Evelyn Marker Retires from ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital
posted on: 10/17/2013
Evelyn Marker, executive director, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation, retired Oct. 1 following more than 13 years of service.
FOSTORIA, OHIO, October 17, 2013– Evelyn Marker, executive director, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation, retired Oct. 1 following more than 13 years of service.
Evelyn began her career at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital in 2000. At that time she served as both the Foundation and Marketing Director handling fundraising and communications for the hospital. In 2006, she began focusing specifically on development of the Foundation as well as volunteer recruitment and coordination. Most recently, Evelyn led two successful fundraising campaigns that resulted in the completion of new, state-of-the-art medical facilities in Fostoria – Donald and Judy Miller Diagnostic Center in 2008 and Cancer and Infusion Center in 2012.
“Because of Evelyn’s leadership and the generosity of the community, the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation has reinvested millions of dollars into advancing health care in Fostoria,” said Don Mennel, chairman, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. “Her enthusiasm and vision has been an asset to the hospital and community.”
Reflecting on her career at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, Evelyn said “I was fortunate to join FCH years ago at a time of rapid change. Watching the hospital grow and contributing to that growth has been the most satisfying.” She added “The best part about working at FCH was working with the staff that work well together and really care about the patients, families and each other.”
A Tiffin resident, Evelyn graduated from Bloomville High School. She attended Heidelberg University and earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She later earned a master’s degree from the University of Toledo.
Over the years, Evelyn has volunteered her time and talent for a number of community organizations and Fostoria-area boards, such as the Geary YMCA, Fostoria United Way, The Ritz Theatre, Church Council for First Lutheran Church, and Childhood Ministries Pre-school and Daycare board chair.
During her retirement, Evelyn plans to work on a number of volunteer projects as well as travel more. In addition to looking forward to spending more time with her family, including two grown sons and their families, three brothers, and long-time boyfriend, she is excited to work behind the scenes on the Ritz Players’ winter production of Moonlight and Magnolias.
A retirement celebration was hosted by the ProMedica Philanthropy team on Oct. 16 at the Fostoria Country Club.
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is a member of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,300 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians – with more than 400 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 306 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org