Bothwell Regional Heath Center
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
The citizens in and around Sedalia, Missouri, certainly bring this statement to life. Sedalia has always been a caring community, and the success of Bothwell Regional Health Centeris a strong testament to the generosity and commitment of the people living there. In the mid-1920s, when Sedalia had outgrown the general hospital, its citizens took action. Local attorney John Homer Bothwell led the campaign to construct a new facility and provided seed money, while the citizens of Sedalia matched his gift by raising the remaining funds. The doors of the John H. Bothwell Memorial Hospital opened in October of 1930.
Following this example of community engagement and support, the Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation was formed in 2005 to develop relationships and resources to financially support the health center. By building relationships and resources to ensure the best medical services for the health of its communities, the Foundation provides resources to keep health care local, state-of-the-art and close to home.
Since its inception, Bothwell has consistently updated, renovated and expanded its facilities, technology, programs and service area to accommodate the needs of Sedalia and the surrounding region. The Health Center and Foundation’s commitment to providing patient-centered, easily accessible and high quality health care to its community – as well as to those traveling to locations such as Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks and other great Missouri destinations – is unwavering.
In 2008, Bothwell Regional Health Center and its clinics were serving a population facing major health concerns, primarily in the areas of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Bothwell’s Cancer Center was one of the Health Center’s fastest growing services and Bothwell was often the first stop for those in the community who were experiencing a cardiovascular crisis. Due to dramatic program growth and the increasing need for accessible diagnosis and treatment, Bothwell Regional Health Center developed plans to expand its cancer and cardiology services through the construction of a new Cancer and Heart Center, additional medical staff and new technology and equipment.
Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. is proud to have partnered with Bothwell Regional Health Center and Foundation to prepare for and implement a $3.5 million campaign. The relatively young Foundation achieved success beyond expectations in its first ever capital campaign, due to the dedication and conviction of Board members, staff, volunteers and the community. Despite the campaign taking place during an economic downturn, individuals demonstrated their commitment to Bothwell through generous gifts, including a $1 million pledge. U.S. Representative Ike Skelton sponsored Bothwell for $366,000 in appropriations, which were directed to a new radiation/oncology linear accelerator.
Ever since the Canon Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Care was dedicated in September 2011, Bothwell has seen tremendous growth in its capacity and ability to recruit the most qualified and skilled providers – both in cancer and cardiovascular care as well as in other specialties. Today, Bothwell Regional Health Center is committed to working together to provide exceptional health and wellness services.ment a $3.5 million campaign. The relatively young Foundation achieved success beyond expectations in its first ever capital campaign, due to the dedication and conviction of Board members, staff, volunteers and the community. Despite the campaign taking place during an economic downturn, individuals demonstrated their commitment to Bothwell through generous gifts, including a $1 million pledge. U.S. Representative Ike Skelton sponsored Bothwell for $366,000 in appropriations, which were directed to a new radiation/oncology linear accelerator.
“Our consultant, Mary Ellen Clark, had both compassion for and knowledge of our community. Her sensitivity to our community’s need for high-quality health care services paralleled our community’s commitment to Bothwell. The capital campaign was a transformational experience for the Hospital and the Foundation.”