Dec 12, 2017
This episode features Abel Noah, the vice president and executive trustee of the Confluence Health Foundation. Noah has been at the forefront of dramatic changes since the foundation's role moved from Central Washington Hospital to Confluence Health.
The expanded role of the foundation reflects the growing presence of Confluence Health in North Central Washington, with offices throughout the region.
The foundation's role is to provide funding for the various facilities in places like Brewster, Omak, Winthrop and Moses Lake as well as the operations in the Wenatchee Valley.
We had a wide-ranging conversation about his career, which started in the oil fields of Oklahoma, the changing role of the foundation, the value of locally-controlled health care, the contributions of Dr. Dave Parks, who was honored recently at the foundation gala with the Spirit of A.Z. Wells award, and the joys and challenges of a career in philanthropy.