At the 14th annual Let’s Dance for the Heart of It! Gala on November 13th, 2015, the Aubrey Rose Foundation will be awarding their second Above and Beyond Doctor of the Year Award, which recognizes physicians, whose dedication, talents, and skills have improved the lives of countless childhood patients. Five doctors who specialized in children with an emphasis on Hearts, Lungs, or General Pediatrics will be honored at the gala, and the doctor who went Above and Beyond will be presented with the award at the event.
To be nominated, the doctor must be licensed and living in the state of Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. The nominee should exemplify a good bedside manner, quality, care and service, and has done above and beyond when it comes to caring for their patients. The nominator should complete a form, available under “Patient Resources,” with a brief explanation explaining why your heart, lung, or pediatric doctor should be considered for this award. The deadline for nominating a doctor is September 18th, 2015.
Jerry and Nancy Hollenkamp were inspired to create the Aubrey Rose Foundation and the Above and Beyond Doctor of the Year Award after their daughter, Aubrey Rose, who died just a few days shy of her 3rd birthday from chronic lung rejection. “We have worked with a lot of doctors since we started the Aubrey Rose Foundation who are helping families that have children with life-threatening medical conditions. Jerry and I have always thought that there really are silent heroes out there in the medical field, and so we wanted to honor some of these pediatric doctors who go above and beyond in their pursuit to help sick children and also to help their parents as well. There are doctors out there that really genuinely care about their families and care for their patients, and we would like to honor them with this Above and Beyond Doctor of the Year Award.”
In the award’s first year, five doctors were recognized at the annual gala. Dr. Raouf Amin, Dr. Joseph Bailey, Dr. Stephen Bird, Dr. Jeffrey Christian, and Dr. Joseph Ross exemplified the best of area doctors specializing in heart, lung, or pediatric medicine. Ultimately, the Above and Beyond Doctor of the Year Award was awarded to Dr. Raouf Amin, who serves as the Director in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and the Director of the Rare Lung Disease Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is also a professor for the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics.
If you are interested in nominating a doctor you believe goes above and beyond for his or her patients and their families, please visit http://www.aubreyrose.org/financial-assistance-families/healing-worlds-hearts-program/doctor-nomination-form/ or contact the Aubrey Rose Foundation at either 513-265-5801 or firstname.lastname@example.org by September 18th, 2015.