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The Galveston County Daily News: Health

September 26, 2016

Health

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McCammon recognized with national award for humanism in medicine

Dr. Susan D. McCammon, associate professor of otolaryngology and co-director of the Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck recently was honored for compassionate, patient-centered care as the 2016 recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine. The award was presented at the 2016 of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. The criteria for the Gold award includes compassion and empathy to patients and their families and co-workers, cultural sensitivity and respect of a patient’s viewpoint.

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