“The Hospital Ball” or “Benefit Ball” made its debut in 1980 as an opportunity to raise funds for Missouri Delta Foundation. The biennial event has become an important social gathering in the community and is considered Sikeston’s signature black tie event, hosting nearly 500 supporters from Sikeston and the surrounding communities. Thanks to generous donors, the Hospital Ball has raised well over $3 million for Missouri Delta Medical Center since its inception.
Proceeds from each Ball are earmarked for a specific need, whether it be facility improvements, expansion projects, clinical equipment upgrades or advanced technology. This year’s event will support the Lawrence Family Medical Building – Occupational Medicine/Podiatry/ReStart. Missouri Delta Medical Center’s current ReStart alone had over 28,000 therapy appointments in 2022, which is approximately 100 visits per day. This new 23,189 square foot facility will help meet the needs of our growing services and additional medical professionals.