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Sederstrom to Be Honored for Service to Immanuel Medical Center

By Scott Stewart

The Daily Record

Charles V. Sederstrom will be recognized for decades of service to the health care industry broadly, and Immanuel Medical Center specifically, at an upcoming event.

The Immanuel Award of Hope will be given to Sederstrom, a partner at the Erickson & Sederstrom law firm, at the Night of Celebration fundraiser on Friday, April 26, which will draw more than 250 Immanuel physicians, staff and community partners, according to the CHI Health Foundation. 

“I was very, very happy and proud to receive the award,” Sederstrom said. “It’s nice when you get to be an old man that somebody still remembers you.”

Immanuel was one of the first clients that Sederstrom ever had, and he worked with the organization for decades – from 1967 until about five years  ago.

“It’s a wonderful organization,” Sederstrom said. “It’s been really great for me over the years watching them evolve from this very small place on 36th and Meredith to where they are today.”

The award is given to a person who has devoted service in furthering the mission and vision of Immanuel. Recipients are selected by an organizing committee and hospital administration.

Sederstrom was formerly the senior vice president of legal, compliance and legislative services to Alegent Creighton Health. He also served on Immanuel’s and Alegent’s board of directors.

Money raised at the Night of Celebration will support a renovation of the Immanuel Chapel. The foundation has already raised about $1 million toward its $2.2 million goal to finish the project.

Sederstrom said he plans to give to the effort personally, as he has supported past campaigns. 

The chapel is a symbol of Immanuel Medical Center’s Lutheran roots. The hospital joined what’s now the Catholic Health Initiatives in 2012.

“Immanuel has always had a religious heritage. They provide a huge amount of free care to people in Omaha who wouldn’t otherwise have the care,” he said. 

The Night of Celebration event will feature a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, a raffle, the award presentation and a hosted bar. Individual tickets are $100. Sponsorship packages are also offered, and donations can be made without attending.

Tickets can be purchased at give.chihealth.com/NightOfCelebration. For sponsorships, email Catherine.foley@alegent.org or call 402-572-2726 for details.


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