The SGCMH Friends Foundation Giving Tree Starts Nov. 25


Ste. Genevieve, MO - Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital’s Friends Foundation Healing, Hope and Happiness Giving Tree starts November 25 and will continue through December 20, with ornaments placed on the Christmas tree in the hospital’s lobby.

Friends Director, Holli Ledbetter, said it’s a very special time.

“The Giving Tree is a seasonal time to remember, honor, and celebrate those you love with a gift to support Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital," said Ledbetter. "Our first Giving Tree fundraiser was in November of 2003, and during that year 100 names were memorialized on our tree. The proceeds purchased a cardiac monitor for the Emergency Room.

That small event started what would become a yearly tradition. Families can purchase an ornament in recognition of new arrivals, military members and loved ones lost.  Proceeds this year, unless earmarked specifically for another purpose, will go toward our hospital’s new medical office building.”

Ledbetter added that if you have lost a loved one this past year, contact the Foundation and a complimentary dove with their name will be placed on the tree. A special listing of all of the giving tree honorees will appear on the hospital’s website and in the holiday issue of the Ste. Genevieve Herald.

Ornaments can be purchased at $15, $30, $50 and $100 levels. If you would like to purchase an ornament to honor or memorialize a loved one contact Denise Rottler at 573-883-7781 or by email at payments may be made online at

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is a critical access, rural community hospital that uses advanced technology, medicine and an expert staff to provide the community with excellent, personalized, and compassionate healthcare.


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