BY JAMES HARNEY
Caribbean Life and Community News Group celebrated 25 Caribbean American healthcare professionals during its fifth annual Caribbean American Healthcare Awards ceremony at Paradise Catering Hall on June 27.
These professionals were honored for what they do to advance healthcare in New York. President and publisher Jennifer Goodstein said, “Again this year we are proud to be able to recognize the best in New York’s healthcare. What these honorees do every day in their professional lives is so impressive...but what they do outside of work, their volunteerism for example, is equally impressive.”
Once again this year, Caribbean Life Publications and the Community News Group reached out to readers, the medical community and our own editorial committee to recommend the best of the best of our local healthcare professionals, those who richly deserved to be honored for all they have done to make our healthcare system the very best it can be.
Mistress of Ceremonies Claudette Powell called the 2018 Caribbean American Healthcare Awards Gala “a resounding success.
“As the mistress of ceremonies, I was privileged to share the proud moments with the honorees; many of whom were colleagues, friends and associates,” Powell said. “Many thanks to Caribbean Life newspaper for recognizing the enormous contributions of Caribbean American health professionals.”
Powell has been a steadfast supporter of the Healthcare Awards gala, having served as mistress of ceremonies in 2017 as well. At that glitzy event, she spoke about the importance of education for the next generation of healthcare professionals and implored those in her audience, particularly the healthcare students to recognize that education was constant.
“We never stop learning and we must seek opportunities for learning new skills to improve patient care and for personal growth. Keep abreast of emerging research and innovative service to ensure continuing competence in your jobs. The rapid pace of technological growth is expected to continue a trend which will dramatically impact every aspect of our lives.”