Tom Edd Wilson Was A Great Visionary

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We want to add to the many heart-felt messages that have been expressed regarding the recent passing of Tom Edd Wilson, a truly great visionary.   

While he made his mark on many local organizations, Tom Edd will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who worked closely with him at Erlanger.   We benefited greatly from his steady guidance, leadership and business experience during his four years of service on our board,  and co-chair of our Believe fundraising campaign for a new Children’s Hospital.   

Tom Edd was passionate about Chattanooga having a new children’s hospital and worked tirelessly on garnering support for this community asset.  He knew this would represent the largest philanthropic effort in Erlanger’s history, but forged ahead with Grady Williams to make our vision a reality.  

Although we join his family and this community in mourning his loss, we are grateful Tom Edd was able to play a key role  - and be publicly recognized - at our Children’s Hospital groundbreaking ceremony a few days ago.  

 We look forward to honoring Tom Edd’s legacy and selfless contributions to Erlanger in a way that will inspire others for generations to come. 

Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE
President & CEO
Erlanger Health System
 
Jack Studer
Chairman of the Board
Erlanger Health System


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