Priscilla and John Cadwell are the recipients of the 2012 Kennewick General Hospital Foundation’s Gala D’Vine Tribute to Excellence award.
The Richland couple who have been long-time KGH supporters will be honored at the Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Gala D’Vine, Oct. 13 at Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
Priscilla Cadwell has been an active participant with the Foundation, serving as secretary of its board of directors from 2006-2010. She also serves on the hospital’s planning committee and has served on the boards of Catholic Family and Child Services and the Richland Education Foundation.
Dr. John Cadwell, BSEE, designed the first microprocessor-controlled EMG instrument and, with his brother Carl Cadwell, DDS, formed Cadwell Laboratories in 1979. Cadwell Laboratories, in Kennewick, employs 115 and has become a world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of state-of-the-art innovative and reliable instruments for neurophysiologic medical equipment. John Cadwell was recently honored as the University of Utah’s School of Engineering’s Distinguished Alumnus for 2012 by the University’s Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering. He is highly regarded for his loyal support for numerous causes in the Tri-Cities and statewide, including United Way, Habitat for Humanity, the Mid-Columbia Regional Science Fair and Mobius Science Center in Spokane.
The Cadwells have also impacted the advancement of medical education in Eastern Washington through their integral leadership role with Pacific Northwest University in Yakima. John Cadwell served as a pro-bono administrator during a critical period in the growth of the University.
Priscilla Cadwell serves on the Pacific Northwest University’s Regional Advisory Cabinet and the PNWU Foundation. Together the couple designed, built and subsequently donated the 10,000-sq.-ft. Cadwell Student Center.
The couple’s support has paved the way for a medical residency program, which is being established at KGH to provide for PNWU medical students to train in the Tri-Cities.
“Sometimes those with the greatest impact do their work quietly and behind the scenes with little fanfare,” said Glen Marshall, KGH CEO. “This is a fitting public tribute to two humble philanthropic community leaders. We are honored to count the Cadwells as friends of KGH.
The Tribute to Excellence was established in 2005 by the Foundation to honor individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, commitment and service to KGH and the community at large.
Nominations for the Tribute of Excellence are held each spring and reviewed by a community selection committee.