Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rev. Mark Craig to Receive the 2013 Methodist Health System Folsom Leadership Award

Methodist Health System Foundation will present the 2013 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award to community advocate and Senior Minister of Highland Park United Methodist Church Rev Mark Craig, at a dinner on September 24 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose demonstrated commitment and excellence in community leadership emulate the achievements of former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom. Lana and Barry Andrews and Natalie and Mike McGuire will serve as event co-chairs.  

Methodist Health System Foundation President and CEO April Box Chamberlain said, “Mark’s compassionate leadership and innovative approach have had a far reaching and real impact on the Dallas community. He embodies the Folsom Leadership Award, and we are honored to celebrate his achievements.”

In 2012, Methodist Health System provided more than $125 million in charity care, an increasingly disproportionate share of charity care in the Dallas market. The Folsom event has been recognized as one of Dallas’s  largest fundraising events, and has raised more than $8 million over the past eight years to benefit Methodist Health System’s programs and services.

The proceeds for the 2013 event will benefit the new Charles A. Sammons Trauma and Critical Care Tower at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Designated as a Level II trauma center, Methodist Dallas is a crucial part of the Dallas County trauma plan. The hospital provides a high level of tertiary-care services, including adult trauma care, multi-organ transplant services, nationally rated high-risk infant care, and neuro-critical care, and is a primary recipient of trauma occurring within southwest Dallas and the surrounding region. Methodist Dallas treats more than 1,500 trauma patients and over 60,000 emergency patients each year from a 150-mile radius. Scheduled for completion in summer 2014, the one-of-a-kind new trauma and critical care center will expand the hospital’s emergency department ten-fold. 

Methodist Health System is a nonprofit organization. If you are interested in supporting the Robert S. Folsom Award or other vital health care and community programs, please contact Methodist Health System Foundation Vice President of Development Joy Duncan at 214-947-4555 or More information is available at

2013 Methodist Health System Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Winner, Senior Minister of Highland Park United Methodist Church Rev Mark Craig

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