Kaiser Permanente employees and doctors are recognized for their volunteer work locally and internationally.
From teaching the importance of clean drinking water in Guatemala to delivering food, clothing, and necessities to homeless people in Atlanta, Kaiser Permanente employees and doctors inspire others to improve community health by taking action around the globe and in their own communities. Fourteen recipients are being honored with the 2019 David Lawrence Community Service Award.
Since 2003, the David Lawrence Community Service Award has recognized individuals and groups throughout Kaiser Permanente that demonstrate extraordinary efforts to improve the health of Kaiser Permanente’s communities. This award is named in honor of David M. Lawrence, MD, a former chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente and lifelong advocate for improving health. Kaiser Permanente will make a $10,000 charitable contribution on behalf of each winner to the nonprofit of his or her choice.
“In a time when communities around the world are facing the challenges of a global pandemic; climate change, and deep social, economic, and health inequities, it is heartening to see this level of dedication and endurance in action,” said Bechara Choucair, MD, senior vice president and chief health officer for Kaiser Permanente. “I am grateful to this year’s award winners, and so proud of the work they’ve done and continue to do.”
Meet the winners of the 2019 David Lawrence Community Services Award: