FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2015
Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak Honored for Achievements in Medicine and Medical Advocacy by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians
SCRANTON – The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians (PA-ACP) honored nine of its members during the Chapter’s annual awards dinner on December 6 in Hershey. The physicians were recognized for achievements in medicine, research, medical education, advocacy, service to their community, and service to
Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, President/CEO of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Scranton, received the Laureate Award for the ACP’s Eastern Region. The Laureate is the highest honor offered by the ACP and is presented to Fellows and Masters of the College who demonstrate by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, service to their community, their chapter and the ACP.
“The American College of Physicians is notably one of the most inspirational, impactful and unifying organizations representing the noble physician profession of Internal Medicine,” said Dr. Thomas-Hemak. “This acknowledgement through the ACP’s Laureate Award collectively exemplifies the incredible mission of The Wright Center. It is with great pride and humility that I accept this prestigious award on behalf of the entire Wright Center team whose efforts are foundational and crucial determinants of all my professional accomplishments. I am so proud and blessed to work for The Wright Center!”
“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments made by our members and colleagues,” said Daniel B Kimball, Jr, MD, FACP, Pennsylvania Chapter, Eastern Region Governor. “There are never enough occasions or awards to properly recognize the tremendous progress made by internal medicine doctors to their fields, their students, and their communities.”
About The Wright Center
The mission of The Wright Center is to continuously improve education and patient care in a collaborative spirit to enhance outcomes, access and affordability. Our vision is to integrate patient care delivery, workforce development and innovation to be the leading model of health care in America
About the PA-ACP
The PA-ACP is the state’s largest medical specialty organization, and represents almost 7,400 physicians practicing general internal medicine and related subspecialties, including cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, hematology, rheumatology, neurology, pulmonary disease, oncology, infectious diseases, allergy and immunology, and geriatrics.