Positive energy and radiant goodness shine forth from Emily and Ronnie Martin who are part of the Commonwealth Health Corporation family. Warm sincerity and a passion for helping others make them gracious ambassadors for ECHO (Employees Contributing to Help Others). ECHO is an important channel of support for Commonwealth Health Foundation initiatives.
Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. An envelope bears a check, a fundraising event reflects countless donor hours, a smile beams the results of dental care. . . and a tree becomes a symbol of treasured memories from before, memories we create now, and memories we know will be cherished by future generations.
To know Jerry and Marilyn Patton is to love them! They are warm, engaging, interesting and funny. The handsome couple has been married for fifty years and worked together to raise a family and to run a business that helps others. In Edmonson County, Jerry, Marilyn and the folks at Patton Funeral Homes offer comfort and solace to people during one of the most difficult times of life.
The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex opened in August, 2013. This fabulous facility adds to the campus of The Medical Center and houses some of the most sophisticated technology available as both students and clinical staff perpetuate their education.
The Medical Center simulation lab is full of life-like virtual patients in realistic hospital care settings, allowing for a unique educational experience.
quin-tes-sen-tial - the pure and essential essence of something
phi-lan-thro-pist - person who makes an active effort to promote human well-being
Mr. Jerry Baker is the quintessential philanthropist! His genuine desire to give comes from a wellspring of deep, personal gratitude. Mr. Baker did not grow up experiencing all of the ideal advantages he wants others to have. But what he did have was the maturity to recognize the value of education and the ethics of hard work which allowed him to change the pathway of his future.
Dr. Tom Thompson believes in giving back to our community! He was born and raised on a farm near Owensboro in a large family. His family was not wealthy -- but his parents did their very best with what they did have, and Tom learned the practice of gratitude. Tom became an oral surgeon and has been blessed with a very successful practice in Bowling Green. Tom enjoys giving! He is inspired to give back in a meaningful way and finds personal fulfillment in helping those who are in need.
THE CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE was launched in 2013. The first project of the campaign was The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex.
The first gift of the year and the first gift to the Health Sciences Complex came from a very special lady, Agnes Clark. The gift was hand delivered to Connie Smith, President and CEO of Commonwealth Health Corporation and The Medical Center, by Mrs. Clark’s two children, Doug Potter and Leanna Andrews. Neither Agnes nor her husband, Frederick Clark could be present for they had both passed away. But their legacy lives on because of a generous bequest.
Dr. Narendra Nathoo and Dr. Clark Bernard are vital leaders of the Neuroscience Services team at The Medical Center. These highly skilled neurosurgeons provide excellent care for those dealing with serious issues of the brain and spine. Often, there are life-changing outcomes.