Maribeth Canning Receives Fellows

03/01/13

Maribeth Canning Achieves Fellow Designation

Maribeth Canning, vice president of the Winchester Hospital Foundation, was recognized recently for receiving her Fellows in Healthcare Philanthropy from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). 

The AHP is an international professional organization dedicated to developing those who encourage charity in health care organizations. Elevation to the status of Fellow in AHP is the top level of achievement in the field of health care resource development. Attaining the Fellow designation is recognition of Canning’s professional distinction, earned through dedication and continual self advancement and demonstrated commitment to ethical standards of professional practice.

“Maribeth Canning’s career as a development professional has been highly productive,” noted William C. McGinly, Ph.D., president and CEO of AHP. “Yet conferring of the Fellow designation is not so much an award, as it is recognition of her professional distinction, well earned through dedication and continual self-advancement.”

Canning, who maintains a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) designation, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College and has been vice president of the Winchester Hospital Foundation for the last five years.

In order to receive this designation, successful applicants must have earned a CFRE designation, have at least eight years of experience in raising and managing philanthropic funds for a health care organization, and pledge in writing to adhere to the AHP Statement of Professional Standards and Conduct and to uphold the AHP-endorsed Donor Bill of Rights. To achieve the status of Fellow, applicants must pass a written and oral exam.

The Winchester Hospital Foundation provides critical financial support for the hospital’s programs and services through donations and recently completed a successful capital campaign to build the new Center for Cancer Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center.

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.