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December 4, 2009 For tickets call 1-800-264-5051

2nd Annual Heart-2-Heart Luncheon July 23, 2009 September 3, 2009 7:00am - 10am Cardiac Rehabilitation Gym PCRMC North Entrance

Heart-2-Heart Screenings for Women

Upcoming Events

John Denbo Ex-Officio Pat Leaders

Suzanne Paule Ex-officio Jerry Paule Ex-officio

Dr. Mary Graham

Mark Riefer

Yvonne Dawdy

Dr. John Park

Jo Ann Brand-Hoertel

Debbie Schuetz Treasurer

Tina Pridgeon Secretary

Frank Lazzaro Vice President

Ted Day President

Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation 2009 Board of Directors

Your quarterly newsletter from the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation March 2009

Foundation in focus Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation PO Box 261 Rolla, Missouri 65402

Foundation in focus

Y our quarterly newsletter from the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation March 2009

Guardian Angel Recognizes the Medical Oncology Team

The nursing staff on the Medical Oncology Unit were recently honored as a team of “Guardian Angels” through the Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation’s new Guardian Angel program.

The program allows for a patient or patient’s family to make a donation to the foundation in gratitude for exceptional care. The caregiver, or team of caregivers, is then recognized with a special pin that can be worn on the employee badge. The pin has the hospital’s signature “P” enclosed with a set of wings. A patient chose to recognize the entire nursing staff of Medical Oncology for “great care” with a donation to the foundation. Employees who have been recognized 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 times will receive a special designation to add to the pin. The program is being piloted for inpatient units on Medical Oncology. Lorrie Hartley, Director of the Foundation, said the program will soon be piloted for outpatient units in Radiation Oncology. Hartley expects the program will spread to the rest of PCRMC in the near future. For more information about the Guardian Angel program, please contact the Foundation at (573) 458-7946.

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PO Box 261 | Rolla, Missouri | 65402 | Telephone 573.458.7946 | Email |

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.

Board Profile

Frank Lazzaro, III

Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation Vice-President

Frank Lazzaro, Vice-President of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation, was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a United States Air Force veteran (1966-1973) and served his country during the Vietnam conflict from February 1968 through July 1969. After his military service, Frank completed his college education majoring in business administration and human resources.

Frank has been in healthcare human resources since 1982. He began his healthcare career at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he rose to the position of Director of Personnel. After moving to Missouri in 1993, Frank served as Vice President for Human Resources and Support Services from 1993-2001 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He joined Phelps County Regional Medical Center in August, 2001, as the Administrative Director of Human Resources. Frank is past-president of the Missouri Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, past president of The Gideons International (Lebanon Camp), has served on various community boards, and is an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lebanon. Frank and his wife Janet have been married for 31 years. They have three children: Denise, Chris, and Melissa. Frank also enjoys the outdoors and owns a small farm where he raises Missouri Foxtrotter horses.

President’s Message

On the Move

Your Foundation is “On the Move.” The Foundation Board’s main focus this year is on structuring our organization for success. In reviewing how the Foundation is structured and how the Board functions, we’ve decided on some strategic changes. First and foremost, our purpose is to support the mission critical needs of our fabulous hospital. The Foundation is aligning itself with other organizations that support the hospital, like the Hospital Auxiliary. By aligning our efforts, we hope to not duplicate our efforts, but work to efficiently support the worthy causes of Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

The Foundation Board has initiated a proactive approach and is much more engaged in the needs of the Foundation than in the past. Current programs, such as our very successful golf tournament, featured in this newsletter, will continue. New ideas such as the Guardian Angel and Grateful Patient programs will be launched to create “awareness” of the Foundation and its goals. It will take all our efforts to make this the success that we know it can be. Please feel free to contact Lorrie Hartley, our Executive Director or any of the Board members for ways to be involved and participate in your Health Care Foundation. Ted Day Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation President

2009 Foundation Golf Tournament On June 22, 2009, the Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation and Phelps County Regional Medical Center held its 11th Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament raised close to $50,000 towards future capital improvements. The tournament was held at Oak Meadow Country Club, and dinner was catered with excellence by Celebration’s Catering. A special thanks to Country Mart for providing brats and hot dogs, again for lunch. • First place winners were the Results Radio team: Mike Thompson, Hal Sell, Mark Wood & Dave Watkins • Second place winners were the Auxier Drywall team: Sam Auxier, Jim Jones, Don Isrigg, & Mark Miller • Third place winners were the Mo-Sci team: Ted Day, Lori Moss, Joe Coonrod & Joe Bales. Platinum Sponsor ($10,000) G2N Gold Sponsors ($5,000) BTS Group, Inc. • C.D. Smith Construction/Proteus Group • Esterly Schneider & Associates Inc. AIA/Malone Finkle Eckhardt & Collins • RehabCare Group Silver Sponsors ($3,000) Harold G. Butzer, Inc. • MO-Sci Health Care, LLC Bronze Sponsors ($1,500) Alberici Construction • Auxier Drywall • Beacon Partners, Inc. • Commerce Bank • Fidelity Communications • Mainline Fire Protection • Palmaris Imaging, LLC • SSM Healthcare • Wachovia Securities • Wall Street Insurance Company & AFLAC / United Healthcare Team Sponsorships ($800) Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield • BKD, LLP • Boston Scientific • IKON • Lawrence Group • Level Paths, LLC • LRS IT Solutions • Meyer Electric • Owens & Minor / 3M • Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company • Results Radio • Schneider Electric • TKH • US Foodservice • Walsh Insulation Hole-In-One Sponsors ($500) Elliott Data Systems, Inc. • LRS Web Services • Protile, LLC • TriWest Healthcare Alliance • US Bank Co-Sponsored Hole ($250) Advanced Electrical (2) • Fields Mechanical Systems, Inc. • Forest City Family Practice • Frederick Knee Center • John Henry Foster Company • Madison Investment Advisors, Inc. (4) • MMC Management Consultants, LLC • Professional Abatement & Remediation Technologies, LLC • Paul’s Furniture • Peterson Business Systems • Phelps County Bank • Scott’s Printing (2) • Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, & McBride, P.C. • TKH • Town & Country Bank Individual Player Sponsorships ($200) Chris Pilgrim - Community Blood Center of the Ozarks • Dr. Christopher Johnson - Anderson Foot Clinic • Dr. Dwayne Crabtree • Dr. Keith Frederick - Fredrick Knee Center • Dr. Sharon Anderson - Anderson Foot Clinic • Gary LeGrande - Schindler Elevator • Managed Care Partners • Richard Couton • Richard Han - Edward Jones • Tim Rupp - Edward Jones Miscellaneous Donations Bank of New York Mellon • Baymont Inn & Suites • Blossom Basket • Big Surf • Celebration Cruises • Comfort Suites • Drury Inn of Rolla • Edward Jones • Hilton Branson • Holiday Inn • JB Hook’s • Lodge of the Four Seasons • Matt’s Steakhouse • Meramac Caverns • Mobile-On-The-Run/Wallis Groups • MO-Sci Health Care, LLC • Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort • Panera Bread • Ping • Rolla Books & Toys • Shoney’s • Silver Dollar City • Slice of Pie • Something Special Florist • Tan-Tar-A • Tara’s Day Spa • The Blue Heron Restaurant • Titanic Museum • Valco D.S., Inc • Waffle House

Fund Focus Joy of Caring

A new giving opportu nity that benefits everyone!

Renee Joy Heavin, a wife and mother of two daughters, was living the American dream. Pursuing personal and community interests, the Edgar Springs resident had a busy lifestyle. But in May 1992, disaster struck the Heavin family – Joy was diagnosed with breast cancer and her husband lost his job of 21 years due to a plant closing. Joy and her family were consumed with worries and stress of how to pay the medical, household and family expenses. Because of her family’s experience, Joy envisioned a resource that would reduce the financial and emotional distress of cancer patients receiving treatments. In 1995, her vision became a reality when she was hired by the Bond Clinic as their first cancer care coordinator. Joy, and the Bond Clinic, created the Joy of Caring Foundation and designated that all monies in the Fund would go directly to cancer patients. Sadly in October of 1996, Joy lost her battle with cancer. But her mission lives on in all the cancer patients who benefit from her hard work and dedication. The Joy of Caring Foundation was transferred to the care of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation and renamed the Joy of Caring Fund.

Joy of Caring Fund Mission Statement

We will assist any need that impedes the cancer patient’s ability to participate in their activities of daily living.

Along with my family, the Joy of Caring Fund is an accomplishment I am most proud of. - Joy Heavin

Acute RehabCare Center Named for Benefactor When the Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation received a $525,000 check from the estate of Mildred Rauth, it came as a much-welcomed surprise. Mildred Rauth, born October 16, 1896 in Freeburg, Illinois, was a businesswoman and pioneer of her time. After learning the movie theater industry in Illinois, she moved to Rolla and built the Rolla Ritz Theater with her business partner, Edward Hardebeck. The Ritz opened in 1941. “They built the Ritz from the ground up,” Elizabeth Hardebeck, Edward’s daughter, says. “She earned her fortune with dimes, nickels and quarters from the movie theater.” According to issues of Box Office magazine, published in the 1940s, Rauth also owned theaters in Crocker, Dixon, Leadwood, Newburg and Cabool. Rauth kept her theaters up-to-date with extra amenities like air-conditioning. Hardebeck says Rauth chose the Rolla area because of its proximity to Fort Leonard Wood.

By Kristen Jump

Rauth has served 15,600 lunches to soldiers.” By the 1960’s, Rauth had sold the Ritz, as well as her other theaters. She and Edward Hardebeck opened Gambles Store on Pine Street and sold appliances and furniture. She later moved on to open Rolla’s first water softening business. Rauth passed away on June 9, 1974. She named Phelps County Regional Medical Center to receive the remainder of her estate after providing for her nieces until their death. Lawyers for Rauth’s estate recently contacted the Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation about the donation. In honor of Rauth, the new Acute RehabCare Center at PCRMC, which opened in May of 2008, has been named after her. About the Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation

“The Ritz catered to the soldiers,” Hardebeck says. “Another big draw was the air-conditioning. Most of the other theaters at the time just offered ‘air-circulation’ or ceiling fans.”

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for profit corporation. Its mission is to serve as the philanthropic organization that facilitates charitable donations to support and assist the mission of Phelps County Regional Medical Center in providing for the health care needs of the communities it serves.

Rauth was glad to have the soldiers and her business, and they were glad to have her. An article published on August 14, 1943, in the Box Office details a special tribute the soldiers paid to Rauth:

Every time you make a donation to the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation, you are making a donation to support the many needs of the people in your community.

“Hundreds of soldiers who visited the Rolla USO on Saturday recently paid tribute to Miss Mildred Rauth, proprietor of the local Ritz Theater, on the occasion of the the anniversary of the Ritz Theater’s Stage Door Canteen Services inaugurated one year ago. Pvt. Charles Maino and Cpl. Robert Adis on behalf of the soldiers, presented Miss Rauth with a spray of deep red gladioli. The Ritz Stage Door Canteen Service is made possible by the generosity of Miss Rauth, who each Sunday personally serves and pays for a complimentary luncheon to every soldier attending the Rolla USO. During this period, Miss

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How To Donate Visit PCRMC online at and scroll down to the on-line giving form. Mail a donation to the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 261, Rolla, MO 65402. Call the Foundation office (573) 458-7946.

Director’s Message

Donor Profile Phelps County Regional Medical Center

A u x i l i ar y

The Foundation has been focusing on annual giving. Annual giving is the main support of our annual funds. In general, the annual funds support the immediate needs of our patients who are experiencing financial hardship or need transportation to meet their health care needs. The Foundation has the following annual funds available:

• Joy of Caring Fund provides financial assistance to cancer patients who are having difficulty managing their activities of daily living. • The Breast Center Mammography Fund provides women with free screening mammograms if they meet certain financial qualifications. • The Heart-2-Heart Fund provides free heart health screenings and educational materials and sessions for women in Rolla and the surrounding communities. • The Patient Transportation Program provides transportation to and from radiation treatments, occupational and physical therapy, imaging and other medical services. • Hospice Fund provides financial assistance to current hospice patients who are having difficulty managing their activities of daily living. • The Smile Mobile is a mobile dental clinic that provides free dental care to any child who qualifies. Please take advantage of the above opportunities and make a life changing donation today. You can log online at If you have any questions please call me at (573) 458-7946. Lorrie Hartley Director of Foundation

leave a lasting legacy

A piece of donated land, a dream and 78 people wanting to make a difference – this was the humble beginning of a momentous relationship. In the Uptown Theater on February 17, 1950, the PCRMC Auxiliary was organized and thirteen months later the hospital opened its doors. The Auxiliary hasn’t slowed down since. Starting from a simple cart carrying toiletries and books for patients, the Auxiliary has donated more than a million dollars in time and funds to benefit PCRMC and our communities. These funds are used to provide nursing and allied-health career scholarships, and to furnish PCRMC with major medical equipment, transportation services, and other projects that benefit PCRMC. Today, 157 active members slip on the green vest that has became synonymous with a friendly face and a helping hand. They work in 35 different service areas within the hospital and in 2008 alone, contributed more than 30,000 hours of service. Since 1986, the Auxiliary has been awarded the “Auxiliary of the Year” seven times by the Missouri Hospital Association. In 2008, the Auxiliary became the first members of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation’s Million Dollar Club for their investment to PCRMC. The Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation and PCRMC thank the Auxiliary for their commitment, time and resources to our hospital and communities.

Partner’s Society

Acute RehabCare Center ...Continued from previous page Why should consider making a gift to the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation?

Million Dollar Club $1,000,000+

Founder’s Circle $100,000 - $999,999

• PCRMC is your partner for your family’s medical needs. • Your generous involvement is needed for ongoing support of PCRMC. • You are interested in creating a legacy in your family’s name that shows your support for healthy communities. • You feel strongly about a certain cause that the Foundation supports. • You experienced exceptional care at the hospital and want to show your appreciation. • A gift to the Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation is tax deductible. • Circumstances/life event (business sale, inheritance, retirement, etc.)


$50,000 - $99,999


$25,000 - $49,999


$5,000 - 24,999


$1,000 - $4,999


$1 - $1,000

Legacy Society - Planned Giving

Summer 2009  

Foundation in Focus, Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation

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