CSMS Members Honored as HBJ Health Care Heroes

CSMS was well-represented at today's Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony: award finalists Pauline Olsen, MD, William Petit, Jr., MD, Jack Ross, MD, Hank Schwartz, MD, and Prasad Srinivasan, MD are all accomplished professionals who have demonstrated tireless commitment to the communities they serve.

Dr. Olsen, winner of the 2016 Health Care Heroes Volunteer Award, is one of the founders of Malta House of Care, which utilizes a mobile medical van and volunteer health providers to deliver free primary health care to vulnerable communities in the Greater Hartford region. Dr. Olsen helped found the organization in 2006 after retiring from private practice in Hartford.  In 2011, she helped found the Malta Food Pantry located in St. Justin Church in the North End of Hartford.

Dr. Ross, winner of the 2016 Health Care Heroes Physician Award, is the director of Hartford Hospital's Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and HIV Program. A long-time advocate for patient safety, Dr. Ross has developed highly successful hand hygiene protocols and other strategies to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

Congratulations to Dr. Olsen and Dr. Ross on their awards!