Salem Memorial District Hospital Foundation

THANKS TO ALL that helped our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament be another success:
After rescheduling due to the area wide storm affected our original date, we again hosted our popular Golf Tournament on 6/9/17. What a beautiful day it turned out to be!!! We thank all of our sponsors for helping make this a fun tournament and we enjoyed presenting the prizes to all the listed winners, but we know SMDH Hospital Foundation was the real winner. Read Past Events below.

                                   Tree of Life

          The tree of life is described in the Book of Revelation
          as having curing properties: "the angel showed me
          the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal,
          flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down
          the middle of the great street of the city. On each side
          of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops
          of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves
          of the tree are for the healing of the nations."
                              Revelation 22:1-2

The Salem Memorial District Hospital (SMDH) Foundation has been established by donors like you who believe in the future of outstanding and compassionate healthcare for our community. SMDH Foundation supports the hospital in achieving its goals through giving. The foundation raises funds and dedicates its resources to further advance the needs of Salem Memorial District Hospital and those it serves.

Although SMDH receives local tax revenue, your charitable contributions will help provide enhanced patient services through necessary life-saving technology, advanced medical equipment, education and facility improvements.

The SMDH Foundation's Tree of Life is a way for the foundation to show appreciation for your generosity. Your support today will allow planning for the future healthcare needs of our community. Donate to our community's healthcare future by honoring someone in your life, celebrating a birth or remembering a loved one who is no longer with you. There are several ways to give to the foundation and be a part of the Tree of Life. To make a donation, please contact Hospital Administration at 573-729-6626 to speak to someone during business hours or at your convenience click here to donate through our secure online access.

If you are interested in giving to a specific area, please indicate in the online donation form you want your donation to be assigned to:
          1) The Greatest Need - Supports capital priorities and other Foundation Programs.
          2) Long Term Care Center - Enriches resident quality of life.
          3) Palliative Care Unit - Contributes to compassionate end of life care.
          4) Education - Healthcare related scholarships and professional development.

Tree of Life leafs:

          Platinum - $10,000 and above
          Gold - $5,000-$9,999
          Silver - $1,000-$4,999
          Bronze - $500-$999

Any size donation will be accepted and helpful.
     * All donations are tax deductible.
     * Cash, check and credit cards accepted.
     * Gifts from employees may be payroll deducted.
     * Pledges may be fulfilled over time.
     * Gift of securities and from estates are excellent ways to include the Foundation in your plans.

Hospital Foundation Advisory Board Officers
Ruth Ann Parker, Chairwoman, Dr. J.J. Tune, Vice-Chairman, Joe Hayes, Secretary, Leon Kreisler, Treasurer

Hospital Foundation Advisory Board Members
Dennis Fiebelman, Hershel Moser, Connie Rushing, Doug Rusk and Kathy Weldon (employee representative)

Past Events:

On 6/9/17 we held our 2nd Golf Tournament fundraising event, after being rescheduled due to area flooding. So here's the list of sponsors and the winners who took home their prizes:
Tournament Winners:
Championship Flight - Chilton Oil (Doug Arts, Nick Happel, Bob Straub, Stuart Carmier)
"A" Flight - Terry & Shirley Perkins/Bill &Gale Huffman

Prize Hole Winners:
Longest Putt - Jeremy Haynes
Closest to the Pin - Dennis Pryor
Longest Drive - (Men) Patrick McCoy, (Women) Gale Huffman, (Seniors) Johnny Howard

Door Prizes:
$15 Gift Certificate (The Beehive Gift and Florist) - Terry Perkins
$20 Gift Certificate (Automated Business Supply) - Heath Garrison
Golf Umbrella (Naught-Naught Insurance Agency) - Bob Geary
8 piece Craftsman Combination Wrench Set (C&E Auto) - James Gapsh
Cardinal Basket with 6 pack bottled Budweiser, 2 Koozie holders, 2 bags peanuts, Cardinals Key holder (Megan Seay, Attorney At Law) - James Gapsh
3 - Shag Ball Baskets with golf towel, dozen golf balls, golf tees, divot tool/ball marker, golf club cleansing brush, groove sharpener/cleaner (Naught-Naught Insurance Agency & SMDH) - Nathan Miracle, Steve Shults, and Andrew Walters
$50 Gift Certificate (Common Grounds) - Tammy Oppelt
2 Cardinal Baseball Tickets, Monday July 3rd, Cardinals vs. Marlins (Mullally Distributing) - Andrew Walters
1.75 Jack Daniels Whiskey (Wells Package & Liquor Store) - Max Ball
Wine Basket (St James Winery) - 2 baskets - Dewayne Spurgeon and Doug Arts
Wine Basket (Red Moose Vinyard) - James Gapsh
4 Cardinal Baseball Tickets, Sunday July 9th Cardinals vs. Mets (USI Insurance Services) - Dennis Pryor
4 Cardinal Baseball Tickets, Sunday July 30 Cardinals vs. Nationals (KSMO Radio) - Scott Ball
Taylor Made Golf Bag (SMDH) - Brent Hines
2017 Taylor Made TP Collection Putter (SMDH) - Mike Whitaker
2017 Taylor Made MD Driver (SMDH) - Kim Geary

We thank all the dancing participants for helping make our first Dancing with the Salem Stars competition a great success. We appreciate all the community support which helped put us closer to our goal of updating our patient rooms in Acute Care. The new event raised $10,000 and was held at City Hall on December 10th. The 24 participants were Dennis Pryor paired up with Rosalie Wright, Scott Roberts danced with Barb Medlock, Nathan Miracle danced with Lorna Mundwiller, Perry Novak danced with partner Jan Gott, Teel Wisdom tripped the light fantastic with Emma Heithold, Don Sneed partnered up with Melissa Dubois, Brett Capps danced with Linda Maledy, Zach Moser strutted his stuff with Jackie Sisco, Shannon Wright partnered up with Karla Tiefenthaler, Patrick McCoy shared the floor with Lena Sherrill, Tye Lydon partnered up with Elizabeth Halbrook and Mike Wofford danced with wife Glenda Wofford. The 3 judges and the attendees picked the winning couples. Zach Moser and Jackie Sisco won Second place and the People's Choice award. Teel Wisdom and Emma Heithold took First place. Click here to view the Salem News article about the event and pictures of all the dancers.

In 2016, we have collected almost $10,000 from employee contributions to the foundation. A big THANK YOU to all of our generous employees.

On November 5th, 2016, our 2nd 5K Fun Run at Montauk State Park started at 9 am. Entry fee was $25, and the first 100 received an event t-shirt, medal and goodies bag. This fundraiser was set up to help the SMDH Foundation raise funds to allow the hospital to update the patient rooms. Here's a few snapshots taken at the event.

On 5/9 the SMDH Foundation sponsored a 4-Person Scramble Golf event to continue raising funds for much needed equipment to support needs in our community. Thanks to all that joined in on the fun, or came to show support the players at Spring Creek Golf Club. We give a special thanks to Platinum sponsors: BKD, The Bank of Salem, and Phelps County Regional Medical Center; Gold sponsors: Naught-Naught Agency and MedHost; Silver sponsors Penn Enterprises, Inc., Stack Financial Services, Inc., Miller Glass of Rolla, and Riverways Federal Credit Union; and our Bronze sponsors Missouri Health Connection, Victor Heating and Cooling, South-Town Furniture, Gabel Construction, Healthy Dent Count, Edward Jones, Hutcheson Ford Sales and Associated Purchasing Service, and Group Benefit Services. The Hole-in-One sponsor was Camron Erway-State Farm Insurance, and Food/Drinks were provided by U.S. Foods, Grellner Sales, and Ozarks Coca Cola. Prizes/Givaways were sponsored by Aire-Master South Central Missouri, The Red Moose Winery, St. James Winery, Wells Package Store, Air Evac, US Bank, Bank of Salem and Fidelity Communications. Without these sponsors, our golf event would not have been the SMASHING success it was on a rainy Monday.

Prize winners were:
     Dennis Pryor - Longest Drive Senior
     Joe Enloe - Longest Drive Men
     Joyce Bradley - Longest Drive Women
     Shawn Gamblin - Closest to the Pin
     Stanley Schaffer - Longest Putt

     Chilton Oil Company - Championship Winners
     The Bank of Salem - 1st Place Flight A Winners

We appreciate all the golfers who took part in this event, helping the foundation become more successful towards meeting its goals.

2016 SMDH High School graduates were PROUDLY presented scholarships by the SMDH Foundation in the amount of $3000 to the following:
          $1000 - Gabriel Godi
          $1000 - Kimber Schafer
          $1000 - Merlin Chester Toman, IV

Our 2015 projects to support the Emergency Department purchase of a Emergency Neonatal Equipment (infant warmer, oxygen blender, etc.) and to designate a Psychiatric Safe Room within the department has been reached. Thanks to community support, funding has been raised for both of these projects.

Employee donations through 2015 have topped $13,000. Thanks for the very generous donations from our caring employees.

Fun Run 5k Run/Walk at Montauk State Park was held on November 7, 2015. Thanks for all that helped make this initial event a huge success, and next year's date is already set for 11/5/16. Proceeds of over $2600 from this event are designated to enhance our Jean B. Weaver Dialysis Unit. We thank all participants for making this event better than anticipated, with 105 persons registering.

The 2nd Annual Foundation dinner was held on October 8th, with a very good turnout, with donations topping $6,600. We will be updating this page when we will be applying funds raised to the noted projects.

Employee Foundation Parking Spot raffle and Easter bake sale netted the foundation over $600. Thank you to all employees donating bake sale items and employees and public for spending on wonderful bake sale items to help us continue moving forward on this worthwhile project.

Employee Foundation Winter Kick-off event included a bake sale with separate judging for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for cookies and candies entries. Baskets donated by various hospital departments were well received. Between these two Employee Foundation events, more than $1,000 was raised, as well as employees pledging to a yearly donation raised over $10,000. We are so appreciative of the caring of our employees.

Kick-off Dinner was held on September 18, 2014 with a wonderful turnout. Several donations were made, and the Tree of Life was recently put in place at the hospital to showcase those caring and able to make donations to this worthy cause. Thank you to those that made donations and those considering doing so in the future.

We will be updating this page frequently as the Foundation adds more events to its itinerary, so please visit often.