New Orleans pathologist to receive patient care award

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 27, 2006

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In recognition of his care to New Orleans patients after Hurricane Katrina, the College of American Pathologists will honor Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD, with its first "Distinguished Patient Care Award." The college will present the award at its annual meeting in September in San Diego.

After the hurricane, Dr. Henderson, a pathologist at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, helped set up a clinic in the bar at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and then at the Sheraton Hotel when the Ritz was evacuated. He also tended to patients at the New Orleans Convention Center for several days.

"This is a deeply moving honor," Dr. Henderson said. "Having been 'on the ground' during the entire Katrina crisis and aftermath, and having witnessed such amazing acts of courage and heroism from so many people, I am honored to be 'singled out,' but I am merely one of many, many people."

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