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Statement on the Passing of Adele Hall

She supported Children's Mercy for more than a half century

KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 28, 2013 - "We are stunned and deeply saddened to lose our greatest supporter and friend," says Randall L. O'Donnell, PhD, President and CEO, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. "There are not enough superlatives to describe our grief.  Adele Hall was a true champion of Children's Mercy. She and her family have made numerous, significant gifts and she leaves a legacy of generosity and commitment to this hospital and community."

  • Adele Hall started volunteering at Children's Mercy more than 50 years ago.
  • Adele served on the hospital's Central Governing Board from 1967 to 1988 and served as board chair from 1983 to 1985.
  • She was named a lifetime member of the hospital board in 1988.
  • Adele also served on the Board of Directors for the hospital's foundation from 1995 to 2009.
  • She co-founded the Children's Mercy Golf Classic with Tom Watson in 1980; it raised more than $10 million in its 25-year run.
  • In addition to Adele's many years of generosity and commitment, she is also passing on the legacy of support. Her daughter Margi Pence has served on the Hospital Board of Directors for many years, including two years as its chair, and currently as a member of the Board. Her grandchildren participate in benefit events supporting the hospital.

 About Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The 351-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. For more information about Children's Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org or download our mobile phone app CMH4YOU for all phone types. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.