Honorees Recognized with PAragon Awards for Distinguished Service and Commitment to PA Profession
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) announced the distinguished recipients of the 2012 PAragon Awards which recognize PAs and collaborating healthcare providers for excellence in patient service, community outreach and overall advancement of the PA profession both domestically and around the world. The PAragon Awards will be presented on May 28 at AAPA's Annual PA Conference which will be held in Toronto, Ontario.
"AAPA is proud to recognize these extraordinary healthcare professionals for their commitment to furthering our profession's commitment to improving the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare," said AAPA President Robert Wooten, PA-C. "Their work and care to patients and the larger community serve as inspirational models for current and future PAs who will lead our profession into the future." It is my honor and privilege to present the 2012 PAragon Awards to such exceptional leaders in our profession."
The 2012 PAragon Award recipients include the following:
For video of these outstanding PAragon Award recipients, please visit http://www.youtube.com/aapavideo
About the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than 84,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and within the uniformed services. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. It works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of physician assistants and to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare. Visit http://www.aapa.org to learn more.
SOURCE American Academy of Physician Assistants