Phoenix Children's Hospital representatives honored as leaders in healthcare
The inaugural Health Care Leadership Awards, presented by Arizona Business Magazine, honored four Phoenix Children's Hospital's doctors and its Graduate Advancement Program in Pediatrics (GAPP™) at a ceremony on March 5, 2008.
David Beyda, MD, Phoenix Children's Hospital pediatric critical care physician, received the Humanitarian Volunteer Award for his long-term commitment to delivering personal medical care to children in third-world countries. Dr. Beyda, who delivered the evening's keynote address, spoke from the heart about human understanding and social conscience.
"We are simply silent servants, practicing with our hearts as well as our heads – helping those who are vulnerable and sick as they reach out their hands to us for help," said Beyda. "We need to grasp theirs, with compassion, kindness, and empathy. It's called 'humanism.' No more; no less."
Jessica Boklan, MD, was recipient of the Health Care Leadership Award for Research. Boklan is the Director of Oncology Research at Phoenix Children's and makes it her mission to bring the latest treatments and therapies to pediatric cancer patients. In accepting the award, Boklan thanked the patients and families who participate in the clinical trials that bring about advances in the treatment and cure for childhood cancers. "They are the real heroes – they take part in these research trials not only to serve their own child, but the children who will come after them."
Additionally, Jeffrey Buchhalter, MD, PhD, was a finalist in the Physician category; Michael Teodori, MD, was a finalist in the Surgeon category; and the Hospital's Graduate Advancement Program in Pediatrics was the finalist in the Institutional/Educational Program category.
Read more about these remarkable doctors and the Graduate Advancement Program in Pediatrics at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
- David Beyda, MD - Humanitarian Volunteer Honoree
- Jessica Boklan, MD – Researcher Honoree
- Jeffrey Buchhalter, MD, PhD, Physician Finalist
- Michael Teodori, MD, Surgeon Finalist
- Graduate Advancement Program in Pediatrics, Institutional/Educational Program Finalist