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A Cardiologist’s Heart for Giving Back

More individuals made online charitable donations to the Crittenton Foundation in December 2012 than any other time in our Foundation’s history. Dr. Samer Kazziha, Crittenton cardiologist, provided a gift to match online contributions made by December 25, inspiring donors to double the impact for hospital programs and health services. “For me, I enjoy giving back through volunteer speaking events designed for community-based education and patient outreach programs (learn more at: www.careforyourheart.com) and by making charitable donations to support the Crittenton Foundation’s campaign to raise funds for a new patient tower. I am committed to the success of our hospital’s Mission Statement and am constantly looking for new ways to get involved through programs and partnerships to improve the healthcare needs of this community and beyond,” said Dr. Kazziha.

Samer Kazziha, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP, FSVMB, is the Executive Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Program at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Shelton Heart Center and Clinical Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is regionally recognized for his excellence in both clinical and administrative roles.  Dr. Kazziha is active in many aspects of cardiovascular clinical research and his work is widely published.

Dr. Kazziha’s impact on his patients and the greater community are evident. Richard Rush, a Crittenton donor and patient commented via Facebook on the matching gift, “Dr. Kazziha saved my life. What an awesome doctor and person.  Thanks Doc!” Melinda Conway Callahan, Crittenton Foundation President, said, “In 2013, we are confident philanthropy will play an even more important role in the growth and vitality of our hospital. Individual donors like Dr. Kazziha are making a difference.” For more information regarding the Crittenton Foundation, please call 248-652-5345.

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