Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18

Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18

            A family legacy will be honored as Grinnell Regional Medical Center hosts a dedication for the Marion A. Jones Patient Care Wing on Thursday, Dec. 18. The public is invited to the celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in GRMC’s Tomasek Conference Center.

The first floor, south wing in the medical surgical unit at GRMC will become the Marion A. Jones Patient Care Wing. The naming dedication honors Marion Jones posthumously for her life-long support of GRMC.

“All of us at GRMC are grateful for the many wonderful acts of generosity by the Jones family,” says Todd C. Linden, GRMC president and CEO. “It is also an understatement when I say how thrilled we all are to be naming one of our first floor patient wings after Marion, who has played such a vital role in the medical center’s history.”

As the first female chair of the hospital’s board of directors, Jones led the organization through many tough decisions. She helped hospital administrators move toward increasing the hospital’s outpatient care services.

“There is no question that Marion had a profound and lasting effect on GRMC,” Linden adds. “She served as board chair through a very difficult period. Her excellent leadership during this time with the board, the medical staff, and the community as a whole was pivotal to keeping the hospital open.”

In addition to her eight years of service to the Grinnell General Hospital board of directors, she was a tireless member of the auxiliary and an active fund-raiser for the hospital. She and Jewel Kintzinger Day organized several successful hospital charity balls and together they turned the gift shop into a profitable money maker for the auxiliary.

For four generations, Grinnell State Bank and the Jones family have been dedicated community leaders and supporters of Grinnell Regional Medical Center. The legacy began with F.A. Jones’s service on the Grinnell Community Hospital board as it merged with St. Francis Hospital. Marion A. Jones served on GRMC’s board in the 1980s. F. Austin Jones recently completed a term on the GRMC foundation board. Fitzgerald A. “Rusty” Jones currently serves on the GRMC’s board of directors.

The first floor, south wing primarily houses surgical patients. Because the wing is an active patient care wing, the dedication and celebration will be in the Tomasek Conference Center. Directly above the Marion A. Jones wing on the second floor is the Kintzinger Women’s Health Center, named in honor of the Kintzinger family and its support of GRMC. The second floor, east wing is named in memory of Lucille “Sid” Potts.

For more information about supporting GRMC philanthropically, please contact Denise Lamphier, director of communications and development, at 641-236-2589 or dlamphier@grmc.us.

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