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Driving remarkable care

Thank you to our donors for driving remarkable care

We want our patients and their guests to know your feedback is important to us and through our patient satisfaction surveys, we heard there is a critical need for transportation within and outside of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.

You let us know simply getting from the parking deck to the intensive care unit can be a challenge. You shared that after a visit in our Cancer Center, patients receiving treatment could use a lift back to their cars.

For those who require special assistance, we are here for you and are excited for the opportunity to share how our donors are helping us hit the gas pedal and literally driving remarkable care within and outside of our medical centers.

Alisha Hutchens, NHFMC vice president, Jay Crawford, volunteer driver and Chad Setliff, NHFMC president.
NHFMCF team members: Heather Egan, Development officer, LaShonda Hairston, Stewardship coordinator and fund manager and Stephanie Nichols, Administrative Specialist.
Three of our seven volunteer drivers: Jay Crawford, Travis Watson and Scott Bottenus with Calvin Smith, NH supervisor, parking and traffic.

Thank you to each of those generous donors who helped us fund these courtesy carts which include:

  • Six-passenger seating with adjustable bucket seats
  • Six-hinged hard doors
  • Electric/low speed vehicle with a top speed of 25 MPH
  • Headlights, brake lights and turn signals
  • Street-rated tires
  • Regenerative brakes, front disc brakes and rear hydraulic drum brakes
  • Seat belts
  • Automotive-grade windshield and wiper
  • Rugged rear bumper
  • Heater

Where are we driving remarkable care?

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, you can grab a seat on one of the courtesy shuttles at our D. L. Davis Cancer Center or on one of the two that run between our curbside assistance and our North Tower decks.

We also are excited to share that soon we will be driving remarkable care in Kernersville at the Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center. More details to come!

Thank you to our generous donors and those who provided critical feedback to support this initiative. The investment in these courtesy shuttles will help increase ease of access in and around our medical centers and enhance the overall patient and guest experience.

Our donors make driving remarkable care possible

You are the catalyst that helps us shrink the gaps between what is and what could be remarkable care. Your gift to support our areas of greatest need allows us to accelerate Novant Health’s mission and our mission to engage and connect donors to Novant Health programs and initiatives that save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve.

With your support, programs and services reach our patients sooner and we are able to provide a more profound impact to the overall patient experience. 

In gratitude

Thank you to all of the generous donors who support the needs of our patients and their families through unrestricted gifts. The courtesy shuttles at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center were supported through unrestricted giving to Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation.  

The courtesy shuttle at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center will be made possible through the Remarkable Care Fund for Kernersville Medical Center at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation.

To support projects like this, please click here to make an unrestricted gift.

Help pave the way for healing with a commemorative brick

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center commemorative bricks

Respite courtyard at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center

Purchase a brick to commemorate a loved one, a caregiver or special occasion and help pave the way for healing. All engraved bricks will be placed in the beautiful and serene respite courtyard on the grounds of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

Each 4” x 8” brick costs $200 and will accommodate three lines of text with 20 characters per line, including spaces. Funds raised will enhance the ability of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center to deliver compassionate care to residents of Brunswick County.

Purchase a brick

For more information, please contact Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation at 910.721.1745.

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center donor dinner

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation donor appreciation and philanthropic award ceremony

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation recognized and celebrated donors at the second annual appreciation event on March 26 at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville, NC. The annual philanthropic award was presented to Dr. Joe and Cathy Hedgpeth in honor of their many contributions to the foundation and community. Dr. Joe and Cathy Hedgpeth’s loyal and steadfast support throughout the years has allowed our foundation to continue to support the advancement of healthcare for generations to come. During the ceremony, Phil Griffin, Dr. Richard Kirsch, Elaine Rabon and Dr. Sandy Sikes shared inspiring stories on the impact the Hedgpeth’s have made, and continue to make, across Davidson County. 

We thank each of our donors for your support of our mission to save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve.

Photo gallery

Click above to view more photos from the 2019 Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center donor dinner.

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation: Wallace Cancer Center

Cancer care has a new home

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center has always been on the forefront of improving quality of life in our community by offering a remarkable patient experience. There is a new opportunity to transform the healthcare landscape for generations to come. An opportunity that will improve patient care and focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, research, and making it easier for the patient to receive services. Once completed, the Wallace Cancer Center will contain all current cancer services in one convenient location. Live construction cam

Help make a difference

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation has launched a $12 million Capital Campaign, to support the construction of a state-of-the-art cancer center. The center will tackle some of the most difficult and complicated medical challenges today, as well as be prepared to face issues that will confront our region tomorrow. The Wallace Cancer Center will profoundly impact patient quality of life by personalizing patient-centered care, improving accessibility, increasing affordability, enhancing care coordination and providing leading-edge treatment. Donate to the campaign

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Wallace Cancer Center

Impacting patients’ quality of life


Click here to download more information about the capital campaign so you can share with others.


Groundbreaking ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Wallace Cancer Center was held on December 10, 2018. Read more about the groundbreaking ceremony in the Salisbury Post.

Click above to view more photos from the groundbreaking ceremony.

Naming ceremony

The naming ceremony for the Wallace Cancer Center was held on September 19, 2018. Read more about the naming ceremony in the Salisbury Post.

Click above to view more photos from the naming ceremony.

Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte

John Fitzhugh joins Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte to support Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Program

John Fitzhugh always has been passionate about helping others and channeling his boundless energy to steer many nonprofits. Along the way John has been touched by countless volunteers and organizations who serve the community. However, no person has inspired John more than his wife, Cassell, a two-time breast cancer survivor. Cassell was diagnosed with cancer following the birth of their fourth child. Her fight with breast cancer, coupled with the fear and anxiety that accompanies a life-threatening diagnosis, inspired John to focus on ensuring every individual has access to quality healthcare.

As part of his powerful story, John joined Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation’s board where he currently serves as Board Chair. His hope is that his three daughters and their generation will not have to face the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. John and his family are incredibly grateful for the wonderful care Cassell received at Novant Health. They realize that not everyone has access to the level of healthcare received, and many have no access at all.

John and his wife explain how important this initiative is to their family.


Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte

John Fitzhugh Dancing with the Stars Charlotte

John and Charlotte Ballet’s Elizabeth Truell.

In Charlotte Ballet’s seventh year of the Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala on March 2, John is dancing to raise funds for Novant Health’s Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Center. This program provides critical mammography screenings and diagnostic services to underserved and uninsured individuals in Charlotte and the thousands of Carolinians with limited access to healthcare.

John’s positive impact to the early detection programs will yield increased breast health literacy and access to timely breast health care, which is directly associated with breast cancer survival rates.

Not only has he made incredible impact as a Board Chair—he has been a phenomenal friend and mentor to all. He brings exuberance and unstoppable energy, which touches everyone he meets.    

Cast your vote below and help John raise funds for this important cause.

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Novant Health’s Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Program

Funds raised through Dancing with the Stars will be used to improve access to timely breast healthcare and to reduce breast cancer mortality among low income, under/uninsured, and minority populations in our community. The American Cancer Society states that poverty, education deficiency, and lack of health insurance are associated with lower breast cancer survival rates.

In 2017 Novant Health’s Prevention and Early Detection Program Center provided 650 screening mammograms and 674 diagnostic procedures and diagnosed 26 breast cancers for women who were uninsured in Mecklenburg County. The screenings and subsequent treatment for these patients was completely covered through donations.

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2018 Donor Appreciation & Wilson L. Smith Philanthropic Award Ceremony at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation celebrated the support received from its generous donors during the annual Donor Appreciation Dinner and Recognition Ceremony on May 31. More than 130 guests attended the event held at the Catawba College Peeler Crystal Lounge. The evening also served as a night of remembrance to memorialize fourteen special friends of the foundation who passed away in 2017.

Harold C. Earnhardt posthumously received the Wilson L. Smith Philanthropic Award in honor and memory of his many contributions to Rowan Medical Center Foundation and our community. Harold’s children (Mark Earnhardt, Cristy McKinney and Leslie Heidrick) were there to accept the award in memory of their father.

Gregg Evans received the inaugural Tippie H. Miller Volunteer of the Year Award in honor of his many dedicated hours of service to Rowan Medical Center. Tippie’s children, Bobby Miller and Sharon Earnhardt, along with grandson Chase Earnhardt, were in attendance to present the award on behalf and in memory of their mother.

Through the support of our donors, Rowan Medical Center Foundation is able to accelerate the mission of Novant Health. We are grateful for their unwavering support of our healthcare system and community.

 

Women’s Council: Mobile mammography campaign

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re embarking on one of our biggest initiatives yet: helping more women take charge of their breast health.

A mammogram can mean the difference between life and death, but this basic healthcare service is beyond the reach of many women in our community. Mobile mammography can change this.

Our existing mobile mammogram unit is empowering thousands of women annually to take charge of their breast health. But, it’s not enough. A second mammogram bus will allow Novant Health to reach more women. With a new bus, we can facilitate early detection and prevention, and save more lives.

Here’s what it will take:

 

$350,000 | a new bus

Our new bus will travel to underserved areas in counties west of Forsyth and will allow us to reach more women and save more lives. A mobile unit can serve 35-40 women per day.

 

 

 

$450,000 | 3D equipment

The most advanced technology on the market, 3D mammography produces fewer false positives and more instances of early detection than 2D. Patients diagnosed by 3D technology have a 99% chance of being cancer free after 5 years.

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$800,000 total

 

By the numbers:

 

How can you help? 

  • Host your own fundraising event – a wine tasting, brunch or cook out – and donate the proceeds
  • Gather friends and decorate bras to raise awareness for the project. Ask everyone to vote by giving $10 toward the most creative bra, and donate the proceeds
  • Start a social media fundraising campaign. Friends can make a donation at Donate.NovantHealth.org/Mammogram
  • Give up your weekly latte and donate to save a life
  • Teach your kids the value of philanthropy! Host a lemonade stand and donate the profits

 

The mission of the Women’s Council is to improve the health of women in the community. Learn more about the Women’s Council here.

Together, we can save lives. Donate today.

For more information, contact Heather Egan at hegan@novanthealth.org or 336-718-2021

Campbell Golf Classic raises $145,000 to benefit Cancer Care Center

On May 4, the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation hosted the 20th annual John Campbell Memorial Golf Classic at the Country Club of Salisbury. Sponsors and players helped raise $145,000 for the Hope. Healing. Healthcare. campaign to benefit the Cancer Care Center at Rowan Medical Center.

The golf classic saw record participation with over 250 golfers on the course. Over the past 20 years, this event has given back more than $1.9 million to support services at Rowan Medical Center.

We are grateful to our sponsors, golfers and volunteers for making this event a huge success.

 

2018 Sponsors:

2018 Awards:

If you’d like to give a gift today towards the Hope. Healing. Healthcare campaign, click the button below.

The 2018 Donor Appreciation and Recognition Dinner at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation recognized our generous donors and their support during the 2018 Donor Appreciation and Recognition Dinner on March 22. Guests enjoyed a sit down dinner at Twelve West Main followed by a medical center update from Thomasville Medical Center president Jon D. Applebaum. The evening also served as a night of remembrance to memorialize a special friend of the foundation, Jane Burt Williams, who passed away in 2017.

Berta and Milton Riley received the Inaugural Philanthropic Award in honor of their many contributions to the foundation and community. Their loyal and steadfast support throughout the years has continued to advance healthcare for generations to come in Davidson County.

Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex donate $1.2 million to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation

Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex donate $1.2 million to fund an emergency pediatric department and integrative medicine oncology clinic

Martin Truex Jr., the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, and his longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex, have made a $1.2 million gift to fund two health initiatives close to their hearts. The first will establish the Martin Truex Junior Foundation Pediatric Emergency Department at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. This will be the first pediatric emergency department for the Lake Norman area, one of the nation’s fastest growing markets.

The second part of the gift will establish the SherryStrong Integrative Medicine Oncology Clinic at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2014, Pollex suffered a recurrence in 2017 that required surgery to remove her spleen. In February, she completed her final round of chemotherapy. Throughout her treatment, she used the best of conventional medical care with carefully selected complementary, integrative therapies to help optimize her health. It is her hope that the new clinic will enable others to do the same.

Pollex and Truex said their contributions to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation will provide healthy and positive outcomes for adults and children living with cancer complications.