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SGCMH Friends Campaign Provides Opportunity To Leave Legacy

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital’s Friends Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, has launched its Legacy Campaign, which offers the opportunity for community supporters to purchase personally inscribed bricks that will be used to pave the courtyard and other walkways around its new medical office building.

“We see the Legacy Campaign as a great way to connect the hospital’s past with its future,” said Holli Ledbetter, Friends Foundation director. “This year we’re celebrating a huge milestone — our 50th anniversary, and we wanted to give people an opportunity to leave their mark on this hospital. Our new medical office building, slated to be completed by early 2020, will cap off the year’s celebration.”

Over the past 50 years, there have been significant advancements in medical treatments and technology. Ledbetter said the new building will ensure that SGCMH will continue the legacy of a patient-focused facility with the best medical treatment possible here in Ste. Genevieve, allowing residents to stay close to home when in need.

The 36,000-square-foot medical building will feature 20 exam rooms, plus a complete pharmacy and drive thru on the ground floor. The second story will have  21 private patient rooms, plus an additional two private rooms for the dual purpose of sleep study and observation capability.

The new building allows an outpatient physician clinic to be closer to ancillary services of lab, diagnostic imaging and respiratory therapy.

According to Ledbetter, there are two brick paver options available: a 4-inch-by-8-inch brick at $150, and a 12-inch-by-12-inch brick for $250.

The brick may be marked in any number of ways — with a name or initials and a date, the name of someone whom the contributor wishes to honor, or a short, meaningful phrase.

Each brick holds three lines of text with a maximum of 15 characters per line (including periods and spaces), a little less if a logo is used.

The bricks will be installed near the end of the building construction.

“Commemorative brick inscriptions typically reflect the name of a donor, honor a loved one, or recognize a special occasion,” Ledbetter said. “We have all been touched in some way by the admirable care that is given at SGCMH. Our hospital is a vibrant and vital part of our lives and community. Your donation is a gift of wellness for today and for future generations.”

The Legacy Campaign also offers other naming opportunities for the new medical office building.

“Opportunities range from art work and hospital rooms to an entire unit or building,” Ledbetter said.  “We want to be able to share the campaign with community businesses, organizations, clubs and individuals.”

For more information on the Legacy Campaign bricks or other medical office building naming opportunities, contact Ledbetter at 573-883-7725 or visit

(Information in a news release from Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital.)

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