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Ted Day, Foundation Board President, John Denbo, CEO, Jeanne Cavender and Shawn Hodges

Tom Brown

“An AED saved my life.” Story on Page 6

Phelps County Regional Medical Center

PO Box 261, Rolla, Missouri 65402 573-458-7946 •

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4 Opening Thoughts

Ted Day, Foundation Board President, gets to the heart of the matter.

5 T.E.A.M. Results

This year the PCRMC staff showed that Together Employees really do Achieve More.

Alive 10 Stayin’ Life-saving technology donated to local schools thanks to your donations.

12 Heart-2-Heart

A wrap-up of the annual luncheon.

16 The Great Unveiling

Recognition and Historical Walls unveiled at PCRMC.

18 Community for a Cure

Local businesses and individuals raise funds in October for the Breast Center Mammography Fund.

21 Memorial Giving

Those who remembered loved ones through a memorial gift to the Foundation.

During the Holidays 22 Healing PCRMC’s Home Health and

Hospice holds yearly memorial event to help families through the holidays.

Your Calendars 23 Mark Take note so you don’t miss out on the upcoming events and support groups at PCRMC.

Special Feature Tom Brown

Recounting “The Event” and the equipment that saved his life.


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opening thoughts

The Heart of the Matter Hopefully, when most people are asked about having a heart attack they can say, “I don’t know, I haven’t ever had one.” Only a few of us can say, “Which one? I had three before turning 40.” This is my story in what turned out to be one of the most life-changing events in my life. In early 1996, I was having dinner with my wife and 9-year-old son, Bret, at home (plain spaghetti for me). When taking the last bite, it seemed like I had a lump in my throat. I had no pain or other outward sign, but my wife asked me immediately if I was okay because the color of my face had changed. Being the “macho man,” I said, “No problem,” and took Bret to his karate practice in Rolla. It was interesting as we passed the fire station on 10th Street, Bret looked over at me and said, “Dad, this would be a good place to stop if you need help.” After dropping him off, I went on to the hospital, not to be checked out, but to work on some unfinished issues I’d left earlier in the day. You see, I was the director of pharmacy and even though I knew what to do for others, I didn’t see it in my own situation. After several of my pharmacy technicians told me I looked terrible, I finally went down to the Emergency Department and asked if they had time to look at me. The nurse took one look and immediately put me into a room and called the doctors. I was then flown to Missouri Baptist and underwent emergency cardiac catheterization with stent placement. Similar events took place later in 1996 and again in 1999 for a total of three not-so-fun trips to the cardiologist. I finally faced the fact that my lifestyle (AAA+ personality) was getting in the way of my life. As I lay in the hospital next to a wise older man, he asked me if I wanted his secret to a long life. I told him I absolutely wanted to know. He asked me what I could control in my life. After thinking about it for a minute, I told him that all I could actually control was me and nothing else. The light bulb went off and he smiled and said, “Now you know the secret to a long life; the only thing you have to worry about is you.” I didn’t know how much that short meeting would change my life, but today I’m a very different person, focusing on the really important things like family and helping others. Many people have asked how I manage to do so much and I have to tell them that you have to live life. To me this means you plan for tomorrow but you LIVE for today. While I hope no one has to go through three heart attacks to learn what I’ve learned, my hopes for you reading this are that you’ll enjoy what God has given you and appreciate each day for what it truly is….a blessing. Sincerely,


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. Vision Statement Be the best hospital foundation dedicated to sustaining and advancing PCRMC in providing world-class healthcare for the continued benefit of our service community. Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation

2012 Board of Directors

Ted Day, R.Ph., President Debbie Schuetz, Treasurer Mary Graham, MD, Secretary Patricia Leaders Mark Riefer Cindy Beger Dwight Look, MD Ollie Jackson Candace Connell John Denbo, Ph.D., Ex-Officio Kathy Nickason, Ex-Officio Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation


Lorrie Hartley, CFRE Executive Director Donia Camarena Grateful Patient Coordinator Lori Moss Annual Giving Coordinator Ashley Brooks Administrative Assistant

Production Contributors Amy Wilson (Human Resources) Senior Training Specialist

Your Gift Matters Ted Day, President Board of Directors, Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation


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Visit the Foundation online at or call 573-458-7946

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Giving Campaign

Together Employees Achieve More

Pictured here are just a few of the many employees that generously donated to the annual employee giving campaign.

Our annual employee giving campaign was a real T.E.A.M. effort! Together Employees Achieve More gives Phelps County Regional Medical Center employees the opportunity to give from their heart. This year, they were challenged to lead the way and show our community that we support our own. Our goal of $60,000 was surpassed by $13,000 with a total of $73,000. A record 346 employees participated in this year’s campaign for the various funds of the Foundation. These donations allow our staff and employees to go above and beyond for our patients – your family, friends, and neighbors. Foundation In Focus | Winter 2012


AED Puts Brown Back in Game “Dr. Martin comes into the room, holds up the papers and says, ‘Just as I thought, sudden cardiac death,’” Brown says. At that point, Brown notes that he asked whether he had a near death experience or a death experience. Regardless of the answer, neither one happened to be on his bucket list. By Amy Wilson

Tom Brown remembers May 23, 2011 was a rainy day, which meant that he had to head indoors for his daily run. That run would typically take him through the side streets of Rolla. Instead, he ended up going to the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building and ran on the track above the gym. Some of his friends were playing basketball in the gym, so his plan was to finish his laps and then shoot some hoops. “I am supposed to do a cool down after running, but I just did a little walk around the gym,” he recalls. “Normally, that cool down would have put me in a neighborhood Tom Brown


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side street close to the hospital. I sat down to take off my running shoes, reached in the bag for my basketball shoes and that’s all I remember.” ••• Brown readily admits that he loves to eat, and rather than limit his choices, he would turn to physical activity. “I have a large frame, but you could say that I carried the weight well,” he says. As an activity “nut,” he is very competitive in sports, especially basketball. He recalls that he weighed 185 pounds in high school, and then put on weight in college until he was 250 pounds. He met Jennifer, his wife of 16 years, at Brewer Science, where he has worked for 19 years in management. Throughout the years, his weight pretty much stayed the same. Around the beginning of 2011, it had crept up to around 270 pounds. “It wasn’t that I wasn’t in shape, it was just a large shape,” he says. He had been on blood pressure medication for several years, and his physician had warned him about high cholesterol

and blood sugar. “The doctor told me that I needed to lose weight or get on medication,” Brown says. “With all of the kids’ activities, we would eat out a lot. The food would be healthy, but there was a lot of it.” Finally, Brown turned to AdvoCare, which is a supplement program for weight loss. The product’s national spokesman is NFL player Drew Brees. After completing the program’s two week challenge, he dropped 10 pounds and lost some inches. At the same time, he decided to participate in a “Couch to 5K” program, and he committed to walking and running at least two or three days a week. “I was down to 240 pounds, but the running was never getting any easier for me,” Brown says. “As much as I would run, I would still get winded. I had a hard time catching my breath and my heart pounded.” As an athlete, Brown attributed these symptoms to being part of the conditioning phase, and shrugged off the lightheadedness that he would feel. “You push through it as an athlete,” he says. “I would get my outdoor running done at home or near the hospital and university and then go play basketball.” “He is very independent and self sufficient,” Jennifer says. “He would describe the out of breath and dizzy feelings. I am not a runner, so his explanation sounded legitimate to me.” On May 23, 2011, Brown was on Day 3, Week 3 of the Couch to 5K program (as noted by the app on his iPhone). He had to get his running regiment completed before joining his friends on the basketball court. “(City Administrator) John Butz told me that if I wasn’t going to be any good after the run,

he didn’t want me (to play),” Brown says. “I told him to save me a spot.” Little did he know that he wouldn’t be playing basketball that day. ••• Brown has to rely on eyewitness accounts to piece John Butz together what happened after he reached in his bag to pull out his basketball shoes. “Joey Goodson (former assistant coach for the Miners) watched me collapse and slowly roll off the bleachers in a way he knew it was major,” Brown says. “He was in a dead sprint to get to me, rolled me over and then ran off to find the athletic trainers.” Two assistant Joey Goodson football coaches also took off running in different directions, with the goal of at least one of them being able to locate a trainer. “They had just gotten back from lunch,” Brown says. “They brought the AED (automated external defibrillator), did CPR compressions and then had to shock me. The next thing I know, I open my eyes and see Joey in my face and said, ‘Hey Joey, what’s up?’ I noticed all these faces looking and me and said, ‘Oh no,’ and then laughed. I thought I had fainted.” At age 41, Tom Brown had had a heart attack. ••• Anyone who knows Brown is familiar with his rather unique sense of (cont. on next page) Foundation In Focus | Winter 2012


(cont. from previous answer, neither one happened to be on his bucket page) humor. Even though list. he insisted that he was Brown was transferred to Barnes Hospital fine, an ambulance was in St. Louis where he had three stents and a called to transport him to defibrillator/pacemaker combo installed. Phelps County Regional “My heart rate is low, but the doctors Medical Center. wanted the defibrillator installed as an insurance “They got me on a policy,” he says. “I never had any of the classic stretcher and an EMT was symptoms and no family history of heart attacks. talking to me,” he says. There is no smoking or other classic risk factors.” “I couldn’t remember Jennifer explains that his case was Dr. Tim Martin my age or what day it described as very unusual by the doctors, and was was. The EMT told me that she had never had a taken very seriously. conversation with someone in an ambulance who He spent five days in the St. Louis hospital had been shocked.” and was released on Memorial Day weekend, Jennifer notes that while Tom was just in time to go to his son’s baseball game. He confused, he seemed to be coming out of it completed his cardiac rehabilitation at PCRMC. quickly, and was trying to make sense of what had “I would sit there with all these older folks happened. with gray or blue hair, and I was by far 20 years “I am a joker and consider myself a young, healthy guy who didn’t want a lot of attention,” he says. “No one had said a word to me about having a heart attack.” Dr. Tim Martin ordered a battery of tests, and then requested the readings from the AED. The trainers brought the equipment to the emergency room, and the data was downloaded. “Dr. Martin comes into the room, holds up the papers and says, ‘Just as I thought, sudden cardiac death,’” Brown says. At that point, Brown notes that he asked whether he had a near death experience or a death experience. Regardless of the Back to front - Tom, Jenny, Zach, Megan, Trey, Ethan


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younger than anyone in the room,” Brown recalls. One of the biggest challenges was reassuring their children – Zach, 14; Megan, 12; Trey, 10; and Ethan, 5 – that he would recover. “Most of the time, I try not to dwell on it,” he says. “Our friends stayed with the kids during that week.” After being cleared by the doctor, Brown began playing basketball again. “I keep a lot of stuff inside, but I was nervous about it, especially when I got a little winded,” he says. “Then I blew out my knee and had to have surgery. I’m not playing basketball anymore because of my knees, but when I lose weight, it may be different.” Brown is now weighing in at less than 260 pounds thanks to walking five days a week and watching what he eats. “It is a little humbling to think back to the event,” he says. “It makes you realize how fragile life really is. At any minute, your card can get punched.” In reflecting on what he refers to as “the event,” Brown notes that there were many factors that play into his survival. “What if it hadn’t been raining? What if the trainers had still been at lunch? What if the AED had never left the wall? What if they hadn’t been trained on it?” These are all questions that Brown ponders. “(Athletic trainer) Liz Sisemore saved his life,” Jennifer says. “There are no what-ifs about it. The fact that AEDs are being placed in schools is very helpful.”

Liz Sisemore has been an athletic trainer at Missouri S&T for three years. During that time she has seen her share of injuries. She will never forget the events of May 23, 2011. Liz Sisemore “We were at work on a normal Monday and one of the assistant football coaches came in and said a person had collapsed,” she recalls. “I got there first, and checked his vitals and went through the normal CPR process.” She had sent a co-worker to get the AED while Sisemore checked on Brown. She notes that his breathing and heart rate had stopped. When the staff member returned with the AED, Sisemore quickly put her training into practice. “This was the first time I had ever used the AED or seen it done outside of training,” she says. “Even in the sports cases, we have never had a time to use CPR or the AED.” Sisemore recalls that she kept thinking about Brown’s children. “I knew Tom because he is a big supporter of basketball, and his kids were my waterboys during games,” she says. “I didn’t want them to be fatherless. I kept telling myself that I need to do this and he needs to breathe.” Brown’s heart attack has raised awareness of the value of AEDs, particularly at S&T, Sisemore explains. “It has made a big difference,” she says. “We have more AEDs in the gym and on campus. All good things have come from it.”

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A matter of life and death By Somer Overshon, Marketing Communications Specialist

Thanks to the combined efforts of Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation and the Heart-2-Heart Committee, 17 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were recently donated to area school districts. “Due to an increasing number of deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), particularly in student populations, we chose to focus our efforts on ensuring school districts had the necessary equipment needed in case of an emergency,” said Shawn Hodges, Administrative Director of Ancillary Services at Phelps County Regional Medical Center. “The AED unit purchase is made possible through the generous donations of the people and businesses in the many communities we serve.” Along with the AED units, each participating school received CPR training for six people, as well as education and training on the use of the unit for all other interested staff and faculty. Marelly AEDs & First Aid out of St. Louis, MO provided each school an AED, training, and their AED Management Program, to ensure that every school has a compete and compliant AED program. Marelly also donated one entire program as well. SCA is the largest cause of natural death in the United States causing about 325,000 deaths each year. SCA can occur in anyone, at any time, and with no symptoms. It is characterized by sudden collapse, no pulse, lack of breathing, and loss of consciousness. When SCA occurs, irreversible brain injury can occur within four minutes, which


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is why response time is critical Studies have shown that if defibrillation is provided within the first minute, there is a 90 percent chance the victim’s life can be saved. SCA has occurred in many students over the past few years, particularly at sporting events. The AED’s will make all of the schools and their sponsored events safer for our students, faculty, and their families.

RTC Representatives: Warren DuBois, Paula Haas, and Kelly Johnson

AED units”, said Dr. Aaron Zalis, Superintendent of Rolla Public Schools. “Additionally the education and training opportunities that come with this donation are equally valuable. We appreciate the collaborative generosity of the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation and the Heart-2-Heart Committee and look forward to improving our student safety program”. Other districts that received the units are St. Patrick’s Catholic School, Maries R-I, Crawford County R-II, Gasconade R-II, Donation to Crawford County R-II School District and Steelville R-III. Chip Georges, Annette Wells, Cindy Breese, Trice Davis, Johnny Thompson, Lori Moss Phelps County Regional ”We endeavor to provide the safest Medical Center, Phelps Regional Health Care environment for the kids and families we Foundation, and the H-2-H committee are serve. This generous donation will allow us to dedicated to supporting our communities in lifeenhance our effort to equip our facilities with saving efforts.

Appreciation from Jeanne Cavender, President, Rolla School Board “On behalf of the Rolla School Board, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, the Heart-2-Heart Committee, and the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation for the gift of the AED units in each of our school buildings. Along with this gift, we are grateful for the training of six staff members not only in CPR but training in the use of the equipment. This is such a wonderful example of collaboration between our community and the schools in this region.

Jeanne Cavender

Our buildings are used daytime, evening, and weekends by not only our students, but members of the community and the area. I know the units will be carefully placed in a central location and clearly marked. The AED units could save the life of a student, parent, or grandparent. It is my hope that we will be able to provide current CPR/AED training for all of our staff and board members. Again, on behalf of the Board, I thank you.”

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Dreaming of a White Christmas The Heart-2-Heart Annual Luncheon

The Heart-2-Heart Committee hosted the ”Dreaming of a White Christmas” luncheon on December 7, 2012 at Matt’s Steakhouse and over $35,000 was raised as a result. The Heart-2-Heart Committee is made up of a group of individuals who volunteer their time to inform other women about the dangers of cardiovascular disease. The Heart-2-Heart Committee provides free community lunch-and-learns, heart health screenings, patient assistance, education and other heart health needs. The programs and educations offered by Heart-2Heart are funded 100% by you, our generous donors. The goal of the Heart-2-Heart program is to provide men and women with cardiovascular disease education and assistance in order to make them knowledgeable about the prevention, symptoms and risk factors of heart disease. All of the contributions to the Heart-2-Heart fund remain in the surrounding and local communities.


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Front: Wanda Davis, Fredi Zobrist, Gerry Martin Back: Carol Bennett, Libby Niles, Carolyn Tilford, Julie Rodgers, Annette Wells and Barb Smith

Our Heart-2-Heart Survivors share their stories Name: Wanda Davis Age: 75

Her story: Wanda has lived in Rolla for the past 45 years and is a volunteer with PCRMC’s Auxiliary/Volunteer Department, a job she enjoys very much. Wanda’s heart story began when she started noticing little things in her health over the course of a year; she found that she was losing strength and she could not walk very far without stopping. Other than feeling extremely weak, Wanda did not have any symptoms. Finally, after numerous visits to the doctor’s office, Wanda’s physician suggested a heart catheterization. After the catheterization, Wanda learned the aortic valve in her heart had deteriorated; she had open heart surgery to repair the aortic valve and the mitral valves. After her surgery, Wanda spent two weeks in the intensive care unit (ICU) and a month in cardiac rehabilitation to build her strength back up. Wanda learned that if she had not had the surgery, she was very close to having a heart attack or stroke. Heart prevention tips: Wanda’s advice for heart health includes having a good doctor and keeping weight under control through healthy eating. Other thoughts: Wanda feels like she has been given a second chance and looks forward to the next journey in her life.

Name: Rhonda Gately Age: 45

Her story: Rhonda lives in Edgar Springs and has been married to her husband, Dean, for 15 years. She works part-time at Citizens Bank of Newburg. Rhonda did not have any warning signs except that she was extremely fatigued, would have to rest much of the time and she was very dizzy. She saw numerous doctors about the dizziness and had ear surgery because she thought it had to do with her balance. On the morning of June 20, 2004, Rhonda woke up very weak and fatigued. She went to the hospital and the nurses could not get her blood pressure. After doing an EKG, the doctor determined it was her heart. Rhonda was airlifted out to a hospital in Springfield where she coded three times. Rhonda had a temporary pacemaker put in and was told that the electrical part of her heart had gone out. The reason she was frequently getting dizzy was because she was not getting oxygen to her brain. Then, in 2007, Rhonda was diagnosed with congestive heart (cont. on next page)

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(cont. from previous page) failure and had a defibrillator inserted. Today Rhonda is 100% reliant on her pacemaker and after a battery replacement in 2011, she has been doing much better. Heart prevention tips: Rhonda says that if someone is experiencing frequent fatigue or dizzy spells without reason, it could be due to the electrical part of the heart malfunctioning. She says be sure to go and see the doctor. Her best advice is “do not wait.” Other thoughts: Rhonda wants people to know that there is always hope. Even though people may have heart problems, they should never give up. She says to keep a positive outlook and keep going. Rhonda is honored to share her story and hopes it will help someone else.

Name: Tom Brown Age: 42

Please turn to Page 6 for story. Heart prevention tips: Tom made sure his diet was healthy; he now eats a lot of lean meats and vegetables. Tom also advises people to not be stubborn: go see a doctor and get your recommended check-ups. He says people should be aware of their bodies, eat healthy and exercise; it is never too late to start. Other thoughts: Tom says having a positive mind-set is important. He recommends people overcome their mental challenges and let the ‘whatifs’ go. He says heart disease can happen to anyone regardless of age or family history.

Know the Facts about Heart Disease • • • • • •

Heart disease is the number one killer of women over the age of 25. Stroke is the number three killer. Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, claims nearly twice as many women’s lives as all forms of cancer combined. Overall, more women than men die of stroke each year. 38% of women die within one year after an initial heart attack, compared with 25% of men. 64% of women who died suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. Within six years after recognized heart attack, 35% of women will have another heart attack, 11% will have a stroke, 46% will be disabled with heart failure and 6% will experience sudden cardiac death. One in three women in the United States currently suffers from some form of cardiovascular disease. Be proactive and talk to your physician. Be an advocate for your own health!


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Heart-2-Heart Luncheon 2012 Sponsors Presenting Sponsors - $5,000

Corporate Sponsors - $300

Mo-Sci Corporation Phelps County Regional Medical Center Washington University Heart & Vascular Center

Auxiliary & Volunteer Services at PCRMC Bales Construction Central Federal Savings & Loan Hutcheson Ford Sales Investment Realty, Inc. Legends Bank PCRMC Medical Group PCRMC Marketing, Physician Recruitment & Business Development PCRMC - Bond Clinic Phelps County Bank Presbyterian Manor Rolla Lions Club Sherrick Orthodontics Steven Harrison, DDS, MS Stifel, Nicolaus and Company, Inc. State Farm Insurance Company, Kathy McKay & Dan Collier Wallis Oil Company – Mobil on the Run

Silver Sponsors - $750 Fidelity Communications Marelly AEDs & First Aid Boston Scientific

Patron Sponsors - $500 Atkinson Dental Clinic Citizens Bank Of Newburg Country Mart Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Martin Law Offices of Gerischer & Strange, LLC Mid America Bank & Trust Company Mid MO Internal Medicine-Don James, DO Miller Glass Rolla Lioness Club Town & Country Bank

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RECOGNITION AND HISTORICAL WALLS UNVEILED Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation hosted an unveiling ceremony in November 2012 to showcase Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s (PCRMC) new Recognition and Historic Walls. One section of the Recognition Wall is set aside to honor and thank Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation’s Pillar Society, donors who have generously committed $10,000 and above to promote the Foundation’s mission to serving the patients of PCRMC.

Legacy Society members - Don and Paula Sanders and Blanche Gray

Dr. Edward Downey unveils the Pillar Society section

Dr. Mary Graham unveiling the Medical Staff Honor Roll section


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Photos by Sarah Wilson, Marketing Coordinator

The Foundation would like to recognize the following members of the Pillar Society and Legacy Society for their kind and generous gifts:

Circle of Opportunity $10,000 - $25,000

Aflac Alberici Construction Co., Inc. BKD LLC CD Smith Construction Central Federal Savings and Loan John and Pam Denbo Dr. Keith and Marilyn Frederick Fuji Film Medical Systems James and Dr. Mary Graham Blanche Gray Harold G. Butzer, Inc. Hogan Construction Roger and Karen LaBoube The Look Family Dr. Thomas and Gerry Martin Murphy Company Dr. Ruth Ann Nevils Proteus Group RehabCare Group Mark and Kelly Riefer Rolla Lioness Club Dr. Hugh and Deborah Schuetz Drs. Vijay and Charlotte Sekhon SSM Health Care Stryker Orthodontics Town and Country Bank Augusta Wallace*

Circle of Compassion

$25,000 - $50,000

BTS Group, Inc. Esterly, Schneider & Associates, Inc. Everett and Geneva Sugarbaker Foundation Phelps County Bank Tom and Lana Van Doren Washington University Heart Care Institute

Circle of Innovation $50,000 - $100,000

Dr. Edward and Ailleen Downey G2N RSM McGladrey

Circle of Integrity $100,000 - $500,000

Brewer Science MO-Sci Corporation Judith Piatt

Circle of Philanthropy $500,000 - $1,000,000 Estate of Mildred K. Rauth*

Circle of Visionaries $1,000,000+

Ted and Kim Day PCRMC Auxiliary & Volunteer Services

*Denotes Deceased Donors

Legacy Society Estate Gift

Blanche Gray Estate of Mildred Rauth* Don and Paula Sanders

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Breast Center Mammography Fund Community Fundraisers

The organizations and individuals shown on the following pages all raised money for the Breast Center Mammography Fund during the month of October. Each chose to do it in their own unique way – from selling ribbons, to decorating birdhouses, to hosting a volleyball tournament – but they all had the same goal in mind. They wanted to make a difference in the lives of our patients... and they have! We can’t thank them enough for their generosity and support.

Headlines Salon set up a booth at the annual Octoberfest in

St. Robert and sold pink hair extensions and other pink items raising $330. (L-R): Jackie Farris, Julie Bates, Amanda Robinette, Kasey Leaverton, and Candice Williams

Robin Ahart decorated

a gourd for breast cancer awareness and auctioned it off at Kraft Karaoke in St. James for $400.


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Piney Ridge encouraged their staff to wear pink and collected donations in the amount of $105.

(L-R): Hope Secrest, Kim Ponder, Amy Iarussi, Ollie Jackson, and Nora Lujan

Rolla Junior High School’s Student-2-Student organization encouraged students and staff to wear pink and sold pink ribbons donating $301 and honoring their teacher Diane Clark.

Key Sport raised $800 by selling custom-designed t-shirts. (L-R): Stacey Mahaney, Alisa Green, Kylie Mahaney, Angie Reese, Jamie Sturgeon, Terri Brookshire and Jake Fester (back)

Buck or More Dollar Store

realized that people were throwing money into a container by the front door and decided to donate the money ($105) to the Breast Center Mammography Fund. Back to front: Owners, Tim and Vicky Flegel, with employees

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Panera Bread of Rolla and St. Robert

sold pink ribbon bagels during the month of October with proceeds of $828.

For information on how you can hold a fundraiser, please contact Lori Moss at (573) 458-7647 or

The Centre/Rolla held a Cardio for the Cure class and raised $1180.

(L-R): Christie Koch, Josh Stephens, Julie Rodgers, Scott Caron, Karen Richards, Kristy Rich, and Mitch Lewis

Rolla High School’s National Honor Society

sponsored a volleyball tournament and bake sale and collected $750. National Honor Society Officers (L-R): Eliza Burdett, Sven Olberg, Aimee Whitmire, Katie Brow, and Whitney Brand


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Rolla Fire Department sold t-shirts and held an open house at the fire station and raised $500.

Memorial Giving

September - November 2012

The following loved ones were remembered by family and friends...

Vicki B. Allen

Family of Vicki Allen

Jay Crump

Patricia Broaddus

Elmer R. Jones Sharon Dolisi

Joyce Karr George Karr

Geraldine Kelley

Ronald and Judith Walsworth

Liburn Mash

Aaron and Kelli Best Janet and George Cannell Charity Collins Tom and Pati Cox Betty Hughes William and Mary Ellen Kirgan Donald and Debra Lutes Marga Martin Winona Morgan Danny and Ginny Pherigo Rita Schmidt Pauline Stricker Dennis and Lynn Wilson

Glenna Smith

Eileen Malone

Doolittle Darlins Lunch Bunch John and Patsy Havens Winferd Hays James Pugh Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home James Turner

Dorothy Kitchen

Velma Warren

Geri Kelley

Leroy and Ovia McGinnis

Marilda Kelley

Phillip and Judith Headrick Dottye Wolf

Velma Warren (cont.) Norma Campbell Billy and Jean Cantrell Cindy Engelbrecht Betty Eyberg First Assembly of God David Hall Tracy Jenkins Robert and Eva Lambeth Mike and Judy Lewis Lyle and Janell Moritz Lou and Jeanine Moss

Harold White

Bank of Salem John and Linda Hobson Gary Howard Jerry Summers Deborah Sybert

Patty Boesch Joe Bowles LaDel Campbell

Connie Lawyer

Lou and Jeanine Moss

Gilbert Malone

James and Bernadette Welch

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Hospice Provides Hope and Healing During Holidays Phelps Regional Homecare hosted their annual Hospice Memorial Event on Sunday, November 4th at PCRMC with over 50 people in attendance. The service was provided as part of Hospice’s Bereavement program to friends and family members of patients served by Hospice within the last year. Honoring and remembering the life of a loved one who has died is an important part of the normal grieving process and it is especially comforting during the holiday season. This year’s memorial service was beautifully decorated in an autumn theme and families were encouraged to bring photos of their loved one’s to display during the service. The names of individuals served by Hospice were read and family members placed a remembrance leaf with their loved one’s name on the memorial tree. Family members were also given a holiday memorial ornament. Music was provided by Barb Summers; PCRMC and Hospice volunteers welcomed and escorted guests; hospice chaplains Ron Allerheiligen, Linda Hardwick and Dr. Phil Cox provided memorial reflections and prayers. A reception followed the ceremony to provide the opportunity for individuals to offer and receive support from others who have experienced loss.

Photos by Wendy Craighead of Salem Avenue Portraiture


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For more information about Hospice please contact Kerry Poindexter at (573) 458-1400.

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group

Provides vital links to other caregivers and an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease and ways to cope.

Location: Pulaski Room Time: 1:30-2:30 pm Date: First Thursday of month Contact: 573-364-6414 Cancer Support Group

Provides support for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.

Location: Radiation Oncology

reception room Time: 5:00-7:00 pm Date: Every Wednesday Contact: 573-458-7500

Parkinson’s Support Group

Assists those with Parkinson’s disease, their family, caregivers, and care partners in adapting more positively to the physical, emotional, and social changes associated with the disease.

Location: Rolla Apartments

1101 McCutcheon Drive Time: 1:30-2:30 pm Date: Fourth Thursday of month Contact: 573-458-3034

Mark Your Calendars for 2013 February

9 Cancer Gala - See the ad on inside cover


3 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Contact Lori Moss at (573) 458-7647 for details.



10 Comedy Uncorked Event Leach Theatre

6 Heart-2-Heart Luncheon

Mental Health Support Group

In Our Next Issue

Smoking Cessation/Support

• Cancer Gala Wrap-Up • Guardian Angel Feature • Foundation Fund Update

Please call 573-364-2007 for more information about the various meeting times. Please call 573-458-7691 for more information about this group. For a complete list of Support Groups, please visit

Foundation In Focus | Winter 2012


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

1000 West Tenth Street • Rolla, Missouri 65401


Best Wishes for Peace and Joy this Holiday Season and a New Year of Health, Happiness and Prosperity.

Merry Christmas from the board and staff of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation

Winter 2012  

Foundation in Focus Winter 2012

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