Healy Award fundraising initiative achieves $200,000 goal

Dr. Healy standing next to a list of donors to his eponymous traveling mentorship award at the ACS Clinical Congress 2015 in Chicago, IL

Dr. Healy standing next to a list of donors to his eponymous traveling mentorship award at the ACS Clinical Congress 2015 in Chicago, IL

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation announced in November 2015 that the fundraising initiative for the Gerald B. Healy Traveling Mentorship Award had reached a successful conclusion. The fund was established to honor ACS Past-President and Past-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon)—a passionate advocate for engaging young medical trainees in lessons in safety, quality, and professionalism. Dr. Healy is Emeritus Gerald B. Healy Chair in Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA; professor of otology and laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston; and member, board of directors, Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety.

The Healy Award will be used by one recipient annually to visit and engage with one or more successful mentors. The recipient will be expected to publish a substantive article in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons detailing the educational experience. Over time, Healy award recipients will preserve their mentors’ wisdom and guidance for themselves and future generations of surgeons.

The ambitious goal of $200,000 was set to initiate the annual award and was achieved through the generous support of many Fellows and friends. Those who would like to honor Dr. Healy in this unique way may continue to donate to the fund. Learn about other ways you can give to the ACS Foundation. For more information, call 312-202-5338.

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