Planting the Seeds of Innovation
Abington Health helps ensure that the healthcare innovations of tomorrow receive support today through our Innovators' Circle program. Serving as an internal foundation, the program enables philanthropic leaders from the community to invest in innovative programs and creative solutions to healthcare challenges by funding seed grants for physicians, nurses and hospital staff. With expert guidance from physician and nurse clinical advisors and community leaders, the Innovators' Circle program has supported the earliest stages of many promising innovations that have gone on to attract wider funding and recognition.
Innovators' Circle includes two committees:
• The Clinical Advisory Committee, chaired by G. Chris Christensen, III, D.O., is responsible for the internal promotion of the program, seeking and encouraging innovative ideas that would fit the grant requirements.
• The Executive Leadership and Allocation Committee, chaired by Joie Smith, is responsible for evaluating applications for the grants and distributing the funds.
Contributions to Innovators' Circle will directly support new innovative ideas that come directly from Abington Health physicians, nurses and staff. Implementing these ideas will help improve health care at Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital and elsewhere.
For more information contact:
Annual Giving Officer
Monica G. Simon, RN, MSN, GPC
Innovators' Circle Award Recipients