Edgerton Hospital Foundation Awards Board Member for 50 Years of Dedication

On Monday, December 13, the Edgerton Hospital Foundation Board surprised one of its members, Jeff Roethe, with the first Jeffery T. Roethe Award. The award was created as a way to honor and recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond to support Edgerton Hospital through the Foundation’s mission.

Jeff Roethe has been an essential part of the organization for nearly 50 years, playing a key role in starting the Foundation in 1973. Jeff has been chairing major fundraising campaigns from the very beginning, long before there was a Foundation board and full-time staff. He spearheaded initiatives to ensure the hospital always had the latest technology, he worked tirelessly to secure funds to build a new facility in 2011, and even led a physician recruitment campaign. Jeff’s countless hours spent volunteering over the past 50 years were all to ensure that his beloved community would have access to the absolute best healthcare.

Edgerton Hospital Foundation Board Vice Chair, Fred Falk, says that Jeff Roethe is more than deserving of this special recognition. “Our Foundation Board was thrilled to honor Jeff with the first Jeffery T. Roethe Award. Jeff is a busy man, an esteemed attorney, law school professor, an Army veteran, local service club supporter and family man, yet he still found time to devote 50 years of his life to making sure that the best local healthcare was available to all. We feel truly blessed to have Jeff Roethe serving our hospital,” said Falk.  

Edgerton Hospital Foundation Board Vice Chair, Fred Falk (on right), congratulates Jeff Roethe on receiving the Jeffery T. Roethe Award in recognition of his many years of dedication and outstanding service.