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
Our team has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic, quickly adapting to additional procedures for enhanced patient safety, establishing new treatment protocols to help give patients with COVID the best possible outcome, embracing the additional responsibilities of providing support for patients when their families could not visit and so much more while continuing to provide the many other types of care in the hospital.
By being part of this year's Westerberg-Coskery, you are helping to support the resiliency of our team members by helping to provide the emotional support they need so they can be the very best for their families, their coworkers, their patients and our community.
Your participation in this year's event will support our health care heroes – who stand ready at the front lines. Proceeds from this event will focus on helping our Health Care Heroes as they recover from the physical and emotional response to caring for the community this past year.