Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Taste of Teal Gala honors UAB GYN Oncology Nurse Practitioner

The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) will honor Nurse Practitioner, Ann George, as the 2017 Legacy of Laura Healthcare Hero Honoree at the Taste of Teal Gala.

The Legacy of Laura awards celebrate those who have volunteered their time and service to our community. These people have made the lives of GYN cancers patients better with their hearts and talents.

“The HealthCare Hero Honoree is someone that consistently demonstrates excellence through serving as a model practitioner in their field, exhibits a consistently compassionate and caring demeanor while communicating with empathy and making a significant impact on patients,” shares the Foundation’s Special Events Coordinator, Lindsay Giadrosich.

This year’s LOL Healthcare Hero Honoree, Ann George, is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ann George has been practicing Gynecologic Oncology as a Nurse Practitioner for almost 44 years and was one of the very first NPs in the State of Alabama.

She was nominated by Warner Huh and he states, “This is the best recipient of this award because she has set the nursing care standard in Gynecologic Oncology in our state. She has taken care of literally thousands of women diagnosed with GYN cancers. Moreover, she has trained countless nurses, other NPs, medical students, residents, fellows and faculty. Ann has set a very high bar of dedication and work ethic.”

Huh explains that she has been centrally involved in the care of thousands of gynecologic oncology patients and she is arguably the most experienced provider in this specialty in the entire Southeast region.

Ann George will be honored at the 2017 Taste of Teal Gala on March 11th at 6pm at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham The Wynfrey Hotel. In addition to the awards celebration the Taste of Teal Gala includes dinner, drinks, casino games, music, and silent and live auctions. Other honorees include VIVA Health, Corporate Honoree, Shea Bourland, Caregiver and Cheryl Bourn, Survivor. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.thinkoflaura.org/tasteofteal

The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation was founded in 2009 to honor the life and memory of Laura Crandall Brown, who died at the age of 25 from ovarian cancer. Laura constantly expressed her desire to be able to help others who might face her same battle, and her loving and courageous spirit inspired her friends and family to create the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation to honor her life, memory, and vision of helping others. Our mission is offering hope through research for early detection of ovarian cancer, empowering communities through gynecologic cancer awareness, and enriching lives through patient support.

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