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Dr. Troutman Named Physician of the Year

Monday March 26, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 22, 2007) Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness was presented with the Physician of the Year Award at the first annual MediStar Awards Gala, Friday, March 23, at the Louisville Palace Theater.

The award is presented to the physician who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on a local, state or national level to improve accessibility, affordability and quality of healthcare in our region. Since becoming the director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness in January 2004, Dr. Troutman has raised public health to a new level of awareness, particularly with regard to chronic conditions and the need for a more active life style and for healthier eating habits and the awareness of racial and economic disparities in health.

The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement also received an award at the event. The Health Communicator Award was presented to Mayor Abramson and the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement. The award recognizes an individual, organization or entity that has created the most innovative, creative, and effective healthcare education program in the media.

The MediStar Awards were created by Sandy Wensley, publisher of Medical News, a monthly publication dedicated to healthcare professionals. The awards honor outstanding healthcare professionals and organizations in Kentucky, southern Indiana and southwest Ohio who are committed to the advancement of healthcare in the region.

The mission of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville. To learn more about the department’s programs and services go to www.louisvilleky.gov/health.