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UVMC Receives National Mature Media Award

Awards & Recognition

Ukiah Valley Medical Center has been honored with 21st National Mature Media Award for Merit for the peripheral arterial disease screening and seminar which took place in March of this year.

Joyce Thompson, RN, at UVMC and one of the driving forces behind the event said, “I can’t believe we won an award and am truly humbled. Our goal was to provide an event where our community could come together and learn about the sign, and symptoms of peripheral arterial disease. A free screening was also provided to help participants determine their risk.”

“Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for most Americans, shared Linda Tea, RN, who helped organize and provide the screenings at the event, “Most people at risk for stroke or other cardiovascular disease often don’t have symptoms until after a major event occurs. I’m so glad that we were able to share the peripheral arterial disease screening for free with the community. Those of us who work in the field day-in-and-day-out know the value of screenings in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease,” continued Tea.

The event was attended by over 60 community members, each of whom had a peripheral arterial disease screening done after the seminar.

The seminar which was presented by Andreas Sakopoulos, M.D., F.A.C.S., a cardiothoracic and endovascular surgeon, had this to say about the award, “We have such a wonderful team of professionals at UVMC who are passionate about serving the community and providing access to the resources and services they need to stay healthy and happy. The team is deserving of this award, and I am honored to be a part of their team.”

Awards are given honoring the best marketing, communication, educational material, and programs for older adults. A panel of national mature market experts judge entries based on format, content, creativity, relevance, and overall quality.

(Pictured: Left to Right, Steve Daugherty, Director of Radiology, Karen Han, Ultrasound Tech, Sandy O'Ferrall, Senior Business Development Analyst, Cici Winiger, Creative Specialist, Dr. Sakopoulos, Joyce Thompson, RN Radiology, Bridget Sholin, Marketing Project Manager, Keith Dobbs, Administrative Director, Nick Bejarano, Marketing Manager, pose for a picture with the 2012 National Mature Media Award for Merit.)