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Charleston Area Medical Center - Gail Pitchford

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Barbara Talisman CFRE

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As West Virginia’s largest medical center, Charleston Area Medical Center is a tertiary care center and teaching hospital that graduates nearly 50% of its resident physicians to the medical staff, a medical staff where many of the region’s most highly trained and experienced physicians already practice. In addition, Charleston Area Medical Center is the most significant economic engine in the region with more than 6,000 employees, making it the second largest non-governmental employer in the state. Founded in 1976 with the leadership of Dr. Bert Bradford, the CAMC Foundation has been a critical supporter of the health care advances of Charleston Area Medical Center. The CAMC Foundation currently manages 103 endowed funds. For the past 32 years, the CAMC Foundation has provided CAMC with support for medical education, workforce development, technological advances, and much more. Gail Pitchford, President of the Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation will talk with us about the importance of the their work and how philanthropy makes a difference to the hospital and it's patients. Join us for an inspirational 20 minutes on healthcare philanthropy. With a Level One Trauma Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the largest cancer and cardiac programs in the state, CAMC provides more than 600,000 procedures and services each year. As the largest referral center in West Virginia, CAMC also provides more charity care than any other hospital in the state with a community benefit totaling more than $174 million that includes uncompensated care, medical education, screenings and outreach education.

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