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Cited for outstanding public service toward improving
delivery of health care by American College of Physicians during
group's annual Leadership Day in Washington
June 7, 2012
Washington - Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, the U.S. Surgeon
General, is the recipient of the 2012 Joseph F. Boyle Award for
Distinguished Public Service by the American College of Physicians
(ACP). Dr. Benjamin accepted the annual award at a ceremony this
morning as part of ACP's Leadership Day program.
"This award is given each year to a government official or
physician acting in an official capacity (state or federal,
executive or legislative) who has provided outstanding public
service toward improving the delivery of health care," David L.
Bronson, MD, FACP, president of ACP said. "Dr. Benjamin was
selected to be the 2012 recipient due to her leadership as Surgeon
General in the development of a National Prevention and Health
Dr. Benjamin's comprehensive plan seeks to transform the U.S.
health care system to focus on prevention and wellness instead of
sickness and disease. As America's Doctor, Dr. Benjamin provides
the public with the best scientific information available on how to
improve their health and the health of the nation. She also
oversees the operational command of 6,500 uniformed public health
officers who serve in locations around the world to promote and
protect the health of the American people.
"We applaud you for being a strong advocate for building healthy
and safe community environments, expanding quality preventive
services in both clinical and community settings, empowering people
to make healthy choices, and eliminating health disparities," Dr.
Bronson said as he presented the award. "We also strongly support
your work to reduce teenage smoking rates and your recent report
Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults that
detailed the health risks and medical costs associated with this
From her early days as the founder of a rural health clinic in
Alabama - which she kept in operation despite damage and
destruction inflicted by hurricanes Georges (1998) and Katrina
(2005) and a devastating fire (2006) - to her leadership role in
the worldwide advancement of preventive health care, Dr. Benjamin
has forged a career that has been recognized by a broad spectrum of
organizations and publications.
Dr. Benjamin earned her MD degree from the University of Alabama
at Birmingham and an MBA from Tulane University. She attended
Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her family medicine
residency in Macon, Ga. Dr. Benjamin holds 18 honorary degrees.
Dr. Bronson reminded Dr. Benjamin that she is among a
highly-distinguished group of recipients who have received the
distinguished public service award. "Awardees the last 10 years
have included: Sen. Max Baucus (2011); Rep. Allyson Schwartz from
Pa. (2010); Sen. Blanche Lincoln from Ark. (2009); Rep. Marcy
Kaptur from Ohio (2008); Gov. Mark Warner from Va. (2006); CMS
Administrator Mark McClellan (2005); Sen. Jeff Bingaman from N.M.
(2004); Rep. Michael Bilirakis from Fla. (2003); and Gov. John
Kitzhaber from Ore. (2002).
The American College of Physicians is the
largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest
physician group in the United States. ACP members include 132,000
internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists,
and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention,
detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on
David Kinsman, (202) 261-4554, email@example.com
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