Annual Philanthropy Award Recipients Named
At the annual appreciation banquet on March 6, Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation honored four individuals and an organization for their commitment to philanthropy. The event was held at the Lansdowne Clubhouse with nearly 150 in attendance.
To demonstrate sincere appreciation, admiration and respect for those who go above and beyond to advance philanthropy at Inova Loudoun Hospital through gifts of time, talent and treasure, Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation has established three awards. These awards recognize those whose spirit of mission and philanthropy guide the Foundation’s work and its relationships with donors. Recipients are staunch supporters of the mission and they encourage the advancement of philanthropy to keep the mission alive.
Pam Maroulis, Executive Director of Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation, said, “It is important to recognize those who believe we are changing lives and saving lives. We are grateful that so many donors and volunteers invest in Inova Loudoun Hospital to support our services.”
THE ROSE AWARD
The Rose Award is named in honor of Loudoun Hospital’s first patient – Pee Wee Rose. Pee Wee Rose was a jockey who was thrown from his horse and rushed to the new Hospital for care. This award is given to Inova Loudoun Hospital employees who exemplify the Hospital’s commitment to the community through excellence in care as well as a broader understanding of how we grow our Circle of Care through philanthropy.
This year’s Rose Award recipients are Barb McDonnell and Christine Stone.
Barb McDonnell never planned to be an oncology nurse. Upon becoming an RN in 1977, she started a long career in surgical services that took her through the PACU, the OR, and as Director of Surgical Services for 15 years. It was also during this time that Barb earned her Masters in Nursing Administration at George Mason University. In 2007, after a 30 year profession in nursing, Barb retired and traveled with her husband in their RV for a year. During that time, she knew she wanted to work again in the nursing field but was unsure what she would do. However, once back home, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. While preparing for her surgery in January 2009, she learned of a new Inova program called Inova Breast Care Institute and that the hospital was looking for a Breast Nurse Navigator. Barb was drawn to this role that helps women diagnosed with breast cancer by educating, mentoring, finding resources, and sometimes just listening. In the first year of the program, Inova Loudoun Hospital earned a three-year accreditation from National Accreditation
Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) through a rigorous survey and subsequent to that, Barb became a Certified Breast Care Nurse by the Oncology Nursing Society. The program has flourished over the last five years and Barb has met and served many women. Barb understands philanthropy and frequently looks for ways to support women who are uninsured or underinsured.
She has been instrumental in securing funds through community organizations who want to support Inova Loudoun Hospital’s breast cancer services.
Christine Stone is an oncology nurse with over 24 years experience at Inova in medical, radiation oncology, and stem cell transplant. She is as an oncology certified nurse and an active member of the local NOVA Oncology Nursing Society where she recently served as a board member for the chapter. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Radford University followed by her master’s in nursing at George Mason University. Christine sees her role as essential in a patient’s cancer journey. She considers it a true privilege to work with cancer patients and be able to help navigate them through their treatments. As a resident of Loudoun County, it warms her heart to work with so many in the community who are eager to give of their resources to help those in a time of need. She finds it an essential part of her role to reach out, not only among her colleagues at Inova, but within the community to help partner and provide the best care she can to a patient.
THE CADUCEUS AWARD
The symbol of the Caduceus, two-serpents encircling a staff and flanked by wings, has been the symbol of the American medical profession for nearly a hundred years. It is fitting that we incorporate this time-honored symbol of medicine and the healing arts to honor a physician who has gone above and beyond to advance the mission through philanthropy.
The Foundation is proud to present the Caduceus Award to Dr. Jane Allen.
Dr. Jane Allen knew at an early age that she wanted to be a physician when she was the self-appointed neighborhood wound inspector and drawn to any skateboard trauma. After graduating with honors from the University of Iowa, she chose Loyola University in Chicago for medical school followed by her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She was a Naval scholarship recipient and served on active duty in Bethesda at the National Naval Medical center from 1998–2002. She is now a retired lieutenant commander. Dr. Allen is an accomplished obstetrician and gynecologist with Loudoun Physicians for Women in Leesburg, VA. As chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Inova Loudoun Hospital from 2004–2008, Dr. Allen saw firsthand how philanthropy could further healthcare when the Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital gave a $1 million gift to name The Birthing Inn. She translated that knowledge into action when she learned that the hospital would be renovating its campus on Cornwall Street in downtown Leesburg. With her leadership, Dr. Allen, along with her husband, Terry, created a community effort in their Beacon Hill neighborhood to support the Cornwall Cares Campaign. The “Friends of Beacon Hill” have been able to raise over $110,000 to name the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center housed at Cornwall. We are grateful for Dr. Allen’s generosity and applaud her philanthropic leadership.
THE GOLDEN HELIX
The inspiration for this award comes from the spirals that formed the staircase found in the original Hospital located on Market Street. The DNA Helix, or spiral, is of course, also a well-known symbol of life – its uniqueness to each individual is also the common strain of humanity that binds us all together. This award is given to volunteer who has dedicated their time and resources to impact philanthropy at the Hospital and in turn improve lives by making our community hospital the best it can be.
The 2014 recipients of the Golden Helix Award are Joseph L. Boling and The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Joe Boling is Chairman of Middleburg Financial Corporation, the holding company for Middleburg Bank, Middleburg Trust Company and Middleburg Investment Advisors. He served in Vietnam, during which time he received three Bronze Stars for Valor, Combat Infantry Badge, Valorous Unit Citation, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal. He retired in 1994 from the U.S. Army Reserve, after 28 years of military service. Joe’s civic and professional activities include being a Rotarian. He received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International in 1996. He is also a founding director of the Piedmont Community Foundation, President of Windy Hill Foundation, and past Chairman of the Virginia Bankers Association. He is a current member and past Chairman of the CEO Cabinet. He is also a past member of the Economic Development Commission of Loudoun County. Joe chaired Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Cornwall Cares Campaign and helped to raise nearly $5 million to renovate the Cornwall campus, the most money ever raised in a formal campaign at the hospital.
The spirit of philanthropy at Inova Loudoun Hospital started with the generosity of 40 women in 1912 who banded together as theLadies Board of Managers to support the newly created hospital with food, linens, dishes, furniture, towels, and other necessities. Their energy and commitment has never waned and 101 years later, they continue to leave a lasting impression on the services at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Since we started recording gifts, the Ladies Board has contributed nearly $5 million. Most recently, The Ladies Board provided a $1 million pledge to support the Cornwall Cares Campaign and prior to that had just finished a pledge of $1 million for The Birthing Inn that now bears their name. The Ladies Board supports the hospital through the annual Rummage Sale, the Twice Is Nice thrift shop, the Hospital Gift Shop, the Lights of Love, dues, cash and other donations. As a partner with the Foundation, several projects have been funded through the Greatest Impact Fund initiative. The member of The Ladies Board set an example not only in their gifts as a group, but in their personal initiative and dedication to their community hospital.