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Why I Give

My father was a gifted physician whose first love was medicine. I'm proud to continue his legacy by leaving a gift in my Will.

A picture of legacy donor, Kathy Hagerman, sitting at her piano with a photo of her mom and dad.

My father, Dr. Stan Hagerman, was a gifted physician whose first love was medicine.

He came to St. Thomas in 1959 and enjoyed a rewarding career at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH). He met countless diagnostic challenges and made a difference in his patients’ lives. His vast medical knowledge and superb observation skills ensured he would be respected and remembered long after his death in 2003. At the end of my father’s life, he received the same excellent care from his Physicians and the hospital staff.

I have also needed medical care and experienced first-hand the kindness, compassion, and expertise of our healthcare teams at STEGH. I’ve witnessed the hospital grow and change since my father’s career began, with significant service improvements, especially in the Emergency Department.

I am proud to continue my father’s legacy by leaving a gift in my Will to support patient care excellence at STEGH.

- Kathy Hagerman

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