Last October, two staff members of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland were honored with prestigious awards from nationally recognized organizations for their exceptional contributions and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.
Ellen Raney, M.D., pediatric orthopaedic physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children —Portland, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in the Section on Orthopaedics. The Distinguished Service Award is given to a former or current Section on Orthopaedics member who has provided outstanding leadership and service to the organization. Excellence in education, patient care, mentoring of younger members, volunteer work and service, research and character are all considered. Dr. Raney is the first woman to receive this award.
Susy Molano, certified medical interpreter (CMI) at the Portland Shriners Hospital, was honored with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity, presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health. This award is given each year to a leader who has made outstanding contributions toward achieving health equity and implemented system changes in their community. Molano has worked tirelessly throughout her career as an interpreter to improve access to quality health care for communities with limited proficiency in English.
We congratulate both professionals on their significant contributions and achievements.