Mount Carmel Foundation Honors Glenn Haninger, MD|
Dr. Haninger Awarded the Dr. Tom F. Lewis Spirit of Philanthropy Award
Columbus – The Mount Carmel Foundation awarded Glenn Haninger, MD, with the Dr. Tom F. Lewis Spirit of Philanthropy Award at the organization’s annual Champagne & Diamonds gala.
Dr. Haninger is a retired OB-GYN. He joined the staff at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in 1955. His strong passion for teaching and lifelong learning will be remembered through the Dr. Glenn and Elsie Haninger Labor & Delivery Endowment Fund, which he named for his late wife Elsie, and benefits nursing and continuing education scholarships. Dr. Haninger is a past Chief of Staff at St. Ann’s and served as President of the Medical Staff and Chair of the OB-GYN department. He is also a member of the Mount Carmel Foundation Legends Society.
“Dr. Haninger is a legendary physician from St. Ann’s Hospital who has touched the lives of thousands of patients in central Ohio,” said Doug Stein, president of the Mount Carmel Foundation. “Back in the day, Dr. Haninger helped launch a clinic for the underserved patients located in and around the former St. Ann’s hospital on Bryden Road. Today this clinic continues to thrive at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s and makes a world of difference to the mothers and infants in our community who seek the best in perinatal care regardless of their ability to pay.”
The award is named after the late Tom F. Lewis, MD. At Mount Carmel, Dr. Lewis was a physician member of the Board of Trustees. He was a recipient of several Mount Carmel awards, including Physician of the Year, and the Jane Ross Barks Award for Dedicated Service. The Tumor Registry – which he founded in 1955 – was named in his honor. At the time of his death at age 95 in 2003, Dr. Lewis was serving as an active member of the Mount Carmel Foundation Board of Trustees.
Both active and retired Mount Carmel physicians can be considered for the award. Award criteria includes those physicians with outstanding service, devotion and compassion while delivering medical care; innovative and effective leadership with respect to decision making; improvement in the efficiency or quality of medical care and effective involvement in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life in the community.
Dr. Tom F. Lewis Spirit of Philanthropy Award is given at the Mount Carmel Foundation’s Champagne & Diamonds annual gala. The beneficiary of this year’s gala is the Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) at Mount Carmel West. The CHRC is a new venture that will bring together a variety of educational and support resources on the Mount Carmel West campus to create a destination referral center for the entire community, with a special focus on people in need in the Franklinton area.
Founded in 1984, Mount Carmel Foundation is an Ohio 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to funding the mission-driven health and education programs and services provided through the Mount Carmel Health System and is the sole fundraising entity for Mount Carmel. More information on the Mount Carmel Foundation is available at mountcarmelfoundation.org.