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Special Edition Guardian Angel! PO Box 261 · Rolla, Missouri 65402 · 573.458.7249 · giving.pcrmc.com

Summer 2018


Opportunities ABBIE DARNELL MOBILITY FUND

HEART-2-HEART FUND provides

assists patients in regaining mobility or nerve function through the use of Bioness Therapy.

education on heart health and stroke prevention, cardiac rehabilitation, and financial assistance to patients in need of cardiac and stroke services at PCRMC.

BABY STEPS FUND offers new patient support, education, infant supplies, and breastfeeding essentials and provides for families experiencing fetal demise.

BREAST CENTER MAMMOGRAPHY FUND offers mammograms and additional services at no cost for patients who financially qualify.

DELBERT DAY CANCER INSTITUTE provides comprehensive, patient-centered, and cutting-edge cancer care.

ENHANCING NURSING EXCELLENCE FUND provides PCRMC nurses with the tools and education needed to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for patients.

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

HOSPICE FUND provides financial support for qualified hospice patients and their families through assistance with prescription medication, food supplements, and other needs as identified.

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

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

PATIENT TRANSPORTATION FUND provides free transportation for patients to and from PCRMC within a 30-mile radius.

PEDIATRIC DENTAL FUND provides dental care to area youth between the ages of one and eighteen.

Mission To serve as the philanthropic organization that facilitates charitable donations to support and assist the mission of Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

Vision BOARD MEMBERS Dr. Christopher Spencer

President

Sammy Auxier, Jr.

Vice President

Ernie Kost Dr. Ron Wilkerson Joy Tucker

Cindy Beger

Keri Brookshire-Heavin (ex-officio)

Amy Medows

Secretary

Edward Clayton (ex-officio)

STAFF

PRODUCTION BY

Marsha Wayman, CFRE

Shelby O'Keefe

Treasurer

Interim Executive Director

Shelby O'Keefe

Communications & Donor Relations Specialist Brooke Schutt

Administrative Assistant

Jason Shenefield (ex-officio)

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

{Grateful patient, Marian Musumhiri, with Dr. Hadi Bhurgri, gastroenterologist at PCRMC.}

Content Development, Photography & Graphic Design PCRMCFoundation phelpsregionalhealthcarefoundation


In healthcare

there are a lot of stressful situations and often the people who deserve the recognition for the extra care and comfort provided to patients can go unrecognized. These individuals strive to make the atmosphere for patients here at Phelps County Regional Medical Center a meaningful and positive experience. The Guardian Angel program is an avenue for patients, colleagues, and friends to recognize those caring individuals who continue to go out of their way to provide our patients with the best care possible. While so often these people are caregivers in a clinical environment, sometimes it can be a friendly face opening a door or extra help filling out paperwork prior to an appointment. This edition features the story of Marian Musumhiri and the care she received from Dr. Hadi Bhurgri. Marian was at a loss when no one could diagnose her ailments. She was grateful to Dr. Bhurgri for having an open mind, and taking care of her as a patient and not just a disease, which led to discovering the cause of her symptoms. Now, Marian has a treatment plan to manage her disease and a new outlook on life. Our Guardian Angel Program is one of the many ways you can support the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation and our philanthropic mission. This month’s Donor Profile is of Dr. Jeffery Kerr, who shares why he strongly supports the Foundation’s mission and the Guardian Angel program. The Foundation has many exciting giving opportunities over the next several months

and we are thankful for our community, which organizes many philanthropic events on behalf of the Foundation. On May 19th, the 4th Annual Hospice Butterfly Release Celebration took place and was a time to reflect on the memories of those who have passed. Our 20th Annual Golf Tournament took place on June 4th, and we are grateful for the support of our sponsors, donors, participants, and volunteers for making this another special year for supporting the Delbert Day Cancer Institute. There are many exciting changes on the horizon for the Foundation, and we are happy to introduce our new Foundation Board members. Joy Tucker is a longstanding Phelps County resident, and was the superintendent of the St. James R-1 School district for 20 years. Dr. Ron Wilkerson owns St. James Dental Center in St. James, MO where he helps residents of Phelps County every day with their dental needs. Both board members are very engaged in the community and we are grateful for their support!

“We are proud of

the Foundation’s philanthropic mission, but in the end, it all comes back to serving our communities. ”

We are proud of the Foundation’s philanthropic mission, but in the end, it all comes back to serving our communities. The Guardian Angels here are truly the example of caring for people and we are honored to highlight them for going above and beyond! Sincerely,

Dr. Christopher Spencer Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation Foundation Board President Foundation in Focus 3


Guardian An T

he Guardian Angel program provides an opportunity for you, as a grateful patient, and your loved ones to recognize and express gratitude to a special caregiver who you believe made a difference during your visit at PCRMC. By making a donation on behalf of your caregiver, you will honor someone who has touched your life in an extraordinary way.

52 James Bass, MD Family Medicine

"Thanks for keeping me alive and healthy."

-Norma Belflower "Our deep gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional diagnostic and medical treatment that you have provided us over the past decade."

-Robert & Wanda Davis Albert & Barbara Hobart

25 Jimmy Bell, FNP

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Internal Medicine Helen Allen Gladys Happel

Mary Bruns, DO

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Family Medicine John & Peggy Bisbee

Pecos Coble, DO

"For her dedication and readiness to help! She is there for us!"

"Without him, I wouldn't be here today."

-William & Iris Moreland

-Ouita Rodman Dwane & Donna Whitaker Charlotte Wiggins

Internal Medicine

"If all doctors were as exceptional as Dr. Coble, it would be fantastic. He is also a very caring and truly competent physician."

-Gerald & Emma Black David & Joyce Sullins

88 Donald James, DO

Internal Medicine

"Thank you for taking wonderful care of me. Thank you for doing such a great job."

-Dorothy Lane Douglas & Ruth Long James White

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17 Judyann Krenning, MD ENT, Allergy/Immunology Albert & Barbara Hobart Jesse & Dagmar Pogue

15 Mignon Makos, MD

Neurology

"When my father-in-law was hospitalized, Dr. Makos did a great job in diagnosing and treating his problems."

-Paul & Janice Goddard Edward & Barbara Hale Albert & Barbara Hobart Wanda Wells-Head

14 Larry Marti, MD

Orthopedics

"Thank you for taking wonderful care of me. Thank you for doing such a great job."

-Dorothy Lane


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*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 wing 10 which displays their current cumulative recognition total.

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We celebrate the caregiver by: • Presenting the caregiver a certificate without specifying the amount of your donation • Presenting the caregiver with a custom-crafted lapel pin • Recognizing the caregiver amongst his or her peers

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40 10 21 Timothy Martin, MD Cardiology Hildegard Cockriel William & Edna Shy

Thomas Martin, MD Cardiology Hildegard Cockriel

Gynecology Brandon & Caroline Snider

Don McMullin, DO

Internal Medicine Louise Akers Joann Brand-Hoertel Milada Brinker Marvin & Ida Ragsdale

11 Helen Thomure

16 10 Hugh Schuetz, DO

32 Carrie Sanchez

Medical Oncology

"This team made Richard feel like he was their one and only patient."

-Patricia Falkenrath T. & Mary Kaye Sutton

Family Medicine James & Helga Byrd

James Spadaro, MD

Cardiology August Garver Arthur & Charlet Hemme

"Without him, I wouldn't be here today."

-Ouita Rodman Anonymous

Cardiac Rehabilitation William & Patricia Ewers "Helen was a very helpful, caring physical therapist."

-Betty Pendley Mark & Anne Premont "Thanks so very much for all that you do."

-Louis & Carol Trombley Robert Yenzer

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62 Dana Voight, MD

General Surgery James & Betty Drew Velma Merrell Laura Ponzer Esther Smith

Erik AuBuchon, DO

Internal Medicine Mary Thompson James White

Raman Babayeuski, MD

General Surgery

"We appreciate your quick response and willingness to be part of our team. Thank you!"

Steven Ballard, ANP-BC

Cardiology Hildegard Cockriel

-Jeffery & Sandra Kerr

Carolyn Bean

Family Medicine Albert & Barbara Hobart

Sally Becker

Home Hospice Mark Becker

Hadi Bhurgri, MD

Gastroenterology

"Words will never fully express the gratitude I feel with regards to the care you have given me. You are an amazing doctor, and I appreciate you."

Hillary Black

DDCI Infusion James & Carol Walls

-Anonymous James & Behshid Marcellus

Kevin Bowers

Medical Oncology "This team made Richard feel like he was their one and only patient."

-Patricia Falkenrath

Kristin Breuer

Orthopedics

"Kristin loaned me her own reading glasses so I could see to fill out my forms. Beyond professional, kind, and respectful."

-Randy & Marcia MacCash

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Jamie Brown

Transitional Care Charles & Linda Dean

Christina Byrd

Surgical Podiatry "Chrissy offered to read the questions and fill it out for me. Beyond professional, kind, and respectful."

-Randy & Marcia MacCash


Evan Cameron, MD

Emergency Medicine

"Thank you for being part of our ED team! "

Sandra Church

Medical Telemetry Ruel & Carol Caraway

-Jeffery & Sandra Kerr

Christina Clardy

Ambulatory Surgery Unit "Christina provided incredible support to the ED staff with a critical infant. We appreciate you!"

Naomi Donnelly

Registration

"Thank you for walking me through to my next destination."

-Albert & Barbara Hobart

-Jeffery & Sandra Kerr

Christopher Gale

Barbara Fulton, FNP

Rebecca Farris

Dawn Doranski

Waynesville Medical Plaza James White

Family Medicine Deborah Batson

Home Health

Guest Relations

"Chris goes above and beyond to take care of the needs of patients, families, and staff. A true caring professional."

-Jeffery & Sandra Kerr

"I appreciated so much the kind and dependable care she gave my husband and the support and companionship she gave me. She has a sweet and loving manner about her."

-Betty Rinehart

Francina Hoffman, MD Emergency Medicine

Linda Hardwick

Pastoral Care

Tamara Gill Grace Garven

Waynesville Medical Plaza James White

Gastroenterology Anonymous

"I so appreciated your ministry to me while I was in the hospital."

-Arthur & Cecelia Cook

"Dr. Hoffman made a very long trip from Kansas City during the flood to ensure staffing in the Emergency Department. We appreciate her dedication!"

-Jeffery & Sandra Kerr

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Laura Hughes

DDCI Infusion James & Carol Walls

Kristin Jones

Emergency Medicine "Kristin was my mother's nurse while she was in the ED. She was kind and thoughtful, and efficient. She was continually educating and keeping us apprised of delays in transferring. "

Tezo Karedan, MD

Oncology-Hematology Jerry & Donna Clements

Brian Kriete, MD

ENT, Allergy/Immunology "I feel Dr. Kriete is an excellent doctor. His attention to detail and care he gives all his patients is amazing, and I feel his bedside manner is remarkable".

-Jennifer Brown

-Patti Rogers

Julie Land

Cardiology Teresa Vance

Chip Lange, PA-C

Emergency Medicine

"Congratulations on receiving your certificate of added qualifications in emergency medicine! We appreciate your dedication to the PCRMC Emergency Department and the patients you serve."

Tina Legault

DDCI Infusion James & Carol Walls

Joseph Malters, MD

Dermatology James & Rosemary Harris

-Jeffery & Sandra Kerr

Reba Mason

Registration Albert & Barbara Hobart

Kevin Mayhill

Massage Therapy Albert & Barbara Hobart

Kara Meler, DO

Family Medicine Dorothy Reynolds

Nicole Miller

DDCI Infusion James & Carol Walls

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Todd Morton Registration

"Todd helped me get where I needed to be. It was literally pouring down rain, yet Todd was assisting patients in and out of valet parking vehicles, as well as guiding patients to treatment rooms."

-Willard & Naoma Coffman

"Thank you for being so helpful with check-in."

Jennifer O'Malley, MD Family Medicine

"She is thoughtful, courteous, friendly, and she cares about her patients. She always takes time to listen, comfort me, and never rushes me. She is so caring. She is a wonderful doctor - and a friend - to her patients."

Gina O'Neal

Gastroenterology Anonymous

Sherry PhippenGesualdi, MD General Surgery Shirley Waters

-Betty Pendley

-Albert & Barbara Hobart

Debbie Sexton

Home Health

Forrest Rackham, PsyD

Michael Potter, MD

Hobart Porter

Orthopedics Keith & Sandra Stanek

Psychiatry Anonymous

"Over 12 years as my caregiver always gives above and beyond!"

-John Chears

Outside Transport Kenneth & Cynthia Butler

Shayla Slawson

Internal Medicine Joann Brand-Hoertel

Crystal Skyles

Sabin Shrestha, MD Vaishali Shah, MD

Pediatrics Kenneth & Sarah Baker

Housekeeping Albert & Barbara Hobart

Psychiatry Isaias & Alicia Bautista

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Lorri Snyder

DDCI Infusion James & Carol Walls

Christopher Spencer, MD

Radiation Oncology Delores Churn Judith Learmann Keith & Sandra Stanek

Judy Steele

Information Technology

"Thank you for everything!"

-Anonymous

Mark Stevenson

Outside Transport Hurley McCloud

"He was very sociable. I think the pick-up van service is great."

-Margaret Scott

William Stoecker, MD

Dermatology Albert & Barbara Hobart

Melanie Stulce Cardiac Rehabilitation Robert Yenzer

Rhonda Teague

DDCI Infusion James & Carol Walls

Lisa Thompson

Ambulatory Surgery Unit VIP Properties

Tonya Thompson

Internal Medicine Joann Brand-Hoertel

Stephen Toothaker, MD

Oncology-Hematology

"This team made Richard feel like he was their one and only patient."

-Patricia Falkenrath James & Carol Walls

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Michelle Weaver

Human Resources Albert & Barbara Hobart

Stanley White

Family Medicine Albert & Barbara Hobart


Your Donations

Make a Difference

Rebecca White Cardiac Rehabilitation Robert Yenzer

Tina Wilson

Family Medicine

"Tina always goes above and beyond to make sure patients are taken care of in a timely manner, and always has a smile."

-Anonymous

Did you know for every $1 you contribute to the Foundation, PCRMC would have to bill $144 to receive the same amount? When donors like you recognize Guardian Angels, your donation can be directed to the fund of your choice and then become immediately available and put to work.

Becky Witham, FNP

Oncology-Hematology "This team made Richard feel like he was their one and only patient."

-Patricia Falkenrath

LeRoy Wombold, DO

General Surgery

"He took me in without an appointment. He removed an abscess and found it to be cancer. Dr. Wombold - you are number 1 in my book!"

Bond Clinic Mary Lewis

-Gerald & Audrey Huddleson

Cecilia Yshii Tamashiro, MD Pulmonology

"Not only while in the hospital, but for the past four years. You are so caring! It is very appreciated!"

-Marcia Whelen

Syed Zahoor, MD Nephrology

"Dr. Zahoor is a world-class physician. His dedication is commendable."

Bass Medical Clinic Albert & Barbara Hobart

-Telemetry Unit

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13 Cardiac Rehabilitation Department "Cardiac Rehab ladies, especially Helen, helped me after heart surgery." -Betty Pendley Ed & Cassandra Herrman William & Patricia Ewers

29 Delbert Day Cancer Institute Medical Oncology Department James & Carol Walls

Delbert Day Cancer Institute James Byars David & Dorothy Fisher

Dr. McMullin Clinic Milada Brinker Marvin & Ida Ragsdale

Delbert Day Cancer Institute Infusion Staff

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George & Janet Taubert

Emergency Services Department

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"Thank you for taking good care of my mother during her recent, unexpected visit to the ER at 3:00 AM on a weekend. Her illness escalated so quickly, but in less than a week she is back to 100%!" -Marsha Wayman


Heart & Vascular Center

ENT/Allergy Clinic

"For our good treatment while at the hospital." -Hildegard Cockriel

Mary Lewis

Intensive Care Unit Falkenhain Eye Group

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Titsyana Salloum

Albert & Barbara Hobart

Laboratory Department

Health Information Management Department Albert & Barbara Hobart

"Thank you to the Phlebotomy Lab for doing such a good job! I also appreciate that the lab is open outside regular business hours, including evenings and weekends." -Albert & Barbara Hobart

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Neurology Department Albert & Barbara Hobart

Phelps Regional Homecare Agnes Mitchell

Outpatient Physical Therapy Department Gloria Walker

Radiation Oncology Department "Thanks for excellent treatment!" -Robert & Loretta Stobbs Delores Churn

Outside Patient Transport Department "Transportation has been a Godsend - wish I could give more." -Patricia Gilbert "Just a few words of thanks for all your help. I'm very thankful for the transportation you provided for me during my treatments. I'm truly grateful. Thank you so much." -Delores Churn

Registration Department Albert & Barbara Hobart

Individuals Not Pictured

Justin Harris

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"Justin was a true patient/family advocate on his emergency medicine rotation. We appreciate him!"

–Jeffery & Sandra Kerr

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Celebrating 20 years of golf!

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he 20th Annual Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation Golf

Tournament, held at the Oak Meadow Country Club on June 4th, 2018, celebrated 20 years of golf for the Foundation. A

total of 216 participants enjoyed a round of golf during the morning and afternoon sessions. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. was the title sponsor for the event and many other key sponsors included Master sponsors High–Tech Roofing Company, LLC and iMedX and Ace sponsors Guarantee Electrical Company and Murphy Company. A new addition to the tournament included 'Rolling for a Reason,' where participants contributed $25, and depending on the roll of the dice, provided the opportunity to deduct points from their overall score. The proceeds from the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament benefited the new Delbert Day Cancer Institute, and to date the tournament has raised over $750,000.

4th Annual Hospice Butterfly Release Celebration DESPITE A STORMY SATURDAY, friends, family, and coworkers gathered on May 19th, 2018 to celebrate the lives of those who have passed away in hospice care. The event raised over $4,600 in support of the Hospice Fund at Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation. The Hospice Fund provides financial support for qualified Hospice patients and their families through assistance with prescription medication, food supplements, and other needs as identified. The butterfly release provides the opportunity for attendees to release a butterfly in the honor of their loved ones. Participants enjoyed light snacks and refreshments. A special thank you to the Phelps Regional Homecare for organizing another beautiful event, and thank you to our donors for supporting the Hospice Fund. Foundation in Focus 15


A New Direction for a Diagnosis

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t has been a long road to a diagnosis and treatment plan for Marian Musumhiri, but after visiting Dr. Hadi Bhurgri, Gastroenterologist at Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC), she now has a name and course of action for what has ailed her the past two years. Grateful for the care, Marian decided to recognize Dr. Bhurgri through the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation (Foundation) Guardian Angel program after the care he provided resulted in an answer. The Guardian Angel program provides an opportunity for grateful patients to recognize their caregivers who have gone above and beyond during their time at PCRMC. In May of 2016, Marian went to the Emergency Department (ED) for elevated LFT levels (liver function test), which were well over the limit for a normal reading. The ED tested her for hepatitis, but her results were negative. After her visit, Marian attended her follow-up appointments, but the only conclusion for her elevated LFT levels was the possibility of hepatitis that had laid dormant. She was feeling better, but was scared at the possibility of hepatitis, and still had no concrete answers. At that point, she decided to forgo any further follow-ups. Several months later, in April of 2017,

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her levels raised again, and she could no longer ignore the progression of her symptoms.

“My eyes were yellow, my skin was yellow, and I was bruising extremely easily that I knew I had to get it taken care of at that point,� said Marian. Due to her history of elevated levels and previous trip to the Emergency Department, she was tested for hepatitis, and again tested negative. This time she was referred to a gastroenterologist in Columbia, MO since at the time PCRMC did not have one on staff. When Marian saw her gastroenterologist in Columbia, he performed the same tests, and she tested negative for hepatitis. Her doctor’s concern was the possibility of auto immune hepatitis, which is when the immune system attacks the organs. Her fear with the diagnosis was the recommended treatment of long-term steroid use. In order to be certain of the diagnosis, a liver biopsy was conducted and the results were negative, and in fact showed her liver


was in good condition. Marian’s gastroenterologist had several other ideas of what her diagnosis was, but they were not lining up for her symptoms. The decision was made to monitor her levels every few months and return to Columbia to repeat the same tests again. At that point she was tired of the tests, constant travel, and no answers for why her LFT levels were elevated.

“I was exhausted. I am a single mother, and I was driving myself to and from these appointments. I was just tired and done. I am willing to work to get my health better, but I was not getting any results or answers and I felt I might as well not do the trip and watch it myself. That is where I was at that point.”

outlined in my initial visit. It could be a number of things, but once we could put a name to it, then we could treat it.” After Marian’s final diagnosis, Dr. Bhurgri prescribed her a medication for her PBC to manage the disease. The medication is commonly prescribed to treat a number of diseases, and within two months when she returned for testing, her LFT levels had returned to normal.

“I felt really excited that he took the time to look at the opposite end of the spectrum,” said Marian. “I felt like he was actually listening to what I was saying. He really paid attention to me. I feel like I am back to normal.”

A NEW DIRECTION Marian’s disease was caught in the very early stages and When Marian had her yearly physical in December 2017, is something that cannot be cured. It is a condition which her bloodwork showed her LFT levels were still elevated. she will have to manage through medication for the rest of She received a recommendation from her provider, Emily her life, but she has a new outlook. Wiseman, FNP, to see the new gastroenterologist at PCRMC, Dr. Hadi Bhurgri. Since he was local, Marian decided to “It is a condition where I can function as long as I stay make an appointment and follow through with the referral. on my medication, eat healthy, and exercise. The fact that I have a name and a management plan is what is so “I did not have any expectations, other than I was just there exciting. Before, I felt like everyone was trying to diagnosis to manage my levels. That was my assumption going into it,” a certain type of disease, but with Dr. Bhurgri it was more said Marian. “I had managed to get all of my tests released [individualized]. He didn’t put me in a bucket, but he was and after talking with him I realized he had read all of them. really trying to look at me and my situation, and that is He then floored me because instead of ordering all the what was amazing about it.” tests I had already done, he ordered 15 tests for one blood draw. My interest was piqued and I realized that we were She still requires further treatment and will need to not going to go through all of what I had done already.” undergo another liver biopsy, but she is confident in Dr. Bhurgri’s ability and grateful for the care she has received. When Marian returned for her follow-up, Dr. Bhurgri informed her they finally had a diagnosis of Primary Biliary “I completely trust him, and I am to the Cholangitis (PBC). PBC is a rare autoimmune disease that causes progressive destruction of the bile ducts and can point where I will do whatever the plan cause liver damage that may eventually lead to cirrhosis. “I was so happy to finally have a name for my condition. The past year I had this mentality that I was dead, I was dying, and no one knows the cause. All of a sudden I had an answer,” said Marian. “That was one of the first goals we

is for me. I am so grateful to Dr. Bhurgri for being open-minded and taking care of me as his patient, not a disease.”

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Jeffery Kerr, D.O.

Dr. Kerr stands next to the portrait of Jay Crump, D.O. in the Emergency Department Waiting Room. He is a co-administrator for the Jay Crump, D.O. Memorial Fund, which provides for the needs of the Emergency Department at PCRMC.

How did you first get involved in with the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation?

It doesn’t matter how much you make, it is what you do with what you make. It is not always financial. It is what you do with your heart and what you do with your acts, and your deeds.

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My wife and I’s introduction was sponsoring a private chemotherapy room in the Delbert Day Cancer Institute in honor of my mother, Joan Kerr, who died of thyroid cancer. Who has influenced your decision to donate to the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation? Dr. Jay Crump was my mentor and trainer at PCRMC. Dr. Jay Crump and Dr. David Myers were instrumental in teaching me as a medical student and intern. They were one of the main reasons why my family moved to Rolla. This was the type of community we were looking for to raise a family. Dr. Crump and Dr. Myers had a strong interest in taking care of the whole person. They have never known a stranger. They treated everyone equally and fairly and would help them in any way, shape, or form. It’s an honor for me to be one of the co-administrators for the Jay Crump, D.O. Memorial Fund where we can pass it on for education and training for our emergency room staff, which he was passionate about.


What might someone be surprised to know about you? I was raised in a rural Iowa community where our family business was a full-service gas station with a bait shop. I worked 24 hours on the weekend. In the evenings, I enjoyed hunting raccoons with my father not only for enjoyment, but also as another income source for my family. What has surprised you most about working with the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation? What I have noticed is the involvement of the Foundation in the community. I was not aware of the breadth of this outreach. The Foundation serves many needs of patients and the community. As a strong supporter of the Guardian Angel program, why do you feel strongly about this type of program and recognizing employees within the hospital? In healthcare, there are many highly stressful situations for healthcare workers. The Guardian Angel program has become a way for me to reach out in a positive way to people who have done a great job. I have also used it as an avenue for patients and their families who have had positive experiences with the hospital. This allows me to share their story with the Foundation when they may

not have the means to do so themselves. When we give someone acknowledgment for something that they have done right, their light gets brighter, and they pass that torch onto others. It becomes infectious! How would you describe your personal mission? Passing it forward. That is something that my wife and I have taught our children and grandchildren. No matter the situation you are in, there is always something positive you can pass forward. It doesn’t matter how much you make, it is what you do with what you make. It is not always financial. It is what you do with your heart, your acts, and your deeds. What do you wish other people knew about the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation? I would like them to know how much outreach the Foundation does within the community. For example, assisting with transportation needs, equipment needs, helping patients get to their appointments, or helping parents travel to St. Louis to be with their critically-ill child when they do not have the money to get there. I think many times people do not give because they do not think it makes a difference, but whatever they give helps.

Memorial Giving Alcorn, Patricia Walls, Willard J. & Ruth L. Cruey, Bobby D. Newman, Cheryl G. Falkenrath, Richard H. Falkenrath, Patricia R. Farrar, Michael W. Rolufs, Edna Grisham, Charles T. Palmer, James R. & Barbara J. Werner, James P. & Jeannie C. Huskey, Isaac D. Alexander, Susan A. Sires, Judy H. Marchand, Karen A. Stiritz, Virginia A. Matthews, Bobby L. Carol's Pet Salon Barker, Clark R. & Susan L. Lawyer, Courtney Lewis, John N. & Judy A. McCauley, Richard R. Beaty, Betty L. Waschura, Robert & Ruth

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Niles, Alfred E. Mexmo, Inc. Adams, Jr., Temple P. & Patty Jo Borgerding, Lawrence H. & Patricia Cox, Jr., William T. & Patricia L. Fiebelman, Harold E. & Joyce F. French, Jerry D. & Eunice Johnmeyer, Hillard E. Kean, John N. & Lisa A. Kirkendall, Stanley W. Lenox, Hamilton T. & Sharron W. May, Robert L. & Carlene R. Oster, Donald B. & Patricia A. Perry, Leland A. & Rachel Pirtle, Richard S. & Connie L. Raymond, Gary & Judith Sherrell, Brad & Danette Sidwell, Donald E. & Kay Smith, Ted P. & Louise P. Spurgeon, David & Cindy Steinmetz, Charles R. & Beverly K.

Shepherd, William S. Heck, Debbie Shepherd, Mary I.

Ray, Bill F. Bill F. Ray Family Ellis, Patty Fox, Carol K. Gorman, Gary & Norma J. Long, Terry & Ann McKinney, Bill E. & Jane B. Smith, Lucinda L. Sweeney, Martha

Wilson, J.D. Fuller, Rick W. & Valerie Klouzek, Dana & Laura L. Sinnott, Gary J. & Sandra K. Stogsdill, David F. Volmert, Jim & Linda C. Watson, Gene & Karen Watson, Rex & Penny Williams, Gary R. & Kathleen Wood-Kelley, Marlyn S. Foundation in Focus 19

Simpson, Mikayla M. Onder, Christina R. Tonding, Bette L. Devine, Nancy R. Eschenbrenner, Harold E. & Diana P. Green, Richard C. & Frances L. Mussig, G. Fred & Caryl A. Wright, John R. & Sara L. Urban, Wilma J. Urban, Buford R. Watkins, Rose M. Crosbie, Alfred L. & Ann F. Fiscus, James E. & Alverta D. LaBrue, Karalyn L. Trimble, V, Selden Y.


Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation A Subsidiary of Phelps County Regional Medical Center PO Box 261 Rolla, Missouri 65402

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Foundation in Focus Summer 2018  
Foundation in Focus Summer 2018