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.
Son’s NICU Stay Proves Difficult for Parents
“The hardest thing about being here or eight days was being separated,” says Stacy Peterson, whose son Boden required advanced care in the NICU in the hours after his birth. Stacy is pictured with Boden and husband, Grant.
“There were so many things that happened that I just couldn’t be there for. I was in a room by myself and I couldn’t be with him and there was definitely some post-partum depression that set in,” Stacy continues. “Every time I had to leave him in the NICU, I would leave crying. It was difficult.”
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