Marshall Orthopaedics Gives $50,000 to HFCH
Every member of the department was involved

Staff members and physicians at Marshall Orthopaedics have committed $50,000 to the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital, and they’re raising the money by involving everyone in the department.

By embracing fundraising ideas from office staff, Marshall Orthopaedics has already raised nearly half of its commitment by selling homemade baked goods and popcorn, organizing prize basket raffles and collecting donations. Marshall Orthopaedics has more than 85 employees, including physicians and resident physicians, and their office leadership chose the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital as a charity because it has a personal meaning to so many in the department.

“When you work in the healthcare industry, no matter your role, your efforts will touch thousands of patients during your lifetime,” said Ali Oliashirazi, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and surgical director of the Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital. “But when you help build a hospital, especially a children's hospital, the blessings from that endeavor will follow you, your family and the ones around you for generations thereafter. I'm most proud that this donation was made possible by the efforts of every single member of the Department of Orthopedics at Marshall University.”

“We are overwhelmed by the commitment the employees of Marshall Orthopaedics have shown to this fundraising project for the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital, and we thank them for their contribution,” said Kevin Fowler, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Cabell Huntington Hospital. “Their generosity truly shows the camaraderie that exists among the many different departments on our campus.”

The donation from Marshall Orthopaedics will be used to dedicate a pediatric room for children with orthopedic injuries and other illnesses.

“This is a significant commitment to the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital because it comes from those who walk these halls every day, and we thank Dr. Oliashirazi and his department for their leadership and vision through this generous commitment,” said David Graley of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation. “Along with the recent addition of Dr. Viorel Raducan, the region’s only pediatric orthopedic surgeon, today’s donation further enhances our ability to provide advanced care for children with broken bones and much more.”