Reflections on an Unprecedented Year
Read the letters below from Novant Health and foundation leadership as we look back on the heroism and hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team members braved every unexpected challenge with open hearts and ready hands, leading to extraordinary tales of problems solved, unforgettable moments, fearless resolve and lives transformed.
Senior Vice President, Novant Health
President, Novant Health Foundation
2020: A Year in Review
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2020 Philanthropic Summary
Together, we fought a pandemic. Together, we gave hope. Together, we cared. Together, we grew. Together, we took a stand.
In addition to the community supporting our team, our team has supported one another once again through Giving. Serving. Together., our fundraising campaign for team members, despite the hardships of 2020. Team members gave more than $1.2 million to support each other and local nonprofits.
Celebrating Remarkable Stories
Join us in celebrating our healthcare heroes and the remarkable impact made by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center team members in 2020, right here in our community.
‘Beyond the call of duty’
“Morgan was a godsend. She went above and beyond the call of duty,” Scott said. “Barbara ended up staying in the ICU for two and a half months, and Morgan basically just took over care of her.
Where the rubber meets the road
The Lucky Turn Around in China Grove, North Carolina, is a hot spot for motorcycle riders, family and friends. Patrons can grab an appetizer, play pool and throw darts. And the pink lemonade is extra special: Buy a glass, and the proceeds go toward providing lifesaving mammograms to women in need.
Upward Mobility Scholarship Program Provides Support for Nurses in Training
The Upward Mobility Scholarship provides a pathway to meet our staffing needs and to invest in our most valuable asset: Our people.
The power of legacy – plan today to make a future impact
Sharon Harrington discusses her role at Novant Health Foundation and the profound impact of planned giving.
The power of food in a time of need
Good food brings people together. So does the mission of saving lives. Wallace & Graham PA has found an innovative way to combine the two while supporting local Salisbury restaurants.
Right place, wrong job
Debbie Daniels has been part of Novant Health since she was 16 years old. She started in accounts payable. Her mom worked in that department and helped get Daniels a part-time job that she kept through high school and as she went off to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Randy Brantley on the vital role of grants in an unprecedented time
Randy Brantley is a rare breed. While most people fall into the work of grant-seeking, Brantley, grants director at Novant Health Foundation, chose it.
Pavers for Patients
There was a period of time, not all that long ago, when Joy Reichenberg had a standing date with a bowl of Cheerios and a cancer patient named Mary.
Making patients’ experiences remarkable
As we celebrate National Healthcare Week (which is the name for National Hospital Week here at Novant Health), here are a few stories we are honored to share that illustrate our team members’ compassion and commitment to teamwork and personal excellence…
Lending a helping hand
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jessica Ramey’s first and most serious concern was around protecting her patients and her team.
Donna Greene has spent 23 years helping community members in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Designing for comfort and hope
The final phase of construction on the Novant Health Wallace Cancer Institute at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center took shape in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Defying the odds
When Bradley Hill was born, doctors told his family he wouldn’t live past the age of 5. He was born with spina bifida, a condition that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly in the womb. At birth, he also had a cleft palate and lip and hydrocephalus, more commonly referred to as water on the brain. His prognosis, doctors said, wasn’t good.
Courage in action
As the social justice movement is gaining momentum, many organizations are asking themselves an important question: How do you embed diversity and inclusion as part of your mission, vision, values and brand?
Celebrating our exceptional nurses
To celebrate National Nurses Week this year, we spotlighted eight inspiring nurses from throughout the Novant Health system. Each nurse was selected based on their dedication to providing remarkable care, and for going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.