Remembering Angie Fisher: The Angela M. Fisher Memorial Education Fund

Gratitude and compassion. Two words Angie Fisher prayed would describe her life in 2016.

She was grateful for the outpouring of kind words from fellow team members after she was named chief nursing officer for Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in 2015. She was empathetic and wanted to ensure her team showed compassion every day to each other, to patients and to their family members.

On Jan. 21, Fisher tragically died in a car accident. She was an incredible part of the Brunswick Medical Center team and dedicated much of her career to caring for patients in the Brunswick community.

“The loss of Angie was huge to everyone who knew her,” said Shelbourn Stevens, president of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. “She was the voice of reason, a resource, a comforter, a teacher and a friend. And she had an infectious smile.”

Stevens said Fisher always had a calming spirit and would constantly remind her team that patient care came first. “Angie was using the word compassion long before it became one of Novant Health’s values,” Stevens said.

The board of directors established the Angela M. Fisher Memorial Education Fund in Fisher’s memory. The fund will be used for education of team members at Brunswick Medical Center. Titled “Hope and Health for the Behavioral Health Patient,” the inaugural class was taught by a professor from Duke University.

With your donation to this important fund, the foundation can carry on Angie’s legacy and help improve and save lives at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

Donate today to The Angela M. Fisher Memorial Education Fund.