Gifts Make a Difference

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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Family was always important to Dr. “Sam” Sathaporn Vathayanon who grew up on a military base in Thailand. So when he came to the United States for his medical education, and later to teach at a prestigious university, he swore he’d always treat his patients like they were related.

“Patients come first and that is what we are here for,” said Dr. Sam.


Gifts Make a Difference

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:02pm

My 7 year old is at the age where he loves playing sports, especially soccer. It’s so fun to see him active and having fun. But as a mom, I worry about him getting hurt while playing.

I see news reports where professional football players have life-altering health concerns because of concussions. I watched officials during the recent World Cup soccer championship playoffs allow a player with a concussion back on the field. News reports said later he couldn’t remember winning the game.


Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:16pm

Employees at Community have new opportunities to grow their careers thanks to the Jerry Cook family. More than 350 employees have taken advantage of leadership training and mentoring made available through a $500,000 gift from Community Medical Centers’ board member, Jerry Cook. The gift also brings nationally renowned thought leaders to Community twice a year to share ideas in a leadership lecture series.


Friday, July 11, 2014 - 4:07pm

In 1999, Ed and Sara Wilkins and their family spent days living in a conference room at then-University Medical Center, the area’s only Level 1 trauma center at the time. The space was close to Sam’s intensive care room – their son – just 27 and severely injured in a terrible traffic accident.

Miles from their home, the Wilkins wouldn’t leave the hospital in case something happened. Though Sam received the best care possible, after 30 plus days of fighting for his life, he lost his battle.


Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:21am

A pledge of $300,000 from Quiring General will help Community Regional Medical Center pay for needed surgical department renovations.


Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:33pm

We had an unprecedented visit from the Leon S. Peters Board last week.  Nearly all the members of the board spent three hours of their time touring Community Regional. Jan Paul and I co-hosted. The intent was to physically show them how their philanthropic dollars are making an impact and give them a glimpse of some things we are looking to do next. They were totally engaged and thoroughly impressed the entire time.