Pardee Hospital Foundation named Dr. William Medina as the 2014 Health Care Philanthropist of the Year at the annual donor recognition event held at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock on June 21, 2014.
Pardee Hospital Foundation's board of directors presents this award each year to a member of the community that has made an outstanding contribution to Pardee Hospital, the Pardee Hospital Foundation and for the improvement of the community's health care. The recipient acts as an advocate for philanthropy and perpetuates giving within the community. Past winners of this award include Bob and Doris Eklund, Colin Thomas, M.D., Grace Vineyard, Phillip Sellers, M.D, Dot Marlow, Kenneth Youngblood, Eleanora Meloun and Don Holder.
While at Pardee, Dr. Medina served the hospital as Chief of Staff, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Executive Committee and continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. He has also worked with the Rotary Club of Hendersonville, Board of Directors for Carolina Village, served as a Cabinet Member of St. James Episcopal Church and was on the Board of Directors for the Henderson County Cancer Services.
While at Pardee, Dr. Medina was named one of the three best doctors in North Carolina three years in a row (2009-2011) and featured in Business North Carolina Magazine. Dr. Medina has a desire to help patients, and says he chose to practice medicine in order to work in a field that allowed him to apply science to help others. Dr. Medina certainly has left a lasting impact on the health of residents of western North Carolina. Since moving here in 1995, he was a vital part of the cancer program, and worked tirelessly with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee to ensure patients received the very best treatment possible.
We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Medina on receiving the 2014 Philanthropist of the Year Award by the Pardee Hospital foundation.