Our mission is to support the mission and vision of Capital Region Medical Center.
Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective
healthcare for our community. Operating as a dual-facility medical center,
Capital Region continues to grow and improve, adding high-tech equipment
and expanding its many excellent services and facilities. Our goal is to
help people achieve and maintain an optimal level of health through lifestyle
choices and disease prevention and early detection. To further this goal,
we provide education and counseling programs to help keep people healthy
outside of a hospital setting. However, when comprehensive inpatient or
outpatient services are required, Capital Region stands ready with its
qualified, diversified medical staff and high-quality personnel, equipment
and facilities. In addition to services provided at the Medical Center,
Capital Region operates an extensive clinic system from urgent care centers
to specialty physician practices.
Our purpose is to further Capital Region's mission by ensuring its future
financial stability and growth through private resources. All gifts are vital
the medical center meet current priorities and to securing an invested funded
base for the future. Our goal is to provide our constituents with opportunities
to invest in Capital Region Medical Center in a manner which best meets their
personal goals and financial situation.
The Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) corporation from the Medical Center,
and is directed by Rita Kempker, CFRE, a Capital Region employee who has
been with the Foundation since its office opened in February of 1990. The
Foundation is controlled by 31 Board of Trustees, 30 of whom are elected
by the Board of Governors.
A copy of Capital Region Medical Foundation's 990 and policies are available upon request.
The vision of Capital Region Medical Center is that of a premier integrated
healthcare delivery system, placing the patient first while providing
personal, high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Our commitment is
demonstrated through innovative solutions to the healthcare needs of
our communities including education, wellness and treatment.
Memorial Community Hospital Foundation was founded in 1989 to support the
funding needs of Memorial Community Hospital. After
serving the mid-Missouri region for more than 40 years, Memorial Community
Hospital and Still Regional Medical Center merged to become Capital Region
Medical Center in 1994. Upon the June 1994 merger, the foundation's name was
changed to Memorial Community Health Foundation and the Board of Governor
members of the former Memorial Community Hospital Association were incorporated
into the Foundation's structure and operation. In November 1994, the fund
raising efforts of both Memorial and Still were combined under the auspices
of the Memorial Community Health Foundation. The two facilities comprise
Jefferson City's largest hospital. In 1995, the foundation's name was changed
to Capital Region Medical Foundation to more accurately reflect its mission.
In 1996, Capital Region became a partner of the University of Missouri
Health Care - Columbia, MO.
The Board of Governors is the "grass roots" support system
of the Medical Center. The relationship between the Board of Governors
and the Medical
Center is maintained by:
informed of the services and product lines offered
an avenue for members to keep the Medical Center informed of ways we can
enhance health and medical services in our community
to remain involved as strong advocates for quality health care in the Medical
The Board of Governors has the following responsibilities:
To elect members
of the Foundation Board of Trustees
To elect members
of the Board of Governors
To serve on
committees of the Foundation
To vote on
amendments to the bylaws of the Foundation
The Board of Governors organization meeting is held annually on the first Monday
in December. Except for special meetings called by the Board of Trustees
Chair, this is the only meeting during the year. Update meetings are held
on an "as needed" basis to keep the Board of Governors informed
about Medical Center issues.
One of the many ways Board of Governor members support the Foundation is
by serving on the Foundation/Board of Governor Committees. The current