In discussions with the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Lee and Julia settled on something that mirrored what their family did well — hospitality.
“The waiting room was where we had spent countless hours. We believed that could be a good way to provide hospitality to people in a hospital setting,” Julia Hall said.
The siblings liked that the renovated surgery waiting room would serve people from throughout Kentucky, and searched for photographs that would relate to Kentuckians from not only central Kentucky, but also from other parts of the state. “I wanted people, no matter where they’re from, to be able to find a little corner in there,” she said, “to provide a few minutes of escape or comfort to be surrounded by in that room.”
The Bob and Bonnie Hall waiting room opened in October 2018.
“It’s a way we honor two people who have been just perfect examples of selfless giving over the course of my lifetime,” Julia said. “For us to do something that provides someone else a source of comfort honors my mom and dad.”
The Halls believe being a part of a philanthropic organization is more than just attending meetings — you should fully participate, Julia said. She’s now a member of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation board.