The physicians and staff members at Virginia Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists (VOSS), part of the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, work hard to foster a culture of giving.
Orthopaedic specialist Dr. M. Andrew Caines along with Spine Center specialists Dr. Mark Kerner, Dr. Reeta Arora and Dr. Theresa Jackson have each donated much more than $1,000 annually as members of the Fleur-de-Lis Society.
Being a member of the Fleur-de- Lis Society demonstrates a special commitment to being good help to those in need.
“It really is simple and basic,” explained Dr. Caines, who along with his wife, Dr. Michelle Garnett, give to the Bon Secours Maryview Foundation. “We feel that it is an utter travesty that too many people do not seek medical attention solely due to financial constraints. People should never be confronted with this dilemma.”
Dr. Caines cited the long term consequences of the most untreated illnesses, such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.
He continued, “We are blessed to be part of the Bon Secours family, and we are completely satisfied with the effective strategies that the Maryview Foundation has in place to combat this dilemma. We know that our contributions are being used to provide health care services to those most in need.”
VOSS physicians and staff have a long history of raising money for good causes. Several years ago, one of their co-workers, Dr. Anuradha Datyner Kerner, passed away from breast cancer, so members of VOSS participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in her honor.
“We are blessed to be in a position where we can contribute,” Dr. Caines concluded.