FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Interactive Media & Public Relations Specialist
Christopher J. Burdon Appointed Vice President and Executive Director,
Southwest Community Health Foundation
Middleburg Heights, OH (Monday, May 13, 2019) – Southwest General is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Burdon
has accepted the positon of vice president and executive director, Southwest
Community Health Foundation.
Prior to joining Southwest General, Burdon served in various development
roles for University Hospitals from 2012 to present. Most recently, he
served as the regional development director for four regional Medical
Centers serving western Ohio. Burdon has a proven track record of fund-raising
in both health care and higher education.
Burdon is credited with raising nearly $18.0 million during his time with
University Hospitals. Additionally, he served as the director of Development
at The University of Akron from 2008-2012. In this role, he was responsible
for the fund-raising program for the College of Business Administration
where he consistently exceeded his annual fund-raising goals.
“We are very pleased to welcome Chris to the Southwest General family,”
said William A. Young, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Southwest
General. “The Southwest Community Health Foundation plays a vital
role in supporting the mission and vision of this hospital. Chris’s
expertise coupled with his knowledge of the health care industry and dedication
to supporting hospital growth, make him a valuable addition to the hospital’s
Burdon has a Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration from
Ohio University. He resides with his family in Olmsted Falls.
For additional information, and/or to schedule an interview, contact Caroline
Fienga, interactive media & public relations specialist, at 440-816-6723 or
About Southwest Community Health Foundation
Southwest Community Health Foundation is a not-for-profit organization
that became fully operational in 1986. The Foundation centralizes the
fundraising efforts of the Southwest Community Health System, the parent
corporation of Southwest General Health Center. The Foundation helps to
support ongoing growth and development of hospital services, programs
and facilities. Foundation leadership includes a committed Board of Trustees
and a talented team of non-profit professionals, supported by the work
of our dedicated volunteer committees.
About Southwest General
Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 350-bed acute care facility
located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General
is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art
technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized
care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and communities
it serves. For more information, visit swgeneral.com or find Southwest
General on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.