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Miracles in Action gala honors Children's Hospital supporters

COLUMBIA, Mo. − Children’s Hospital celebrated the accomplishments and contributions of employees, community members and donors at the “Miracles in Action” gala Oct. 30.

Four staff members from MU Health Care were honored for their impact on pediatric patients. They included Daniel Hoernschemeyer, M.D., Barry Gainor, M.D., Carolyn Williams and Jeanne Campoli. In addition, Zimmer Radio Group was recognized for its support of the Children’s Miracle Network radiothon.

Hoernschemeyer, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in pediatrics and assistant professor of orthopaedics at the MU School of Medicine, was honored with the Healing Hands Award. The award is presented to a physician at Children’s Hospital who has provided exceptional health care to patients and their families. Hoernschemeyer’s medical practice covers a variety of childhood conditions including congenital abnormalities, developmental abnormalities, injuries and common and uncommon childhood fractures.

The Champion of Hope Award was awarded to Gainor, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist injuries and professor of orthopaedics at the MU School of Medicine, for his outstanding contributions serving the needs of children at Children’s Hospital. Gainor and his band “Gainor and Friends,” have raised more than $18,000 for Children’s Hospital since 1995 through the sale of CDs and tips from band performances.

Williams, an administrative assistant for the Department of Child Health at the MU School of Medicine, received the Strive for Excellence Award for her service as a role model to other health care providers within Children’s Hospital. Among her many duties, Williams schedules appearances for T.J., the official mascot of Children’s Hospital.

The Community Hero Award was given to Jeanne Campoli, an operating room unit clerk at University Hospital, for her work organizing the Children’s Miracle Network Street Party at Mid-America Harley Davidson in Columbia. The annual event includes fun activities for kids and raises money for Children’s Miracle Network.

Zimmer Radio Group was presented the Miracle Maker Award honoring the company’s involvement and success hosting the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon. The annual three-day broadcast event has raised more than $667,000 for Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric health care center in mid-Missouri. Housed at University Hospital and Columbia Regional Hospital, the 115-bed hospital is the only facility in mid-Missouri offering comprehensive, specialized children’s services such as trauma care, neonatal transport, child life therapy, a pediatric intensive care unit and a pediatric hematology and oncology outpatient unit.

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