His late wife, Joanne M. Stermer, served as the Executive Director of Surgical Services and Endoscopy at the hospital for 15 years. During this time, she said she loved practicing at St. Joseph better than any other hospital because of its mission and vision, staff and holy sisters.
Ray and his family are now fully committed to the success of St. Joseph Hospital.
What motivates your desire to give back?
My desire to give back is a result of my sincere love for the mission and vision of the hospital.
Why are you supporting the medical center?
I am committed to maintaining the strong legacy of my late wife.
Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I joined the board to help it achieve its philanthropic goals. It is very important that our community truly understands the necessity and importance of this board to St. Joseph Hospital.