PUSMC Receives $3 Million Donation from Hegeler II
DANVILLE – Julius W. Hegeler II is donating $3 million to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center (PUSMC) in tribute to Mr. Hegeler’s late wife Bobette.
PUSMC plans to change the name of the hospital’s Cancer Center to the Bobette Steely Hegeler Cancer Care Center in recognition of the donation. A formal renaming ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 15. This donation will benefit cancer patients all over East Central Illinois.
“This most generous gift from Mr. Hegeler will be truly transformational in its impact on the delivery of exceptional cancer care to those we are privileged to serve. While Julius has been extraordinarily generous to the hospital and the community over the years, this tribute gift makes a lasting statement about his love for his community and for Bobette. We are deeply honored and very appreciative,” says Vice President of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation Jim Anderson.
Bobette Hegeler was a Danville native and graduate of Danville High School. During her life, she remained active in civic groups in the community and served on the Lakeview Memorial Hospital Junior Auxiliary. She and Mr. Hegeler were married for 19 years and raised three children together.
“Bobette was an extremely accomplished, active and engaged member of our community, and it is fitting that we will be hosting a Tribute Celebration on the date which would have been her 90th birthday,” Regional President and CEO of PUSMC and Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana Jared Rogers, MD, explains.