News Release: Emory Healthcare

Feb. 24,  2010

Emory Healthcare Names 2010 Second Century Award Winners

Emory Healthcare has announced four distinguished health care leaders as its 2010 Second Century Award winners.

These honorees have been selected for their significant impact on the care of countless Atlanta citizens, as nominated by Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown supporters and previous award recipients. These awards will be presented during the 2010 Second Century Award Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the Atlanta History Center.

Receiving the Wadley R. Glenn, MD, Award for Emory University Hospital Midtown:

Isobel Fraser (posthumously) - Along with her husband, Genuine Parts founder Carlyle Fraser, she believed in the power of giving to make a difference in the community. Following her husband's death in 1961, Mrs. Fraser established the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center at Emory University Hospital Midtown in his honor. Thanks to the generosity and compassion of Isobel Fraser, the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center has saved countless lives and helped strengthen Emory as a national leader in cardiac care.

Joseph I. Miller Jr, MD - A professor of cardiothoracic surgery in Emory School of Medicine and chief of general thoracic surgery at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Miller has helped thousands of people with heart disease, emphysema, cancers and other serious illnesses regain their health and lead better lives. A leader in his field, Miller has been named one of the Ten Outstanding Thoracic Surgeons in the nation and one of the Best Doctors in America 10 consecutive times. His talent and dedication have helped build the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center into one of the nation's most progressive and comprehensive heart centers.

Receiving the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award for Emory University Hospital:

The Buddy Candler Foundation - Buddy Candler spent his life helping other people, working to preserve Georgia's natural resources, and loving his family and friends. Before his death in 2005, he established the Buddy Candler Foundation to continue helping others even after his death. With his widow, Mollie Carbine Candler, the Buddy Candler Foundation provided the means for the Rollins Pavilion to purchase new state-of-the-art beds for its 11 patient care suites. Because of this generosity, Emory University Hospital can offer the highest level of comfort to patients in the Rollins Pavilion.

Joseph M. Craver, MD - In the three decades before he retired in 2005, Craver surgically repaired the hearts of more than 11,000 patients and taught more than 85 cardiac surgical fellows the skills and art of heart surgery. He also performed Georgia's first minimally invasive, direct coronary artery bypass surgery. Now an emeritus professor of cardiothoracic surgery, Craver is perpetuating his contributions to surgical training at Emory University Hospital. Through a charitable trust, he is creating an annual visiting professor lectureship, a teaching award, and an endowed chair.

Emory Healthcare notes: "These four individuals have left indelible marks on Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Their courageous leadership has been invaluable to Emory Healthcare patients and their families and has paved the way for the future of caring at Emory Healthcare. It is because of their leadership, vision and dedication that have made Emory hospitals beacons of hope for the more than 275,000 patients who come to Emory each year. These patients discover that at Emory's hospitals, amazing progress happens every day in finding cures, easing suffering and ensuring that future generations receive the best in compassionate health care. For it is in our hospitals that Emory's mission of education, research and patient care coalesce."

Ticket Information
Tickets to the event may be purchased by calling 404-712-8864. For more information about the Second Century Awards, contact Ellen Sacchi, senior director of development, Emory Healthcare, at 404-712-4152 or


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