EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGN "The Giving Tree" CELEBRATING 20 years OF GIVING
Thank you to the team of the CarolinaEast employee volunteers and over 1050 donors to the
fiscal year 2016 campaign.
Because of this incredible effort by so many, the employee campaign raised $388.577.31.
ALL of which will go to serve our local communites.
To kick off our 2016 Employee Campaign, watch various grant and patient assistance recipients explain how the CarolinaEast Foundation has helped them, with both financial and emotional support.
The hospice fund was established in 2011 to honor the exceptional cardiologist, Dr. L. Ashley Stroud, who died after a long, courageous battle with a brain tumor. His colleagues, friends and family saw the need for end of life care in New Bern and started the fund in hopes of building an inpatient hospice home in Craven County.
The CarolinaEast Foundation, together with CarolinaEast Medical Center, Craven County and the Craven County Health Department, created a model of ownership and funding for the hospice home project. Unfortunately, changes in healthcare and an evolving perspective on the business model have rendered the project inactive at this time.
The fund continues to be managed as a restricted investment for the hospice home project in anticipation that the project will become active again. Please do not hesitate to call the Foundation with any questions regarding this fund.
To see a detailed list of the Foundation's current named funds, please click here .
The CarolinaEast Foundation Endowment is a permanent fund created to support the CarolinaEast Foundation.
The majority of our donor dollars are given to the “Unrestricted Fund”. This allows the Foundation to use the gift where the need is greatest.
2014 Guardian Angels
Row 1 (L-R) Vanessa Watkins, Lowell Wilkes RN, Janelle Haggard RN, Dr. Robert Whitmore III
Row 2 (L-R) Amanda Jones RN, Larry Mares, Cathy Fischer RN, G. Ray Leggett III
Row 3 (L-R) Yaminah Flythe CNA, Jane Sobotor, Hardy Jones, Jack Lee, Dr. John Cho
Not pictured: Kim Carter RN, Sarah Croom RN, Dr. John Long, Pat Manjorin RN, Bridgett Melton RN, Ethel Miller, Dr. Joe Overby, Phyllis Potter RN, April Schmidt CRNA, Kaitlin Thomas RN and Dr. Kristin Warner
The Foundation's Guardian Angel program gives grateful patients and their loved ones the opportunity to honor a caregiver, whether they are a physician, nurse, staff member, or volunteer, who made a difference in their visit or stay at CarolinaEast. The honoree is recognized for supporting the quality care offered by CarolinaEast Health System. Each honored Guardian Angel will receive a card informing him or her of the thoughtful donation made in their honor, as well as a custom made lapel pin to wear proudly. The gifts we receive will help the CarolinaEast Foundation fund those programs and initiatives that add to the quality of care within CarolinaEast Health System.
To print a form to mail in - Click Here
To donate online - Click DONATE NOW at the top of this page
John A. Williams III M.D. Thank you for all you do for so many.
Laura T. McDaniel Thank you for making physical therapy so pleasant, as well as helpful.
Kenneth Wilkins, Jr., M.D. We cannot begin to thank you enough for the care and Friendship all these many years. Your help with Mom & Dad was priceless as well.
Robert O. Holmes, Jr. DO Dr. Holmes is a dedicated doctor who in a short time has discovered arthritis, TB and other medical problems in my system. He has treated and cured at least 75% of each problem. He overall medical advice and suggestion have helped me understand my body and to improve it Thanks
L. Ashley Stroud, M.D. Ashley Stroud - Friend, colleague, respected by many.
Ronald May, M.D. Thank you for your contribution to making CarolinaEast a 5 star organization
Ron May, M.D. To a legendary physician and an incredible human being; atrue treasure of Eastern NC.
Jody L. King, PA and Dr. Godwin's Staff Thank you for going above and beyond for your patients and the difference you make with every patient encounter.
Kelly W. Pilpot, M.D. Dr. Kelly Philpot is an outstanding doctor. She is on top of things, takes great care of you and listens. She really pays attention to what is going on with you. Very knowledgeable with a lot of compassion.
Joseph Overby, Jr., M.D. Dr. Joe Overby - Thank you for being a most dedicated & caring doctor to all your patients I especially thank you for saving the life of my Pastor Rev. Buford Lewis!
Paul Healy, M.D. For you care and wisdom shared with me and my Dad. Thank you.
Wendy Moeller, M.D. Thank you so much for being the most awesome Doctor in the world. I appreciate all that you do for me to help stay so HEALTHY.
Richard Peck In appreciation CarolinaEast Cancer Center
Christopher Brent Mizelle, M.D. Dr. Mizelle is an excellent Doctor. Always concerned about his patient's care.
Joseph Overby, Jr., M.D. Dr. Overby has been our family doctor for 30 years. We have received excellent care all of these 30 years. Due to a large part of this care, at 96 I am enjoying a good and active life. I think of him as my special doctor and close friend.
Drs. Radford & Wendy Moeller Rad is a wonderful Doc. He takes time to explain what is going on with your treatment - new information that is out on my condition. He is really an expert in his field.
Svetlana Kats, M.D. Dr. Kats is the kind of physician we all want to have for ourselves, our family members and our community It is a pleasure, an honor and a privilege to work alongside her every day.
Paige Moye, M.D. Thank you for taking such great care of my daughter and new grandson during his recent birth.
Warren Murray, M.D. We have had excellent Doctors and Hospital Care since moving to the New Bern area 30 years ago. May God Bless always.
Joseph Robinson, Jr. DDS Thank you so much for being the most awesome Doctor in the world. I appreciate all that you do for me to help stay so HEALTHY.
Brent R. Gill, M.D. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me during my appointments. Your bedside manner" is much appreciated."
Kenneth Wilkins, Jr., M.D. Dr. Wilkins on your retirement- With appreciation and gratitude for the many years of dedicated and compassionate care you have given to your patients in the New Bern community. You have blessed us with your service.
William Lorio, M.D. Dr. Bill is a great doctor. We are lucky to have him.
Warren Murray, M.D. Thanks to your highly competent and kindly care, I'm still here to enjoy my retirement years! Thanks for listening.
Kenneth Wilkins, Jr., M.D. I am grateful.
Robert Whitmore III, M.D. Dr. Whitmore is an outstanding physician who cares exceptional of his patients. I trust entirely his diagnosis and recommendations. Follow ups and reporting back any results in very short time is another strength of him.
Kenneth Wilkins, Jr., M.D. Thank you for taking such good care of my mother over the years. you will be greatly missed!
Michael Reardon, M.D. Happy Doctor's Day! You are the best!
Mark C. Held, M.D. Thank you so much for being the most awesome Doctor in the world. I appreciate all that you do for me to help stay so HEALTHY.
Jay A. Singleton, DO Thank you so much for being the most awesome Doctor in the world. I appreciate all that you do for me to help stay so HEALTHY.
William Lorio, M.D. Dr. Lorio is an excellent Doctor. Always looking out for the best interest of his patients.
Warren Murray, M.D. Dr. Murray, Thanks for all you have done for me and so many others. Your are a blessing to our community. God Bless and Happy Doctors' Day Charles Smith
Andrew Winn, M.D. Dr. Win and his staff take a positive and caring approach which we appreciate as we face heart health issues. We could not ask for a more thoughtful team.
David Zeiler, M.D. I will forever be appreciative of Dr. Zeiler for performing surgery in the 'wee hours of the morning."
Andrea Terry, DO Dr. Andrea Terry consistently goes above and beyond in caring for her patients. As one of her workman's comp. patients, I can say she has been on spot" in her diagnosis and treatment of me. Ivalue her continuing care more thab can be imagined. Sincerely Pam VanOver"
Wright Shields, M.D. Thank you for your exceptional skill, patience and problem-solving expertise as well as your thoughtful and caring approach to the challenge of treating a one-hundred year old patient.
William Lorio, M.D. Thanks! For taking such great care of me Doc. Thanks for ALL you do!
Kenneth Wilkins, Jr., M.D. Thank you for your 25 years of care.
Ron May, M.D. For the best concierge pediatric are ever. Thank you
Kenneth Wilkins, Jr., M.D. For the incredible and flexible care of my husband.
Doug DeSantis, M.D. For your gentle care of my sister Laura. Thank you
Michael Halligan, M.D. Thank you for taking such good care of my friend during her knee replacement surgery.
Christopher Hudson, M.D.
Brent R. Gill, M.D. Thank you! for your care and concern about our well being
Kenneth Wilkins, Jr., M.D. Thank you for all of your years of dedicated service to Paul and I. We will miss you. But do enjoy your retirement. it is well deserved.
Andrea Terry, DO Thank you Dr. Kelly for your kind attention and skill in handling my husband's wound. You eliminated all our concerns that it might become a problem.
Mark G. Wertman, M.D. Thank you for taking such good care of mother
J. Matthew Smith, MD Here's to the very best Doc! A phenomenal physician and a trusted friend. Your the best! Nancy Hug
Ronald May, M.D. Thank you for being the very best doctor in the world! I appreciate all that you do for me, professionally and personally.
J. Matthew Smith, MD Thank you so much for being the most awesome Doctor in the world. I appreciate all that you do for me to help stay so HEALTHY.
Robert Whitmore III, M.D. Dr. Whitmore, My husband & I are so grateful that God blessed us in meeting you. Despite the circumstance, your warmth & kindness made our journey through uncertainly & difficult times more bearable. This coupled with your professional guidance & care assured us that his healthcare needs were always met to the highest expectations. Thank you for continuing to extend yourself towards us through your kind words, compassion & caring spirit May God continue to bless you always MR. & Mr. & Mrs. Dave Terry
Svetlana Kats, M.D. Dr. Svetlana Kats is patient and kind. Her patients in Radiation Oncology love her, no surprise. I very much enjoy working with Dr. Kats. She has a special way of saying things such that it always sounds positve and reassuring, but her point is still made. She's incredible.
Leann D. Moore, M.D. Thanks for all you do.
Shannon Sparks, P.A. Don't ever loose your incredible ability to care for the entire family. a gift to CaroliaEast and our family too. You are the best.
Eagle Hospitalist Night Crew - Drs. Miao, Atkinson, Barakat It is an honor to work iwth such kind and conscientious doctors! thank you for answering our pages in a timely manner and being so willing to provide the best care around. - The pharmacy night shift crew.
Jennifer A. Ratley, DO Dr. Jennifer Ratley, special thanks for the care that you have given thru the years with my health problems. I would like to recognize Dr. Jennifer Ratley as one of the best Dr's in the New Bern , NC area.
Paige Moye, M.D. Thank you so much for being the most awesome Doctor in the world. I appreciate all that you do for me to help stay so HEALTHY.
William Lorio, M.D. Dr. Bill Lorio, Thank you for ALL you have done for me over the years. My life is best because of you care....
Chris W. Taylor, M.D. Dr. Taylor, my husband & I remain grateful to God for your timely diagnosis & subsequent findings. Despite our inability to grasp the magnitude of such as an unexpected turn of events, your prompt & immediate actions led to services that saved his life. We appreciate all you have done & continue to do, as we thank God for allowing us to see Him, even in the incidental" things. Thank you & God Bless you! Mr. & Mrs. Dave Terry"
Craig M. Zavelo, MD A thorough and kind doctor.
Dear Dad, You are our hero! We love you so much!
Seth Miller, M.D. Happy Doctor's Day! Glad you're here to share the celebrations!
Robert O. Holmes, Jr. DO Thank you so much for being the most awesome Doctor in the world. I appreciate all that you do for me to help stay so HEALTHY.
Patrick J. Walsh, M.D. During our tenure living in New Bern, my husband experienced having cancer twice. On both occasions he received outstanding care by his doctors and the entire CarolinaEast Health System team.
Leann D. Moore, M.D. Thank you, LeAnn for all these years of personal, courteous , and very professional medical service. Your one-on-one attentiveness is outstanding and very much appreciated. Again , Thank you!
C. Larry Parker, M.D. Thanks for all you do for your patients and community. Your professionalism is highly appreciated.
Ron May, M.D. Dr. May, Thank you for your leadership, mentoring and dedication to excellence. Your are a phenomenal leader and it is our pleasure to work with you. Cathy Stephen and Ashley
Michael Reardon, M.D. Thank you for being a great doctor to work with and an amazing doctor to your patients! YOU ROCK!!
John F. McQuade, Jr. Dr. John McQuade is a trusted medical professional. His caring and king demeanor is a disappearing trait in todays plethora of medical specialists. I feel truly fortunate to have him as my personal doctor.
John Gould, M.D. Thank you for your hard work and heartfelt dedication.
Seth Miller, M.D. Dr. Seth Miller is not only a snappy dresser, but also a wonderful Radiation Oncologist. He is smart, kind and a real joy to work with every day.
Charles Godwin M.D. We'd like to thank you for you compassionate caring nature and willingness to go above and beyond for your patients.
Andrea Terry, DO The CarolinaEast Rehabilitation Hospital team would like to say thank you to Dr. Terry. She is always accessible and easy to approach. She guides our rehab team as we establish and carry out quality patient treatment plans. We feel very lucky to have a medical director who has been such assest to us and her patients.
Martin C. DeGraw MD Thank you for years of compassion and care
Each year the CarolinaEast Foundation celebrates National Doctor’s Day on March 30th by honoring our dedicated physicians. This is a national day set aside to recognize physicians for their compassion and commitment. Through our Doctors' Day donation campaign, grateful patients and their family members, as well as colleagues, friends, and coworkers have the opportunity to send a gift in honor or memory of a doctor close to their heart.
We will send a special Doctors' Day card with your thank you message to the physician(s) you have chosen to honor. The Foundation will proudly display a poster within CarolinaEast Health System that recognizes the physicians honored or remembered through the Doctors' Day donations.
To view the physicians honored in 2017, please click here.
To honor a special physicians, please click
at the top of this page, or print the form here and return to the Foundation.