Podcast Episode 32: Abel Noah and the evolving role of the Confluence Health Foundation
This episode features Abel Noah, the vice president and executive trustee of the Confluence Health Foundation. Noah has been at the forefront of dramatic changes since the foundation’s role moved from Central Washington Hospital to Confluence Health.
The expanded role of the foundation reflects the growing presence of Confluence Health in North Central Washington, with offices throughout the region.
We had a wide-ranging conversation about his career, which started in the oil fields of Oklahoma, the changing role of the foundation, the value of locally-controlled health care, the contributions of Dr. Dave Parks, who was honored recently at the foundation gala with the Spirit of A.Z. Wells award, and the joys and challenges of a career in philanthropy.