Advocacy Award WinnersFor consistently keeping the health and welfare of children as her top priority, state Rep. Marsha Haefner (Oakville) received the SLCH State Advocate of the Year award.

Haefner has served in the House for the past five years. She’s a key member of the House Budget Committee and chairs the Health, Mental Health and Social Services appropriations committee.

“It’s rewarding to help make this world a better place for children, just as all of you do,” Haefner told the audience of hospital staff, board members and other supporters. “One way I try to do that is identify and move potential budget dollars that could benefit the health and safety of children.”

About the Advocacy Award

  • Established in 1994.
  • Recognizes local and state leaders who leverage their positions, influence and resources to advance the hospital’s mission to do what’s right for kids.
  • Past recipients include former Missouri Speaker Catherine Hanaway, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, and U.S. Senator Kit Bond.