Cadwells to receive Gala D'Vine Tribute to Excellence Award

The Kennewick General Hospital Foundation will honor Priscilla and John Cadwell of Richland with the Gala D'Vine Tribute to Excellence Award on Oct. 13 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

The award was established in 2005 by the foundation to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment and service to KGH and the community.

Priscilla Cadwell has been an active participant with KGH, serving as secretary on the KGH Foundation board from 2006-10 and serves on the hospital's planning committee. She has also served on the boards of Catholic Family & Child Service and the Richland Education Foundation.

John Cadwell designed the first microprocessor-controlled EMG instrument and, along with his brother Carl, formed Cadwell Laboratories in 1979.

The Kennewick-based Cadwell Laboratories employs 115 people and has become a world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of state-of-the-art innovative and reliable instruments for neurophysiologic medical equipment.

John Cadwell recently was honored as the University of Utah's School of Engineering's Distinguished Alumnus for 2012 by the University's Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering.

He also supports the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, the Mid-Columbia Regional Science Fair and Mobius Science Center in Spokane.

Recently, the Cadwells helped advance medical education in Eastern Washington in their leadership role with Pacific Northwest University in Yakima. John Cadwell served as a pro bono administrator during a critical period in the growth of the university. Priscilla Cadwell serves on the university's Regional Advisory Cabinet and the PNWU Foundation.

Together they designed, built and donated the 10,000-square-foot Cadwell Student Center. The couple's support has paved the way for a medical residency program, which is being established at KGH to provide for PNWU medical students to train in the Tri-Cities.

Nominations for the KGH Foundation Tribute of Excellence are held each spring and reviewed by a community selection committee.