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Parker FamilyParker Family Donates $50,000 to the Emergency Department
Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare is pleased to announce a gift in the amount of $50,000 from the Parker Family to name the Emergency Department in the new South Tower. In recognition of the gift, Murray-Calloway County Hospital will name the emergency department in honor of John and Judy Parker.
The Emergency Department of Murray Hospital has special meaning to the Parker family. The physician’s and nurses in the Emergency Department have personally cared for several Parker family members, and the family has been very grateful for the care they’ve received over the years. The gift from the Parker Family is a lead gift for the Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare. In recognition of the Parker’s generosity, the new department will be named the John and Judy Parker Emergency Department in their honor.
The Parker Family has been serving the Murray community since they first opened Parker Ford in 1928, making 2010 the 82nd anniversary. Joe, John, and David Parker have developed Parker Ford into a well-respected business that is known for their dependability and service throughout the area.
“We have always appreciated the quality healthcare provided by the hospital,” said Mr. John Parker. “It is our hope that this gift will enable the emergency department to continue its high quality care to the community.”

Hospital HelicopterHospital Helicopter Landing PAD Named in Memory of Della Taylor
Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare is pleased to announce a gift in the amount of $50,000 from Tommy D., Dan Keith, Dwain, Randy, Gary, and David Taylor of Murray to name the new helicopter-landing pad as part of the current construction project. The helicopter-landing pad, which will be located just outside of the new Emergency Department, will be named the Della Taylor Memorial Helipad, in honor of Ms. Della Taylor and the Taylor family.

The late Della Taylor was described as a devoted and extraordinary mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was honored by Murray Ledger & Times on Mother’s Day in 1985 as mother of the year. She was born in 1906 on a farm in Hazel, and spent her life working to care for her family, her church, and her friends. Ms. Taylor also volunteered every Monday at Murray-Calloway County Hospital for over 25 years. She was married to the late John Tom Taylor who operated Taylor Motors, where Ms. Taylor also spent much of her time working alongside her husband, keeping books and as a parts clerk. The Taylor family chose to support the healthcare needs of our region, and honor Ms. Della Taylor with the naming of the helicopter-landing pad.
The new landing pad will provide patients and caregivers an improved transport route, increasing safety and decreasing the time required to transfer patients. Currently helicopter transports must travel to Murray’s State Stewart Stadium parking area, requiring multiple transports to take patients to and from the emergency department.

Murray BankMurray Bank Contributes $50,000 to the MC Endowment for Healthcare
The Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a donation from the Murray Bank for $50,000 toward an appropriate naming opportunity in the future Residential Hospice House. The Murray Bank is our second financial institution to make a donation towards the Hospice House.
“The Murray Bank understands the importance of hospice care and the Board of Directors felt strongly in supporting this project.  Having the Residential Hospice House in our hometown will provide a great service to the citizens and families in our community for many years to come.  Financially supporting the Hospice House coincides with The Murray Bank’s Mission Statement and we’re pleased to be in a position to financially support to such a needed project,” said Ronnie Gibson, President and CEO of Murray Bank.

Murray ElectricMurray Electric Systems Makes Pledge to Hospice House
Murray Electric Systems pledged on behalf of their Board of Directors and its employees, over $8,500 worth of services to the future Hospice House, which will total $17,000 when matched by an anonymous donor. Murray Electric will be donating installation fees for all 12 hospice patient rooms, and the annual service of $1,500.
“The Murray Electric System Board of Directors and employees are honored to assist the Murray-Calloway Endowment in its worthy efforts to establish a hospice residence in Murray. This will be a tremendous benefit for patients and their families as they struggle with life ending situations,” said Tony Thompson, General Manager at Murray Electric System.
“It’s always exciting to partner with businesses in our community who support the need for a Hospice House in our area. We certainly appreciate the support of Murray Electric and the services they provide for our community members,” said Keith Travis, VP of Institutional Development.


Murray-Calloway County Hospital
803 Poplar Street
Murray, KY  42071
(270) 762-1100

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