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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Honors American Cancer Society with the Inspire Award for Exceptional Community Service

Joel Spear, M.D.

Chicago, Illinois (April 16 2014) – Presence Saint Joseph Hospital recently honored the American Cancer Society with the Inspire Award for community service. Accepting the award on behalf of the American Cancer Society was Nancy Yaw (picture at right with Dr. Luskin-Hawk), executive vice president of the American Cancer Society and chief operating officer of the American Cancer Society’s Great Lakes Division, Inc. More than 60 business leaders, school administrators, community leaders, physicians, cancer care clinicians and cancer survivors attended the event, which was held at the hospital’s Boikan Auditorium the evening of March 11, 2014.

The Inspire Award is presented annually to a community organization or leader who exemplifies the values that inspire the hospital’s community outreach. It also recognizes inspirational leadership that advances the well-being of the community.

“The community service provided by the American Cancer Society is truly inspirational," said Roberta Luskin-Hawk, M.D., president and CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago and Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. “They are doing everything they can to enrich the lives of so many living and dealing with cancer, and we are proud to recognize their work."

About Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago is a nationally ranked, award-winning teaching hospital serving Chicago’s lake shore communities. It is home to many world-renowned physicians and advanced medical technologies. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital is part of Presence Health. More information is available at

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees and 4,000 medical professionals. More information is available at http://presencehealth.org


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