Join us for the 2017 Jewel Ball
The HRRMC Foundation is hosting its 13th annual Jewel Ball on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.
The Jewel Ball is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year.
Dr. David and Peg Arnett will be formally inducted into the HRRMC Hall
of Fame at this year’s Jewel Ball. The hospital established its
Hall of Fame in 2012 to honor individuals who have made an enduring commitment
to quality health care in the Upper Arkansas Valley.
Peg Arnett, RN, BSN, has worked in health care for 45 years and been employed
by the Salida hospital for the past 34 years. She created the hospital’s
Education Department and currently serves as education director. From
2001-2009, she directed the student nursing program at HRRMC, which awarded
associate degrees in nursing through Trinidad State Junior College and
Colorado Mountain College. She was also instrumental in starting home
health services in 1985 and hospice in 1988.
Peg Arnett was commended for serving as interim vice president of patient
services on four different occasions, successfully leading the nursing
team with a positive attitude and commitment to the highest level of patient
care. She was named hospital TRAC STAR of the quarter in 2012, a recognition
given by fellow staff members. Beyond the Salida Hospital District, Peg
has travelled on 17 mission trips to deliver health care to underprivileged
David Arnett, M.D., has practiced family medicine in Salida since 1979,
when he founded Salida Family Medicine. He went on to open community clinics
in Saguache and Coaldale in the 1980s. Dr. Arnett believes in providing
outreach to rural communities and the need to deliver quality health care
to underserved Coloradans.
A member of the HRRMC medical staff since 1979, he also serves as a preceptor
to University of Colorado School of Medicine medical students. Dr. Arnett
served as chief of staff at HRRMC from 2009-2011, and was awarded the
Colorado Rural Health Center’s “Rural Health Excellence Award”
in 2011 for his “extraordinary contribution to providing healthcare
in rural Colorado.”
“We are honored to recognize such an outstanding couple and welcome
all to attend our thirteenth annual Jewel Ball on Sept. 30,” said
HRRMC Foundation Director Kimla Robinson. Sponsorship opportunities are
available by calling 530-2218. Tickets will be available for sale on Aug. 1.