Ribbon cut on new surgery center
More than 650 people “crossed the red line” for a special tour
of the new Surgery Center at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s open
house last week. Chief of Surgery Dr. James Zubernis, Dr. Michael Dolecki,
CEO John Bishop and Hospital Board Chair Lois Hedg-Peth all have a hand
on the scissors as they perform what the Chief called the first major
surgery in the new Surgery Center at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Hedg-Peth
expressed a special thanks to a couple of major donors to the new surgery
center. She thanked Valerie Gates for the $75,000 donation covering the
cost of Surgical Suite #2 which is named in honor of her late husband
Dr. Greg Gates. She also thanked Frank and Agnes Godchaux who donated
the $150,000 for the large Waiting Area at the front of the center named
in honor of Agnes.
Amy James-Linton photos.