Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Honors Walker Family Donors By Renaming Suite And Conference Room
Mount Sterling Foundation is proud to announce that the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling administration suite and administration conference room at the new hospital have been renamed the Walker Administrative Suite and Walker Conference Room in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Walker, Jr. and family.
On Friday, September 9, the Walker family, along with Saint Joseph – Mount Sterling administration, community leaders and friends, gathered to celebrate the dedication at the beautiful new $60 million hospital that opened in June. Also unveiled was the donor wall in the main lobby of the hospital, which lists hundreds of individual and corporate donors. Arthur E. Walker, Jr. and his wife, Marsha, along with The Walker Company, have been long-time supporters of Saint Joseph - Mount Sterling, previously known as Mary Chiles Hospital. The Walkers children and spouses also attended the event: Art and Lisa Walker, Bryce Walker, Darren and Amy Walker Duzyk, and Ed and Brandy Walker Quinn.
Barry A. Stumbo, President and CEO of the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation, shared remarks, along with Greg D. Gerard, Interim President of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. Sr. Janet Carr, hospital chaplain, offered a special prayer. Mr. Walker also introduced his family and thanked everyone for attending. He remarked, “I am so humbled by this recognition, and we are so appreciative of Saint Joseph for coming along and being our partner. Saint Joseph rescued this hospital. When they agreed to build the new facility, it meant a great deal to me and this community.”
The late Arthur E. Walker, Sr., Arthur’s father, known locally as “Easy” Walker, was one of the early board members of Mary Chiles Hospital, now Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. Arthur Walker Jr. served as past chair and as a member of the board for 36 years. His son, Arthur III, has also served on the hospital council.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Walker family,” said Stumbo. “It’s only appropriate that the administrative suite and conference room bear their name in recognition of the leadership the family has provided to both Mary Chiles and Saint Joseph Mount Sterling for decades. They embody true philanthropic spirit, and this gift will allow us to enhance our mission and deliver the highest quality health care in Mount Sterling and the surrounding areas. The Walkers understand there is a continual need to reinvest in your people, in cutting-edge technology, and in state-of-the-art equipment. Our ultimate goals are to save lives and build a healthier community. We are so thankful, and hope this inspires others.”