Spirit of Maryville 2018: Betty Hayward


Saying “yes” to a volunteer request isn’t something Betty Hayward feels she should do, rather, it is something she is compelled to do.  

One of Maryville’s biggest advocates, Betty’s efforts are tireless. She served on the Board of Trustees, was president of the Alumni Association, and chaired the School of Health Professions Advisory Council. Betty currently serves on the Executive Committee of National Leadership Council and Duchesne Society.

In her community, Betty also has extensive involvement. A volunteer since 2008 at the Siteman Cancer Center’s Infusion Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, patients say she is the brightest spot in their week with her special ability to sit with them through treatment. Her delicious home baked treats also never fail to delight. Betty currently serves on the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Board and its Patient Engagement Committee. As a volunteer for the local American Parkinson Disease Association, she edits the newsletter and previously edited the ALS Association’s newsletter for eight years.

Retired in 2008 from BJC HealthCare after working almost 20 years in communications and marketing, Betty was selected BJC Employee of the Year in 1999. She graduated from Maryville University with a BA in English and secondary education.