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Donors Honored at Annual Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Banquet

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Donors Honored at Annual Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Banquet
The 2016 Donor Banquet, hosted by the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation, was held on Friday evening, May 6 at The Sheid on the ASU-MH campus to honor the many donors who help to keep Baxter Regional Medical Center on the cutting edge of healthcare. Over 300 donors and guests were in attendance.

John Dyess, Chairman of the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, started the evening by introducing the BRMC Senior Leadership Team along with Hospital and Foundation Board of Directors, the Auxiliary Board and the Advisory Boards of the Community Heath Education and Support Houses.

Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Board member Chris Carter gave the invocation followed by Sally Gilbert, Chairman of the Baxter Regional Hospital Board, who extended appreciation from the Board to all of the donors present.

Ron Peterson, BRMC President and Chief Executive Officer, shared the philanthropic impact that donations made to the Foundation have on the hospital to keep BRMC a comprehensive, independent and community-driven health system.

Barney Larry, Executive Director of Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation and BRMC VP/Business Development, introduced the Foundation staff and thanked them for their devotion and service. Robert Stewart, who served as a Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Board member from 2003 to 2015, was honored with a video featuring those who had served on committees with him, and a plaque was presenting to him for his years of service. D. Randall Drake, 2014 - 2015 Foundation Board Chairman, was also honored with a video and beautiful framed photo of the hospital. He continues to serve on the Foundation Board.

Peter Peitz, Katie King Risk and Don Ott, all founding members of the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Board, were in attendance and recognized also thanked for their many years of dedication and service.

Two videos were then presented that conveyed heartfelt, life altering appreciation on the difference donor contributions made in their lives. Robert and JoAnn James, Barbara Wright, shared donor stories, and Cline Emergency Center Director Kelly Dicks, RN, Betty Dykstra, Jerry Strobel, Jay and Jill Wescoat and Dr. Allen Jackson shared patient stories.

The Foundation also extended appreciation and gratitude to Twin Lakes Community Bank for providing valet parking, El Chico Cafandeacute; for the wonderful food and service, Judicious Spirits for beverages and Bouquet Palace for the lovely centerpieces.

The evening ended with the 2015 Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Annual Report being distributed by hospital volunteers.

To view photos from the event, visit the BRMC Facebook page.