A Gift from the Heart

Published on July 15, 2021

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A Gift from the Heart

Darvish Family Donates $500,000 to White Oak Medical Center.

In 1990, John Darvish Sr., founder of DARCARS Automotive, received heart care at Washington Adventist Hospital, now White Oak Medical Center, from a team led by cardiologist Fayaz Shawl, MD. Since then, Mr. Darvish has taken every opportunity to show his gratitude for Dr. Shawl and the hospital’s caregivers.

The Darvish family’s support began with sponsoring hospital golf tournaments. Their generosity continued during the COVID-19 pandemic, when DARCARS set up shop at Adventist HealthCare hospitals for several days each to provide vehicle sanitizing services to employees.

Mr. Darvish’s willingness to make a difference for others did not stop there. In December 2020, he gave a large gift that will have a lasting impact on the health of our community – $500,000 to benefit White Oak Medical Center’s nationally recognized heart care.

“It is a gift that means so much to White Oak Medical Center’s heart program,” said Anthony Stahl, president. “We are truly grateful to Mr. Darvish, his family and DARCARS.”

Jamie Darvish, DARCARS chief operating officer said, “This gift is meant to thank caregivers and the hospital for its extraordinary commitment to its patients and the community.”

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