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NEARLY 200 PROFESSIONALS AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED AT COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY

5/5/2006


Work spanned 85 health education programs, 2,524 screenings

STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 5, 2006 – Jedan P. Phillips, M.D., Director of Community Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, is the recipient of the 2005 Maffetone Community Service Award for his outreach work with the Witness Project®, a breast cancer awareness program for underserved communities. The winner of the 2005 Maffetone Community Service Grant is the Central Islip Civic Council, a community group that provides many human services, including the development of affordable housing.

Dr. Phillips was among an unprecedented number of Stony Brook University Hospital professionals honored at the fourth annual Community Service Awards. In total, 193 professionals provided heath education programs, disease screenings, hospital tours, or participated in community health fairs in 2005. Together, their volunteer work amassed to 8,439 people interactions, 2,524 screenings, and 85 health education programs.

Dr. Phillips receives the 2005 Maffetone Community Service Award
Jedan P. Phillips, M.D., left, Director of Community Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, was acknowledged at Stony Brook University Hospital’s Community Service Awards Ceremony for his outreach work with the Witness Project®, a breast cancer awareness program for underserved communities. Stony Brook University Hospital CEO John S.T. Gallagher presented Dr. Phillips with the 2005 Maffetone Community Service Award.

"All of those recognized represent the best of what Stony Brook is about – a skilled and dedicated staff who care enough about their neighbors to share their time and expertise to improve the health of everyone in our community," said John S.T. Gallagher, Interim Director and CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital.

Highlighting the event were the Michael A. Maffetone Community Service Awards and the Distinguished Service Awards. Named after the former Stony Brook University Hospital CEO who passed away in 2003, the Michael A. Maffetone Community Service Awards are given annually to individuals and organizations engaged in outstanding community service. Each recipient receives $1,000.

Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Howard Adler, M.D., as Distinguished Outreach Provider of the Year; and Doris Weisman, N.P., as Distinguished Speaker of the Year. Ms. Weisman was cited as the most requested Stony Brook University Hospital speaker by the community and recognized for her speaking engagements on breast cancer and other women’s health issues. Dr. Adler was recognized for his community prostate cancer screening program, which has provided free screenings to more than 10,000 men during the past eight years.

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