American Legion dedicates flag at Bloomsdale Medical Centre
The flag was officially raised and dedicated at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital’s Bloomsdale Medical Centre Thursday, April 16.
Tom Keim welcomed Legion members, medical centre staff and visitors.
“As I always begin hospital events, it’s a great day to be alive, to be in America and in this case to be part of Bloomsdale as well on this special day,” he said. “Thank you to you and to all members of the Legion for your support, and service and sacrifice to our country. The Bloomsdale Medical Centre has become a premier medical facility and includes one of the most comprehensive women’s health centers in the region. This is a lasting monument in that effort.”
In recognition of the hospital’s efforts to make women’s health care convenient and accessible, the American Legion dedicated the flag to Mother’s of all Veterans. Terry Carrow, Legion Commander, presented Dr. Terry Cavins, Surgeon and Director of Breast Care at SGCMH, with another $200 to be used for women’s health.
“I truly think that actions speak louder than words and this occasion gives us an opportunity to show our gratitude,” said Dr. Cavins. “Gratitude to the board and Mr. Keim for building this facility so close to home, so we can be a part of the everyday miracles with our patients that touch our lives so much. We don’t have to drive and spend our time on the road. We can get medical care right here. And on a bigger scale, to show our gratitude for the veterans for allowing us to be in this country and see these miracles.”
The official ceremony “raising the colors” took place with a bugle playing the traditional To the Colors, and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital also thanks Roth Quarry for donating the stone for the memorial plaque.
Group photo ID: L-R Don McCollough, Don Buatte, John Buatte, Mike Bobrinitz, Ken Thomas, Terry Carrow (Post 554 Commander), Veronica Sharlow (SGCMH Board of Trustees), Mary Crecelius (SGCMH Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner) Tom Keim (SGCMH CEO), James Carron (Post 554 Chaplain), Theresa Cavins, MD, Tom Walsh, and Mark Fallert (SGCMH Board of Trustees)