Campbell Carl and Betty Wells AwardCarl and Betty Campbell to be Honored at 22nd Annual Gala

Philanthropist Carl Campbell and his wife Betty (1922-2010) have been chosen as the recipients of the 22nd annual Central Washington Hospital Foundation “Spirit of A.Z. Wells” Gala. The "Spirit of A.Z. Wells" Award is presented annually in recognition of those who have provided significant support and leadership to Central Washington Hospital or other charitable health-related institutions in North Central Washington. Named after philanthropists and community leaders Alfred Z. and Emogene Wells, the award was established in 1992 to pay tribute to those who selflessly share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure.  

Carl and Betty certainly fit that bill. They have been side by side in their support of healthcare in our region for over 60 years.  Because of this generous couple, residents in five counties experience a quality of health care that is extraordinary.  Born and raised in Yakima, Carl and his wife Betty arrived in the Wenatchee area in 1953. Together they oversaw construction of Parkside Sanitarium.  The Parkside facility grew very quickly and expanded into retirement communities in nearby towns.  The business has now evolved into Triple C Convalescent Centers, a locally-based company with facilities in 21 states, including Colonial Vista Retirement and Assisted Living in Wenatchee.  Their vision and labor have made possible the extension of medical, social and cultural services in an environment of warmth and compassion that challenges, uplifts and encourages human beings.

In 1982, Carl followed his love of flying and aircraft to establish Executive Flight, a charter and maintenance service, at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee.  It has been one of the joys of Carl’s life. 

Carl and Betty generously contributed to many local non-profits, civic organizations and other community efforts and their quiet dedication has been the reason for many improvements of healthcare in our region. Sadly, Betty passed away in 2010.  At 91years young, Carl continues their legacy of philanthropy, entrepreneurship and service to the Wenatchee Valley. He is a private man who has always had the ultimate goal to serve other people. 

The Central Washington Hospital Foundation and its board are privileged to recognize Carl and Betty Campbell for their philanthropy to our community. Our Gala honoring Carl and Betty will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 in the Hangar at Executive Flight. There will be a fabulous sit down dinner, fine wines from a local winery and music from our treasure of talent in the Valley. It will be an event to remember.

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This year’s beneficiary of Gala proceeds is our Comfort Giving Circle through Central Washington Hospital’s Homecare Services. This incredible program will enhance the quality of life for our hospice patients on service by providing complementary therapy services (massage, pet, music and cosmetology) in their home. These therapies are proven to diminish symptoms such as pain or anxiety and provide a calming therapeutic presence and are not covered by insurance.

Please call the Foundation office at (509) 665-6030 for more information.  

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