Spa Silver Fox SJM Construction Sky Dive Iowa Angie Sly Smart Talk Women’s Lecture Series Star Bar Julie & Jerald Stevens Sticks, Inc. Stoll-Neideigh-Brocker Storey Kenworthy Company Jerry Storkbauer Studio3 Jody Suttie, White Bobbin

After 37 years dedicated to caring for children, Dr. Rizwan Shah, child abuse pediatrician, retired from clinical practice at the Blank Children’s Regional Child Protection Center. She’s dedicated nearly 4 decades of her life to caring and advocating for children who need us most. When Dr. Shah first came to the United States from Pakistan in 1968 she found no openings in her medical specialty at the time--surgery. So she took a hiatus from medicine to stay home and raise a family with her husband. After a few years, she returned to medicine and switched fields to specialize in pediatrics. She came to Des Moines in 1974 for a residency in pediatrics at Blank Children’s Hospital. Fortunately for the children of Des Moines, she stayed on, caring for them and becoming Medical Director of Blank Children’s Regional Child Protection Center. Dr. Shah teaches child abuse training programs in both Iowa and nationally, as well as clinical teaching in medical schools and hospitals. She has served as President of the Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Co-Chair of the Iowa Medical Society’s Public Health Committee. Dr. Shah not only has been an amazing doctor but she has also been a dedicated donor to Blank Children’s. She is committed to the programs that have touched so many children’s lives and she and her husband are generous supporters of this program. It makes such a difference when the community sees the level of support coming from within our hospitals and are inspired in so many different ways. “I’d like to be remembered as a physician who was not afraid to stand alone and speak for children; as somebody who addressed the social issues of their times,” Dr. Shah explains. “I couldn’t have hundreds of children of my own, but now in additional to my three children, I feel I have thousands of children. If I can make a difference in just one child’s life, I may help that child to grow up to be a capable parent and care for his or her own children and in that way break the circle of neglect and abuse in that family.” A favorite Dr. Seuss quote of Dr. Shah sums it up: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”


Les and Carolyn Peltz

Partnering for Comfort


Beta Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi Better Homes and Gardens Big City Burger/Dos Rios/ Catering Des Moines Blank Park Zoo Blank Children’s Advocacy & Outreach Department Blank Children’s Emergency Department Blond Genius Blossom Inspirations Blue Bunny Dustin & Cheryl Blythe Bob & Billie Ray Child Development Center Jeff Bower Curt Brock Bradley & Amy Brody Chris Brown & Laurie George Bunny Bruning Capital 106.3, WHO News Radio, The BUS, KISS 107.5, KxNO Capital Landscaping Carolyn Vaughn Photography Central Iowa Floral, Inc. Central Iowa Real Estate ServicesGail Fisher Chicago Blackhawks Ron Choate Chocolaterie Stam Leah Churchman, Drew & Kade Van Meeteren Cheryl Clayton Clear Channel Communications Concrete Cruizers Car Club Joe & Sheri Corfits & Family Corporate Décor & More Counseling Services of Central Iowa Cronin Family Custom Leaded Windows Dahl’s Dairy Queen Des Moines Area Community College Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Des Moines Does #25 Iowa Des Moines Golf & Country Club Des Moines Marriott Hotel Des Moines Metro Credit Union Des Moines Metro Opera Des Moines Mothers of Multiples

The annual Employee Giving Campaign kicked off in September again in 2011. Over 800 employees chose to support Iowa Heath – Des Moines and the community by pledging their support to our programs and services. Led again by hospital administration, employees contributed a record-breaking $729,000. These funds will support 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, United Way and Variety - The Children’s Charity. With a theme like the “Employee Giving Fair,” we found ourselves watching the butter sculpting contest, voting in the ugliest cake contest, enjoying lemonade, corn dogs and other fair food. The employees always look forward to a fun-filled Employee Giving Campaign and the 2011 campaign did not disappoint!


Annual Giving Dr. James & Janet Yoder Daniel & Laura Young Christine V. Young-Denny & Gene Denny Roma & James Youngquist Dr. Allen J. Zagoren Jeanette & Robert Ziesman Carryl & MaryAnn Ziettlow Elaine Zuber HONOR GIFTS Gifts totalling $100 or more were given in honor of the following. Lane Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Charles Blair Emma & Isabel Buchanan Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. Hudson Friedrich Benjamin Harrington Dr. Nicholas J. Honkamp James O. Irvin Coral & Kim Johnson Ivan Lyddon Michael Marcovis James M. Pollard Jamie & Ellen Pollard James Pollard & Brooklyn Nees Benjamin, Margaret & Cole Ramirez; Tristin Tell, Evan & Mason Tell and Tess Markovsky Louis D. Rodgers Becky & David Stark Family Ryan Taylor Richard Willis MEMORIAL GIFTS Gifts totalling $100 or more were given in memory of the following. Lafe Ballard Willard Bishop Donald Bruhn Thomas Bush Karen Chiovaro Thomas J. Clarke, Jr. 48

Courtney & Gladys Crandall O. L. & Ruth Deardorff Jennifer Dowd Don Engel William “Bill” Engel Evelyn England Alice Fennema Karl Flam Ronald Flug Anthony Frecentese Hannah Geneser Bruce Gibbs Margaret Graham Robert Gray Dorothy A. Gulling Helen Hampton Craig Handorf Diane Headrick Margaret (Peg) Hof Megan Hoogeveen James Oliver Irvin J. Kent Jerome Nancy Johnson Dennis N. Johnston Robert Jones Sam Kiener Rosemary King Kathleen M. Kirvin Louise Lear Life Flight Nurses Patrick W. Lofquist Jon W. Marchant Daniel L. Markle “Papa” John McClung, Jr. Gary McDonald Lois Menzel Katherine Moeckly Scott Neel Marilyn Noel Ralph L. Nunn Kirk Pederson Carolyn Peltz Timothy D. Perdue Karen Petersen Juliann M. Ploessl Marilyn Proudfit Lenny Quigley Michael Quijano Greg Raffensperger

Katherine Sedlacek Derek Shickell Paul Siedenburg Nancy Smalley Gordon Smart Ivan L. Spencer John Staebell Ethel Stanbrough Edna Stetson Blayne Struve Patricia Stuyvesant Margaret Swanson Harold L. Taylor Gerald D. Thornton John Tingle Kenneth R. Trotter Susan Trotter Jess P. Van Meeteren Thomas J. Walter Colton W. Warner Marvin Warrick Molly Warrick Barbara “Lupi” Whetstone Barbara Whitson Randy Wiese Judy M. Willis Harlin Woehl Gifts In Kind 801 Steak & Chop 3E A Tech/The Easy Living Store Accent Neighborhood Accents & Interiors Action Accents AIGA, Iowa Chapter All That Glitters Alssup Painting Kathleen Alverio, Lorie Hancock, Nancy Thorpe American Marking, Inc. Amerigem Diamonds Anheuser-Busch Suzanne Reynolds Arnold Backyard Adventures, Inc. Baconfest Badowers Ballet Des Moines Beacon of Life/Found Treasures Connie Beasley & Family

Carolyn and Les’s cancer journey began in the spring of 1974 when Carolyn was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. They were in their 20s with a two and four year old, cancer was about the furthest from their minds. Throughout that time Les was beside Carolyn as much as he could be, caring for her and supporting her through the tough days. They knew how serious her diagnosis was and their prayer was that Carolyn would live long enough for the kids to remember her. By the fall their prayer had been answered, and Carolyn was declared cancer free. While cancer was always in their minds, it faded over time and it was not until a cold day in March 2009, when they heard what they had always feared, cancer was again part of their lives. After seven months, in spite of all of the chemotherapy and radiation, Carolyn was not getting better. Both Les and Carolyn were tired and frustrated, “we knew something wasn’t working. We wanted answers and no one seemed to be able to give them to us. “ It was at that point the Peltz’s were introduced to Carissa Thompson, a Care Coordinator at John Stoddard Cancer Center. The coordinators are specially-trained oncology nurses that help guide and provide support to both cancer patients and families through their cancer journey. What struck Carolyn and Les the most was that Carissa truly cared about them and their experience. She not only wanted to make sure that Carolyn was comfortable and receiving the proper services she needed, but Carissa was also there to help support Les in his role as the caregiver. As Les recalls: “Being a caregiver was lonely. I was so focused on making sure everything was right, that everything was working. Just knowing that I was not there by myself was very important to me. She gave me the support I needed to help Carolyn. She cared for both of us.” On December 13, 2009, Carolyn lost her fight against cancer. Among the many faces at the visitation, Les remembers Carissa. He didn’t expect her to be there and was moved by this small act of continued support of him and his family. She was there not because she had to be, it was because she cared. That is why Les supports the Care Coordinator Program. He wants to make sure that those having to go through the journey have the opportunity to work with Carissa and the other Care Coordinators to make the journey easier and more comfortable for all patients. 9

Comfort Therapies Comfort therapies are non-medical, non-invasive approaches to providing comfort that work side-by-side with the hospice teams. Their use in hospice environments is growing and research has shown them to be effective tools for increasing comfort and personal wellness while reducing stress, anxiety and pain. Animal-Assisted Therapy Dogs have been long recognized as being a positive force in the healing process and have become miracles with paws. Research demonstrates that animal assisted therapy decreases pain, serves as a diversion from illness, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, increases communication and bring smiles to patient’s faces. Animals are tools for therapy because they can make people feel safe. It can be especially useful in the hospice setting for patients who have withdrawn from the people around them. Family and staff also benefit from the unconditional love and affection from animal assisted therapy. Music Therapy Music Therapy is the use of music by professionally trained, board certified music therapists (MT-BC) in their care for people living with advanced illnesses. Research provides support for music therapy to increase quality of life, alleviate spiritual suffering, provide pain management, and promote relaxation in end-of-life care.


Music therapists are an integral part of the hospice interdisciplinary team (nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, physicians, and volunteers) who work to develop and provide the best care possible for each patient. Massage Therapy Patients cope with illnesses that often lead to increased pain and discomfort, that can distance the connection they share with caregivers through touch. The gentle and individualized care of a highly trained and certified professional massage therapist can restore the experience of touch as a point of connection, comfort, and nurturing. Massage therapy helps ease pain, lower anxiety levels, alleviate sleeplessness, lower blood pressure, reduce muscle tightness and reduce isolation by utilizing noninvasive interventions to meet each patient’s unique needs. Art Therapy Art therapy, which can be assisted by professional artists or volunteers, is intended to revitalize and enrich the lives of patients, visitors and staff through visual and/or literary art. It assists and enhances the healing process and reduce the stress and anxiety often associated with healthcare settings while fostering creative expression for adults and children coping with illness or injury.

Barbara Wells Lindsay Wells Charles Welsh Dina Wendelin Dr. James & Kay Wessels Dr. Roger J. West Robert & Patricia West West Monona Community School District West Senior High School Dr. Mark & Rebecca A. Westberg Paula Whannell Veronica Wheeland Jeff & Mara White Whiting Community School Lewis & Mary Jane Whitney Steven Whitty Leigh Wichern Mark & Cynthia Wiederin Marlin & Geraldine Wiese Lang & Linda Wightman Randy Willey Stephen Williams T. & C. Williams Jennifer & Matt Willis Dr. & Mrs. Victor T. Wilson John & Karen Wilson Mark & Susan Wilson Mary Wilson Norman Wilson Raymond & Juli Wilson Wilson Toyota Gerald Wiltse Roger & Janet Winslow Pauline A. Wipperman & Carol J. Calvert Greg & JoEllyn Witke Rick & Kari Wolcott Joan Wolfe Robert Wolver Lana J. Wonders-Hemann Carla & Kirby Wood Hansel Wood Wood Protection LP Christine & Gary Woods Dee Wright Krenio “Kay” P. Wright Stacy & Han Wu Dr. Kathy Wurster

In 1971, the Helen Powell Convalescent Center, a 150-bed facility connected to Iowa Methodist Hospital opened. The original thought of the center was to provide extended treatment to patients recovering from stroke, heart, fractures, arthritis, and surgical patients whose recovery required considerable time. As healthcare needs in the community changed, the third floor of Powell opened as an alcoholism treatment center in 1973, later providing oncology facilities. Internal medicine occupied Powell 4. Orthopedics originally occupied Powell 5 and remains there today. Powell Chemical Dependency Center is now located at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Powell announced their substantial gift for the construction of the facility in 1970. Helen and Watson were co-founders of the American Republic Insurance Company whose national office is headquartered in Des Moines. Their historic gift provided services and treatments for the community that were only available in a few areas.


Arts for Healing

Annual Giving Seeds of Faith Early Learning Center David & Mary Seeley Karla Seeman Tracy Sefl & Darius Tandon Sam Senephanh ServiceMaster Clean Stacey Shambaugh William Shambaugh Douglas & Mary Sharpe Loren & Carol Shaw Karen M. Shea Sheldon Community School District Shellbrook Foundation Lindsey Sherwood Phyllis & Alan Shoop Shopman’s Local Union #493 Janet E. Short Tim & Linda Shuck Maria Siebrecht David & Beverly Sinclair Julie & Scott Slater Mary Smart Dan Smeltzer Donald Smith Gentry & Adam Smith Linda Smith Marty & Kimberly Smith Teresa Smith Tobin & Candace Smith Tom & Jan Smith Smith Promotional Advertising W. Charles & Jennifer Smithson Jane & Brad Snodgrass Southeast Polk Community Schools Laura & Bret Spaulding Janet Speicher Keith & Amy Spencer Lucas Spinner St. John’s Women of the ELCA James & Lila Stafford Donald Stanley Timothy & Cindy Stanley Mary Stark State of Iowa Employees Jon & Ann Staudt Jamie Steenhoek 46

Maren Steensen Randall & Cindy Stefani Sondra & William Steffen Jeffrey Steggerda Deborah Stetson & Stanley P. Kranovich Karen & James Stewart Lodema Stewart Jake Stigers Sally Ann Stiles Matt Stone Donald & Janice Storbeck Ira & Susan Strauber Craig & Laura Strayer Dr. Sally J. Studer Leslie Sullivan Mary Jane Sullivan Nancy Sullivan Frederick & Somjit Swain Larry & Cathy Swanger Dwight H. Swanson Jim & Cynthea Swartz Drs. James & Carol Swegle Gary & Jeanne Swenson Taft Middle School Larry & Janaan Taylor Thomas & Cathy Temple Johnny & Judith Terry Dr. Donald & Mary Jane Tesdall Gloria L. Tesdell Mark & Janice Thomas Rick & Tina Thompson Bobbie Thornburg Katie & Chandler Tice Dr. & Mrs. Douglas M. Timboe Marlou Tingle Sue Ann Toale Knapp & Tom E. Knapp James & Lisa Tobin Dave & Joy Tokheim Irene Moon-Toncar Sharon & Robert Townsend Townsend Vision, Inc. Traditions Children’s Center II Inc. Walter & Kathleen Trahanovsky Jeffrey Travis Noelle Zmolek & Tom Trevillyan Huong L. Trinh Trixies LLC

Patrick & Dorothea Trotter Mica Trout Deborah Troxel Sherry & Robert Trunnel Dorothy Tuttle Mary Beth Tyler United Way of Wapello County Cindy Urquhart Mark Van Beek Cort & Peg Van Buskirk Gary & Patricia Van Dyke Jean Van Egdom Robert & Barbara Van Horn Alissa Van Meeteren Tyler Van Meeteren Patricia & Keith Van Nimwegen Arvin & Patricia Van Zante George & Elizabeth VanDam Jana VanDam Joseph & Kerry Vande Kieft June E. Vande Noord Bonnie Vandehaar Arland & Arlene Vander Leest Daryl & Dorothy Vanderflugt Atha Lu Ver Ploeg Verizon Foundation Sandra K. Viers Sheri & Jeff Vining Carol Vogel Richard & Sheri Vohs Alice & Marvin Waechter Craig & Janice Wagner Jack & Ann Wahlig Betty Wahrer Donald Wall Danny & Marvon Wallace David & Dolores Wallace W.W. Warner Jeanette M. Warren Brad & Jodie Warth Jackie Washington Mona & Rich Watson Susan Watt-Thompson Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Waymire Mel & Kathy Weatherwax Deanne Webb Philip Weider Susan Weight Dr. Dennis & Kimberly Weis

At Iowa Methodist Medical Center, the majority of our patients come into the hospital with a one-time health issue that is treated and patients are able to go home. However, some patients must come to the hospital for an extended stay or are experiencing chronic health conditions that require frequent trips to the hospital. The hours and days spent in a hospital can be slow and anxiety filled days. The Arts for Healing program brings a local artist regularly to the hospital to greet patients with a cart full of art supplies and helps patients explore artistic expression. Since it began, the program has continued to grow in popularity among our patients and recently expanded to other Iowa Health – Des Moines hospitals. Recently, a soft spoken bright-eyed 73 year old patient who had multiple, chronic and eventually fatal health issues, expressed his desire to try his hand at painting. Having never painted before, he didn’t really know what he wanted to paint or how to go about it. After sharing stories of his time in Hawaii, his fondness for country landscapes, and his love of his farm, the volunteer artist sketched a mountain scene with sail boats on the ocean, and a country barn with silos, trees and large round hay bales on a hillside. Before he began painting the sketches, they talked a bit about color, the concept of lights to dark and especially about enjoying the experience of expressing himself through his own creativity. He mentioned perhaps giving the pictures to his grandchildren. This program, supported through philanthropic dollars, does more than help patients pass the time. The Arts for Healing program was developed from evidence based research which has demonstrated that art sessions in hospitals not only help in times of healing but actually helps with healing. The outcomes we expect based on earlier research studies are an increase in patient satisfaction, an increased sense of control, a decrease in length of stay, and a decrease in healing time. Patients who have participated in the art program have enjoyed the activity in addition to reporting improved mental and physical well-being such as a reduction in pain, anxiety, and tension. “I can’t imagine a bigger joy than to be part of helping a patient find peace and contentment in his final days.” Volunteer Artist


Children/Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

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Dr. & Mrs. Walter J. Riley Jessica Rios Karen & Weston Ritchie Riverside Elementary Support Organization Jeanette Roam Jeanette Robertson David & Ellen Robinson Patty Robuck Dr. Rich Robus Carol & Jeff Romans Dr. Robert & Sandra Rondinelli Thomas & Deborah Roschli Randy & Nancy Ross Jonathan & Joanne Roth Steven & Sarah Roy Rudd, Rockford, Marble Rock Community School Jamie Rupp Glenna K. Rush Linda & Paul Rye Sac City Fire Department Kay L. Sacquitne Robert & Patricia Salik Janet Saluri Lowell & Rita Samuelson Surita Sardar Joann Sargent Anna Sayers Melissa Scaparro Robert & Eloise Scarpino Steven & Renee Schaaf Sam Schaben Charles P. Schachterle Mike & Traci Schaefer Kathlyn K. Schafer Bert Schaller Janis & Bob Scharingson Mary J. Scheel Ronnie & Deborah Schmudlach Donald & Darlene Schnurr Lynn M. Scholl-Bengtson Pamela Schroeder Jim & Elizabeth Schuler Gloria & John Schulte Linda Schultz James & Joann Schumacher Donavon & Juanita Schuster Carl & Margaret Schwab

Blank Children’s Hospital is a staple in the Iowa Health – Des Moines family. Designed specifically with the needs of children in mind, Blank Children’s offers unique, personalized care provided by outstanding pediatric specialists. But behind the building block exterior and crayon-box colors lies the story of what made Blank possible. Blank Children’s Hospital is named in honor of Raymond I. Blank, son of A.H. and Anna Blank. Raymond attended Roosevelt High School and completed his undergraduate degree at Brown University. He was a participant in the Geneva Peace Conference, and there, President Roosevelt appointed Raymond to lead Iowa’s Polio Foundation. This sparked his interest in children’s health, and he genuinely cared about their well-being. Feeling compelled to contribute toward a pediatric program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Raymond helped arrange for a children’s polio unit at the hospital. Raymond died unexpectedly in 1943 at the age of 33, and in his memory, his parents built Iowa’s first children’s hospital in 1944. The construction was done amidst World War 2. Blank was the only civilian hospital built in the country during this time due to the polio outbreak. Although named specifically after Raymond, Blank Children’s Hospital represents the entire Blank family. Through their generous giving and support, Blank Children’s Hospital has advanced over the years and is truly a gem in Iowa Health – Des Moines.


Annual Giving Thomas & Saiyud Meyers Juanita Middleswart John Middleton David & Penny Milburn Joan Miller Robert & Frances Miller David & Debra Milligan Thomas & Barb Mitchell Meghan Moberly Penny & Paul Moehn Lindsay Mohr Kathleen A. Mongar Randi J. Mongar Layne & Diane Monroe Erik & Renee Monson Terry & Ginger Monson Gonzalo Montero Ernest & Joyce Moore Polly Moore Shannan Morgan Igor Morozov Corey Morrison Julia & Michael Morrissey Mark & Rhonda Mostovych Charles & Tammy Moye Kimberly Moyer Joy Munn John & Sharon Murphy Neil Murphy Sheila Murphy Sharon Myers National Association of Letter Carriers Nationwide Foundation Rich Nauman Jeanette Neel Carolyn Nelson Ranae Nerem Derek Nerenberg Linda & Stephen Newton Next Step Counseling Services Inc. Linh Nguyen Nga Nguyen Rine Nguyen Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey J. Nichols James & Ardis Nichols Paul & Cheryl Nichols Gail Nielsen 44

Larry & Frances Nielsen Dina Nightingale Dr. Everett & Elizabeth Nitzke Deanna Nobis D.F. & Esther Norris Northern Janice Novick Andrew & Karri Nowell Patricia Noyce Virgil & Betty Nutt Mary Oberembt Brandi L. O’Dell Jody Off Okoboji Enterprises, Inc. Teresa A. Olson On With Life, Inc. Linda & Gary Ordway Tracey Osmundson Ronald & Donna Owen Arthur & Debra Sue Owens Jerry Owens Margaret J. Owens Thomas & Julia Page William & Joanne Page Charles & Karen Palmer Palo Alto County Health System Tim & Tami Papadopoulos Beverly Pate Jeffrey & Georgia Patterson Timothy & AmyAnn Pearson Lisa Perdue Ramona Perdue Shashi Perera Julie & Ronald Perkins Bob & Kathleen Pertzborn Dr. & Mrs. Carl Marvin H. Peterson Elizabeth Peterson Margaret Peterson Jan & David Petheram Stephen Petosa Derek Pettijohn Jennifer Phillips Robert Phillips Douglas & Kathryn Pierce Gerald & Lynore Pierce Stephanie & Joseph Pietruszynski Bobbie Pike William & Linda Pinegar

Matthew & Sue Pintchik Dr. Cory B. Pittman Marcia A. Pittman Vicki & Leroy Plank Play Time Toys Jeffrey & Veronica Poggensee Steven Pohlmeyer William & Gwendolyn Pollard Allison Pote Kathy & Rodney Potter Jane Potthoff Barb Powers Presbyterian Church Randall & Joanne Preston David & Andrea Price Kenneth & Edie Price Laurel & Joshua Pronk Susan Pryor James & Stephanie Pulse Mary L. Puzder Margaret Quijano Sheldon & Roselind Rabinowitz Doreen Rafdal Karen L. Ray Kay M. Readinger William & Janine Reames Ruth A. Reed Michael & Tamera Reeder Stephanie & Clinton Rees Chris & Cathie Refsland Regional Health Services of Howard County Bonita & Randall Rehmann Richard & Constance Reinhart Gail & Agnes Relph Dawn Reser Dr. & Mrs. Steven T. Reynolds Dennis & Mary Kay Rhodes Gary & Gail Rhodes Lori K. Rhodes Luetta C. Rhodes David & Karla Rice Lewis Rice James & Anna Richerson Brian & Wendy Rickert Michael Rieck Susan Riedel Anne Riemenschneider John & Cheryl Rigler

Since 1965, thousands of Iowa children and adolescents have been served through the behavioral health programs at Iowa Health – Des Moines. Children and adolescents face many obstacles while trying to grow and find their identity. For some, the obstacles — whether they are at home, at school or in the community — are so great that they are better served in a therapeutic environment under the supervision of mental health professionals. For these children and adolescents, the inpatient unit at Iowa Lutheran Hospital is one of the few places in Iowa where they can receive appropriate treatment, learn coping skills and other positive behavioral tools and continue their school work. Since being built nearly four decades ago, only minor cosmetic updates had occurred on the behavioral unit. In 2011, with funding from the “I love ILH Capital Improvements Fund,” Iowa Lutheran Auxiliary and others, the unit was renovated into a more tranquil environment. The updated décor has created a calming and healing environment that will reduce the anxiety of patients. New flooring, improved lighting, plants and furniture have all added a calm and comforting environment making the patients feel welcome and at ease. In addition, newly installed windows that are safe for mental health patients are providing natural light which is an important element of good health. “The changes in the department have been significant,” says Julie Cronk, RN, BS, manager of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Department. “The environment is much more comfortable and inviting, and the staff is happier and proud to be a part of this department.” By partnering with the Iowa Health Foundation and Iowa Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary on fundraising projects, a new awareness of the behavioral health department’s needs have been communicated and new donors are being directed their way.


Wishes Star light, star bright, I wish I may I wish I might, get the wish I wish tonight. Wishes. Dreams come true. A secret whispered in the night. Wishes.

“Please let her live through the night.”

A simple childhood fantasy and a twinkling star take on a whole new meaning when your child is sick. Suddenly the wish is no longer a flight of fancy, but instead a heart’s deepest cry into the night. At Blank Children’s Hospital, we know those wishes. Because they’re ours, too. We work tirelessly to make them come true. Every day. Every child. They are our life’s work. They can be your life’s legacy. In February 2012 the first of it’s kind Children’s Developmental Center in Iowa opened. How is it possible for a center in Iowa to open at the same time similar centers across the country are closing? It is because of three people’s legacy, three people’s last gift to Blank Children’s Hospital. Two of these people never had children, yet it was their fondest wish to help children. Three people who never met, who will never know any of the children helped, who never had any idea of how their last gift, their bequest, would be used by Blank Children’s Hospital. Yet these three people helped make possible the dream of a Children’s Developmental Center by including Blank Children’s Hospital in their wills. Their bequests were put into an endowment that will generate a dependable, flexible source of income that is critical to the long-term strength and stability of programs like the center.

“Please just let them find the answer.”

But there is more to be done. New treatments to offer. New equipment that will save lives. New laws to fight for. New techniques to teach. And over the horizon there is a world of medicine that we cannot fathom. But we must be ready. The children who come to us hurting and scared are counting on it. Who knows what groundbreaking event your gift could be part of. Everyday we ask our donors to help us answer the quietly whispered wishes of parents for generations to come.


“Please let me hear him laugh again.”

Judy Macior Annabelle Mack Elizabeth Mack Harriet S. Macomber Kenneth & Mary Madden Brenda & Stephen Mahannah Ali & Chris Makris Dolores R. Maldonado Jane & John Malone Jona Mann Manson Northwest Webster Community School Adam Manus Lindsay Mapes Keith Markow Lowell Marshall Mary G. Marshall Wanda M. Marshall Eugene Martin Thomas & Pamela Martin Bethany Massman Michelle Masterson Myra Maxon John & Barbara Maynard Michael & Rhonda McCoy Judith McDonald Dorothy A. McDonough Michael McGill Beverly McGrath Dennis McInerney Nancy A. McKean McKee, Voorhees & Sease Krystal McLaughlin Douglas K. McLean Kirk McMillen & Gina Smith-McMillen Daniel & Teresa McNace Timothy & Stephanie McNeill Michael & Robin McNichols Sherry McWilliams Paul Meginnis Kevin & Dana Meier Kirk & Diane Mellecker Shirley Melton Paul & Kathy Mens Merck Partnership for Giving Merrill Junior High School Jeffrey Meyer Troy Meyer

Virginia Thompson dedicated her life to helping others and left a mark on Iowa Health – Des Moines. Virginia was instrumental in opening the doors of the medical profession to women. In 1933, she graduated from the University of Iowa medical school. After graduating, she spent three years as an anesthetist on the University of Iowa Hospital staff before she left Iowa City in 1940 to join Iowa Methodist. “Doc Tommy,” the nickname Virginia quickly received, became Methodist’s chief anesthetist and held this position for the rest of her career. Upon her death, Virginia left a bequest to Methodist, and Thompson Auditorium is named in her honor. Virginia is a shining example of commitment and generosity to Iowa Health – Des Moines. We are grateful and humbled for her work and thoughtful giving throughout the years.


Quick Diagnosis

Annual Giving Lynn & Brenda Heuton Diana Hiatt Nancy Hill Dr. Joseph H. Hineman & Dorothy J. Ferguson Marlys & John Hocker Billy & Barbara Hollrah Holmes Automotive Group Dr. J. William & Mary Ellen Holtze Wiliam Honnold Michael & Sally Hood Marie Hooper Dr. Kayleen B. Hornbrook & Mr. Aaron J. Hornbrook Laura Horstmann Rudolph & Jeannette Horwath Jack & Barbara Houghton Molly House Jeanne S. Howard Logan & Stephanie Hoxie Allison & Phelps Hoyt Sue L. Huffman Sandy & Terry Huisman Hunters Cove Townhomes Owners Association Corinne Hurd Robert & Karen Husak Joe Hutchison IBM Corporation J. Katherine Ihm Independent Order of Odd Fellows Donald Inman Iowa Falls Community School District Iowa Retail Packaging Corp. Iowa Specialty Physicians, PC Iowa Telecommunications Association Iowa United Methodist Foundation Sindee Irelan James & Carolyn Irwin Sandra & Duane Isley Lisa Jacobs Paul & Marilyn James Charlotte Jantz James & Jolene Jauron 42

Rob Jennings Suzette Jensen Maranda Jerkovich Felipe & Gloria Jimenez Dr. & Mrs. Paul A. Johns, Jr. Carolyn M. Johnson Merle & Susan Johnson Paul Johnson Robert & Carla Johnson William Johnson Janice Jones Jeff & Cindi Jones Judy K. Jones Kathleen Jones David & Gerrianne Jordan Nicholas & Mara Jorgensen Toby & Becky Joseph Robert Josten Debra Kading Dr. & Mrs. Amr S. Kamhawy Loren & Lisa Kane Melanie Kappelman David Kaptain Philip Kay Rebecca Keene Dr. Francis & Nan Keith Stephen & Lorie Keller James & Marian Kempkes Barry & Kathy Kenney Roscoe & Shirley Kephart Dr. Anish & Anita Keshwani Thomas Killion Beverly J. Kilman Donald Kimball Shirley Kimber Dr. David King James Kirchhoff Ronald Kirchhoff Kirk Pederson Memorial Fund Sharlotte Kirkle Marvin Kister John & Kristen Kittrell Marsan Klein Shirley Klier Valerie Kline Chasity Klink Kent & Karen Klopfenstein Richard & Sandra Kloppenburg Irene Knapp

Robert Knuth Carol Kochheiser Frances M. Kolling Dr. Gregory Konchar Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Koontz E.M. & Patricia Kramer Todd Kranpitz Keith & Sharon Kreft Ronda & Kevin Kreis Dr. Steven G. Kruse Kimberly & Dennis Kubik Paula & John Kyburz W. Gary Lafollette Dr. Teresa L. LaMasters Phyllis J. Lane Stephen Lang Leon Langlitz Gary & Lisa Larson Amy Larson-Sorenson Jane Latchem Terri Lawrence-Graham James Lawson & Rachel Stauffer Rita Lee Dennis & Patricia Leitch Jerry & Dolores Lemons Nathan Lenning Scott & Michele Leslie Robert & Shirley Lester Anna Leuang Ted & Paula Leverenz Dorothy & Bill Licht Dr. Ian & Danielle Lin Vane Lindsay Robert & Martha Lindsey Janet & Paul Linn Craig & Nancy Linscheid Paulee Lipsman Renee Logan Janeeda Long Jeff & Lisa Long Kevin Long Dr. & Mrs. Lance E. Longnecker Glen & Shirley Lookingbill Judith Loughry Cheryl A. Lounsberry Cindy R. Loveland Mary Lou Lynch Mark Lyons Lois MacDonald

When a patient arrives in the Emergency Department there are often many unknowns — the cause of the pain, why the skin is swollen, and why that bruise just does not look quite right. It is up to the Emergency Department physicians, nurses and medical team to utilize all of their training and resources to diagnose, and provide treatment as quickly as possible. For the Emergency Department at Methodist West Hospital, thanks to the generosity of Derek and Rhonda Hill and The Kenyon Family, they have one more tool to use to solve the unknowns, the M-Turbo ultrasound system. The M-Turbo ultrasound system is a light-weight, portable ultrasound system that allows physicians to visualize details in the abdominal, nerve, vascular, cardiac, and superficial areas. It allows physicians to obtain immediate clinical information, improve patient safety, increase efficiency, and decrease complications. This is especially important when the patient is too critical to be moved. The M-Turbo ultrasound system can be brought to the bedside to conduct a quick scan to better understand next steps in treatment. “Being a physician in the Emergency Department is much like an investigator, sometimes we have very few leads on what is causing the problem. The M-Turbo ultrasound system is an important tool for us to use at the bedside. It can provide us with a quick scan, which in turn, can provide us with much needed direction in providing the best care possible.” Larry Baker, DO, Medical Director Emergency Department Iowa Health - Des Moines

It is through the generosity of our donors that we are able to provide advanced technology when it is needed. Thank you for your generosity.




The 2011 Rally Against Cancer, a benefit for John Stoddard Cancer Center, was held on Saturday, January 29. More than 550 guests attended the sold out event and raised $175,000 to support the programs and services of John Stoddard Cancer Center.

The 20th Annual Westerberg Celebration was held April 28, 2011. More than $78,000 was raised in support for Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Proceeds benefited the “I Love ILH” Capital Improvements Fund.

The featured speaker was former Ohio State and Detroit Lions linebacker, Chris Spielman. In 1998, Chris’s wife Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout their journey both publicly talked about breast cancer in order to raise awareness about the importance of education and prevention. Even though Stefanie tragically lost her fight to the disease in November 2009, Chris remains committed to the fight against cancer. The proceeds from this event will be used to support the Cancer Care Coordinator Program and the Varian TrueBeam STx™.

The 2013 Rally Against Cancer will be held January 26. Watch for details.


Physicians, administration, employees, nurse alumni, volunteers, Auxiliary members, community friends and our business partners come together and celebrate the uniqueness of Iowa Lutheran. In addition, we honor a philanthropist of the year. The Coskery Award is given each year to an individual or organization who has supported Iowa Lutheran Hospital through their ongoing financial gifts. In 2011, the award was presented to Dr. Tim and Jane Hart. Their support over the years clearly exemplifies their outstanding spirit of commitment and generosity to Iowa Lutheran Hospital and the Iowa Health – Des Moines family. The 2012 Westerberg Celebration will be held April 19. Watch for details.

Lori & John Hackett Dr. & Mrs. Joel E. Hade Dr. & Mrs. Jon S. Hade Michael & Rochelle Hale Amanda Haley Chaplain Jennifer L. Hall Joan & Bruce Hall Cora J. Hallock Hammer Incorporated Mark & Ellen Hammond Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Steve Hanley Mary Jo & Marion Hansell Charles A. Hanson Dan & Suzanne Hanton Jeff & Lisa Harbers Harland Financial Solutions Mark Harms Madelyn E. Harnagel Jeanine Harrington Mary Harrington Susan Harrington C.R. Harris Dr. Wendi L. Harris Clyde & Leone Harrison Kate & Chad Hart Barbara Hartz Tami Hawk Craig & Karen Hawkins Mark Haydon Heartland Heating & Cooling, LLC Terry & Vickie Hedlund Russell Hein Sandra Hein Dean & Sara Jane Heintz Heather Held Marianne & Chad Hellums Judy & Dale Hemingson Douglas & Debra Hemphill Douglas Hemphill Mr. & Mrs. Mike Henderson Melody Henkels Hope & Richard Hensley Carol H. Hepplewhite Dr. Daniel A. Hepplewhite & Nancy J. Aquadro Connie J. Herbold Mavis Herzberg Mike & Elizabeth Hetzel

Rachel Younker made a significant gift to provide the seed money for the Younker Rehabilitation Center. Rachel Younker was a sister to the Younker brothers who opened the department store in downtown Des Moines. Her gift was the second largest ever received by Iowa Methodist at that time. Only A. H. Blank had given a larger gift. When Younker Rehabilitation Center opened in 1959, Iowa Methodist Medical Center was considered a pioneer in retraining or rehabilitating injured muscles and bodies ravaged by disease and injury. Younker Rehabilitation Center serves patients who need 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care in an inpatient setting, three or more hours of intensive physical and occupational therapy and 24-hour availability of a physician who specializes in physical rehabilitation. Since opening in 1959, the center has led the way in providing rehabilitation to the community. A wide variety of injuries, illnesses and congenital diagnoses are treated at the center. Patients with stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury, as well as many other specialized diagnoses, are cared for thanks to the generosity of Rachel Younker.


Annual Giving Lesly Crowder Sally & Kevin Crowley Jerry & Marilyn Cunningham Charles & Diane Cutler Jayme Danielson Margaret A. Darr William & Ruby Daubendick Diana Davis Iris E. Davis Brad & Shelly Davison Craig & Lucy Davisson Mary Beth Delaney Brent Dell James & Maureen Dempsey James & Rita Denhart Lynden & Beverley Denny Jeff Derijke Des Moines Golf & Country Club David Desing Patricia & William Deskin James & Lori Detrick Dr. Donner & Jacquelyn Dewdney Maria R. Di Gioia David & Loretta Dickey Janet C. Dickinson Michael & Linda Diehl Carla D. Dineen Kevin & Jill Dingeman Jill Dinkla Banks & Phyllis Doggett Robert Dohmen Sara Doll Brenda Donaldson Dennis & Mary Donlea Brian & Teri Donnelly Troy & Nancy Doran Jerry & Cary Douglas Beverly & James Dowis D. Robert & Ardene Downing Denny Drake M. Burton Drexler Jill Driver Glen & Patricia Duinink Shirley Duncan Kristine Dunn Patrick Dunn Barbara Durden Davis 40

Darla & Larry Dybvad Karen Dyer Loren & Lucille Eatwell Joseph Eckhart Dr. Robert G. Eells Electronic Registry Systems, Inc. Jack Ellis Susan & Joseph Emmerich Carolyn Engel Ronald & Jacqueline Eppert Jim & Catherine Erickson Lana & Arlen Etling Rose Ann Etzen Bethany Evitts Experian Services Corp. Angela Fagervik-Chia Patricia Fallert Stacey Fallis Farrar United Methodist Church Sandra L. Farrell John & Karen Fatino Bonnie Fedderson Richard & Elaine Felice Larry & Diane Fennema John Ferguson Lawrence Fernandes Martin Fernandes Ryan & Amber Fick James Fickbohm Arlene Field Nick & Lindsey Fitch Lester C. Fleming Lisa A. Fleming Robert & Marjorie Fogler David Followwill Kent & Janice Forney Jack & Shirley Foster Jeanne Foster Julie & Jerrell Foster Gregory & Mary Fowler Kristie J. Frakes Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Frampton Matthew Frantzen C. Carleton Frederici Susan & Donald Freeman Janet Freese Charles & Susan Freml Lester & Esther Frieden Carol & Detlef Friedrichsen

Keith Frizell Terri Frye Judith & Albert Funk Ervin & Miriam Fuson Carl Gainnetto Dr. Rachelle L. Gammon Matt Gannon Michael & Nancy Gardner Edward Garity Thurman & Geraldine Gaskill Geeknet, Inc (Source Forge) Thomas George Toni Gerleman Deborah Gerlitz Michael & Ann Gersie Joan Ghrist Sherrie Gibson Andrea Gilbert Jane Gillespie Dawn Glann Lois & Brian Glanz Carrie Glick Glidden-Ralston Booster Club Juliana Gnade Brenda Goff-Gilchrist Sonja & Jesse Gonzalez Norma Gosselink Linda L. Graff Kathleen Graham Ellen & Rick Grant Richard Grassman Cyndy Gray Greater America Distributing, Inc. Gerald Green Grefe & Sidney PLC Howard V. Gregory Ted & Carol Griffieon Kathryn Griffin John & Norma Grinstead Mark & Lynne Grossman Grundy National Bank Richard G. Gubbels & Tracy Lewis Blanche Gulling Judy & Douglas Gulling Gulling Homes Robin Gurwell Illa Guthrie John & Pamela Guymon



The 28th Annual Blank Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees and Lights raised just over $407,000 to support the Child Life Program and Center for Advocacy & Outreach.

The year 2011 marked the first annual Love Lights Celebration at Taylor House Hospice.

Thank you to Honorary Chairs, Cyndi and Ken Bonus, the committees, underwriters, tree decorators and hundreds of volunteers who generously donated their time to make this event such a success. A special thank you to Iowa Realty, who has continued to support us at the presenting sponsor level and first time donors, Iowa Select Farms/Jeff & Deb Hansen Foundation, for naming the performance area. The Gala Committee, led by co-chairs Chris Irvine and Jenny Ferrari, secured unique auction items, both live and silent, the Gala Event raised more than $92,000.

On November 30, over 80 family members and staff gathered to “Light up Taylor House”. Everyone gathered in the family room to share thoughts of the upcoming holidays, enjoy the warmth of Taylor House and sing carols. The group moved to the front yard, where the Stadtlander family assisted with the lighting of the trees. The central location of the ceremony made it possible for current patients and families to watch from their patios. Each patio had been decorated with lights and added to the warmth of the evening.

Volunteer decorators show their flair and creativity shines each year. Visitors and underwriters never leave disappointed in their unique designs and clever uses for decorations.

Special thanks to the volunteers, both young and old, who spent several hours preparing for the lighting ceremony by stringing lights and decorating Taylor House.

The 2012 Festival of Trees and Lights will be held November 21-25. Watch for details.

The 2013 Lights of Love will be held in late November. Watch for details.


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

2011 Distribution of Support n Methodist, Lutheran, Methodist West

$ 1,551,171

n Blank Children’s Hospital

$ 3,887,849

n John Stoddard Cancer Center



n Iowa Health Hospice - Taylor House



n Iowa Health System



Total Distribution of Support

$ 6,077,414

1% 7%



25% 1% 5% 17%



2007 - 2011 Distribution of Support n Methodist, Lutheran, Methodist West



n Blank Children’s Hospital

$ 10,481,588

n John Stoddard Cancer Center



n Iowa Health Hospice - Taylor House



n Iowa Health System



Total Distribution of Support

$ 22,842,049

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Steve Cannon Sharon Capacio Cardinal Community School District Amber Carlson Paula & Charles Carlson George & Kathlyn Carpenter Nancy Carr Carroll Community School District Kevin & Terri Carstensen Penny Carter Brenda R. Caruso Dennis & Maria Casey Lucas & Lindsay Casey Sarah Cassill Lee & Karen Casten Stephen & Catherine Cate Central Distributing Company, Inc. Central Iowa EMS Direct Dr. Christopher & Michelle Champion Dr. Mary L. Chapman Sharon Check Clyde Chelsvig Duane & Darlene Churchman Mike & Sue Clark Nancy Clark Sharon & Thomas Clarke, Sr. Stephen C. Clarke & Patricia E. Robb Robert & Marty Cline Jana Cobb Robert & Mildred Coffey David Cohen Elizabeth Ann Coil Rochelle Conroy Continental Western Group, LLC Shelly & Marte Cook Phyllis & Reuben Core Scott Courter Carrie Courtney Patricia & Darrel Cox Paula Cripps Richard S. Crockett & Diana J. Deardorff Dr. Kent & Teresa Croskey Charlee Cross Lauretta & Darrell Cross

In March 2011, four-year-old Hannah Geneser died when a screen gave way and she fell through an open, third story window. In response to her untimely and tragic death, the Hannah Geneser Foundation was founded by her parents, Jamie and Shanda. Window accidents are completely preventable. No parent need suffer the pain and heartbreaking loss of a child from a window fall. Hannah’s Hope is the window safety outreach program sponsored by the Hannah Geneser Foundation in collaboration with Blank Children’s Hospital Center for Advocacy & Outreach to help educate parents and other child caregivers on the dangers posed by windows and the actions that can be taken to prevent window accidents. By partnering with Blank Children’s to advocate for child safety with an emphasis on window safety, Blank Children’s will launch the Safety Store in 2012 where all types of childhood safety devices and equipment will be sold to parents, including window safety devices.


Annual Giving $100 - $249 Dr. Javaid M. Abbasi Colet & Jerry Abramovich Wayne & Ruth Adair Jerrold & Karen Adams Dennis & Jean Adamson Advanced Family Dentistry Advanced Rehab Technologies, Inc. AFSCME Local 3289 James L. Agnew, Jr. Vickie K. Agnitsch Ainsworth Elementary Alden Community School Alpha-Omega Sales Inc. Patricia & Larry Ambler American Heart Association, Inc. American Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. Lonny & Nancy Amick Richard & Jacquelyn Amick Karen & Larry Andersen Brian Anderson Bruce Anderson Curtis & Carol Anderson Donamae & Guy Anderson Kermit & Rebecca Anderson Marjorie Anderson & Dr. Robert Anderson Tami Anderson Antioch Baptist Church Karen & Jerry Armstrong Sandra K. Armstrong Cynthia & Richard Arnold Keith & Sarah Arnold AT&T United Way/Employee Giving Campaign Mark & Carol Atkinson James & Carol Austin Bruno & Carolyn Avon Cindia & R. John Badger, Jr. Don & Betty Bailey Robert & Christine Bailey Joni Baker Laura Baker Rev. William & Sue Ballard Naomi M. Barks Kimberly & Alan Barr 38

S. Robert & Phyllis Barry Barton Solvents, Inc. Susan Bates Gary Battles Jeanette & Joseph Bauer Vaughn & Lori Bauer Ronnie & Renae Baugh Gary & Toni Baugher Sue Baughman & Jim Koenig Andrew & Doralyn Baumert Dr. & Mrs. Larry D. Beaty Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey L. Bebensee Eugene & Frances Becker Kenneth & Donna Beem Robert & Lois Beh Jack & Janet Behle Daniel & Karen Behrens Karyl K. Behrens Benjamin & Wendy Bellus Bill & Erin Bemis Cecilia Benetti Diane K. Benjamin Gaar Bennett Mary & David Bennink John & Teresa Benson Wanda Benson Linda Bentley Teresa Berger-Fields Garry & Sheryl Bergman Sandi & Allen Bergman Berkley Technology Services, LLC Randy Bern G. Galin & Carol Berrier Elaine Berry Karin C. Beschen Nondas Beswick Virginia Bevington BFC Enterprises, Inc. Jerome & Marilyn Bidinger Marc Biga Francis & Nancy Bigley Janet Billings Tamara & Steve Bireline James & Constance Birmingham Dawn Bishop Helen Bishop Kathy Bissett Dr. Michael Blackburn & Sara Blackburn

Ann M. Blackford Dr. Donald W. Blair Jackie D. Blair Jay & Darlene Blair Judy Blank James & Mary Bleskacek Dawn M. Blum Blum Family Chiropractic Don & Margo Blumenthal Gregory & Jo Ann Blythe James & Kathy Bocken Suzanne & Lyle Boeckholt Irma M. Bohrofen Lynne Boldt Mollie Bonestroo Nicole Boyington Rudy & Gloria Boynton Kimberly Brangoccio Jude Braune Stacy Bredbeck Jay & Carol Brehmer Shannon Breitbach Donna J. Brooke Evelyn Brookhart James & Laura Brown Joni Brown Larry Brown Laural J. Brown Lois N. Brown W. Kendall & Diane Brown William Brown Mary Bryan Connie Bryan-Grubbs Jacqueline Buchanan Karen Buchanan Dr. & Mrs. Bruce L. Buchsbaum Christopher & Jennifer Buren Amy Burg Stephen Burger Maxine E. Burke James & Sandra Burm Jerry & Kim Burrows Marsha & David Caffrey Dr. & Mrs. Steven A. Cahalan Caldwell Raddatz Funeral Home & Crematory Charles & Sandra Caligiuri Lauri Campidilli-Leo Philip Canale

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


Lifetime Cumulative Giving

In recognition of these distinguished donors whose outstanding generosity shows a commitment to the tradition of yesterday and the vision of tomorrow. We recognize the following donors, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership through cumulative gifts totalling $50,000 or greater. This includes gifts to Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children’s Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Methodist West Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center, Taylor House and the Iowa Health Foundation. *deceased

$25,000,000+ Mr. & Mrs. John D. Stoddard*

$5,000,000 - $9,999,999 Myron & Jacqueline Blank* Louise Coskery* Newell S. & Helen M. Johnson* Watson & Helen Powell* Variety - The Children’s Charity of Iowa

$2,500,000 - $4,999,999 Blank Children’s Hospital Guild Iowa Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Marian Goodwin Vaatveit*

$1,000,000 - $2,499,999 LaVerne & Blaine Briggs Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. Ernest & Florence Sargent Family Foundation Fraternal Order of Eagles Iowa State Aerie & Auxiliary John R. & Zelda Grubb* Paul & Lela Harp* Harold & Frances Hite* Iowa Department of Public Health George Murphy* Rachel Younker Foundation Don & Dolores Taylor The Fred Maytag Family Foundation The Iowa Clinic, P.C. Dr. Virginia Thompson*

$500,000 - $999,999 Robert Aliber* 20

American Cancer Society Anonymous E. Mary & E. Ronald* Gonder Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau Iowa Health - Des Moines Medical Staff D. C. & Lillian Johnston* Janice & John Kelley The Kenyon Family Kresge Foundation Dr. James McMillan* Mid-Iowa Health Foundation Gladys & Bessie Myers* Milton O. Riepe* LaVerne P. Stevens* The Graham Group, Inc. The Hearst Foundation, Inc. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

$250,000 - $499,999 ARAMARK Healthcare Ginger & Ron Barry Katherine Getty Beer* & Paul Beer* Carrie Boyer* Thelma K. Brand* Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Doctor’s Office Building Corporation Cecil & Johanne Finch* William J. & Jeanne Goodwin* & Goodwin Foundation Barbara H. Graham Pearl Haulman* Iowa Methodist School of Nursing Alumni Association Iowa Radiology, P.C. Iowa Realty Company, Inc. Maude M. Kitchen*

Carissa Thompson Linda & Mark Tigges Randy & Rebecca Torgeson Mary Trinnell Jennifer & Craig Umphfleet Ann & Marty Ungs Stacia Van Cleave Ronald & Lois Van Genderen Harriet Vande Kieft Kristopher Vander Ploeg Anna Vang Amy & Nicholas Varcoe Dr. Lisa A. Veach & Dr. Robert Dahlberg R. Darlene Vernon Gailen & Staphanie Veurink Joshua Virgil Vision Financial Group Mary Vogt Karen S. Vos William & Ara Lou Waldock Todd & Renita Walker Wal-Mart Foundation Hal & Jan Walter Patrice & Larry Webber Julie Weichman Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. Marcia West Mary E. Wheatley Thomas Whitney Linda & Max Wilker Dennis Wilkerson John & Jeanelle Wilkins John Williams Tom Wilson Maria & Chip Wittern Robert Wolfe Caroline Woollums Brian & Carol Worth Jean Wray Brandon Wright Allan & Dorene Yahnke Chaney Yeast Dr. Eytan Young Lynn Young Tim & Danette Zisoff Doreen Zonona

With their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters the children of the Evergreen Church of Christ are helping to make the tough days on the inpatient oncology unit a little better by supporting the Coffee, Cookies and Conversation program. Each week the children bring a special offering to church and for the past three years they have made this special program possible. The kids love cookies and they know better than most how much happiness a cookie can bring during a tough day. With their gifts and offerings they help to provide the cookies and coffee for our volunteers to deliver to patients and families on the Adult Oncology floor. These cookies are a sweet treat on days that are very difficult, helping to bring smiles and laughter at a time when it is needed most. Without those pennies, nickels and dimes this program would not be possible.


Annual Giving Robert Kooker Tod & Patty Kumbera John & Ellen Lamale Dorci Land Brenda Lappin Eleanor D. Lau John & Emily Leder Ann & Brian Lee Dr. Erin E. Lehman Julie Leopold J. Nicholas & Kimberly Letizia Joyce Leto Dr. Jay & Lydia Liedman Cheryl & Michael Lillegraven Terry Lillis Bruce Linde Dennis & Beverly Lockridge Michael & Clare Logsdon Loney & Schueller LLC James & Patricia Luhrs Jennifer M. Lynch Karthic Mahadevan Daniel & Gina Mandernach James & Lynn Martin Christopher Martinez Christine & Stephen Marvin Amy M. Massey Kevin Massick Dr. Douglas W. Massop & Dr. Kathleen M. Massop John & Cindy Mayer Shelley Maynard David & Winonah McCluskey Charles & Susan McConnell Timothy & Brenda McCulley Robert & Lois McCully Chad McDonald Jan McGee Patricia McGregor Kristin Mchugh-Johnson & Eugene Johnson Medical Arts LLC Medspan Healthcare Market Research, Inc. Todd Mellem Brian & Cathleen Meng Debra & John Mertz Microsoft Corporation Todd Millang 36

Dr. Michael & Alla Mintzer Elizabeth & Scott Mitchell Mondamin Fire & Rescue, Inc. Monsanto Matching Gift Program Center Jennifer Moore Debra Moore & Donn Stanley Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc. Gary & Deborah Munoz Diane & Tom Murphy Debra Myers Michael & Jaime Naig National Guardian Life Insurance Company Patrick & Tara Nelson Christy Nelson Carrie & Tim O’Brien O’Hara Hardware Inc. Terry Olson Barbara & Joseph Owca Packaging Distribution Services (PDS) Sarah Pandullo Mark Parriott William & Sheryl Paterson Dave Pearson Heather Pedersen Mike & Teresa Peiffer Lyle & Cindy Petersen Pilot Club of Mucatine, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. James G. Piros Keith Poock Cristine Powers Dr. Richard & Phyllis Preston Putnam County Fire & Rescue Training Assoc. Jay & Michele Quick Joseph & Eva Quinn R & R Investors, Inc. Jodi Ramsey-Jamison Donald Rand Dan Reese Carole & William Reichardt, Jr. Diane Renzo Debbie S. Reser Dr. & Mrs. L. Scott Richards Dr. Bradley & Michele Riley Kristen Rinehart

Connie Robbins Dennis & Marie Roberts Jacob Robertson Janece & Chris Rohwer Jeff & Jennifer Rose Rodney & Valorie Ruff Randy & Jill Sackett Chuck & Kathy Safris AnneMarie Salowski Marcia L. Samuelson Patricia & Frank Sarcone Greg Scharnberg Leslie F. Schneider Paulette & Brad Schultz Kevin & Jodi Schutt Allen & Alison Shafer Julia Shearer David & Luci Shipley Scott & Susan Shisler Gregory & Marjie Sieck Dr. & Mrs. Tim Simplot Richard M. & Karen R. Simpson Jennifer Sleiter Kathleen & Larry Smith Douglas Smith Tom Smolen Southside Cares, LTD Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence F. Staples Jay & Molly Steffen John & Cindy Stenberg Kevin & Jennifer Stetson Michael & Norma Stoll Steve & Kelly Stotts Robert & Karen Stuyvesant Mary Kay & Thomas Suckow Sur Gro Finance, Inc Monica J. Sutter Harold & Wanda Swanson Stephen & Cheryl Sypal Todd & Jackie Tatum Loretta Taylor Robert C. Taylor Kevin Taylor Andrew & Teri TeBockhorst The Tree House Growing and Learning Center Dr. Kent Thieman Think Pink Paper & Janitorial, LLC Justin & Amanda Thompson

Kohl’s Department Stores S. Kay Montgomery National Realty Corporation Professional Solutions Insurance Company Eva J. Nicoletto* Andrew Noble Trust Pioneer Hi-Bred International Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Inc. Principal Charity Classic Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. Edward G. Roseman* Shirley M. & Roger F. Stetson The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation U.S. Department of Education William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation, Inc.

$100,000 - $249,999 AAA Minnesota/Iowa Allianz Championship American Society of Clinical Oncology Staci Appel Ataxia Telangiectasia Children’s Project Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mr. & Mrs. Brian J. Baker Mr. & Mrs. Floyd T. Beasley Willard* & Betty Bishop Dr. Donald W. & Leah C.* Blair Doris Blumer* Business Women’s Association Foundation Dr. Thomas & Barbara Carlstrom Kathleen Casper* Jack & Marjorie Cavanah Steven R. Condit* F. C. Coppersmith* Mr. & Mrs.* Donald W. Cordes Mildred & Arthur Corey* Sheri & Joe Corfits Ann Cownie* Eric & Kathy Crowell Des Moines Child & Adolescent Guidance Center, Inc. Marion DeVries* Ruth A. Dixon Memorial Douglas B. Dorner, M.D. & Carole Villeneuve Edwin T. Meredith Foundation EMC Insurance Companies Dr. Tom* & Joan Ghrist Lillie J. Gove* Greater Des Moines Community Foundation

Howard V. Gregory Dr. & Mrs. Ronald K. Grooters Hildred Harken* Jim & Janet Harris Harry & Peggy Pomerantz Foundation Dr. Tim & Jane Hart Mary E. Haulman* Health System Emergency Physicians, P.C. Helene Fuld Health Trust Henry and Norma Peterson Charitable Trust Holmes Murphy & Associates, Inc. Edith E. Hultner* Hy-Vee, Inc. Hyundai Hope on Wheels Iowa Department of Human Services Iowa Heart Center J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation Marian F. Jones* Shirley A. Kading* Katharine G. Kain* John & Mary Keck Walter E. Lawrence* Carl W. Lenall* Dennis & Barbara Linderbaum Donna J. Lloyd* Ellen Maytag Madsen* Marsh Naina McClarey* Richard L. & Deborah K. McConnell Hazel B. McKim* Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates Meredith Corporation MidAmerican Energy Frank Moore* Florence M. Murphy* National Children’s Alliance Carl Passmore* Winifred Petty* Polk County Department of Health Services Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. Robert & Debra Pulver Fred C. Robison* Edwin H. Rudebeck* Safe Kids World Wide Sahai Family, Webster City, IA Dick* & Joann Sargent Florence & Ernest Sargent* Eloise E. Schnoor* Lucille & Bob Schwarze Drs. Robert & Rebecca Shaw


Lifetime Cumulative Giving Arnold & Alene Sieg* Alice & Willard Smith* Simpson & Lucille Smith* Becky & David Stark State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Dr. Stephen & Martha Stephenson Nellie Corene Stewart* Alleyne Sutton* Ryan Taylor Endowment The Annie E. Casey Foundation The Coons Foundation The IMT Group The Rasmussen Group, Inc. The Weitz Company, LLC Helen G. Thompson* U.S. Bank Franklin “Hap” & Frances VanGorp* Erma V. Wallerich* Weathertop Foundation Helen L. Westfall* Arnold Whitney Younkers

$50,000 - $99,999 A. J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Abbott Laboratories Elmer & Dorothy Adrian* Dr. David & Patricia Alexander All State Industries, Inc. Deliliah Allan* Allied Construction Services, Inc. Sue & Tim Allyn American Medical Group Association Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Anderson Anonymous Peg Armstrong-Gustafson & Gregg D. Gustafson Arvella I. Atwill* Baker Electric, Inc. Karen Baker/B. J. Baker III Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Margaret Beaty* Nellie E. Behm* Ada & Lloyd Bock* Pearle L. Bowlsby* Bras For The Cause Iowa Foundation Brad & Amy Brody Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Buroker 22

Mr. & Mrs. James C. Callanan* Dr.* & Mrs. Paul T. Cash Celgene Corporation M. Kathryn Clark* Mr. & Mrs. Charles I. Colby III Charles I. Colby, Jr.* Jim & Patty Cownie Courtney & Gladys Crandall Memorial Thomas O. Crum* Dennis T. Cuthbertson Memorial Delavan, Inc. Des Moines Springfest Horse Show Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Frampton Margaret M. Gauley* General Mills Foundation Louise E. Gilmore* William A. & Elizabeth Goodwin Dr. & Mrs. John W. Green, Jr.* Barry & Michele Griswell Edith M. Hadden* Marie Hasch* Mel & Dorna Haught Dr. John C. & Karen Heffernan Elizabeth A. Herbert* Norma J. Hirsch Dr. & Mrs. James W. Hopkins Sheri & Bob Horner John C.* & Ruth C. Hunt Jean Anne Allison Husmann Marnice Hutchison* Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics Iowa Pathology Associates, P.C. Iowa Primary Care Association Don & Ginger Ireland-Schunicht Richard O. Jacobson Bernice Nelson James* Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Jester* Shawn Johnson Cecelia Kirvin Linda & Tom Koehn Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kollmorgen KPMG LLP Joye S. Lacey* Mildred E. Little* Janet N. Maddox* Joanne & Bob Mahaffey Morris & Lenore Mandelbaum* Family Massey Ferguson, Inc.

Heartland Finishes Jill E. Heilskov Stacey R. Henderson Debra Hennings Christy & Jeff Hibbs Brig Gen & Mrs. J. Derek Hill Amanda Hitchcock Loren Hochhalter Dr. Curtis & Nancy Hoegh Kevin Hoekman Julie & Michael Hoffman Doug & Christina Hoksbergen Harrison & Marianna Holm Jerry & Yvonne Holtz Home Access Health Corporation Lana Hood Dr. William R. Hornaday, Jr. Kelly & Patty Housby Stephen & Laura House Sheryl Houston Elizabeth Hultman Kathryn & William Hunnicutt Ruth C. Hunt Evelyn Hunt E. Carter & Mike Hutchison Iowa Health – Allen Hospital Ted & Christine Irvine John & Dodie Jabour Ronald & Marsha Jean Clint & Amy Jensen Marjorie Jerome William & Susan Johnson Eric Johnson Joel & Wendy Johnson Eric & Anne Johnson Mark Joniak Yatin Karnik Theresa L. Kehoe & Robert E. Bailey Winifred Kelley Sara Kendrick Jeanette Kernes Dr. Robert & Patty Kerr Rosemary Kettler Thomas Kieffer Dr. Mark B. Kirkland Kiwanis Club of Indianola Jennifer & John Koehler Scott Koerner

John Stoddard was an engineer by training and a real estate developer and entrepreneur by profession who amassed a large fortune and gave most of it away. He often said that the reason he worked so hard to make money was to have more to give away. Before John’s own brief fight with cancer and death in 1998, no member of his family ever had cancer. Still, in 1990, his keen interest in medical care and compassion for others compelled him to support Iowa Methodist Medical Center’s new cancer center with a $4 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the center was named the John Stoddard Cancer Center. John was always a fervent ambassador for the center, spreading his enthusiasm for the new and emerging technology, expert cancer researchers and care givers, and personalized familycentered care. Shortly before his illness, John said, “Once you see the center, once you see the remarkable work that’s being done, that’s what really motivates you to give. There’s such an attitude of hope.” While John Stoddard never mentioned it, his friends, business associates and family saw his gift as a transformational experience for John. While visiting the cancer center, patients and their family members would hear staff greeting Mr. Stoddard. Upon hearing his name they would approach Mr. Stoddard and thank him for his gift that made the cancer center possible. These were very touching moments as John would talk one on one with families facing cancer. 35

Annual Giving Peg Armstrong-Gustafson & Gregg D. Gustafson Loretta & William Baker Mary Bartels Mark Batchelder Raymond & Mary Beauregard Dr. Enrique & Elizabeth A. Bedia Mary & Dale Belknap Dr. James & Barbara Bell Karen E. Bender Paul & Pam Benson Jolene & Richard Beveridge Dr. Amy Bingaman & Al Bingaman Robert Birge Margaret A. Birzer Gladys Bloodworth David & Meghan Blum Jeanne Blutt Mary & Frank Boksa Nancy Bone Todd & Erika Borcherding Delos Borcherding Connie J. Boss Kristi Braafhart Dennis Brady Brady Distributing Company Sherry L. Briggs Dr. Robert & Mary Brooks Dr. Robert T. Brown John & Susan Bunz Pat & Dana Burden Shawn Burke & Paul Scott Dean Burtch Jessica & Scott Bush Businessolver Team 2 Doug Cairney Richard & Ruth Carey Jerome & Diane Carlson Karin & Michael Carmoney Cetera Financial Group Larry Chappell Carolyn Chase Linda & Dave Chongo Brian & Marianne Christensen Toni Clark Jennifer Clark Willard & Coryene Classen 34

Evelyn L. Schnoor & Curtis R. Clemenson, Jr. David & Becky Cochran Richard & Katherine Cohan Clark & Marilyn Colby Marian & Pat Collison Ryan & Krista Cooley Todd & Sherry Copic Don Corrigan Jeffrey & Elizabeth Cosner Nancy Crandell Coe Ann Crawford Steven & Deborah Critz Lisa Crowell Alice & Robert Curl Lee Czapanskiy Renee Dalrymple Stephen Dann Chad Davis Gaylon & Janet Dayton Michael & Sally Dehnert Dr. Vaun & Dawn DeJong Shanann DeLong Doreen & Edward Denger Mark & Robin Denkinger Denman & Company LLP Erica DeVries Dr. Karl & Laura Digman Chaplain & Mrs. Dale E. Dorrell James Douglas Debra A. Downing Downtown Community Alliance Patricia & Joel Drake Michael & Shelley Dreibelbeis Jayme Duinink Jo & David Edgar, Sr. Valerie & Brian Edison Dr. & Mrs. Steven A. Elg Murray & Margaret Ellis Ellsworth Municipal Hospital Erik Eriksen Faith Community Church Farrell’s U.S. Martial Arts John & Suzanne Farrington Joe & Carol Fatino Ron & Donna Fennema Michael & Jenny Ferrari Doug Fick Brenna Finnerty

Nona S. Firch Larry Fisher Susan & James Fisher Martha A. Fitzgerald Raymond & Lisa Fitzpatrick Susan K. Flack Flooring America Fort Madison Community Hospital Laura Francisco Charlene D. Franklin Randy & Janet Freel Donna Freese Kevin Friend Gregory Funaro Kyle & Christy Gamble Steven & Rebecca Garner Waldo & Diane Geiger Edward & Susan Gibson Joan Gilchrist Laurel D. Gillard Rolland & Delores Gilmore Dr. Paul & Shawna Gisi Barbara Godsey Christine Goldin-Umphress E. Mary Gonder Dale Good Amy Gould Lisa Gould Dr. & Mrs. Bernard L. Gradoville Greene County Redi-Mix, Inc. Nicole Groetken Dr. Jennifer A. Groos Raymond & Laura Hague Stuart Haley Dennis Hall Sarah J. Hamilton Brix Gerald Hampton Terry & Virginia Hancock Mark & Debbie Hannam Andrea Hansen & Joseph Szymczyk Sonja & Hans Hanson Gary Harker Richard & Cheryle Harmon Carl & Sally Harris Harris-Lake Park Community School District Robert & Kathryn Hazlett

Fred D. Mathis* Alma Harvey McConeghey & Carl McConeghey* Leah C. McIntyre* Merck & Co., Inc. Al & Jo Messerschmidt* Monsanto Fund Blake S. O’Neill* Becky Patton-Quigley Pella Rolscreen Foundation Jamie & Ellen Pollard Marlyse, Reed & Scott Pulver Dr. Mark & Mary Purtle Sid Ramsey Ruth A. Richmond* Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa Ruan Charity Foundation Craig & Elizabeth Sandahl Charles Schafer* Lloyd & Ruth Scheerer* Charles & Ruth Schoppe* Helen E. Schott Nancy & Scott Shafer Leon & Dianne Shearer Shive-Hattery, Inc. James & Diana Skogsbergh Gladys Snyder* Storey Kenworthy Company/ Workspace, Inc. Jan Miller Straub Margaret B. Swanson* Dr. Stephen G. Taylor & Susan L. Taylor The Bohen Foundation The John A. Hartford Foundation George F. Tubesing* U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dewey & Wilma Veenstra/ Cory & Sandra Veenstra W.T. and Edna M. Dahl Trust Betty Wallace* Sam & Sally Wallace Wheat Ridge Ministries William R. Windsor Charitable Foundation Willis Auto Campus Gladys & Wesley Wolff*

Leon and Dianne Shearer are all smiles at the VIP Reception prior to the Rally Against Cancer.


Annual Giving $1,000,000 - $2,499,999 Marian Goodwin Vaitveit* $250,000 - $499,999 Variety - The Children’s Charity of Iowa $100,000 - $249,999 Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. Hyundai Motor America Iowa Department of Public Health Iowa Department of Public Safety Iowa Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Inc. Principal Charity Classic The Hearst Foundation, Inc. The Iowa Clinic, P.C. The Kenyon Family $50,000 - $99,999 Ginger & Ron Barry Bras For The Cause Iowa Foundation Barry & Michele Griswell Iowa Radiology, P.C. Kohl’s Department Stores Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. Craig & Elizabeth Sandahl The Fred Maytag Family Foundation United Way of Central Iowa $25,000 - $49,999 AAA Minnesota/Iowa LaVerne & Blaine Briggs Jack & Marjorie Cavanah Eric & Kathy Crowell Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Douglas B. Dorner, M.D. & Carole Villeneuve Ernest & Florence Sargent Family Foundation Fraternal Order of Eagles Iowa State Aerie & Auxiliary 24

Dr. Tim & Jane Hart Alvira Hove Iowa Realty Company, Inc. Iowa Select Farms, L.P. Dennis & Barbara Linderbaum Richard L. & Deborah K. McConnell National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Professional Solutions Insurance Company Dr. Stephen & Martha Stephenson The Coons Foundation James T. Watkins William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation, Inc. $10,000 - $24,999 Robert Alford ARAMARK Healthcare Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Tom & Susan Ballard Hazel Briggs Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Buroker Bob & Mariann Clark Brian Coen Mr. & Mrs. Charles I. Colby III Sheri & Joe Corfits Jim & Patty Cownie Suzanne Crandall Crush Colon Cancer Des Moines Springfest Horse Show EMC Insurance Companies Epic Ronald & C. E. Glenn Jim & Janet Harris Dr. John C. & Karen Heffernan Michael Hoogenveen Iowa Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Iowa Health - Des Moines Medical Staff Kenneth Jackson Jeffrey Karch Donnie Kay

Carroll Kilgore Neal & Avis Krueger Stacey & Joe Lancaster Bill & Jeanne Leaver Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates Debra Moyer Becky Patton-Quigley Jamie & Ellen Pollard Dr. Mark & Mary Purtle Harold Richardson RiverSource Life Insurance Company Dr. Rizwan Z. Shah Leon & Dianne Shearer Shive-Hattery, Inc. Becky & David Stark Shirley M. & Roger F. Stetson Storey Kenworthy Company/ Workspace, Inc. Lloyd & Janet Taylor Taylor Family Foundation The Epilepsy Association of Iowa The Graham Group, Inc. The IMT Group The Weitz Company, LLC Virginia Van Liew Dewey & Wilma Veenstra/ Cory & Sandra Veenstra Kevin & Jolene Vermeer W.T. and Edna M. Dahl Trust Nathan Whitmire Willis Auto Campus Doug & Ann Wright $5,000 - $9,999 A. J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Allied Construction Services, Inc. Kimberly & Marc Andresen Paul Augspurger James Banfield Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Robert & Stephanie Bares Julia Bash Joshua Beck Brian D. & Kelly S. Benson Betty Bishop

Ronald & Ann Stoen Darla Stone Ralph & Sue Stonehocker Strategic Growth Capital, Inc. Ardith E. Strawman Paul Strayer Susan & Jay Street Colleen & Dana Sward Harriett V. Taylor Martha Triebel Quinn Turner John Tysklind Drs. Onyebuchi & Chichi Ukabiala Curtis & Laurie Ungs Joel Vandermeide Jody & Scott VanDever Carol N. Vavra Stuart & Michelle Waite Patricia Welder Virgil & Jennifer Wells James & Melissa Wessels Brandon & Jodie Whitehorse Whitfield & Eddy, PLC Bruce Whitson JoAnne Widestrom Vicki Wildman James & Kay Wilimek Mark & Chris Wiskus Mary Wood Ivan Wooster C. Scott & Amy Wormsley Philip & Karen Worth Dr. Jeffrianne S. Young Dr. Melissa D. Young-Szalay Leona Zaharis Shelley & Michael Zarling Stacey & Troy Zietlow Cheryl Zimanek Kimberly Zimmerman $250 - $499 James & Rosie Aipperspach James Alt Deborah Aman David Aman Larry Anderson Brian & Nancy Anstoetter Kevin & Patricia Armstrong

Taylor House Hospice was built to provide care and comfort to terminally-ill patients and families as an alternative to receiving hospice care in a facility like a hospital or nursing home, and can provide respite care and pain management. Taylor House serves as a patient’s place of residence while he or she receives care. Part of that care means providing a “home-like” setting for patients and families while they are here. Every one of Taylor House’s rooms has access to a private outdoor patio, yet some of the patios had benches, and others did not. A group of Taylor House supporters wanted to rectify this, and raised funds to purchase benches for all of Taylor House. The benches were donated by the families of Taylor House patients Ruth Deardorff, Nancy Smalley and Evelyn Hill. On a sunny fall day in October, a dedication ceremony was held at Taylor House to unveil the new benches. Attendees brought brightly colored mums to decorate the patios and Taylor House. The beautiful new benches signify the level of attention and care that goes into ensuring patients and families truly feel at home during their hospice journey at Taylor House.



Annual Giving Gary S. Frank & Krista Celsi-Frank Fraser Transportation Employees Carol E. Frazell Kay Frye Joan Gandy Drs. Greg & Corrine Ganske Julie & Mark Gibbons Dr. Devon & Kathy Goetz Randy & Paula Gorres Catherine Graham Robert Green Philanna L. Grier Dr. & Mrs. Ronald K. Grooters Kelly Grossman Della Guzman Dr. Deborah A. Haines Winifred Hall Don & Esther Halverson Daniel J. Harkness, Ph.D. Janel & Michael Harnan Sue & Mark Harrington Dr. Eric D. Haugen William & Rosemary Hedlund Robert Heen Joyce Hegna Katherine Heldt & Chris Weyer Dr. Pete, Sue & Clair Hetherington Dr. Jennifer & Ryan Hill Bill & Judith Hoefle Laurie & Joshua Hofbauer Lee & Kathy Hook Ryan Hopkins Thomas J. & Susan F. Houser Dan & Barbara Howard ING Charitable Giving Campaign Iowa-Des Moines Supply, Inc. Carolyn & Frank Jacobs Alrene A. Jacobsen Mary Johnson Ray L. Johnson Willard E. Johnston Kristi L. Jones Brad Joslin Juanita Joyaux Sam & Lori Kalainov Daryld & Connie Karloff John & Mary Keck Keller Excavating, Inc 32

Dr. Amy B. Kelley-Osdoba & Daniel M. Osdoba John & Christine King Kenton M. Klein, Sr. Marvin Koeper Laborers’ International Union of North America No. 177 Marjorie K. Lamb Mary J. Lande Keith Lear Julie Lehman & Don Short Delores Lein Amy K. Leister Joseph & Sara Leto Blanche Lewis Erika A. Linden David Liske Erin & Jeffrey Lorenzen Marian & Ivan Lyddon Bob & LaRue Maddox Paul March Barbara A. Marchant Frank & Janel Marcovis Nathaniel Marxen Carol Mathews Chris McCarthy & Gail Hardinger-McCarthy Dr. Richard & Bonnie McCaughey Amy McCleish Karen J. McGregor John & Suzanne McKinney Kay & Patrick McNerney Ashton Marie McNutty Helen McRoberts Julie Messelheiser Michael Meyers MidAmerican Energy Colleen A. Milburn Teresa & Larry Miller Kendall & Ila Miller Andrew Miller Sara & Frank Minnis Rose Mitchell Katherine E. Moeckly Dr. & Mrs. Roy A. Molina Ronda Montgomery Eileen & Mark Mullan Brad Myers

Wyatt & Kelley Myers David D. Nelson Kathie J. Nessa James Nithang Pamela K. Normandin Dianna Nunn Wayne Nyberg Julie Oliver Dr. Tamas & Sara Otrok Thomas & Jeri Paca Annette Pederson Monika Peltz Lloyd F. & Marilyn J. Peterson Pioneer Hi-Bred International Andrew & Mary Ploessl Mary & Evan Potratz Anita Preston Prevent Cancer Foundation Allison Pugh Melvin L. Quinn Dr. Jon Quinn Racing for Kids Kathy Reed Patrick & Wendi Reeves Dr. Joshua J. Rehmann & Jamie D. Rehmann Erin M. Rice Dr. & Mrs. Stephen B. Rinderknecht Dr. L. Jeffrey & Susan Rissman Jaymie Roberts Dawn L. Robertson Curtis & Jodi Rouse Timothy Runkel Sandra Sandahl Debra Sanders Mary L. Scarpino Robert & Julie Sellers Twyla B. Sharpnack Jeanette A. Shelton Sharon Skilling Les & Tamra Smiarowski Joseph E. Smith II Brian Smith David & Alison Smoldt Southeastern Iowa Synod Evangelical Lutheran Christina R. Spencer Dr. Robert & Charlotte Stickler

Ken & Cyndi Bonus Mark Brokaw Holly Bunn Larry Caltrider Drs. Vidya & Tushar Chande Dr. Ken L. Cheyne Children’s Health Care Daniel Clevidence Don & Mary Coffin Richard Cooper Ann Cownie Harold Cox Curtis Cretin Dancing from the Heart Des Moines Police Officers’ Credit Union Norman & Suzanne Dostal Doug Dunek David & Criss Edgar Joy Elder Scott Eltjes Emily Filley Andrew Flynn Forrest & Associate Masonry Brock Fox Rogena Funk Dr. & Mrs. John H. Ghrist II Barbara H. Graham Margaret A. Graham David & Tali Greenspon Mark Hamilton Hannah Geneser Foundation Howard & Diane Hein Henry and Norma Peterson Charitable Trust Jill Hill Catherine Holdsworth Ellen & Jim Hubbell David & Tamara Hubler Hudson’s Heroes Hunters for Kids Quang Huynh Hy-Vee, Inc. Iowa Elks Association Iowa Pathology Associates, P.C. Iowa Primary Care Association Andrew Jensen John R. Grubb & Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation

Iowa Select Farms not only supported the Blank Children’s Festival of Trees & Lights at the $25,000 level, but also wanted to find a way for their employees to give back during the holidays. Guests of the annual holiday party were asked to bring items off the Blank Children’s Hospital wish list. When guests started to arrive they were overwhelmed with the generosity of their company leadership, farm management teams and special guests. Employees walked in with shopping bags and boxes of toys and activities, and others took a more practical route – dropping packages of much-needed batteries while others quietly left $100 and $200 gift certificates on the gift table without leaving a trace of the donor’s identity. “We had naively brought two plastic totes to transport the gifts from the party to the hospital. Within minutes those were full and we were pulling out tables to accommodate the piles of bags and boxes of brightly colored toys and games,” said Jen Holtkamp, Communications Director for Iowa Select Farms. Blank Children’s Hospital was thrilled to receive this very generous toy donation during the holidays.


Annual Giving Bobbie Johnson Cecelia Kirvin Dr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Kollmorgen Brandon Kono Melanie Kraft Debra & Brian Larsen Matt Leek Dennis & Jean Malatesta Erik Marcum Joyce & Stuart McDanel Dennis McMahon Matthew McNamara Michael Meeks Julie & Scot Meuler Melissa Millang Todd Moen Todd Neumann Lori Nore Partners in Health Dr. James & Jane Patten Kathleen & David Payne Jack, Greg & Jennifer Perman Phondeth Prasathphone R & R Realty Group Foundation Danielle Ramsay Sid Ramsey Karen Rees Katherine Reynolds Vincent Ries Jessica Rivers Kris & Scott Rovner Kim & Mark Rundle Deborah Schneider David & Candy Schrader Lucille & Bob Schwarze Mary E. Schwarze Gwendolen S. Shickell Calista Sievers Jerry & Debra Spaeth Stark Bank Group Mathew & Cathy Stevermer Stratford Advisory Group Jeffrey & Susan Stroud Dr. Stephen G. Taylor & Susan L. Taylor Christie Templeton The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation The Prudential Foundation 26

Brian Thomas Dawn Thomas Dr. David & Joni Thornton U.S. Bank Kana Udomon Jeffrey Vance Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield Brian & Michelle Wells Jo Wessling West Bank Matthew Wilson Brad & Cyndi Winterbottom Jonathon Woods $2,500 - $4,999 Abbott Laboratories Fred & Faye Ahlers American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co. Anderson Erickson Dairy Company Dr. Rodrigo Azuero & Dr. Maria-Victoria Dajud Bankers Trust Dr. Mark & Kathryn Barnhill Beasley Family Foundation Vicki & Toby Berberich Bettle Family Foundation Biaggi’s Dave & Beth Bishop Chris Blair & Paul Jackson Kelly & John Bradford Nathan Brewer Brokers Clearing House Dr. Thomas & Barbara Carlstrom Randy & Terri Catron Dr. Gary Clark Competitive Edge, Inc. Rosalyn K. Cranston Gayle D. Culbertson Jeff & Kristi Davick Sandy & Terry Donohoe Holly Dorenkamp Kathleen & Dennis Eastin Barbara Eggleston Rev. Dr. Bill & Dr. Tracy Ekhardt Susan Evans

Flynn-Wright, Inc. George & Susan Frampton Rev. Dr. Thomas & Susan Gehlsen Graham Construction Company Shelby Greenslade Joy Grosser Stewart & LeNore Hansen Marilyn & Chuck Harden Dr. Stanley & Jean Haugland Dale Headrick Health System Emergency Physicians, P.C. Caleb Hegna Kent & Carole Henning Betsy Holland Sheri & Bob Horner Iowa Health Hospice Don & Ginger Ireland-Schunicht Ben Johansen Laurie & David Johnson Barbara Johnston Josephs Jewelers Patrick Kane Deano & Nancy Kuennen Dr. Rebecca & Mr. Kris Lachenmaier Mary & Eric Lothe Alan & Karen Lutter Joanne & Bob Mahaffey Bill & Alicia Mehle Meredith Corporation Tod & Deanne Moriarty Thomas & Aubrey Mulrooney David & Jennifer Lock Oman Chris & Jenifer Owenson Pepsi Co. Richard & Judy Pertzborn Pieathlon, Inc. Stan & Gayle Poortinga Powell CDC Alumni Ralph N. Smith, Inc. Kurt & Lynette Rasmussen James & Sharon Rasmussen Milton & Paula Rhiner Michael P. Rodemyer & Dr. Carole R. Rodemyer Rogers Entertainment, Ltd. Frances & Robert Sapp Dr. Robert & Carissa Schneider

Stephen Black Adam Boon Angela S. Boord Todd Brekke Drs. Daniel & Whitney Brink Jessica Brown Franklin Brunk Brennan Buckley Thomas & Peggy Burke M. Patricia Busick Cheri & Gerry Bustos Debora Carlson Lois M. Carmichael Charitable Gift Fund Ray Chartier Christopher Street Memorial Foundation Leah Churchman & Drew Van Meeteren Michael & Marta Clark Kathy Clayton Diane & Kelly Clevenger Climb Iowa LLC James Conlin Lawrence Cook Guy & Cynthia Cook Rebecca & Kevin Daniels Elizabeth Dawley Dave & Roena Dean Dwight E. Deason & Marijo Grimes Ed Deresky Sherry A. Dickelman Sandy & Joel Dieleman Dr. & Mrs. Merle M. Diment Scott A. Draper Suzanne R. Draper Theresa A. Drew David Ellis Lois Engel Christine Enos Crystal Estabrook European Motors of Des Moines Jeff & Julie Eyberg Mark & Sarah Ferree Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, PC Polly Flug Kathleen Fonken

“Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?” - Dr. Seuss A dream many years in the making to serve children with developmental, behavioral and physical disabilities is now a reality — thanks to the generous support of many donors in our community that helped us raise $3 million dollars for the capital campaign. The Blank Children’s Developmental Center is a centralized place for kids with developmental delays and physical limitations to be diagnosed and treated. Our goal is to provide all patients with the opportunity to receive care early in their development to maximize their potential. The specialty-trained, multidisciplinary team of medical specialists and therapists develop a unique , comprehensive program and appropriate treatment plan for each child. Hospital leaders consider it “the most comprehensive developmental center in the state.” Commonly treating patients with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, birth defects, Down syndrome, genetic anomalies, hearing and vision impairments, learning disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and brachial plexus. The Foundation has also raised endowment dollars for the new center that will cover planned operational losses each and every year.


Annual Giving Cathy B. O’Brien Cathy J. O’Brien Steven & Becky Ogden Mark & Jill Oman Kristy Oswald Jeff Patrick Patterson Companies, Inc. PC Medical Inc. Julie Pedigo Leslie Peltz Bob & Jennifer Perry Patricia Peters Robert & Joan Peters Michael F. Petersen Bret Phillips Dr. Carline Phillips, Ph.D. Physicians Eye Clinic Bev & Bob Plath Pat & Linda Plummer Polk County Auditor’s Office Polk County Board of Supervisors Marshall & Emily Porter Ric & Karen Powell David & Denise Rairdin Mr. & Mrs. David S. Ramsey Candace Ranfeld Perry & Cathy Rankin Debra Rasmussen Kelli Reeves Stan & Jody Reynolds Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc. Dr. Joseph & Kathleen Rhoades Dr. Jeff & Teresa Rodgers Lou & Gretchen Rodgers Dr. Christopher A. Rokes Mary Jo & Mike Romanco Don & Anne Ross Ruan Charity Foundation Rocco Russo Safe Kids World Wide Callie & Kenneth Sandquist Deanna & Matt Sargent Scheels All Sports Ann Schnepf William & Glenda Seemiller Drs. Robert & Rebecca Shaw Dr. Robert & Jean Shires Dr. Ronald & Karen Shirk Cherry & David Shogren 30

Robert & Loretta Sieman Dr. Andrea Silvers & Mr. J. B. Silvers Cynthia Slack Dr. Daniel & Rose Sloven Linda & Brian Slycord Justin & Ann Smalley Shari S. Smith Nick & Marissa Smith H. Raymond & Karen Smith Spacelabs Medical Rosemarie Staebell Gene W. Stanbrough Richard & Gail Steffen Dr. & Mrs. Joel D. Stenzel Sherrilyn Ann Stewart Shari Stone Jan Miller Straub Gene W. Strawman Nancy Strickler David & Gail Stubbs James K. Sullwold Carrie Taycher Nancy & Scott Taylor Cheryl L. Tharp The Rasmussen Group, Inc. The Rotary Club of Des Moines A.M. Foundation The University of Iowa Anne E. Thornton Shelly & Brent Thurness Dr. Kevin Took Dr. & Mrs. John T. Triantafyllos Marlene M. Turner & M. Cris Wright United Service Credit Union United Way of the Quad Cities Doug & Jan Van Meeteren Michael & Leanne Vaux Sandra J. Viers Luella L. Vitalis Kiley Wagner Dr. Judy R. Walker & Mr. Robert J. Taylor Brenda & Joel Walker Sam & Sally Wallace Mary A. Walter Gary Walters Rick & Marcia Wanamaker

Rick & Tracy Warner Amanda & William Warner Julie Warren Betty L. Warrick Jack & Lois Watson Dr. Richard D. Wells Erin & Noah Wendt Dr. Matthew & Melissa Weresh Julie A. West Monte Whetstone Christopher Wiedmann Ralph Wonderlin Chris & Rich Wood Dr. Wendy L. Woods-Swafford Kevin & Diane Workman Donald & Karen Young Violet G. Young Charitable Trust Dr. Gary Yuille $500 - $999 Academy Mortgage Corporation Garth & Cheryl Adams Steve & Julie Agan Dr. Samir & Randa Alabsi All American Ford Allen & Christine Anderson Marcia & Robert Anderson Dr. & Mrs. Vincent L. Angeloni Debra Ansley Melinda Antisdel Tracy A. Arbogast Frank Askvig Aviva Baker Electric, Inc. Jeanette Ballard Dr. John C. Bardole Gary Bargstadt Barilla America, Inc. Sara Barkley Bayou City Lumber Company, Inc. Rodney & Patricia Bean Dr. Robert Behrens & Rachel E. Ong Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does No. 25 Patricia Berger James Biddle Peggy & Kyle Black

Nancy & Scott Shafer Barbara & Bruce Sherman Lyle & Janet Simpson Lynn Steele Dr. Craig & Mrs. Stacy Stevens Jodi Strasser Charles & Debra Taylor Deborah Tell The Wellmark Foundation Cameron Torstenson Robert Van Zuuk Doug & Colleen Vangorp Patrick & Annette Verdun Wells Fargo Bank Rich Willis Family $1,000 - $2,499 5K for 5 Charities Foundation Roxann & Steve Ackerson Adam Albright Photography, Inc. Maureen Adams Advanced Medical Imaging of Iowa Adam Akers Dr. Dianne Alber Dr. & Mrs. Daniel P. Allen Susan & Rex Allen Alliant Energy Corporate Services, Inc. Dr. Jeffrey & Mary Ellen Anderson Chris & Julie Andrews Brad Archer, M.D. John & Susan Aschenbrenner Jon & Joyce Bahrenfus Dr. Larry J. & Lori Baker Baker Group Kimberly Bakey Thomas & Deanna Ballard Penny & Steve Bassman Dr. & Mrs. Andrew K. Bean Steve & Connie Beasley Jane & Patrick Beeman Denise Behrends Nicole Bender Mr. & Mrs. Clark E. Bening Brooke Benschoter & David Mowitz Amy & Bill Bethel Ronald Blum Carol Braack

The School of Nursing building at Iowa Lutheran Hospital was completed in 1922. This building alleviated the need for nurses’ quarters which had been sorely needed since the hospital had opened in 1914. The new nurses’ home intentionally was built larger than necessary for a dormitory. The first and third floors were constructed for nurses’ use, but floors four and five floors were built as patient areas. This building increased the hospital’s capacity from 100 to 150 beds and increased the size of the nursing school from 50 to 75 students. A swimming pool was also built into this facility. This grand old building had deteriorated through the years and changes to fire and patient codes forced administration to choose the most cost-effective option and tear the building down. Demolition occurred in July 2011. For the time being, green space will occupy the area. The history and legacy of Lutheran School of Nursing will remain. Iowa Health – Des Moines will treasure the memories and work the School achieved, and even though the loss is difficult, Lutheran can look forward to a new future will more years of success to come.


Annual Giving Dr. Linda H. Brady C. Edward & Michele Brown Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Buckley Janet M. Buehler Phyllis & Randal Bunkers Bunny’s First Service Wendell J. & Vona Ann Burbank Barbara & Henry Burkard David & Elizabeth A. Burlage Jan & Mark Burnham Tom & Anna Bush Michael & Martha Carlson Phyllis Carpenter Rhonda & John Casey Casey’s Charities CDS Global, Inc. Central Iowa Surgery, P.C. Charles Gabus Ford Christine Chartier Karen Chiovaro Clarity Construction, Inc. Linda & Earl Clemen Keith & Ruth Coady Stacey & Jean Collins Dr. Jennifer S. Cook & John W. Kisner Jim & Deb Cosgrove Jane Coy Sabra K. Craig Rosener & Scot Rosener Robert Crigler Ron & Julie Cronk Denise Cundy James Cushing David’s Fight Ruth Deardorff Des Moines Menace Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons - Staff Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center Julie Dimmitt Theresa Doll Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko Constance M. Duling Jeanette & Dennis Duncan Jennifer & Richard Early Electrical Engineering and Equipment Company 28

Rev. Don & Anne Elly Employee and Family Resources, Inc. Neil E. Fagan Farris Engineering Shellee Faux FBL Financial Group, Inc. Marialice Fecht FISERV Foundation Michael K. Flannery Scott & Susie Flood Dr. Ricardo & Sylvia Flores Ron & Phyllis Foster Melinda Franzeen Lena Frecentese Phil & Amy Friedrich G & L Clothing Melodie & Mark Garanson Genentech, Inc. Chari & Walter Ghrist Gilbert Community School District Goal Marketing LLC Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Goebel John & Wanda Goranson Kathleen Goranson Grand View University Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. Robert & Yvonne Grant Greater Kansas City Community Foundation William Green Ryan Greening Fran Fleck & Terry Greenley John Gregg Rev. Lyle & Trudie Greiner Cynthia Grossman Donette Guisinger Robert D. Gulling Roxan Hammer Richard Harms Dr. Susan M. Harrell James A. Hartman & Molly Gerlich Jason Hauser Heart Support of America Dr. Steven & Sara Heddinger Begie Hefner & Fred Miller Jane & Richard Hein Lois Herrig

Carma & Kenneth Herring Lynnette & Kevin Hillabolt Cynthia & Steven Hockman Homesteaders Life Company Dr. Nicholas J. Honkamp Vickie & Bob Horsch Susan Howell Dr. Marvin & Sally Huff Bill Hufford Betty & Robert Hyde Iowa Chapter CPCU Iowa Sports Foundation, Inc. Dr. Robert J. & Kathryn Isaak Steve & Libby Jacobs Martha G. James & Michael Myszewski Joann & Bill Jensen Jess Peyton Van Meeteren Memorial Golf Tournament Barbara K. Johnson Dennis Johnson Coral & Kim Johnson Ed & Nici Johnston John & Debra Joseph JPMorgan Chase Gary & Janie Kahn Dr. & Mrs. Alan S. Kaplan Karl & Friends Kathryn Karpowicz & Michael J. Carroll Kemin Industries John & Lisa Kenworthy Dave & Lola Kenworthy James & Alice Kerr Amanda Koerselman Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kollmorgen Kooima and Kaemingk Commodities, Inc. Brent & Kristen Kouba Elizabeth Lane David & Jolene Larson Kathy Leggett Lemolink Inc. William & Kathleen Ann Lillis Chris & Peggy Littlefield Brenda & Loren Long Wade & Angie Lookingbill Proctor Lureman David & Laura Mackaman

Madelyn M. Levitt Foundation Madison County Winery Tom & Celia Mahoney Shirley A. Manning Katie & Jason Marchik Marel Townsend Pam Markle Beatrice A. Martin Doug & Mary Mason Larry & Linda Matijevich Matthew & Kim Mausser Michael & Mary May Beverly McClintock Holly & Jeff McConkey Larry McConnell Janice & Harry McCullough James & Marie McCurdy Family Charitable Trust Sheryl McDonald Pat & Connie McGoldrick Marjorie A. McKean Alissa McKinney Thomas D. McMahon Joe & Paula McManus Reylon A. Meeks Roxanne Menke Wayne L. Menzel Merchants Bonding Company Bradley & Jodi Meyer Thomas & Judy Miller Deb & George Milligan Milo Locker S. Kay Montgomery Eric Morrison Joshua & Jill Mortenson Samantha & James Murphy Mutual of Omaha Bank Dr. Amar & Sandhya Nath National Childhood Cancer Foundation Maria Nelson Nelson Construction Services Dr. Stacey & Frank Neu Dr. Patricia & Scott Newland Owen J. & Doris Jean Newlin Dr. Andrew & Barb Nish Noble Ford Mercury Ralph & Glenis Nunn Randall & Judy Nyberg

In 2011 the National Breast Cancer Foundation provided a grant to John Stoddard Cancer Center to provide free mammograms, and the necessary follow-up screenings, for up to 150 women who are under insured or who do not have insurance. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women in the United States and at John Stoddard Cancer Center it is the most common diagnosis for women. Two of the most important tools in the fight against cancer are awareness and early detection. For women who are uninsured or underinsured, access to preventative health screenings is either limited or nonexistent. For these women, when cancer is present, it is not typically discovered until it has reached late stages. The ramification of a late discovery compounds the cost of treatment and will directly impact her ability to care for family, to work, and to pay bills. This, in turn, increases the need of support from community resources. Through this partnership we will increase access to mammograms which will help improve the likelihood of detecting breast cancer early. In addition, it will also help to raise awareness about the importance of breast health among a segment of the population for which it is more difficult to deliver health messages.


2011 IHF Annual Report  

2011 IHF Annual Report

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