Donor Stories

An Inspiring Act of Generosity 

Captain Wallace Greeley built the hospital in memory of his beloved wife Mary and gave it to the City of Ames. Since opening in 1916, Mary Greeley Medical Center has provided generations of central Iowans with accessible, high quality health care.

The hospital has grown with the region. This growth has been made possible by the generosity of donors who have followed Captain Greeley’s moving example.

Gifts to the Mary Greeley Foundation improve lives and communities. They impact all aspects of our patient care. They fund opportunities for hospital staff to advance their skills. They support programs that encourage healthy lifestyles. They support the medical center’s mission to take care of the whole patient.

Captain Greeley’s dream was that the hospital named for his wife would provide help and hope for people for many, many years. Gifts to Mary Greeley Medical Center help ensure that dream continues to be a reality.

The Campbell Family Foundation provided support to enhance  Mary Greeley’s Pediatrics treatment room. The Campbells are shown here in Jack Trice Stadium, where they obviously spend a lot of time.

When Distraction is a Gift

A Cyclone family’s gratitude creates a more comforting space for pediatric patients.

Tara Webber needed to start an IV on a 5-month-old baby who, no surprise, was really not into the whole IV thing.

Webber, supervisor of Mary Greeley’s Pediatrics Unit, and her little patient were in a pediatric treatment room that had been livened up with colorful art and outfitted with an iPad. She decided to play the infectious “Baby Shark” video on it, which immediately relaxed the anxiety-ridden infant. The procedure then went fine.

You can just imagine Webber whispering, “Thanks, Coach.”

That would be in reference to Iowa State Cyclones football coach Matt Campbell. His family’s act of gratitude for care received at Mary Greeley helped create that space where pediatric patients can be wonderfully distracted while getting the care they need.

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Ames, IA 50010

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