The WMMC Foundation Gives the Gift of Healthcare Technology

Dee Hudson, Foundation Board President presents the new Telemedicine Robot as the Foundation’s first major donation to WMMC. Pictured from left to right is Jennifer Koepke, Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer; Dee Hudson, WMMC Foundation Board President; Darinda Reberry, President/CEO; and Terri Bradley, Vice President of Financial Services/CFO.


Warrensburg, MO (February 14, 2017)—On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation board presented a new Telemedicine Robot to WMMC.

The Foundation chose to contribute its first major donation of $60,000 to the purchase of the new robot. The new technology allows doctors to monitor patients remotely, offering patients real-time access to specialists and advanced care closer to home, right here at WMMC.

This new technology will add to the already advanced services provided by WMMC. The robot extends access to specialists for patients, eliminating distance barriers. This provides an alternative way to receive high quality healthcare.


“The Foundation’s donation of this new technology will offer additional opportunities for specialized care here at WMMC,” said Darinda Reberry, WMMC President/Chief Executive Officer. “The Foundation’s generous donation will help give our patients even more care options, right here, closer to home.”

Dee Hudson, the WMMC Foundation Board President, said the Foundation’s large donation was made possible through the generosity of businesses and individuals.

“The WMMC Foundation is extremely proud to present the telemedicine robot,” Hudson said. “We look forward to seeing the advantages this provides to the patients at Western Missouri Medical Center. The Foundation will continue to support the hospital in providing the best possible care.”

“This is the first of many great opportunities for the Foundation, and it couldn’t have happened without the support from our community,” Hudson said.

For questions about the WMMC Foundation or to make a donation, please contact Scott Crist, the WMMC Foundation Director, at (660) 262-7463 or

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

About Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation
The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization. Established in 1987, its sole purpose is to support and enhance WMMC’s mission. The Foundation accomplishes this by securing private gifts and financial support from individuals and area businesses. These philanthropic gifts are used to enhance existing facilities, products and services offered by WMMC. They are also used to expedite the construction of new facilities, speed the delivery of new products, bring on the latest technology and expand the medical center’s services in order to continue to meet the growing health needs of the citizens Johnson County and West Central Missouri.