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Congratulations to Our Champion


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Congratulations to Our Champion

Marwa Kilani, M.D., named 2023 Philanthropy Physician Champion

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center director of palliative care, Marwa Kilani, M.D., was one of eight clinicians across the Providence South Division to be recognized with the 2023 Philanthropy Physician Champion Award. The award acknowledges select physicians for their commitment to philanthropy and providing outstanding medical care.

Each Providence ministry nominated physicians from their respective organizations to be honored
for their partnership with the foundation. “We are honored to recognize Dr. Kilani,” says Michelle Koenig Barritt, chief philanthropy officer. “She embodies the essence of compassionate caregiving and stands as a beacon for philanthropy.”

Legacy, leadership and love for Providence Holy Cross
Marwa Kilani, M.D., grew up at Providence Holy Cross, where both her parents worked, and was immersed in the hospital’s mission from a young age. Today, she serves not only as a medical expert, but as the chair of the Providence Holy Cross Foundation board.

Under her visionary leadership, she’s overseen record-breaking financial and fundraising success
and has diversified and strengthened the board. She’s pioneered new bridges of community
engagement, ensuring that the hospital remain not only a place of healing, but also a cornerstone of excellence for the community it serves.

Driven by her passion, Dr. Kilani says, “My desire to see this hospital flourish and excel motivates me to share my experiences and extend opportunities of philanthropy to those who do not recognize this hidden gem.” For Dr. Kilani, Providence Holy Cross is not just a workplace — it’s a testament to the mission and values she’s witnessed from her childhood. “This hospital is unparalleled,” she declares with pride.

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