A longtime supporter of Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Milton Crenwelge was named a Life Director by the HCMH Foundation Board during its quarterly meeting on October 30. HCMH Foundation Board Vice Chair Ron Woellhof read the proclamation at the meeting, declaring Crenwelge as one of only thirteen life directors ever named by the foundation.
While Milton Crenwelge served the hospital before it opened in 1971, including a key role in initial fundraising efforts, he was not expecting the designation. “I absolutely did not know a thing about it,” Crenwelge said. “It is quite a surprise as well as an honor.”
During the official proclamation, Crenwelge was lauded for his commitment, leadership, professionalism and loyalty to the hospital. He and his wife were instrumental in establishing the fundraising group that would become the HCMH Foundation, and Mr. Crenwelge has offered support to the hospital and foundation in a variety of ways ever since.
“Milton has always been a leader in the community and with the HCMH foundation in particular,” noted HCMH Board Vice Chair Ron Woellhof. “Whenever we’ve held large campaigns to build big wings for the hospital or acquire a big piece of equipment, he’s been there. In our town, he’s one of the go to guys if you want to have something done.”
Crenwelge joins twelve other life directors, including Virginia Brown; James T. Doyle; John K. Dooley; Jerry Durr; Lorence W. Feller, MD; Don Holden; J. Hardin Perry, MD; Nellie Rees; Emmy Lou Schroeder; Steve W. Shepherd; Edward F. Stein, Jr., MD and Roy Stroeher.
The Crenwelge name is well known to the people of Fredericksburg, and Milton has been serving the town nearly his entire life. “I feel honored to be a part of, and serve the community,” continued Crenwelge. “We are fortunate to have a great hospital here.”
For more information on the HCMH Foundation and about helping to meet the needs of the non-tax supported community hospital, call (830) 997-1297.