Portland, September 19th, 2013. Retired Legacy Health ophthalmologist, Dr. Richard Chenoweth received the 2013 Wistar Morris Award during a dinner at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Honored for his generosity and significant contributions to medical excellence at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He’s pictured with Linda Stevenson and Kathy Milstead. Dr. Chenoweth served as chief of ophthalmology at Legacy Good Samaritan and director of Devers Memorial Eye Clinic for 17 years. The event also raised more than $95,000 for Devers Eye Institute at Legacy Good Samaritan. 

The Wistar Morris Award honors individuals who demonstrate the highest level of leadership through philanthropy and service to Good Samaritan Foundation and Legacy Good Samaritan. Named for Episcopal Bishop Wistar Morris – founder of Good Samaritan Hospital – the Wistar Morris Society recognizes individuals who care about the health of the community and give generously. 

Wistar Morris Award recipient, Dr. Richard G. Chenoweth addresses the audience

Wistar Morris Award recipient, Dr. Richard G. Chenoweth addresses the audience

Good Samaritan Foundation board chair, Dr. Brian Battalia and his wife, Aphrodite

Good Samaritan Foundation board chair, Dr. Brian Battalia and his wife, Aphrodite

Highlights of the evening included a story by grateful patient Joy Ross emphasizing the work of Devers Eye Institute, as well as a keynote address by Dr. Michael Marmor, author and professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine. 

Good Samaritan Foundation raises funds and promotes visibility in the community to assist Legacy Good Samaritan in providing exceptional health care. To make a donation or learn more about supporting Legacy Good Samaritan, call 503-413-5585. For more information about the work of Legacy Health foundations, call the Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving. 

Heather Mansberger and Dr. Emily Jones with flowers donated by Zupan’s Market

Heather Mansberger and Dr. Emily Jones with flowers donated by Zupan’s Market

 Event committee members Joan Strand and Ron King

Event committee members Joan Strand and Ron King

Dr. George Brown, Legacy Health CEO, with Dr. Anthony Melaragno, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center CAO

Dr. George Brown, Legacy Health CEO, with Dr. Anthony Melaragno, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center CAO

 

About Legacy Health – The Office of Philanthropy

The Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy coordinates all fundraising initiatives for Legacy Health, a nonprofit health care system serving Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our foundations – Randall Children’s, Emanuel, Good Samaritan, Meridian Park, Mount Hood and Salmon Creek – support the system’s six acute care hospitals as well as its clinical, educational and research programs. The Office of Philanthropy is committed to Legacy’s mission of providing good health for our people, our patients, our communities and our world. For more information, please visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.