An Update From the Foundation Chair

Excelsior Springs Health Care Foundation Chair Dr. Kent Powell and ES Hospital CEO Kristen DeHart

The Excelsior Springs Health Care Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to maintain and advance the quality of care in Excelsior Springs. Made up of local citizens, the Foundation Board holds two annual fundraisers, a formal dinner and awards celebration in October and a golf tournament each June. With the foundation’s help, the hospital continues to grow their services while providing high-quality healthcare.

Foundation Chair, Dr. Kent Powell has been in his role as Chairman for the Foundation Board since 2007. When asked about the role of the Foundation, he shared, “Our mission is to support the Hospital. We realize how important the hospital is to our community and appreciate the improvements made over the years. Every dollar that the Foundation makes through its fundraising events is returned to the Hospital for expanding services and innovations in patient treatment and care.”

Recently, the Foundation’s fundraising has been used to purchase state of the art medical equipment for the hospital and its clinic and has allocated funding to assist with Physician recruitment costs. Over the past thirty years, the Foundation Board members have changed, but one thing remains: The Directors of the Excelsior Springs Health Care Foundation, all volunteers to the Foundation Board, continue the mission to improve the patient care and enhance the health and lives of others. “Their ongoing support contributes to the great work and care that our hospital teams provide every day,” shared Dr. Powell.

The next foundation event will be the Excelsior Springs Health Care Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament, to be held at the Excelsior Springs Golf Club on Friday, June 2. This popular event will offer a day of golf with cash prizes and great food! Reach out to the Foundation Director Christine Riegel for sponsorship or to sign up to play. Call 816-629-2739 or email