ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — Cancer service expansion at Carilion will be given a boost after 1$ million was donated to boost the funds by former board member and Roanoke businessman George Logan and his wife Helen.
George was on the board between 2003 and 2007 after already serving ten years on a board which oversees the health system's Roanoke operations. He also served on the Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley board.
His leadership helped organizations after the 1985 flood, the hospital merger and partnering with Virginia Tech to open a medical school.
The growth of Carilion Clinic and the expansion of medical services in the region inspired the couple's gift.
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"George has a good mind for business and investing," said former Carilion board chair George B. Cartledge, Jr., chief executive officer of Grand Home Furnishings. "As chair of the investment committee, he contributed valuable expertise and helped guide many decisions that brought about the nationally ranked system we have today."
Carilion's plans include a new world-class cancer center that will bring together personalized care, advanced medical treatment options and cutting-edge research in a single location.
"There is a lot of vision at Carilion. I’ve seen first-hand how much our health system benefits the region, and I want to support its continued growth," said George Logan, a Salem native who returned to the area in 2018, after 20 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.