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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital presented the 2016 Yancey Health Lifetime Leadership Award to George C. Halvorson

Date: January 15, 2016

Venue: The Grand Hall of the Los Angeles Music Center: 135 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital and Community Health Foundation Boards of Directors invited George C. Halvorson to accept a very special honor: The 2016 Yancey Health Leadership Award. The event will be open to the public.  
The award ceremony luncheon presentation was held in the Grand Hall of the Los Angeles Music Center on Friday, January 15, 2016. 
The Yancey Health Leadership Award is named in memory of Dr. Antronette Yancey, whose commitment to health resulted in a national movement. It was created to recognize leaders who demonstrate a passion for public health and vulnerable communities. The work of Yancey honorees is local in impact, national in scope and transformational in effect, resulting in long-lasting improvements in health and the healthcare professions. Our first recipient, in 2014, was Kelly Chapman Meyer, founder of Teaching Gardens, a national program in at-risk schools. Our 2015 recipient was Dr. Cynthia Telles.
This year’s award presentation was scheduled for the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.— a day that has particular significance for those of us interested in social justice and vulnerable communities. More than 500 civic, business, and philanthropic leaders gathered to celebrate the dream of our community: the recent opening of the new Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Hospital. The South Los Angeles community has long awaited this state of the art facility, and the caring, quality care we are now delivering.