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St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home Announces

Friday, 05 October 2012
(Pictured in the front row, from left are: Honorary Chairs, Bob Woodhouse, Jean Knobbe, Urban Knobbe, Joan Badding, Dr. Frank McCabe. Honorary Chairs not pictured include Charles and Mary Heider, Bob Badding, Ruth McCabe. Back row, from left are Campaign Co-Chairs, Peg and Jim White, Deb and Jim Auen, Mary and Jim Greteman.)

When a patient comes to the hospital emergency department, the environment is often rushed, with many people looking for answers to questions – doctors, family members, friends and patients. Family and friends gather to wait for impending news of the patient’s health. The time is often one of angst as people mill about, busily attending to the needs of the patient and, at times, there is a sudden moment of grief if a person passes away quickly, unexpectedly.

At all of these times, family members, friends and patients can be assured that Pastoral Care services are available at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. Likewise, when a loved one is in a hospital room, whether it be for a few days or several weeks, having a person to turn to for a prayer, to hold a hand, bring a smile with their presence or a moment to chat is welcomed by many. St. Anthony Director of Pastoral Care, Peg Scheidt, is available to care for, calm and comfort visitors, patients of the hospital and residents of the nursing home. Available any hour of the day or night, pastoral care staff are on call to serve anyone of any faith when the need arises.

For 107 years, St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home has served the people of Carroll and west central Iowa by expanding to meet the ever changing healthcare needs of area residents. St. Anthony spreads God’s love by healing and caring for the total person – body, mind and soul - in a spirit of Franciscan hospitality and reverence. The spiritual support brought to the bedside not only by Chaplain Peg Scheidt, but also by area priests, ministers, and St. Anthony caregivers is recognized as an integral part of the healing process.

A goal of $3 million has been established to endow the pastoral care program. The principal amount will be invested, with a percentage of the earnings available annually to provide for spiritual care needs. 

 “The St. Anthony Foundation is excited to announce the Pastoral Care Endowment campaign to the community. Leading up to this announcement, our campaign leadership have secured important gifts that bring the campaign total to $1.8 million. We want to thank all of the people who have already invested their money, time and effort to make the campaign a success. We couldn’t have reached this point without them. Now, we invite members of the Carroll area community to complete the task. Many families have been touched in a time of need by St. Anthony’s pastoral care. Chaplain Peg, area clergy, volunteers, our physicians and nursing staff reach out to patients and families every day. The Pastoral Care Endowment will ensure that this important outreach can continue to touch lives at St. Anthony into the future,” said Ed Smith, St. Anthony President & CEO.

“The vibrancy of our Pastoral Care program is really up to all of us. Having a Pastoral Care Endowment will take funding spiritual services off the budget table and preserve the spirit of healing at St. Anthony for future generations,” Smith continued.

The campaign process encompasses support from a broad range of community members. Leading the effort are campaign co-chairs, Jim and Deb Auen, Jim and Mary Greteman, and Jim and Peggy White. Honorary chairs are Bob and Joan Badding, Charles and Mary Heider, Urban and Jean Knobbe, Dr. Frank and Ruth McCabe, and Bob Woodhouse. Leading the St. Anthony Medical Staff campaign efforts are Greg Perkins, M.D., Lou Ann Kiessling, M.D., David Nystrom, D.O., and Tina Flores, M.D. In addition, an employee campaign has undertaken a goal of 100% participation and $100,000 in support from St. Anthony employees.

The major gifts leadership team consists of Kyle Atkinson, Nick and Diane Badding, Jeff Boes, Bonnie Danner, Bob Drees, Howie Drees, Tom and Jean Farner, Judy Feld, Mike and Lynda Dukes Franey, Tom and Teresa Horbach, Paul and Tam Milligan, Joel Mortensen, Dean and Jane Pottebaum, Scott and Cathy Potthoff, Louie and Amy Prenger, Dr. Craig Rowles, Denny Rutten, Kenny Snyder, Bob and Linda Sporrer, and Mary Swanson.

Local board members serving on the major gifts leadership team are Joan Badding, Tom Chase, Fred Dolezal, Dr. Karl Eischeid, Sr. Helen Elsbernd, Tom Gronstal, Sr. Rita Heires, Urban Knobbe, Gary McMinimee, Art Neu, Eric Neu, Wayne Seaman, Carolyn Siemann, Verna Tiefenthaler, and Rita Venner.

Trish Roberts, Development Director said, “On behalf of St. Anthony, I want to thank the many individuals who have taken leadership roles, as well as anyone who has volunteered to help with the campaign, for the investment of their time. The success of this project so far illustrates the importance of pastoral care in a healthcare setting. Both people who have experienced pastoral care, and those who haven’t, recognize the value of spiritual support as a patient or family member.”

The business/professional community is being led by Howie Drees and Ken Payer. The committee members include Terry Axman, Rachel Fransen, Doug Gifford, Kim Hackett, Aaron Juergens, Stacey Kasperbauer, Kyl Knobbe, Mark Nepple, Randy & Deb Nieland, Amy Prenger, Vicky Robinson, Justin Schenkelberg, Fr. Timothy Schott, Jill Schweers, Ann Slechta, Kim Tiefenthaler, Randy Tigges, Kevin Wittrock.

In addition, Spiritual Advocates, pray each day for everyone involved with the success of the campaign, as well as the many people who will be served in the future by St. Anthony pastoral care services. Members of the Spiritual Advocate team are Pastor Dennis Bailey, Sr. Marcia Baumert, Pastor Ben Dose, Sr. Helen Elsbernd, Sr. JoAnn Gehling, Sr. Rita Heires, Fr. Tim Johnson, Sr. Theresa Keller, Sr. Maris Kerwin, Sr. Romana Klaubauf, Sr. Irene Nieland, Fr. Timothy Schott, Fr. Gary Snyder, Sr. Donna Venteicher and Sr. Cormarie Wernimont.

Chaplain Peg Scheidt added, “Pastoral Care has been, and continues to be, a ministry of the richest blessings. Participation in the Pastoral Care Endowment campaign assures that spiritual care will remain a vital piece of the holistic care offered to our patients and families of all faiths.”


Last updated ( Friday, 05 October 2012 )

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401