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Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation is a separate organization that was founded in 1989. Designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity, the Foundation raises funds for programs and services that make lives better for our patients and our community. The Foundation is governed by a 20-member, volunteer board of directors.

Programs funded by Foundation donors include the Patient Assistance Fund (which includes medication, transportation, clothing, therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation assistance), scholarships for health care students, the Cass Regional Gardens Fund (for the maintenance and expansion of the campus gardens), and the Employee Assistance Fund. Facility improvements and medical equipment purchases for Cass Regional Medical Center, and The Floyd and Franceline Parris Community Trail, are also made possible through donations to the Foundation.

Board of Directors

Foundation Board Members

Our Board of Directors consists of 15 directors-at-large, two appointees from the Cass Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, a representative from the Cass Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, a representative from Cass Regional's medical staff, and the CEO of Cass Regional Medical Center.

These dedicated individuals volunteer countless hours of time each year to ensure that the Foundation's mission is met. Current Cass Regional Foundation board members are:

  • Gina Smith, President
  • Tracy Sloan, Past President
  • Larry Pfautsch, Vice President
  • Ed Roberts, Secretary
  • Denise Ashby-Cohen, RN, BSN, Treasurer
  • Carole Arnold
  • Ivan "Butch" E. Beeman, CPA
  • Janet Burlingame
  • Ethy Christman
  • LeAnne Dickerson, RPh
  • Susan Mills-Gray
  • T.R. Hoefle
  • Clayton Jones
  • Randy Jones
  • Chris Kurzweil
  • Chris Lang, MHA, FACHE
  • Richard C. Price, MD
  • Linnette Pugh
  • Carol Welborn
  • Toni Wiseman
  • Cricket Kroenke, Director Emerita
  • Carol Looney, Director Emerita
  • Martha Sims, Director Emerita


View the latest issues of Making A Difference, our quarterly newsletter for donors to Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation.

If you wish to be added to or removed from our mailing list, please contact the Foundation office at 816.380.5888, ext. 4650, or email foundation@cassregional.org.

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