The Shaya Family Honored With Prestigious Order of Charity Award From Ascension Health

Ascension Providence 2023 Friends Ball

Dr. Gary Druskovich; Mary Shaya, President J&B Medical; Stephen Shaya, M.D., Executive Servant Leader J&B Medical, Charlene Shaya, COO of J&B Medical COO of J&B Medical; Julian Shaya, Executive Vice President J&B Medical; and Carolyn Clifford-Goss

The Shaya Family was awarded the prestigious Order of Charity Award from Ascension Health for their lifelong devotion to serving their community. Mary Shaya and the late Dr. Fawzi Shaya, and their entire family were celebrated for their commitment to healthcare and humanitarian efforts around the world.

"I am deeply honored to receive the Order of Charity Award with my family. This award is a testament to our tireless work dedicated to advancing healthcare access and improving the lives of individuals in need," Mary Shaya remarked. "My family has always been my rock, and I am grateful for the 51 years I had with my beloved husband, Dr. Fawzi Shaya. Together, we built J&B Medical with the shared mission to make the world better through healthcare. This award affirms our mission and reminds us of the importance of family and the power of love, compassion, and resilience in driving positive change in the world." 

As a symbol of appreciation, the Shaya Family was presented with a crystal plaque etched with the beautiful design entitled "The Spirit of Charity." The plaque replicates the sculpture that greets all Ascension Providence Hospital Novi visitors. The Shaya family feels honored to receive this distinguished award, and they remain deeply committed to improving the lives of others. 

Kahlil Gibran said it best: "It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

Mary Shaya was born in Iraq and moved to Michigan with her family when she was 12. She attended Madonna University before co-founding J&B Medical with her late husband in 1996. Today, J&B Medical is a mission-driven global leader in healthcare, spanning all aspects of medical-related care, including national managed care contracts, sole source program management, technology solutions, and insurance-covered, emergency-medical, retail home-care, and veterinary products. Mary, who continues to lead as the President of J&B Medical, is a testament to the Shaya family's unwavering commitment to empowering communities through access to quality healthcare. Mary has been recognized for her global humanitarian efforts with the United Nations and serves on the boards of several charitable organizations, including the Chaldean American Ladies of Charity and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. 

Dr. Fawzi Shaya, an Iraqi-born American entrepreneur, was a visionary leader in the healthcare industry, having established several successful businesses before co-founding J&B Medical with Mary. His legacy is rooted in his commitment to providing exceptional healthcare through innovation, technology, and community partnerships. Mary and Fawzi were married for 51 years and had four children, Stephen, Chris, Julian, and Charlene, and seven grandchildren. Dr. Fawzi passed away in 2020.  

About Ascension Providence Order of Charity Award 

Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, established the Order of Charity Award in 1987 to acknowledge those whose lives exemplify our mission's essence to serve our neighbor. In doing so, awardees promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual health for all seeking care, including the poor and those with special needs. Since its inception, this award has been given to honor individuals and organizations who represent that which is good and honorable in humanity. Recipients have consciously committed to living out the Mission and Values of Ascension in extraordinary ways. Giving of themselves with open and generous hearts has made our community a healthier and better place to live.

About J&B Medical

J&B Medical is a recognized market leader in healthcare focused on enhancing the quality of life, improving clinical outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs for consumers and businesses. Services include insurance-covered and emergency-medical supplies, retail at home, veterinary products, and medical technology solutions. J&B Medical is a nationally certified Women's Business Enterprise. For more information, please visit us at

Contact Information:
Stephen Shaya, M.D.
[email protected]

Original Source: The Shaya Family Honored With Prestigious Order of Charity Award From Ascension Health



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