PHOENIX NUN/PHYSICIAN HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS CARING AWARD
Award Winner to be Inducted Into “Hall of Fame for Caring Americans”
Senator Robert J. Dole, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Val J. Halamandaris, Founder and Executive Director of the Caring Institute, announce Dr. Adele O’Sullivan of Phoenix, Arizona, medical director of Health Care for the Homeless, as one of the 2008 National Caring Award adult winners. This honor is bestowed annually upon the most caring people in America.
“On behalf of our board of trustees, it is a great honor for us to pay tribute to these extraordinary people who have used their lives for the betterment of others. They are wonderful role models and the very personification of caring,” said Senator Dole.
Adele O’Sullivan was raised in a loving, Irish Catholic family that inspired her to live the dictum “feed the poor and clothe the naked.” Dr. O’Sullivan, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, earned her medical degree in 1984. In 1996, she took a position as a doctor at a homeless clinic. Today, Dr. O’Sullivan divides her time between caring for her patients at her Health Care for the Homeless clinic and finding those on the streets of Phoenix, AZ who need her care. The clinic now cares for approximately 3,000 patients every year and will soon be joined by a recuperative care center for the homeless. Seeing the Christ in each man, woman and child she tends to, she encourages each to “open up” by washing their feet, something she views as both medically necessary and spiritually uplifting.
Dr. O’Sullivan and four other National Caring Award adult winners will be honored during an induction ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2008 at the Frederick Douglass Museum & Hall of Fame for Caring Americans on Capitol Hill, located at 320 A Street, N.E. in Washington, D.C. The winners will receive their awards at the official National Caring Awards ceremony the same evening in Washington, DC.
The Caring Institute was founded in 1985 by Val Halamandaris as a result of his first meeting with Mother Teresa. Its mission is to promote the values of caring, integrity and public service.
For more information, please visit www.caringinstitute.org
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