Swing for Health
CHI Health Golf Outing Reflects Value of Community Bond
When John Andrews teed off at the Player’s Club at Deer Creek for the CHI Health Foundation Golf Outing held June 6, it brought back some family memories.
“My entire family has been involved with physicians and employees at CHI Health for many years,” said Andrews. “We are proud of the health care they have provided.”
CHI Health Bergan Mercy holds special memories for Andrews. It’s where his four children – and two brothers – were born. It’s where his mother, Rosemary, was a nurse for 25 years and his sister, Helen, has been a nurse for more than 40 years. It’s also where Andrews and other siblings once cleaned hospital rooms.
Andrews leads the health care design team in Omaha for Leo A Daly. He said his firm designed the original Bergan Mercy Hospital, near 72nd and Mercy Road, which opened in 1960. Leo A Daly was among 16 sponsors for the CHI Health Golf Outing that raised more than $100,000 to benefit all six Omaha area CHI Health hospitals.
“Working together with companies like Leo A Daly speaks to the value of community,” said Kathy Bertolini, CHI Health vice president of philanthropy. “Golf outing proceeds will support technology, facility upgrades, patient services and continuing education at our hospitals.”
Andrews, who has worked on design projects for all local CHI Health hospitals, is currently busy on the Academic Medical Center. It is set to open at the Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy campus in 2017.
CHI Health has more than 12,000 employees and operates 15 hospitals, four behavioral health facilities and more than 150 clinic locations in Nebraska and Iowa. It is the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools.