Harman Award Recipient 2017: Shriners Hospital for Children

A group from Shriners Hospitals poses with the Harman Award at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2017.

 

Each year, the Harman Award is given to a Phoenix Society supporter that has had a significant impact on our community and organization programs through financial and volunteer leadership. This year's recipient is Shriners Hospital for Children.

Shriners Hospital for Children leadership and staff have been committed Phoenix Society partners as we have developed, implemented, and expanded access to long-term care resources.

Their participation in Phoenix World Burn Congress dates back nearly 30 years and continues today as a key strategic partner. Each of the Shrine Burn Hospitals has financially supported this important work.

“It takes a team, and Shriners Hospitals for Children is a very big team with very big hearts,” said Marjorie McEttrick-Maloney, RN, BSN, MPA/H, and Chief Nursing Officer at Shriners Hospitals Children. “Patients are at the center of our hearts always. They are the most important part of what we do.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children’s other support includes assisting with the development and staffing of the Phoenix UBelong Program; contributing to the development of Phoenix Society’s Journey Back school reentry program; and investing in the Phoenix SOAR program at each of their hospitals, expanding the number of trained peer supporters available for new survivors and their families.

“The Shriners Hospitals for Children have a legacy of caring for the needs of children and families impacted by burns,” said Lorraine Carli, Phoenix Board President. “Their work with the Phoenix Society as a leader in the burn survivor community has helped advance the understanding of the needs we have yet to address. Together, we are greater.”

 

This story is an excerpt from The Phoenix Society’s® Burn Support Magazine, Issue 3, 2017.  Burn Support Magazine is a tri-annual publication that contains articles on the emotional, psychological, and social aspects of burn recovery.  All Rights Reserved.

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