Keim receives Chamber honor


SGCMH CEO Tom Keim was honored with the Presidential Award from outgoing Ste. Genevieve Chamber president Lonnie Wolk at the chamber’s annual banquet April 21.
Keim was credited by Wolk for improving the hospital facilities, leading it to industry recognition as a top place to work and being active as both a volunteer in and booster of Ste. Genevieve.
“I love this community,” Keim said in his remarks. “Ten years ago, when I came here there was something very special that touched me when I walked into that hospital. I have the opportunity to work with some of the greatest people in healthcare.”
Keim recognized SGCMH’s chief of nursing, Rita Brumfield, who has more than 50 years of experience in the field.
“Ste. Genevieve is on the map in healthcare in Missouri,” Keim said, “because of the dedicated physicians, staff and volunteers--our auxiliary has been awarded one of the top auxiliaries for two years in a row.
“This commmunity is so great. We are the best-kept secret in Missouri,” he said. “We have everything it takes to be a great community.”
Keim said he is inspired by the people in the community who work hard to make it great, which challenges him to match that effort in healthcare.
When introducing Keim, Wolk recited a “Keimism”--Isn’t is a great day to be alive, be in America, live in Ste. Genevieve AND it’s a great day for Tom to come up and accept the 2017 Presidential award.

(information provided by Ste. Genevieve Herald)

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