Two longtime Inova patients give generously
Since opening its doors in 1976, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) has been fortunate to receive support from its community members and volunteers. This year, it gives special thanks to Lt. Col. Moy O. Chin, USA, Ret., and Doyle Catlett, who each gave generous gifts.
Having experienced five open heart surgeries during his lifetime, Lt. Col. Chin has been a patient of the IMVH Cardiac Rehab Gym for 26 years. After serving 24 years in the Army, he also served as the Director of Engineering at IMVH for 24 years. To honor Inova and show his gratitude to the cardiac rehab staff, he gave a gift to the gym.
On Feb. 22, IMVH celebrated Lt. Col. Chin’s 90th birthday. In recognition of his gift, IMVH dedicated the gym the “Moy and Ethel Chin Cardiac Rehab Gym,” for both Lt. Col. Chin and his late wife.
Similarly, throughout the years, Doyle Catlett and his late wife Ingeborg have been constant supporters of IMVH as volunteers, donor, advocates — and patients. Doyle was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2014 and regularly receives treatment at the Infusion Center. He and Ingeborg have also been treated at the Veatch Family Emergency Department and inpatient units.
This year, Doyle made his largest single donation of $10,000 to support the Emergency Department. In recognition of his gift, a patient exam room will be dedicated in honor of Ingeborg, who passed away in 2017. Doyle also announced that he has named IMVH in his estate.
“I would like to think that the Infusion Center … is my second home,” Doyle says. “IMVH has become an outstanding hospital due in part to philanthropy and an outstanding staff.”
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