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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation receives $1 million gift for Emergency Department

BELLEVILLE – Local business leader Catherine Taylor Yank and her husband Greg Yank have donated a $1 million life insurance policy to HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation in support of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

yankThey will provide approximately $500,000 to fund the policy entirely. The Yanks will receive special recognition in the replacement hospital’s Emergency Department.

Catherine Taylor Yank is the owner/operator of Taylor Roofing in Belleville. She has been in the roofing business since 1969 and has been recognized with numerous awards for leadership and quality in the roofing and construction industry. She is a longtime Rotarian and is a member of the Rotary Club of O’Fallon, Ill. – Sunrise. She currently serves as the chair of St. Elizabeth’s Foundation Leadership Council.

“Catherine’s commitment to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is unparalleled. Day after day, year after year, she continues to be a passionate champion for our ministry. Catherine’s gift is a testament to her selflessness and commitment to fortifying the legacy of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis,” said Peg Sebastian, president and CEO of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. “We are truly blessed to have Catherine as a friend. On behalf of all of our colleagues, physicians, and patients; I offer my heartfelt gratitude for her unwavering support.”

The St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Capital Campaign supports the replacement St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and physician office building that is being built in O’Fallon along with future updates to the Belleville Health Campus. The replacement hospital project broke ground in June 2015 and is set to open in November of 2017. The St. Elizabeth’s Foundation is conducting the campaign with a goal of providing a minimum of $4.9 million to the project.

The new hospital facility and medical office building is located on 114 acres off Interstate 64 and Green Mount Road in O’Fallon, IL. The 144-bed inpatient hospital will feature state-of-the-art advancements in technology and upgraded patient amenities. An attached medical office building will provide a full range of outpatient services to meet the changing needs in health care. The interstate location provides quicker access to necessary health care for critical ambulance transport of patients from St. Clair, Clinton, Bond and surrounding counties. It will also stem the migration of patients to St. Louis based hospitals and keep health care dollars in Illinois.

Recognition opportunities are available at both the replacement hospital in O’Fallon and the Belleville Health Campus. For more information, visit, email, or call 618-234-2120 ext. 2446.

    From the Illinois Business Journal

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