Physician Partners Honored at Blueprint Signing Ceremony

Physicians who have committed $10,000 or more to the capital campaign for the new Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak were honored and recognized at a June 30th ceremony in the Foundation boardroom. The Partner-Level donors gathered to hear from Adventist HealthCare leadership about the important role they have played in philanthropic support for the new hospital.

“You have shown tremendous commitment to this endeavor and I would like to express my gratitude for your willingness to pave the way for this cutting-edge healthcare facility,” said Erik Wangsness, President of Washington Adventist Hospital.  “It is because of generous support from friends like you that we are able to build this vital new facility that will transform healthcare in our community.”

“You’ve given more than just your time and dedication to Washington Adventist Hospital–you have given your financial support to this project and that’s a very powerful thing,” said Dr. Nicolas Cacciabeve, Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Washington Adventist Hospital. “It demonstrates to our colleagues and our community how much we believe in this project.”

Dr. Cacciabeve unveiled a blueprint of the new hospital and invited his colleagues to sign it. “Thank you to Adventist HealthCare for their dedication to making this a reality,” he said.  “What a great team to be part of–we’ve got a great medical staff, great hospital leadership, and a great mission to demonstrate God’s care through our help and healing.”

“Physicians and physician groups account for over 40% of contributions to the capital campaign so far,” said Jim Damron, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Adventist HealthCare.  “That’s a huge commitment—being able to say to the community that the people who execute this mission on a daily basis have really led the way. Thanks to each of you who has helped drive this forward.”

“This hospital has a bright future,” said Terry Forde, President and CEO of Adventist HealthCare.  “The opportunity to serve more people in our community is there and we want to be ready to step up and fill that need. The new campus will be a major medical hub and will truly transform the region.”