Today, Tuesday, May 5, Palmetto Health officially accepted the 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service in Washington, D.C. Charles D. Beaman Jr., Palmetto Health CEO, accepted the award and made special remarks at a luncheon hosted by the American Hospital Association/Health Research and Educational Trust and the Baxter International Foundation. Palmetto Health was a finalist for this award in 2010 and 2011.
This award recognizes health care organizations for their outstanding commitment to improving the health and well-being of the people they serve through community-wide innovative collaboration. The prize comes with a $100,000 award that will be used for community health initiatives and partnerships.
Beaman said, “Every day more than 10,000 team members, physicians and volunteers live our vision, ‘to be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves’ to guide the care they provide. I’m honored that the American Hospital Association is recognizing their hard work as we continue to strive to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of all individuals and communities we serve.”
Other 2014 finalist winners include Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Mich., White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and The Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.
For more information about community health programs at Palmetto Health, visit PalmettoHealth.org/CommunityHealth.
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