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IN FOCUS Special Guardian Angel Edition!

Hope. Help. Access.

Phelps Regional Health Care

Foundation Hope. Help. Access.

Phelps County Regional Medical Center 1000 West 10th Street, Rolla, Missouri 65401 573-458-7946 •



Foundation IN FOCUS

MISSION STATEMENT To serve as the philanthropic organization that facilitates charitable donations to support and assist the mission of PCRMC in providing for the health care needs of the communities it serves.


Be the best hospital foundation dedicated to sustaining and advancing PCRMC in providing world-class healthcare for the continued benefit of our service community.

2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Candace Connell, President Cindy Beger, Vice-President Ted Day, R.Ph., Treasurer Patricia Leaders, Secretary Edward Clayton, Ex-Officio John Denbo, Ph.D., Ex-Officio Lorrie Hartley, Ex-Officio Linda Mitchell, Ex-Officio Dr. LeRoy Wombold , Ex-Officio Sammy Auxier, Jr. Ollie Jackson Amy Medows Jeff Schrader Molly Malone Shad Becker Walt Branson Steve Lynch Sandy Mitchell

STAFF Lorrie Hartley, CFRE Executive Director Donia Camarena Major Gift Officer Kelly Williams Major Gift Officer Brittany Farmer Major Gift Officer Melanie Roark Annual Giving Coordinator Tammy Kirsch Database Manager Nicki Chapman Administrative Assistant

colleagues for years.

word from our Annual Giving Coordinator, Melanie Roark

My name is Melanie Roark, and I am the newest member of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation family. I am no stranger to Phelps County Regional Medical Center, as I worked in the Accounting Department since 2008. The flow from PCRMC to the Foundation was seamless because those I now work most closely with have been

Working for PCRMC has given me a firm grasp of its mission and vision, but the transfer to the Foundation has allowed me a more hands-on approach to the fulfillment of that through philanthropic opportunities. The Foundation is now embarking on a journey to ensure that health care delivery in Phelps County and surrounding communities continues to be transformational. In my current role as Annual Giving Coordinator, it makes it very easy to be passionate about this position when my focus is to recognize those who better the patient experience.

Honoring Your Caregiver as a Guardian Angel

As the Annual Giving Coordinator, one of my primary responsibilities is administrating the Guardian Angel caregiver recognition program. The Guardian Angel program provides philanthropic opportunities for grateful patients, their loved ones and even PCRMC staff to recognize a special caregiver they believe makes a difference and provides exceptional service to patients of PCRMC. Guardian Angels receive a recognition certificate, a comment card showing the kind words that were said by the donor and a custom-crafted lapel pin to wear proudly on their uniform.

Your Donations Make a Difference

Did you know for every $1,000 in contributions to the Foundation, PCRMC would have to bill $144,000 to receive the same amount? When donors recognize Guardian Angels, the donation can be directed to the fund of their choice and then become immediately available and put to work. Contributions received through the Guardian Angel program enable the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation to enhance the quality of patient care to the constituents in all PCRMC communities. Because of your generous support, the Guardian Angel program provides necessary contributions that allow world-class health care to continually be available to the communities we serve. Thank you for your continued support! To honor your Guardian Angel please contact me at (573) 458-7699 or go online to


Melanie Roark Annual Giving Coordinator

Guardian Angels The following were recognized by their patients or co-workers for the excellent and compassionate care they provided. Special Guardian Angel awards are presented to individuals or groups that achieve 10, 25, 50 or 100 lifetime recognition milestones. Award recipients are designated with a gold star ( ), which displays their current cumulative recognition total.


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Tonya Adams

Outpatient Physical Therapy “Recently she helped me fill out my paperwork cheerfully and quickly when I arrived late for an appointment. She and the other helpful folks who work in the reception area deal with a great many patients, and they do it well.” - Albert and Barbara Hobart


Medical Staff Ella Booth

Amber Asberry

Physician Services “ I could not have made it without you. It is really nice to know that people still care.” - Brenda Terry


Brandy Baker

Ambulance Donia Camarena “Because of Brandy’s heroic efforts in saving the life of a infant, she deserves recognition for the exemplary conduct displayed by a PCRMC employee.” - Judith Gentry

15 Steven Ballard, ANP Cardiology William Shy

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Yaqoob Ali, MD

Dennis Ball

Engineering “When our pharmacy tubes are not working, Dennis has been diligent in fixing the problems.” - Elwyn Wax

James Bass, MD

Family Medicine Dwane and Donna Whitaker Bill Bicknell Ouita Rodman Peggy Risbeck Mary Holbrook “ We appreciate Dr. Bass’ competence when dealing with the medical issues we bring him. Mine are especially complicated, and we’re very grateful” - Albert and Barbara Hobart

Jimmy Bell, FNP Internal Medicine Kenneth Drew Dave Brown

Angels Jenny Blanton

Rehab Care “Jenny Blanton, DPT has been my physical therapist through many knee surgeries. She has given instructions, called the physician on my behalf, celebrated victories with me and cried with me when there were setbacks. I consider her my friend and therapist.” - Sandy Southard

Kimberly Bohlmann, MD Family Medicine Sophronia DuPree


Rebecca Bolen

Cathy Bond, DO

Matthew Bramel

Kevin Brewer, DO*

Medical Group Peggy Risbeck

Family Medicine Daniel and Jane Haskell

40 Angie Bowers

Acute Medical Services Bobby D. Cruey

Ambulance Dr. Timothy Isakson

Internal Medicine Patricia Ewers

38 Joseph Bond, DO Oncology-Hematology Richard Mann Bob Loyd Virginia K. Govier

Jeffrey Brooks Public Safety Dr. Timothy Isakson

Mary Bruns, DO

Family Practice Barbara L. Thorpe “Wonderful care. Wonderful person.” -John and Peggy Bisbee

Cynthia Butler Nursing Services Dr. Timothy Isakson

* deceased


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Ellen Brookshire

Environmental Services “She assisted me before it was time for her to work - it was the day after Christmas - the lab was closed. She walked me (in a wheelchair) to registration, then back to the outpatient lab and then waited approximately 20 minutes to return me to the front of the hospital. I felt she went well above her duty by ‘beginning work’ off the clock.” - Jan Shore

Michael Burns, CRNA

Anesthesia “He made quite an effort to understand my concerns about anesthesia and explain how he would handle my upcoming procedure.” - Albert and Barbara Hobart

Carrie Byrd

Pecos Coble, DO

Respiratory Therapy Dr. Timothy Isakson

Internal Medicine Harold Strotheide James L. Lewis Walter Dawson David H. Hoxworth James and Patricia Joslin Hamilton T. Lenox

Erin (Moore) Curry Intensive Care Unit Dr. Timothy Isakson The Family of Gene Mitchell

Elizabeth Dare

Kirk Davis, NP

Toni Diamantini

Kelly Cox

Surgery Elizabeth Hall

Ambulance Dr. Timothy Isakson

Anita Cohen

Acute Medical Services Bobby D. Cruey

Emergency Department “He is an awesome example of how all physicians should treat their patients.” -Alice Lotshaw

Denial Prevention & Recovery Dr. Timothy Isakson

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Ronald Dishman Public Safety Dr. Timothy Isakson

Dawn Doranski

Medical Group “I could not have made it without you. It is really nice to know that people still care.” -Brenda Terry

James Felts, MD

Family Medicine Peggy J. Hall “Dr. Felts always listens and takes the time for me.” -Dorothea E. Wolf

Crystal Fleener, FNP Internal Medicine Harold Strotheide


Keith Frederick, DO Orthopedics Ouita Rodman

Judith Gentry

Denial Prevention & Recovery Dr. Timothy Isakson

Mary Grimshaw Acute Medical Services Dr. Timothy Isakson


Mary Graham, MD Radiation Oncology Melvin Ellinger Tony Keller Dwane and Donna Whitaker Dr. Timothy Isakson

Kim Grandstaff

Medical Group “Thank you for making a difference in the lives of patients.” - Dr. Bohdan Lebedowicz

Cheryl Grubbs Radiation Oncology Elizabeth Hall

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Elizabeth Hall

Intensive Care Unit “Elizabeth went above and beyond the call of duty to make me feel good.” -Joe D. Kearse

Debbie Hogan

Bond Clinic Daniel and Jane Haskell


Leah Isakson

Organizational Development & Community Health Dr. Timothy Isakson

Timothy Isakson, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology “Dr. Isakson recently saved the life of a gentleman in the hospital parking lot by initiating CPR in a very volatile situation. Thank you, Dr. Isakson, for your dedication to not only your patients, but to those who are in need. We appreciate you.” - Natalie Van Dijk and Alicia Chambers

Don James, DO Administration Joseph Wodohodsky Elbert C. Porter Doyle G. Turner

Christopher Johnson, DPM Podiatry Hamilton T. Lenox


Judyann Krenning, MD

Anthony Kaczmarek, MD

Patricia Klein

Urology Wilson and Marjorie Freeze

Rita Kuerzinger

Medical Group Administration “I could not have made it without you. It is really nice to know that people still care.” -Brenda Terry

ENT Albert and Barbara Hobart Paul Goddard “Thank you.” -Dwane and Donna Whitaker

Human Resources Dr. Timothy Isakson

Ashley Kruse

Intensive Care Unit “Ashley went above and beyond the call of duty to make me feel good.” -Joe D. Kearse

Bohdan Lebedowicz, MD

Bonita Lamb Acute Rehab Vivian Jordan

Internal Medicine The Family of Gene Mitchell.

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Angels Tracy Limmer

Organizational Development & Community Health Dr. Timothy Isakson

Jacob Lister

Intensive Care Unit The Family of Gene Mitchell

Debbie Lonning-Otis Medical Group Peggy Risbeck


Kenneth Lyman, FNP

Internal Medicine “I could not have made it without you. It is really nice to know that people still care.” -Brenda Terry


Earnest Marchbanks Physician Services Bobby D. Cruey

Tom Martin, MD Cardiology Patricia Ewers

Larry Marti, MD Orthopedics Edwin C. Clements

Mignon Makos, MD

Neurology “Dr. Makos made a difficult but successful diagnosis in a complicated situation. She may well have saved my life, though I’d prefer to say that she gave us both an unexpected but very pleasant Indian Summer.” -Albert and Barbara Hobart

Tim Martin, MD Cardiology Patricia Ewers Dona M. Siegel Richard Cockriel

Pete Martinez RehabCare Behshid Marcellus

Marilou Medrano

The Family of Gene Mitchell


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Emily Masterson, MD

Family Medicine “I could not have made it without you. It is really nice to know that people still care.” -Brenda Terry

Todd Morton

Registration “A knowledgeable and helpful young man” - Albert and Barbara Hobart

Larry Mazzeo, AuD

Audiology “He has been especially helpful, tolerant and competent in assisting me with my hearing issues.” -David H. Hoxworth

Jessie Mosley

Medical Group Brenda Terry “She has gone above and beyond to help me. She has always been very pleasant and always willing to help me when I call as a patient and on a work level.” - Stacey E. Berry

Don McMullin, DO

Internal Medicine The Family of Gene Mitchell Loyd Cross James Allen “He is so very special.” - Belma Walker

Occupational Health & Wellness Dr. Timothy Isakson

Dentistry “A skilled and knowledgeable dentist and a pleasant and thoughtful friend. Sometimes his wife, Carol, works in his office with him. She and the people on his staff are tops.” -Albert and Barbara Hobart

Tanya Nelson Oncology Elizabeth Hall

Ruth Ann Nevils, MD Oncology-Hematology Joyce Watkins

Ifeanyi Orizu, MD Margaret O’Leary

William Moorekamp, DDS

Opthalmology Joyce Watkins

Who’s touched your life today?

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Angels Micala Ortiz

Robert Pearson, DPM

Patti Phelps

Michael Potter, MD

Garrett Pridgeon

Carla Puller

Home Health Waldemar Dressell

Orthopedics James W. Harris

Podiatry Karen L. Davis Harold Strotheide

Information Technologies Dr. Timothy Isakson

Acute Medical Services Bobby D. Cruey

Intensive Care Unit The Family of Gene Mitchell


Bonnie Ranney, MD Family Medicine

“Dr. Ranney has been my doctor for two years. She always takes time to listen to her patients. She is a wonderful doctor.” -Betty M. Pendley


Katie Rhodes Intensive Care Unit Bobby D. Cruey

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Todd Riggs, DO Hospitalist Bobby D. Cruey

Kerry Poindexter

Physician Services “Thank you for making a difference in the lives of patients.” -Dr. Bohdan Lebedowicz

Matthew Ragsdell, DO

Orthopedics Albert and Barbara Hobart “Dr. Ragsdell was available to me on Christmas Eve and took my call. He has been my orthopedic doctor for over a year and has performed serveral surgeries. I am glad he is on my healthcare team.” -Sandy Southard

Lynn Rosette

Intensive Care Unit The Family of Gene Mitchell

James Spadaro, MD Cardiology Ouita Rodman David Robertson Richard Mazanec Dona M. Siegel August J. Garver Carl Campbell

Cynthia Scearce

Christina Shepherd

Judy Steele

Megan Stewart

Home Health Dr. Timothy Isakson

Medical Group “I could not have made it without you. It is really nice to know that people still care.” -Brenda Terry

Home Health Dr. Timothy Isakson

Ruth Soppe

Acute Rehab John and Barbara Keller

Transitional Care Brenda Safarik “Megan Stewart, LPN has been a real life angel with all my orthopedic surgeries and has never showed frustration with my frequent phone calls. I am so glad she is a part of my healthcare team..” -Sandy Southard

William Stoecker

Dermatology Albert and Barbara Hobart

Harold Swarnes Sharon Tennyson Sherri Stubblefield Environmental Services Linda Woolsey

Medical Group “She is one of the best. Always a smile.” -August G. Garver

Medical Imaging “He kept me well informed step-by-step during a recent CT scan, and his cheerfulness made my day.” -Albert and Barbara Hobart Foundation In Focus | Summer 2015


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Helen Thomure

Chadwell Vail, DO

Sandra Vanover

Dana Voight, MD

Linda Wickenhauser

Elwyn Wax

LeRoy Wombold, DO

Kathleen Wood

Cardiac Rehab Lucreta Henson

Registration “Her friendliness and experience convinced me I was in good hands.” -Albert and Barbara Hobart

Internal Medicine Joyce Watkins

Pharmacy “For always going above and beyond patient care.” -Anonymous

Respiratory Therapy Bobby D. Cruey

Surgery Mary Connell

Surgery Bob Loyd

Patient Financial Services Willie and Diana Phillips

Individuals Not Pictured Michelle Beers

The Family of Gene Mitchell

Sandra Headrick Irmgard Campbell

Terrance Coulter, MD Whitley Oliver Albert and Barbara Hobart

Bobby D. Cruey

Dana De Los Santos

Brenda Safarik

The Family of Gene Mitchell

Alan Yelton

Acute Medical Services Bobby D. Cruey


Syed Zahoor UlMueen, MD Nephrology August J. Garver

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Gary Gray

Dr. Timothy Isakson

Brenda Terry

Rachel Williams

Dr. Timothy Isakson


Acute Rehab Staff James and Patricia Joslin

Ambulatory Surgery Unit - Medical Office Building Anonymous

PCRMC Bond Clinic

PCRMC Bond Clinic Infusion Team

Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

Centralized Scheduling Team

Stephen Femmer

Bobby D. Cruey

Mary Connell

PCRMC Diabetic Education Team

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Emergency Services Department

Comprehensive Breast Center

Thomas and Mary Bahr Ronald Becker Brent Booker Rita Lange Duane Grisham Deborah Estey Helga G. Byrd “Thank you for your compassion and dedication.”


-Gary Howard

Heart & Vascular Center Bobby D. Cruey Richard Cockriel

28 Inpatient Pharmacy

“For all the hard work everyone did in the move to the new inpatient pharmacy.” -Anonymous

If you find an error in the spelling of any of the names listed in this magazine, or if your name has been left off in error, please contact the Foundation office at 573-458-7249.

Intensive Care Unit

“All the folks in the ICU were so helpful.”


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-Elbert C. Porter

Medical Records

“On several occasions the friendly people in this department have gone out of their way to respond to my requests..” -Albert and Barbara Hobart

Outpatient Physical Therapy Staff James and Patricia Joslin

Phelps County Regional Medical Center Doyle G. Turner

21 Pediatrics Department

“The nurses there were the most caring I have ever seen in a hospital..” -James and Jean Ballard

Radiation Oncology Sigrid H. Talbert Mary Connell Anonymous “How great you all are.”

-Tony Keller

Surgery Department David and Susan Dearth

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Angels Telemetry Unit

Carl and Tommie Anne Campbell Bobby D. Cruey

Department Not Pictured Fourth Floor Staff Elizabeth Tegroen

Transportation Staff

“They are always cheerful and caring. They are consistently aware of the patient’s well-being and are willing to assist as needed! Thank you, Transport Team, for all you do to help our departments care for the patient!” -Shannon Arthur-Baker -Joyce C. Bailey -Brenda L. Henry -Sean B. Cartwright -Carla S. Crews -Nancy Moore -Tony W. Harmon -Sheila D. Ellerbee -Trevor Kuerzinger -Harold Swarnes -Michelle L. Sappington -Frances L. Crozier

Visit to nominate YOUR Guardian Angel!


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Change Someone’s Life

Every day patients at PCRMC receive the benefits of special programs and equipment that simply would not be available without the help of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of people just like you, lives are being saved, futures look brighter and hope is restored. For information on making a donation, log on to or call 573-458-7946.

Change someone’s life - it just might change your own Foundation In Focus | Summer 2015




ABBIE DARNELL FUND supports patients experiencing loss of movement or nerve functions through Bioness therapy

BABY STEPS FUND offers new parent support, breast feeding essentials to working mothers and fetal demise bereavement services.

BREAST CENTER MAMMOGRAPHY FUND offers lifesaving mammograms and additional services, if needed at no cost for women who financially qualify.

DELBERT DAY CANCER INSTITUTE provides comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate and cutting edge cancer care.

GREATEST NEEDS FUND supplement existing funds, supports capital priorities of PCRMC, and helps patients in need that are not covered by another fund.

HEART-2-HEART FUND offers free heart-health screenings, educational materials, and cardiac rehabilitation assistance.

HOSPICE FUND provides financial support to qualified Hospice patients and their families through assistance with prescription medication, personal bills, food supplements, and other needs identified.


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JAY CRUMP, D.O. MEMORIAL FUND provides for the needs of the Emergency Department at PCRMC.

JOY OF CARING CANCER FUND provides financial assistance for cancer patients who may have difficulty managing their daily activities and challenges that are experienced from their cancer diagnosis.

ENHANCING NURSING EXCELLENCE FUND provides our nurses with the tools needed (equipment, education, technology) to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for our patients

PATIENT TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM purchases and maintains vans to support the program which provides transportation to patients to and from PCRMC within a 30 mile radius.

PEDIATRIC DENTAL FUND helps support on-going costs and services associated with providing dental care to area youth between the ages of one and eighteen. Nominate YOUR guardian angel by filling out the envelope insert. Foundation In Focus | Summer 2015


Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation a subsidiary of Phelps County Regional Medical Center

1000 West Tenth Street • Rolla, Missouri 65401


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