October 17, 2012
The Foundation hosted its inaugural event, "Field of Dreams: Creating a Healing Environment, a Tribute to Darrell Roegner," on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
The Field of Dreams tribute was held at the Progress West Medical Building Atrium to honor Darrell Roegner, avid community leader and past hospital advisory board chair, who lost his battle with cancer in November of 2011.
The event was attended by more than 150 guests, and featured a raffle and live auction. A tribute video by Mr. Roegner's friends and colleagues profiled his contributions and work in St. Charles County. Deb Smith, Foundation Board Member and retired publisher, chaired the event.
“Darrell was our hometown hero," said Karen Prideaux, development manager, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters & Progress West Foundation. "While he would have scoffed at the attention to him, he would have whole-heartedly supported what the Foundation stands for. He loved this community and wanted what was best for it, including great health care. Darrell was instrumental in helping achieve Certificate of Need approval for PWHC and this Foundation will build upon his vision for both BJC hospitals in St. Charles County.”
The Foundation supports the mission of BJSPH and PWHC as the two hospitals work together to personalize the patient care experience and meet the growing health care needs of St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and western St. Louis County, by maintaining and expanding patient care services and health education programs.
In addition to Smith, board members include: Linda Haberstroh, Brent Barton, John Antes, Jill Skyles, Karen MacDonald, Valerie White, Randy Weber, Mike Elam, Paul Jungermann, Dewey Helms, Kelley Scheidegger Barbee, Dr. Mike Missler, Dr. Meredith Byers, Carolyn Nichols, Luanne Cundiff, Patricia Hamilton and Bill Brown.