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Jim Martin to Receive 2017 Community Award

Jim Martin, chief investment officer, Murdock Trust; board member, PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation

Jim Martin, chief investment officer at the Trust, is among those who will be honored with the 2017 Community Award by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation (PeaceHealth) later next month. Jim brings an investment expertise and unique relational philosophy to his role at the Trust, as well as PeaceHealth, where he is a board member.  We extend our congratulations to Jim, Kaci and Laura on their awards. Read the press release from PeaceHealth.

The PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2017 Sister Andrea Nenzel Friend of the Foundation Awards.  These awards honor individuals and organizations that have provided exceptional service to the Foundation and the Medical Center.

There are two categories of awards: the Community Award which honors an external supporter, and the Caregiver Award which honors an internal supporter. The awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual Cascade Society Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at the Vancouver Hilton.

The 2017 Community Award will be presented to Jim Martin, chief investment officer, Murdock Charitable Trust.  Martin is a long-time member of the PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation Board; a member of the Foundation’s Finance Committee; and a donor to the Neurosciences Campaign.

“For six years, the Foundation has been the beneficiary of Jim’s wise financial counsel.  He has been an outstanding board member and a generous donor. We are thrilled that Jim has agreed to accept the 2017 Community Award,” says Carol Van Natta, executive director of the PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation.

The Caregiver Award will be presented to two PeaceHealth Southwest employees: Kaci Caldwell, RCS, Manager of Cardiology clinic operations and IP cardiac diagnostic services; and Laura Hall, BSN, RN, CNOR, Manager Perioperative Services, Technology, Product Improvement & Business Office.

Caldwell and Hall are the co-chairs of the annual employee giving drive at PeaceHealth Southwest, The Caregiver Campaign.  Hall has led the Caregiver Campaign for a decade; Caldwell joined her as co-chair five years ago.  In the past five years, employees have given more than $1 million to PeaceHealth Southwest through the Caregiver Campaign.

“The Caregiver Campaign is successful year after year largely due to the efforts of Kaci and Laura,” says Van Natta.  “Because of their leadership, almost 25 percent of PeaceHealth Southwest’s caregivers make charitable gifts, supporting a wide range of programs and services at the Medical Center.”

The Friend of the Foundation Awards were created in 2016 and are named for Sister Andrea Nenzel, CSJP, who chairs the PeaceHealth System Board.  The first awards were given in 2016 to attorney Randy Grove of Landerholm Law and Dr. Alden Roberts, chief medical officer of PeaceHealth Southwest (retired).