Marietta Community Foundation and Memorial Health Foundation join forces to establish endowment in honor of local family

Posted 2016-11-21 by MCF

As so many members of the Marietta community are aware, Dr. Brad Carman has served the healthcare needs of our town for many years, his father doing just the same for almost thirty years before him. The Carman Family Chair of Surgery Fund was established to honor the Carman Family and their nearly sixty years of combined service in support of the community’s health.

“The endowment was established to recognize their outstanding record of service,” commented Dr. Charles Levy, original founder of the Fund. (Pictured, left to right: Dr. Brad Carman and Dr. Charles Levy)

A funded chair of surgery carries with it a number of advantages to our local hospital and healthcare system, a privilege normally reserved for only the most prestigious academic centers.  It will serve as a point of attraction for topflight applicants to residency programs which will, in the near future, include a general surgery residency.  It will serve as a focal point for charitable giving to the Department of Surgery, members of which have saved thousands of lives and have improved the lives of many more.  Finally, it will serve as a resource for funding advanced training and education for members of the department so that they remain the most technically skilled practitioners in our region and among the most skilled in the nation.

The Marietta Community Foundation will administer the Fund initially, since the work of the Carman family has been so important to the health and welfare of the Marietta community. At which point the assets of the endowment have grown to an operative level, the Memorial Health Foundation will facilitate transfers and begin the important work for which it is intended. “We are delighted to engage in this joint endeavor with the local community foundation and are pleased to assist with this commendable effort,” said Daneka Hedges, Executive Director of the Memorial Health Foundation.

Dr. Charles Levy adds, “My deepest thanks and most sincere appreciation to anyone who wishes to help grow this important resource that honors one of Marietta’s first families and, in so doing, helps support and continue the critically important work of our Department of Surgery—which is peerless.”