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GlaxoSmithKline Applauds Compassion, Competence, Passion and Perseverance in North Carolina's Child Advocates
Date:10/6/2009

Individuals, Health Departments Across the State Honored

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina public health professionals today were honored with GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Awards for their successes in children's health programs. All nominees were recognized and winners announced at an awards ceremony in Asheville during the North Carolina Public Health Association's annual meeting.

The awards showcase innovative programs that improve the lives of North Carolina's children. This year's awards focus on outstanding collaborative programs that affect the health of children in all nomination categories.

The awards, which include monetary grants, were presented in these categories:

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award, given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improving children's health services through a series of achievements, went to Sue Lynn Ledford, RN, BSN, MPA, NCSN, director of Safe Schools/Healthy Students in Cherokee County.
  • The Individual Recognition Awards, given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improving children's health services, went to Marian Earls, MD, FAAP, president of the N.C. Pediatric Society and medical director of Guilford Child Health, Inc., and the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic at Women's Hospital, both in Greensboro, and to Alice Elio, RN, CCHC, Child Care Health Consultant at the Buncombe County Health Center in Asheville.
  • Public Health Staff Recognition Awards are given to full-time or part-time employees or retirees of local health departments in recognition of outstanding service in preventive health activities in their local communities. This year, they were presented to Jennifer Garrett, RN, BSN, CPN, CSN, school nurse supervisor in the Macon County Public Health Center, Franklin; Lee Lichtenwalter, <
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