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SPRING 2020 EDITION

A NOTE FROM PAT HORTON

NORTHEAST FOUNDATION BOARD CHAIR

For over 80 years our hospital has been serving this community, and the

Foundation has helped its growth since its inception in 1994 by raising the

dollars to build the Jeff Gordon Children’s Center, the Breast Health Center,

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, the expansion of the

Tucker Hospice House and several other initiatives which

have greatly impacted care in our community.

The Foundation strives to fund critical needs in the

hospital to ensure Atrium Health Cabarrus is the First

and Best choice for healthcare for those living in our

communities.

Healthcare is undergoing rapid and historic transformation impacting every

facet of our country, including our local community. The NorthEast Foundation

provides additional funding for Atrium Health Cabarrus to enhance important

lifesaving programs, services and technology that impact patient care.

This year is the final year of our “We Give First” Campaign

to raise $8 million to improve Health, elevate Hope and

advance Healing for all. As Board Chair, I hope you will

consider making a donation to help us reach our $8 million

goal.

2018

2019

2017

2020

GOAL: $8 Million

OUR MISSION The mission of NorthEast Foundation is to

Improve HEALTH, Elevate HOPE and Advance HEALING for all

through awareness of and fundraising for Atrium Health Cabarrus.

OUR VISION To be the first and best choice for philanthropy

in our Community.

GiveNorthEastFoundation.org

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ANNUAL CELEBRATION

AND AWARDS

The Foundation kicked-off its final year of the “We Give First”

campaign at the Annual Celebration at the Cabarrus Country

Club to honor current and past leaders, Board of Directors,

community donors and corporate partners who have

contributed to its success.

Board Chair Pat Horton and NorthEast Foundation

President Charlie Sastoque hosted the evening, and took the

opportunity to introduce Chris Bowe, Asha Rodriguez and Dr.

Cameron Cruickshank and their new roles and responsibilities

within Atrium Health and the Cabarrus College of Health

Sciences.

A testimonial was provided by Kannapolis

resident Alex Brandon, who suffered

four strokes at the age of 26. His story

of how a positive outlook, the support of

staff at Atrium Health Cabarrus and our

rehab facility, along with rehab equipment

funded by our donors have transformed

him from a quadriplegic to being upright

and walking again. His wit, charm and

amazing outlook on life were a highlight of the evening.

The NorthEast Foundation also acknowledged Past Immediate

Board Chair Dakeita Vanderburg for her leadership and

guidance over the past two years as well as thanking three

distinguished members of the community who rolled off the

Board in 2020, Dr. Scott Baker, William Connolly, Sr. and John

Morrison, Jr.


The Annual Celebration hosts presented

distinguished awards to several individuals

and corporate partners who have reached a

new level of lifetime giving with the NorthEast

Foundation, including five new Cornerstone

Donors.

CORNERSTONE - $100,000 TO $499,999

Mike and Loretta Coltrane

Jeff Gordon, Inc.

TEAM HONEYCUTT/Allen Tate Realtors

Top Gun Sports, LLC

US Acute Care Solutions

LEADER - $10,000 TO $49,999

Books-A-Million

Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation

Dr. Linda and Mr. Chuck Bresnahan

The Byrd Agency, Inc.

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

Jason and Holly Cagle

Casco Signs, Inc.

Chelish Moore Flowers

Sue & Roy Davis

Larry & Jan Hendley

Hendrick Motorsports

John and Connie King

Debbie Littlefield - Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Jane Nymberg

Tom Risser

Tri Tang

The Wine Room at Afton Village


LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT

ATRIUM HEALTH CABARRUS

We are excited to introduce two new hospital

administrators and the new President of Cabarrus

College of Health Sciences.

Chris Bowe

is now

Senior Vice

President,

Market

President –

Northeast

Market,

including

Atrium Health Cabarrus,

Stanly, University City and

the free-standing Emergency

Departments in Huntersville,

Harrisburg and Kannapolis.

Chris joined Atrium Health in

2017 serving as VP and COO of

the Central Division.

Asha

Rodriguez

is now Vice

President,

Facility

Executive

for Atrium

Health

Cabarrus.

Asha has been with Atrium

Health since 2018 and

previously served our

hospital as Vice President

of Operations. You might

remember seeing Asha hit the

runway in our 2019 Foundation

Fashion Night.

Cameron

Cruickshank,

PhD, has

been

appointed

the next

President

of the

Cabarrus

College of Health Sciences.

His executive experience spans

15 years and includes serving

as a vice president at three

universities. Dr. Cruickshank

will start his appointment

on March 16.

WELCOME

A “BOARD”!

NorthEast Foundation announced changes to its Executive Committee

and six new members to its Board of Directors at the start of 2020.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pat Horton,

Board Chair

Regional President,

Uwharrie Bank

Hank Alston

Merrill Lynch

Christopher

Holland, MD

Neurosurgeon, Carolina

Neurosurgery & Spine

Associates, LLC

Dianne Snyder,

Board Vice Chair

Retired, College

Educator and

President

Cameron

Cruickshank, PhD

President, Cabarrus

College of Health

Sciences

Tom Jones, MD

Radiologist,

Charlotte Radiology

Dakeita

Vanderberg,

Immediate Past

Chair

Broker, TEAM

HONEYCUTT/Allen

Tate Realtors

John Heinzerling, MD

Radiation Oncologist,

Southeast Radiation

Oncology Group, PA

Kelly Propst, EdD

Former Assistant

Superintendent,

Cabarrus County

Schools


DR. CHRIS CHRISTY

NAMED 2020 LILLIBRIDGE

OUTSTANDING PHYSICIAN

AWARD RECIPIENT

Facility Executive and Vice President

Asha Rodriguez pinning Dr. Christy

The Lillibridge Outstanding Physician Award is

bestowed to a physician who exhibits exceptional

leadership, and works and gives of his time, talents

and treasures to the NorthEast Foundation and Atrium

Health Cabarrus. This year’s recipient, voted on by

his peers of past winners, is Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Chris Christy. Dr. Christy served on the NorthEast

Foundation Founding Board of Directors 25 years ago

and is a beloved physician at Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute. Due to the cancelation of the NorthEast

Foundation Gala, Dr. Christy will be honored at a signature event in the fall.

Congratulations and so deserved! Our facility would not be what and where

it is without his vision and commitment to bring an open-heart program to

Cabarrus County! From a tech in the ER to a humble and genius surgeon!

Honestly, he knows or has some connection to everyone he meets.

Facebook message from: Rhonda Wright

NORTHEAST FOUNDATION RECEIVES

A $43,689 GRANT FROM NASCAR

DRIVER BRAD KESELOWSKI FOR NEW,

INAUGURAL VETERANS PROGAM

NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski’s Checkered

Flag Foundation will fund an inaugural Veterans

Recognition Program at Atrium Health Cabarrus

through a grant submitted by the NorthEast

Foundation. The program, set to launch in March,

was a need identified by caring, committed and

dedicated nurses advocating for veteran patients.

Like the Checkered Flag Foundation, Atrium Health

Cabarrus wants to honor and assist those who

have sacrificed greatly for our country through

the establishment of the Veterans Recognition

Program.

The Atrium Health Cabarrus Veterans Recognition

Program will ensure every identified veteran

patient experiences a special welcome upon

hospital admission as well as recognition and

appreciation for their sacrificial service during their

hospital stay. In addition, our veteran patients will

be honored and recognized with the “Code Honor”

protocol upon their passing in the hospital.

GiveNorthEastFoundation.org


KATE GREW

RETIREMENT

HOSPITAL

HAPPENINGS

New Cardiac

Procedure Performed

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020,

Atrium Health Cabarrus successfully

completed its first TAVR (Transcatheter

aortic valve replacement) procedure

on-site via the Heart & Vascular Center.

The procedure was performed by two

Atrium Health Cabarrus physicians,

Dr. Terence Hill (interventional

cardiologist) and Dr. Christopher

Cicci (surgeon).

The procedure has been done before

at Atrium Sanger Heart & Vascular

Institute in Charlotte and will now

be offered to qualifying patients

here at our hospital. The surgery is

revolutionary, minimally invasive and

is another option to someone who is

too high risk for open heart surgery.

“It’s really exciting that we have been

able to work closely with the entire

structural heart team with Sanger in

the Atrium Health System to bring this

lifesaving technology closer to home

for the people in Concord, Cabarrus

County and the NorthEast Charlotte

area. This is a major step in Atrium

Health Cabarrus being able to offer

full service cardiac care,” said Dr.

Terence Hill.

This innovative procedure is one way

that Atrium Health Cabarrus continues

to press forward in providing the

best healthcare for our patients and

community.

Chief Nursing Executive and NorthEast

Foundation supporter Kate Grew recently

announced her retirement from Atrium

Health Cabarrus at the end of April. Kate

has held senior management positions while

at Atrium Health Cabarrus, has advocated

for our patients and nursing staff, and is one of the most

respected leaders in our hospital.

Kate has also been a guiding force for the Foundation team

in identifying needs within the hospital. She served in the U.S.

Army Nurse Corps and was an integral part of the new Veterans

Recognition Program which was announced earlier this year.

Join us in thanking Kate for her service to our community, our

hospital staff and patients and our Foundation.

APPROXIMATELY

34% OF CABARRUS

COUNTY CHILDREN

ARE OVERWEIGHT

or obese according to the 2016

Community Needs Assessment.

Obesity is one of the primary causes

of preventable chronic diseases in the country and can

also lead to long-term physical and emotional issues and

challenges in children.

Walk Cabarrus is a community-wide walking campaign

focused on creating healthier lifestyles by challenging

residents to reach One Billion Steps together, as a community.

Register at www.walkcabarrus.com to log your steps towards

our community goal, explore new places in the county to walk

and learn tips that make it easier to get more active through

the partnership with Move Your Way. Walk Cabarrus is focused

on getting new walkers active and encourage residents who

are already active to STAY active and live a healthy life for a

long time.

Visit www.WalkCabarrus.com to support

this event through the NorthEast Foundation.

920 Church Street North | Concord, NC 28025 | 704-403-1369

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