Jan 17, 2014

BRMC celebrates "Building for Babies" Donors

Guests toured the newly renovated Women and Newborn Care Center after a luncheon held in their honor.

A luncheon to honor donors of the Building for Babies Capital Campaign was held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the BRMC Lagerborg Dining Room.

A $500,000 gift from the BRMC Auxiliary was announced last Spring to kick off the Building for Babies capital campaign to renovate the Women and Newborn Care Center, which is officially open and operating at full capacity. The following gifts were received:


  • A Gift from Ms. Josee Schliemann

Triage Exam Rooms

  • A Gift from Mid-Marion County Rotary Club
  • A Gift from Mountain Home Rotary Club, in memory of Dr. Ben N. Saltzman

Education Room

  • A Gift from John Dyess and wife Ann

Pospartum Rooms

  • A Gift from Kidspiration Pediatrics and Therapy Service, Nick and Leah Coleman, Mel and Debbie Coleman
  • A Gift from Dick and Susan Wendel and Chris & Estella Tullgren
  • A Gift from Women in Philanthropy

Labor and Deliver Rooms

  • A Gift from Betty Cline
  • A Gift from Robert and Joanne Daye
  • A Gift from Women in Philanthropy
  • To my son, Will and his mother, Elka, from Dr. William R. King
  • A Gift from the Senior Leadership Team at BRMC (Ron and Jeannie Peterson, Karen and Steve Adams, Rudy and Cathy Darling, Cathy Hamel, Ivan and Charlene Holleman, Barney and Debbie Larry)
  • A Gift to My Patients from Dr. Joanna and David Twombly
  • To our Dedicated Staff from Dr. Mary Wren and Dr. Harley and June Barrow
  • A Gift From Brooks Jeffrey Marketing and Brooks Jeffrey Computer Store
  • A Gift from the Fletcher Family: Dr. B.D. and Doris and sons, Sid and Clark, Clark and Janice, son Ryan and Daughter Sarah

Private Nursing Room

  • Professional Credit Management, Inc.

Doctor and Nurse Lounges

  • Both rooms are a gift from the Walton Family Foundation

Recovery Room

  • To our patients from Dr. William R. King

Waiting Room

  • A gift from First Security Bank

The program began with BRMC Chaplain, Mr. Tom Baker leading those gathered in prayer. The Senior Leadership Team, lead by President and CEO, Ron Peterson was introduced. Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Executive Director/BRMC Vice President of Development Barney Larry thanked the community for rising to the occasion and providing the necessary donations to renovate the Women and Newborn Care Center.

BRMC Chief Operating Officer Rudy Darling described all that the project entailed, calling it the most challenging and rewarding project at BRMC he has ever been a part of. He introduced the BRMC Facilities Management and Engineering personnel that accomplished the task in record time, with a special acknowledgement to Brandon Ellison, project manager, and Lori Kauffman, ASID, of Anderson Construction. The renovated Women and Newborn Care Center boasts the latest technology focusing on patient-centered care and features 10 state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms, a larger, completely renovated nursery as well as a new nurse call system, fetal monitoring system and security.

Laura Anderson, BSN, RN, Women and Newborn Care Center, with baby Tennasyn Roberson, daughter of OB Tech/Unit Secretary Shasta Roberson. Tennasyn was the 7th child of the Roberson family born at BRMC.