Category Archives: Thomasville

Center for Health and Wellness

After more than 85 years of serving the Davidson County community, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center is ready to develop a place that will inspire and educate people of all ages. Right here in our region, diabetes, behavioral health and outpatient rehabilitation continues to impact the lives of thousands of patients and their families each year.

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation has launched a $2.6 million community giving campaign to establish the new Center for Health and Wellness. The foundation invested in the purchase of the former Health Department building for the conversion into a Center for Health and Wellness. This building is located on the Thomasville Medical Center campus.

This campaign will help address the need for outpatient rehabilitation, provide a community room that will support smoking cessation classes and include a demonstration kitchen to provide proper nutrition counseling and classes. In addition, the new facility will include a much needed space for outpatient behavioral health services and diabetes education.

Donate to the campaign for the Center for Health and Wellness

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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.

Inaugural Bras for a Cause for Thomasville Medical Center

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center – October 23-27, 2017

The Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation hosted its inaugural Bras for a Cause in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month this past October.  Departments within the hospital had the opportunity to submit one creative, catchy, original bra to be judged by fellow Novant Health team members.  On October 9, we kicked off the event and asked departments to get their creative juices flowing!  Decorated bras were completed and displayed in the lobby while team members had the chance to vote on their favorite bra.

Thank you to all departments that participated in Bras for a Cause and helped spread Breast Cancer Awareness. Help the foundation continue to fund important initiatives that improve the health and wellness of our communities and give to its oncology program today. See below for all submitted bras and winners!


“Protect your Hooters” – Environmental Services

“Courage, Strength, Hope, Support” – Environmental Services 3RD PLACE TIE

“Boo / Bees” – Emergency Department 2ND PLACE

“The LAB can SEA a Cure” – Laboratory 1ST PLACE

“Knock Cancer out of the Park” – Respiratory Therapy 3RD PLACE TIE

“Kiss Cancer Goodbye” – Behavioral Health

“Keep ‘Em Safe” – Public Safety

1st annual Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic

Thomasville, NC– This year the foundation renamed the annual fundraising event to memorialize a dedicated community member. The 1st annual Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic is named after the devoted, late wife of Dr. David Robert Williams, Sr. Mrs. Williams was a servant leader, known for her humbleness and caring spirit. Her devotion to serving the community through countless hours was simply remarkable.

The Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic was held on Friday, October 6, at the Colonial Country Club in Thomasville, NC. A 1:00pm shotgun start, was followed by a fun afternoon of great golf, delicious food, and beverages. There was a total of 110 players. Jon Applebaum, President and COO, Thomasville Medical Center was the guest putter for the hole in one contest on #18 green. The overall tournament team winners were Dr. Mark Smith, Marcus Smith, Eric Lance and Jason Gentile. Congrats!

The tournament raised $33,000 which will be used to renovate an existing building on the campus of Thomasville Medical Center. Once completed the Center for Health Education will be dedicated to furthering health education and wellness in Davidson County and the surrounding community.


Please click here for all pictures from the event.


A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors– we couldn’t have done it without you:

  • Rick & Janet Parker
  • Kristen Trexler
  • Fidelity
  • Allergy & Asthma Center of NC
  • Carolina CAT
  • Wright Global Graphics
  • Thomasville-Archdale Pediatrics PLLC
  • Landmark Builders
  • Kathy Friend
  • Salem Electric Co.
  • Vannoy Construction-Presenting Sponsor
  • KSQ Design
  • Jon Applebaum
  • LabCorp
  • Dr. Wayne & Mrs. Christine Herrick
  • Dr. David Williams, Sr.
  • GINK
  • Advanced Electronic Services
  • Cheerwine
  • Coca Cola
  • Bojangles’
  • Canteen
  • Morgan Ridge Vineyard & Brewhouse
  • New Sarum Brewery
  • East Coast Wings
  • El Patron

The Health Education and Wellness Center campaign

The Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation has launched a campaign to create a Health Education and Wellness Center on campus to expand current programs and meet the needs of our community as defined in the Davidson County Community Health Needs Assessment Study. Thanks to the generosity of the Doak Finch Foundation, Dr. David Williams and other supporters, we have raised $50,000 to our $3.5 million goal.

The first step is acquiring an adjacent 18,000 square foot building, 3.5 acres of land and an additional 125 parking spaces. This property is located at 203 Old Lexington Road in Thomasville, NC. The foundation will secure the building and property from current foundation assets. A capital campaign will be undertaken to raise $3.5 million for the building and property renovations.

Following renovation, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center anticipates possibly relocating the following services: cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation, occupational medicine, diabetes education, and an intensive outpatient behavioral health clinic. Additionally, health education and wellness classes will also be offered to the public. The project will also include a demonstration kitchen for newly diagnosed diabetic patients as well as health and nutrition classes for the public.

The purchase and renovation of the building would not only provide expanded space for the above mention programs but would allow for the backfiill of space in the medical center for the expansion of surgical services, the breast center and space for other support services.

Your donation to our campaign will help us achieve these goals and, most important, help us improve and save lives across our community.

Campaign Goal: $3.5 million

Funds raised to date: $50,000

Donate to the campaign for the Health Education and Wellness Center.

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