Thirteen outstanding health workers were recently honored in Washington,
D.C., for their extraordinary service in healthcare. The REAL Awards presentation,
which took place on Capitol Hill, was emceed by Cokie Roberts, Political
Commentator for ABC News. Jane-hwa Huang, a clinical oncology pharmacist
at Atlantic General Hospital’s Outpatient Infusion Center, was recognized
with 12 others, including a certified nursing assistant who cares for
autistic children, an occupational therapist who works mainly with children
after they undergo dramatic surgeries and a midwife who works every day
to reduce the infant mortality amongst African Americans in Washington, DC.
- Jane-hwa Huang (Pharmacist), Maryland
- Judy Dodd (Nurse), Alabama
- Linda Leonard (General Health or Other), North Carolina
- Ingrid Cook (Nurse Practitioner), Louisiana
- Leila August (Hospice Worker), Tennessee
- Ebony R. Roebuck (Midwife), Washington, DC
- Benjamin Olmedo, (Physician Assistant), Alaska
- David R. Taylor (General Health or Other), New Jersey
- Daniel Budnitz (Public Health Officer), Georgia
- Carie Lynch (Nurse), Minnesota
- Benjamin R. Oshrine (Doctor), Pennsylvania
- Kim Artis (Community Health Worker), Illinois
- Nancy Chee (General Health or Other), California
Atlantic General Hospital congratulates Huang for being recognized during
The REAL Awards ceremony. She was honored for her commitment to her field
and the compassion she brings to her patients each day.
“I love my work and that what I do helps to save lives. Receiving
recognition for my professional accomplishments and for the compassion
I bestow upon my patients is an honor and one that I hope inspires others
to join this profession,” said Huang.
These recipients join 16 global honorees from 12 countries that are being
honored in their home towns over the next several weeks. The awards presentation
coincided with World Health Worker Week, which aims to mobilize communities,
partners and policymakers in support of health workers all across the globe.
By some estimates, the world is short more than 5 million health workers,
including one million frontline health workers. The U.S. alone is estimated
to be short about 16,000 primary care doctors, a number that is expected
to swell to 45,000 by 2020. The public can read the inspirational stories
of the international and domestic REAL Awards honorees at www.theREALawards.com.
About Atlantic General Hospital Atlantic
General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents
of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since
May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community,
the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines
old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services.
It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics,
outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders,
retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic
General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers
and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.
For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.
About the REAL Awards
The REAL Awards, created by Save the Children in partnership with the Frontline
Health Workers Coalition, is a first-of-its-kind global awards program
designed to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers
and the lifesaving care they provide globally, as well as in the United States.
About Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children
in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States.
We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children,
and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving
their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute
crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the
effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.