Memorial Health has been selected, along with other Central Ohio health systems and Dr. Amy Acton, as Humanitarians of the Year, recognizing the group’s collaborative efforts to fight COVID-19. The acknowledgement, bestowed from the Central Ohio branch of the American Red Cross, marks the organization’s 25th Humanitarian of the Year celebration.
The recently held American Red Cross virtual event “honored the brave men and women on the front-lines of health care who are tirelessly working to ensure our community is safe.” The livestreamed event featured stories and appearances by several Memorial team members, including Crystal Cleland, RRT, and Jolene Headings, RN, who shared their frontline stories.
In addition, a multi-departmental team from Memorial accepted the award on the behalf of the organization’s 1000+ employees. This team comprised of Jolene Headings, RN; Rebecca Hinegardner, RT; Sun Powers, Environmental Services; Crystal Cleland, RRT; Jewel Daulton, RN; Kaleb Howard, MLA; and Shahrukh Hashmi, MD.
Other award honorees were Mount Carmel Health System, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, OhioHealth, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.