Your generous gift will accelerate new and improved treatments, cutting-edge health initiatives, and medical breakthroughs that save lives. This is a great way to honor the physicians, nurses, and care teams of Pardee UNC Health Care for National Doctors’ Day!
When you give to the 2024 Campaign to Save Lives, you’ll have an opportunity to send a special note of gratitude to the extraordinary physicians, nurses, and care teams at Pardee in honor of National Doctors’ Day. These are people like …
Erik Olsson, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon who became a doctor because he wanted to help people return to healthy, active lifestyles. “I enjoy taking care of patients with simple and complex cervical spine issues and seeing them regain function that is often lost due to compression of nerves and/or the spinal cord,” says Dr. Olsson. “Spine surgery is the most complex surgery being performed at Pardee, and private donations can help support technology to make these procedures safer and less invasive.”
As an orthopedic spine surgeon, Keith Maxwell, MD, is deeply devoted to the treatment and well-being of his patients. “My approach to practicing medicine involves putting the patient first,” says Dr. Maxwell. “Becoming a friend to my patient … working with them together to develop a plan that’s best for their health and their condition. I try to treat all my patients as if they’re people that I’m related to or I go to church with. That makes me accountable, and I like that.”
Doctors’ Day is March 30. Give today and include an encouraging note to the physicians, nurses, and care teams at Pardee.
Pardee Hospital Foundation’s highly anticipated annual soiree will be held on June 21, so keep an eye out for more information. We will announce the 2024 Physician of the Year at this event. Don’t forget to submit your nomination by April 30!
Andrew Schmidt joined Pardee Hospital Foundation in November 2023 as a Donor Engagement Officer. Andrew began his career in fundraising at his alma mater, Sewanee: The University of the South, as an assistant director in charge of reunions and volunteers, working on milestone giving campaigns as well as alumni engagement and stewardship events. Andrew holds a BA in Philosophy from Sewanee and recently earned a MA in Applied Arts & Sciences from the Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Andrew previously served the Henderson Country community as an Advancement Analyst at nearby Kanuga Conference Center, where he was responsible for donor database administration, prospect research, and raising funds in support of a $15M capital campaign centered on a comprehensive renovation of the then-47-year-old Kanuga Lake Inn. Andrew looks forward to helping advance the mission of UNC Health and Pardee Hospital Foundation across the Western North Carolina region, and particularly in Transylvania County. When he’s not out and about visiting with donors, you can usually find Andrew scampering around DuPont and Pisgah with his wife, Sara and preschool-age son, Arthur.