Pictured above (left-right): Michael Tarwater, retiring President and CEO of Atrium Health, Ann Tarwater, David Carl, Executive Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Ed Brown, Chairman of the CHS Board of Commissioners, and Scott Kerr, President of Atrium Health Foundation.

This June Atrium Health will say farewell to President and CEO Michael Tarwater. During Mr. Tarwater’s tenure as CEO, CHS has established a number of nationally recognized healthcare facilities, notably Levine Children’s Hospital and Levine Cancer Institute, and now serves as a destination for patients and families who seek world class medical treatment from Atrium Health’s distinguished physicians and nurses.

On May 25, Atrium Health Foundation, together with friends and colleagues of Michael and Ann Tarwater, commemorated Mr. Tarwater’s retirement by announcing the establishment of the Tarwater Endowment for Spiritual Care and Education, which has already received contributions of over $630,000 (and counting).

Created in support of a cause for which the Tarwaters share a deep personal commitment, The Tarwater Endowment for Spiritual Care & Education will be a substantial philanthropic endowment that provides long-term funding to expand and advance chaplaincy-related education at Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) for area clergy, seminarians, and laity of all faiths.

The Endowment will be managed by Atrium Health Foundation and every dollar raised will directly support what has been a lifelong passion for Michael Tarwater.



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