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Christ Hospital announces the gift of an endowed chair to support its Heart and Vascular Center

The Christ Hospital Health Network has announce the establishment of a $2 million Endowed Chair in support of its Heart and Vascular Center, underscoring the hospital’s position in cardiovascular medicine and the crucial role of philanthropy in advancing patient care.  
The endowment gift from the Frank and Margo Homan Family Foundation ensures that the hospital will continue groundbreaking work in the area of Heart Failure.
Walter “Chip” Homan, President and CEO of Auveco Products, is the Executive Trustee of the Frank and Margo Homan Family Foundation. He and the Homan family want to see pioneering work continue for future generations.

Dr. Eugene S. Chung

“The people in our region depend on The Christ Hospital for the best heart care. We want to help continue this excellence, and are excited to help advance new treatment options and programs through our endowment,” says Mr. Homan. 
“We are most appreciative of Chip and the Homan family’s philanthropic support of our Heart Failure Program. Their generosity will enable The Christ Hospital to continue to be the leader of heart care in the region and among the best in the nation,” says Mike Keating, President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network.
Dr. Eugene S. Chung has been named as The Frank and Margo Homan Endowed Chair for Heart Failure. A nationally recognized heart failure specialist, Dr. Chung is the Executive Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Cardiovascular Physicians. In 2000, Dr. Chung came to Cincinnati to establish the Heart Failure Program at The Christ Hospital. 
“I am humbled and honored to be named the endowed chair. Over the years, my team and I have had tremendous success in improving patient care. I’m excited about the future of care for heart failure as well as the technologies and innovations we are able to introduce in the region. I look forward to exploring and implementing new ways to help people with heart failure live long, fruitful lives,” says Dr. Chung.

The endowment gift will provide a permanent source of funding that will enable Dr. Chung to conduct comprehensive heart failure research, including clinical trials, as well as develop and expand upon heart failure programs.

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