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Initiative Update

North Tower architectural rendering The planned 40,000-square-foot tower will house a new Cardiac Institute and expanded Cancer Center.

Lake Regional Health System has launched a philanthropy initiative, “Commitment to Caring,” focused on rallying community support for advanced health care services.

“Improving lives is at the center of all we do at Lake Regional, and we invite the community to come alongside us and take pride in advancing local health care,” said Dane W. Henry, FACHE, chief executive officer of Lake Regional Health System.

The first project to be funded by the initiative will enhance services for heart and cancer care. The $25 million, three-story tower addition to the hospital's north side will house a new Cardiac Institute and expanded Cancer Center. Currently, heart disease affects one in three Americans; cancer strikes nearly two in five. Drawing the community together through Commitment to Caring will help Lake Regional provide the best care for these diseases.

“Every dollar given through Commitment to Caring goes directly to fund capital projects and service expansions,” Henry said. “This will accelerate our advancement and, with enough support, accomplish in a few short years for our patients what would otherwise take much longer.”

The new, 40,000-square-foot tower will bring together existing heart care clinics under one roof with all of the diagnostic testing services needed to create a world-class experience for patients. Construction also will expand cancer treatment services, where recent investments in technology and recruitment have created a need to accommodate more patients. The goal is to raise $10 million to $15 million through community giving before breaking ground. The scope and pace of the project will depend on the level of community support.

To learn more about this initiative, including how you can donate to Lake Regional, contact Terri Hall, CTFA, at 573.348.8153.

More Ways to Give

Lake Regional Fund Development accepts donations in various forms, including:

  • Cash
  • In-kind gifts
  • Securities
  • Memorials
  • Real estate
  • Trusts, wills and endowments
  • Life insurance
  • Gifts that provide income (charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust)

Lake Regional Development Council

The Lake Regional Development Council is a group of volunteers who assist Lake Regional by developing community education and service programs that result in greater visibility and increased philanthropic support. Their goals and objectives are accomplished through the efforts of the following six committees.

Charitable support always has and always will be vital to ensuring our communities have access to the very best health care services, training, technology and programs available. The ultimate objective of our efforts is to improve lives through advanced clinical quality, expanded access to care and enhanced services for our community.


Chairs: Courtney Hoscheit and Kevin Wyrick 

The employee giving program at Lake Regional Health System

Signature Gifts

Chairs: Mark and Marsha Schoeneman

Individuals and businesses who receive "naming" opportunities in recognition of their generous gifts

Compass Society

Chair: Diane Franklin

Individuals recognized for their pledges of support

Anchor Ambassadors

Chair: Trenny Garrett

Individuals who support Lake Regional with estate gifts

Captain's Helm

Chair: Lori Hoelscher

Business community members who strengthen communication service programs and charitable support

The Navigators

Chair: Dr. Joshua Brickner

Individuals and businesses who make an annual gift

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Osage Beach, MO 65065

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