Bethesda Foundation names Swallo as President CEO | Business
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Andrew A. Swallow, CFRE, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Bethesda Foundation, fundraising arm of Bethesda North Hospital, Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside.
“Andy is highly regarded for his philanthropic and civic leadership, a combination that assures Bethesda Foundation’s continued impact as a catalyst for exceptional health care within TriHealth and across our community,” said Edmund W. Jones, M.D., Bethesda Foundation board chairman.
The Bethesda Foundation cultivates philanthropic support for indigent care, medical education and research, patient services, facilities and community outreach programs provided by Bethesda North Hospital, Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside. Patients across all ages and medical conditions have benefited from programs supported by the Bethesda Foundation, such as:
- cardiac technology for the second busiest heart program in Southwest Ohio
- renovation of the Emergency Department at the second busiest ED in the region
- expansion of the Harold & Margret Thomas Special Care Nursery at the sixth busiest maternity hospital in Ohio
- technology and programs for the Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care, which is nationally recognized for its research and its panel approach to treatment options
- compassionate, personalized end-of-life care through Hospice of Cincinnati, which provides 90 percent of its care in patients’ homes
- bereavement services for children and their families through Fernside, which offers support groups, summer camp program and grief crisis response in area schools
Swallow has served as chief development officer of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden since 2007. He led a staff of 13 professionals responsible for all aspects of philanthropic development, sponsorship and membership programs. He is credited with securing the two largest operating gifts in the history of the Zoo and developing the Ambassador Council of young professionals.
Prior to joining the Cincinnati Zoo, Swallow was director of development and marketing with Boy Scouts of America, first in Nashville and then with the Dan Beard Council in Cincinnati. His 18-year career with the Scouts included membership recruitment, community visibility, media spokesperson and fundraising including two capital campaigns and inaugurating a planned giving program.
“Andy’s achievements are very impressive at the Cincinnati Zoo and before that at the Boy Scouts of America, and we are looking forward to that same energy, expertise and vision guiding the Bethesda Foundation in support of Hospice of Cincinnati and Bethesda North Hospital,” said Jones.
“Andy possesses the vision, values, and leadership to advance the Bethesda Foundation’s support of critical services and programs that will improve the health status of Greater Cincinnatians,” said John S. Prout, president and chief executive officer of TriHealth. TriHealth is jointly sponsored by Bethesda Foundation’s parent, Bethesda Inc., and Catholic Health Initiatives, the parent of Good Samaritan Hospital.
Swallow has earned professional status as a Certified Fund Raising Executive. His community activities include an appointment to the finance and audit committee of Symmes Township. He also coaches youth teams in soccer, basketball, and baseball with the Indian Hill Recreation Commission. He is a 1987 graduate of Miami University with a degree in public administration.
Swallow succeeds Ed Osofsky who retired last summer after 10 years as chief executive of the Foundation.
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