11-17-2011 (Dayton, OH) -
The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton is proud to announce that employee Leslie McGeady of Centerville has been named the 2011 National Hemophilia Foundation’s Social Worker of the Year. Through advocacy and research the foundation exists to improve treatments and find cures for those with bleeding and clotting disorders
Leslie was nominated by three members of the Dayton Children’s team; James French, MD, hematologist oncologist, Nancy Duffy, RN and Sandra Hibner, RN.
“As as social worker, Leslie has provided our patients and families with top-notch psychosocial care” says her nominating team. “She has exceptional rapport with not only our young patients but also with the adolescent and adult patients and parents she interacts with on a variety of levels. Leslie is highly respected and is a valuable resource for our families and the staff as well.”
Leslie has been working for Dayton Children’s on the hemophilia team since 1997 and has served not only as a social worker but also as the program coordinator. As the program coordinator, Leslie plays an integral part in planning and implementing numerous collaborative programs that the Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) and the Southwestern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation offer to families.
“Over the years, Leslie has been a strong advocate for the hemophilia community and has spearheaded several advocacy state wide campaigns when funding for the HTCs was in jeopardy” says her nominating committee.
Leslie has also been a Board Member of the Southwestern Ohio Hemophilic Foundation (SWOHF) since 2004 as well as the Ohio Bleeding Disorder Council and the Ohio Hepatitis C Coalition and the Von Willebrand Advisory council.
Leslie accepted the award on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the National Hemophilia Foundation annual meeting in Chicago.
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