Capital Region Medical Center
is pleased to announce that local businessman, Sam Cook
, has made a generous gift to Capital Region Medical Foundation
to benefit the expansion of the Capital Region Healthplex.
As a leader in our community, Sam Cook
has given enormous amounts of time and energy to improve our State, the University of Missouri and Jefferson City
Currently, Mr. Cook is the Chairman of the Board of Central Bank.
has first hand knowledge of the benefits of the Healthplex
as both a patient of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program and a long time member of the Fitness Center
"I made this gift because in my heart I know what the Healthplex
has meant to me over the years both during my rehabilitation and now through my fitness regimen," remarked Mr. Cook
"I want this facility to be the best it can be so the great work being done can advance to reach farther than ever before."
With Mr. Cook's
gift, which is the largest gift ever received by Capital Region, the Healthplex
will renovate and expand, offering approximately 10,000 square foot of new space.
"Thanks to this very generous gift from Mr. Cook we are already half-way to our financial goal necessary to complete the expansion project" said Rita Kempker, director of the Capital Region Medical Foundation.