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Rex Hospital Open Highlights Meet Our Newest Arrival: Rex Ann News from Rex Healthcare Foundation Summer 2012

Linda and Orage Quarles III, member of Rex’s Board of Trustees, take part in Rex Society’s Evening of Appreciation.

Rex Society Spotlight

Rex Hospital Open Raises $420,000 for Cancer Care James Hahn clinched his first victory at the 2012 Rex Hospital Open! Held at TPC Wakefield Plantation, the Rex Hospital Open annual golf tournament raises funds for the Rex Healthcare Foundation. This year’s event, now part of the Tour, drew a record-breaking 20,000 spectators. Special thanks to Rex Hospital Open Chairmen Hale Irwin and Glen Wesley. Funds from this year’s tournament – more than $420,000 - will benefit Rex Cancer Care, supporting patients from discovery to recovery. Thank you to First Citizens Bank, our Service Appreciation Day presenting sponsor, and to all of our sponsors for making this year’s Tournament a resounding success!

Frank Evaldi, Jim Slaughter, pro golfer Bio Kim, Joey Cathey and Karen Schlett enjoy the Wednesday Pro-Am.

The “Hurricanes Bench” on the 18th green provided patrons a great viewing spot to enjoy the action. The Carolina Hurricanes continue to be a proud sponsor of Rex and the Rex Hospital Open.

Team Bentwinds (Vickie Matthews, Bobbie Rhodes, Susan Walley, Annie Lou Rogers) celebrate another birdie and another win with Tyrone van Aswegan during the Pink on the Links Pro-Am.

Mike Kirk, Nationwide Insurance, presents Barb Tobis with the 2012 Volunteer of the Tournament Award.

Inspiring future golfers, the First Tee of the Triangle assists with the annual Junior Clinic.

Proud supporters since the “Rex Classic� Satish Mathan, M.D., Neil Ramquist, M.D., Don Detweiler, M.D. and Andrew Weber, M.D. of Raleigh Radiology gather around their pro Alistair Presnell.

A partner and sponsor for more than 20 years, First Citizens Bank proudly presented Service Appreciation Sunday. Members of the N.C. National Guard manned the 18th green pin flag and are seen here with our champion, James Hahn.

The elite US Army jump team, Golden Knights, wowed the crowd with a parachute jump onto the 18th green following play.

An exciting tournament till the end, crowds gather on the 9th green to watch the second hole of the sudden death finish.

“Great oaks from little acorns grow.”

Tiny hands, tiny feet, there’s someone new we’d like you to meet.

- Geoffrey Chaucer

If you have ever been to a Rex facility, you may have

seen caregivers wearing acorn pins on their lapels. These pins come from patients and families grateful for the care

Rex Ann Simone

they received at Rex. Over the past year, well over 200 acorns have been awarded to deserving Rex co-workers.

Recent acorn recipient, Robert S. Wehbie, M.D.,

7 lbs., 21 inches

Ph.D., F.A.C.P., oncologist with Rex Hematology Oncology Associates, encounters many

On behalf of a grateful patient, Kathy Stokes of the Rex Healthcare Foundation presents Robert Wehbie, M.D., with a special token of gratitude at the Rex Cancer Center of Wakefield.

patients each day

looking for hope,

joy! Rex Ann is an interactive newborn simulator,

reassurance and

designed by Laerdal with the American Academy of

the very best care

Pediatrics to meet the training requirements of the

available. “I think

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) course. Using

it’s important for

pre-programmed scenarios or real-time instructor

physicians and

controls, Rex Ann can go from a moving, crying,

other health care

vigorous newborn to completely unresponsive.

professionals to take

Simulated learning enhances the educational

care of people the

environment and provides an opportunity to practice

same way we would

teamwork, leadership and communication skills. This

want to be taken

important training tool was made possible through

care of if we were

donations to the Rex Healthcare Foundation.

sick or our family members were sick,” Wehbie remarks. “There is no question

in my mind, that if and when I or someone in my family gets sick, Rex will be the first place we will go. I go to work with that feeling and it makes me feel confident that we are doing the best job for our patients.”

Would you like to honor your Rex physician, nurse

or other Rex co-worker? Contact Allison Strickland at (919) 784-4552 or or visit for more information.

This spring we welcomed our newest bundle of

The Rex Society Appreciation Event provides the perfect opportunity to thank Ed Kozlowski and others, enjoying the evening.

those who make Rex so successful: our physicians, board members, co-workers, volunteers and donors. Their reasons for supporting Rex are many. For some, Rex has cared for them or their loved ones. Others may have a passion for cancer care, or heart care, and want to see Rex further its work in these areas. Some support our Magnet-designated nurses – the best nurses around. Rex has been “the place to go for healthcare” in our community for 116 years. Over that time Rex has continued to bring innovative care to our community. But what sets Rex apart is its culture of kindness and compassion shown each day in the

Ed Willingham, Carolann Connor Willingham and Don Detweiler, M.D.

halls of the hospital and at each of our locations. We are grateful to each Rex Society Member for generously investing in the life-saving work of this hospital and impacting patient care in such a profound way.

Keith Nance, M.D., and Julia Taber, M.D. Justin Wu, M.D., and Sylvia Hackett, vice president of Rex Healthcare Foundation.

Right: Long-time Foundation supporters Bill Lee, M.D., and Susan O’Dell, R.N., M.S.N., help to carry forth John Rex’s dream for providing outstanding healthcare for all. Right: Benton Satterfield, M.D., and Emma-Garnett Satterfield with their copy of the evening's gift, The Three Questions by Jon Muth.

Mickie Alexander, Charlie Winston and Jim Tanner.

Dale Jenkins, chairman, and Jeff Lyash of the Rex Board of Trustees Left: Preeti Parekh, M.D., greets Kathy von St. Paul, R.N.

Left: Rex Society Co-chair Flo Winston shares her appreciation and highlights how contributions have benefited Rex this year.

You have worked hard to accumulate assets throughout your life, but without a valid will or trust at your death, those assets will be distributed according to state law. Wouldn’t you rather determine that yourself? Including a bequest in your will or trust to individual beneficiaries or a charitable organization such as ours may be the best way to make a meaningful gift in the future. Plus, it allows you to change your mind at any time.

Why Include a Bequest in Your Will or Trust? The reasons that donors make charitable bequests are generally as varied as the donors themselves, but perhaps one common denominator is a sincere desire to give back to the community or to a particular charitable organization. Other advantages include: It’s easy. Making a bequest is as simple as inserting a few sentences into your will, such as, "I give $10,000 to [name of charitable organization]." It’s revocable. With a bequest, you are not actually making a gift until your death. Until then, you are free to alter your plans, eliminating the worry that you might make a commitment you could later regret. It’s tax-smart. Your estate is entitled to an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction for bequests to qualified charitable organizations.

Eight Ways to Pass On Your Values

Plan Your Legacy With Your Will or Trust Eight Ways to Make a Bequest

1. Specific bequest. This is a gift of a certain item to an individual beneficiary. “I give my diamond ring to my niece Katie.” 2. General bequest. This is usually a gift of a stated sum of money. “I give $15,000 to my cousin Bobby.” 3. Residuary bequest. This is a bequest of an estate after all other bequests, debts and taxes have been paid. “I leave 15 percent of all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to my son Chris.” 4. Contingent bequest. This is a bequest made on the condition that a certain event must occur before distribution to the beneficiary. “I give $20,000 to my daughter, Laura, provided she is living upon my death.” The bequests mentioned above can apply in the case of gifts to individual heirs or charitable organizations. The following types below are special considerations that apply only to charitable bequests. 5. Unrestricted bequest. A gift like this—without conditions attached—allows the charitable organization to determine the wisest and most pressing need for the funds at the time of receipt. ”I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to [legal name of organization] [written amount] for its unrestricted use and purpose.” 6. Restricted bequest. This is a gift dedicated for a specific purpose or project. ”I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to [legal name of organization] [written amount] for its [project or purpose].” 7. Honorary or memorial bequest. This is a gift given ”in honor of” or ”in memory of” yourself, in your family's name or on behalf of someone else. ”I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to [legal name of organization] [written amount] in honor of [person's name], for [reason for gift].” 8. Endowed bequest. This bequest is invested with and becomes part of our endowment. An annual distribution is made for the purpose you designate. Because the principal remains intact the fund will generate support in perpetuity. ”I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to [legal name of organization] [written amount] as an endowment with a spending rate in accordance with the institution’s current policy.” For more information, call us or visit with your estate planning attorney today. Copyright: The Stelter Company, All rights reserved. The information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes apply to federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

Rex Healthcare Milestones, Activities & Opportunities Would you like to receive Inspire electronically? Let us know at Events • Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate at the 23rd annual Cancer Survivors Day at the Rex Cancer Center in June. Attendees met and mingled with each other and with Rex physicians while enjoying refreshments, activities and live music. Growth • In July, Rex Healthcare hosted the “Biggest Loser” auditions alongside the grand opening of the Rex Wellness Center of Knightdale. This facility brings advanced fitness equipment, programs and amenities to eastern Wake County.

• As one of the busiest robotic surgery centers in the Southeast, Rex is now designated as a training ground for teaching surgeons how to perform hysterectomies and other gynecological surgeries using the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robot. Rex’s Epicenter designation highlights the hospital’s expertise, high standards of excellence in patient outcomes and dedication to teaching physicians. • Rex Health Ventures, one of the nation’s only venture-capital funds managed by a community, not-forprofit hospital, announced its first

investment, a $500,000 equity placement in Aerial BioPharma. Aerial, a Morrisville, N.C.-based company, is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials on investigational narcolepsy treatment.

Kudos • Alongside UNC Hospitals, Rex Hospital earned an A grade patient safety score in the first annual Hospital Safety Score through Leapfrog. Rex and UNC scored the highest in the Triangle. • A team of Rex Healthcare chefs proved their culinary prowess by taking home the top prize at the Association for Healthcare Foodservice 2012 Culinary Competition, held in Miami. In winning the gold medal, Rex Executive Chef Ryan Conklin and Rex Food and Nutrition Retail Services Coordinator Tyran Lawson beat chefs from hospitals around the country. • Three Rex co-workers were named to the Triangle’s Top 10 Women in Medicine for 2012 by Triangle Medi-

cal News. Jane R. Byrd, R.N., M.S.N., vice president for Rex Healthcare, Alden M. Parsons, M.D., founding member and medical director of Rex Thoracic Specialists and Mary Anderson of Rex Cancer Center. • Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Apex achieved a top, fivestar rating from the federal agency that oversees Medicare and Medicaid. The 107-bed facility earned recognition for its staffing, the quality of care provided and more.

Coming up • Join us for the third annual Rex Wellness Sprint Triathlon on August 19! The race begins and ends at the Rex Wellness Center of Wakefield. • Ride with Rexie’s Angels in the 2012 le Tour de Femme on October 13! This non-competitive, women’s only cycling event raises money each year to support the Rex Healthcare Angel Fund.


Before our formal invitation arrives, please reserve the date of

NOV. 10, 2012

for the Rex Gala,a black-tie fundraiser benefitting the Rex Healthcare Foundation.

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As a patient, she may not recall your name... But she will always remember how you cared for her. To make a contribution or to learn more about how you can help continue excellent care for patients at Rex Healthcare, contact Katherine Stokes, Director, Major Gifts, at (919) 784-4475. Or visit us online at:

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