Published: 05/17/2011

Hannah McDowell, RN of Evangelical, Honored by Union County Chapter of American Red Cross

5/17/2011

HannahMcDowellA nurse in Evangelical Community Hospital’s Emergency Department was recently recognized by the Union County Chapter of the American Red Cross at their annual meeting. Hannah McDowell of Penn’s Creek received the Union County Chapter of the American Red Cross’ Charles P. Fasano, DO Medical Hero Award. This award, sponsored by the late Dr. Fasano's family in his memory is given to someone who best represents his character and spirit of giving. McDowell was nominated by Jack Devine, DO.

McDowell’s dedication to missionary work started nearly 23 years ago, and has taken her to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and most recently, earthquake-ravaged Haiti. “She cared for thousands of patients during her remarkable six weeks in Haiti,” Dr. Devine said. “I saw first-hand her dedication as she cared for wounds, fractures, burns, complicated illnesses and childbirth. More than that though, Hannah is noted particularly for her compassionate, caring, selfless attendance to her patients and their families. She gives without reserve and is tireless in her efforts to serve and give to others, at home and worldwide.”

McDowell is the second recipient of the Union County Chapter of the American Red Cross' Charles P. Fasano, DO Medical Hero Award. In 2010, Bradley Moyer, MD, an emergency medicine doctor at Evangelical, received the inaugural Fasano Medical Hero Award.

PHOTO CAPTION: Hannah McDowell (left) recently received the Union County Chapter of the American Red Cross Charles P. Fasano, DO Medical Hero Award at the ARC’s Annual Meeting. On hand for the awards ceremony were Jack Devine, DO (center), who nominated McDowell, and Dr. Fasano’s daughter, Maria Fasano, MD (right).

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