The Westerberg-Coskery Celebration builds on the tradition of philanthropy, bringing together the community in support of Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran, and Methodist West Hospitals.
The Westerberg name honors Rev. A.P. Westerberg who brought the community together to establish the first hospital to serve the east-side of the city of Des Moines. The Coskery name celebrates a family who made a gift of nearly $6 million that changed the trajectory of Iowa Lutheran and Iowa Methodist Hospitas.
Iowa Lutheran established its Foundation with the gift and the leadership of Iowa Methodist used this gift to purchase the land on which Methodist West Hospital proudly stands.
It was the gifts from the Coskery family that were instrumental in expanding the continuum of care across this community – from east to west – to lead the way in patient care.
In recognition and celebration of their support, the Coskery Award for Philanthropy recognizes and honors philanthropic leadership in time, talent and charitable support.
This annual event celebrates the rich heritage of Iowa Lutheran, Iowa Methodist and Methodist West to help advance the care provided to patients and families throughout the community and state of Iowa.
2021 Supports Our Health Care Heroes
Thank you for making this year's Westerberg-Coskery Celebration a success! Over 200 people tuned in virtually from across Iowa for an evening filled with gratitude, impact, an inspiring program with our honorary co-chairs, Lisa Veach, MD and Mark Purtle, MD and celebrated this year's Coskery Award Winners, Dr. John and Ann Ghrist.
Thank you again for your generous support and for taking such good care of our Health Care Heroes.