The Catherine Fox Foundation is a foundation run by Catherine Fox that replaces the Harper Avery Foundation.
History[edit | edit source]
The foundation was founded after the reputation of the Harper Avery Foundation was severely damaged by sexual harassment allegations against Harper Avery. While Catherine Avery was initially going to take the fall for it rather than fighting the women who had come forward about the abuse, Jackson Avery didn't want her to do that after all the work she had put into building the Foundation's name. He and Meredith Grey then teamed up and came up with the idea of the Catherine Fox Foundation.
They presented it to Catherine with a press statement, which stated that the Catherine Fox Foundation wanted to take part in the comprehensive, systemic change required to change the culture that enables sexual harassment. Therefore, the Harper Avery Foundation would be dissolved effective immediately to make way for new vision, new light, and new hope. The Foundation also promised to give voice to those who were silenced, to listen to and learn from every woman's story. They promised to repay, retrain, and rehire every victim of Harper's abuse.
The Catherine Fox Foundation preserves and nurtures all the hospitals that were previously run by the Harper Avery Foundation.
When Catherine had to live with cancer, she found she didn't have as much energy as she used to and decided to appoint Tom Koracick as Chief Medical Officer of the Foundation to oversee all Chiefs of Surgery and department Chiefs of the Catherine Fox Medical Centers all over the country including, Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. A year later, however, Tom was fired after he failed to secure an essential order of PPE, costing the Foundation one hundred thousand dollars. Richard Webber was selected as his replacement.
Catherine Fox Medical Centers[edit | edit source]
- Seattle: While not explicitly named as such due to not being entirely owned by the Foundation, Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital is regarded as a Catherine Fox Medical Center. It has been mentioned as the crown jewel of all Catherine Fox medical centers.
- Los Angeles: The Harper Avery Hospital in Los Angeles was re-branded as a Catherine Fox Medical Center. The day of its official opening, Catherine flew out Meredith Grey and Tom Koracick to work on a mystery patient, who turned out to be Catherine herself. They had scans taken and diagnosed her with a Grade 3 chondrosarcoma.
- Manhattan: Amelia Shepherd and Atticus Lincoln flew out to New York to operate on Jonah Mays, who suffered from progressive kyphoscoliosis.
- Memphis: The newest Medical Center opened in Memphis.
Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The press statement mentions 72 Harper Avery hospitals while the Harper Avery Foundation was previously mentioned to run 77 hospitals.
- With the founding of the foundation in her new, Catherine Avery changed her name back to Catherine Fox.
- The foundation controls 30% of hospitals in the United States.