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Congratulations to Natalia Covarrubias- Eckardt, M.D.

2023 Philanthropy Physician Champion

Natalia Covarrubias-Eckardt, M.D., medical director, inpatient rehabilitation and pain management at Providence St. Jude Medical Center was one of eight clinicians across the Providence South Division to be recognized with the 2023 Philanthropy Physician Champion Award. A distinguished leader with 13 years of practice, she has been an essential partner in accelerating clinical excellence within our hospital in addition to advancing patient care.

Dr. Covarrubias-Eckardt is a tremendous partner in philanthropy committed to supporting the foundation in meeting its fundraising goals. She consistently makes herself available to meet with foundation staff to discuss strategic priorities and meet with donors to demonstrate the latest advancements and vision for growth within our nationally ranked rehabilitation program.

Dr. Covarrubias-Eckardt was instrumental in helping create a gift proposal that resulted in a transformational gift. She supports and attends foundation events and participates in physician panels for our donors. Her outstanding care and passion for her patients have inspired numerous donors to give in her honor. We are blessed and grateful for her partnership.

“We are proud to recognize Dr. Covarrubias-Eckardt with this prestigious honor,” says Dub Drees, chief philanthropy officer. “She is a true philanthropy ambassador by communicating the positive impact supporters can have on health care in our community. Our physician colleagues are among the most essential partners our philanthropy team has and we are grateful that Dr. Covarrubias-Eckardt has gone above and beyond for Providence St. Jude.”

Learn more about Dr. Covarrubias-Eckardt at stjudememorialfoundation.org/drcova.

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