Faegre Drinker Healthcare Hero Award
Established in 2020, the Faegre Drinker Healthcare Hero Award recognizes a healthcare professional, caregiver, or worker whose skillful performance and deep compassion exemplify Jefferson’s commitment to always putting people first.
Faegre Drinker Healthcare Hero, 2021 Marc J. Altshuler, MD
Marc Altshuler, MD, is Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Attending Physician and Residency Program Director at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Altshuler’s volunteer work began as a Jefferson medical student in the late 1990s with his involvement in JeffHOPE, a student-run clinic serving the homeless community of Philadelphia. His passion for the health of underserved communities expanded beyond the homeless to refugees. In 2007, he founded the Jefferson Center for Refugee Health, the largest medical provider of refugee healthcare in the city. The center, which he currently directs, created a comprehensive care model that has been recognized and replicated in Philadelphia and other U.S. cities.
Faegre Drinker Healthcare Hero, 2021 Patricia C. Henwood, MD
Patricia Henwood, MD, is the James D. and Mary Jo Danella Chief Quality Officer at Jefferson Health, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Global Strategic Partnerships, and Quality Officer for Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Health. Since the onset of the pandemic, she has been a member of Jefferson Health’s COVID-19 leadership team. Building on a background of civilian-military global humanitarian response, she is leading Jefferson Health’s engagement in Operation Allies Welcome, providing medical support associated with the Afghan evacuation through Philadelphia.
Faegre Drinker Healthcare Hero, 2020 Kelly Zabriskie, MLS, BS, CIC
Kelly Zabriskie, MLS, BS, CIC, is Enterprise Vice President of Infection Control for Jefferson Health and President of the regional chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control. Before coming to Jefferson in 2016, she was Infection Preventionist at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and previous to that, Director of Infection Control and Risk Management at Kimball Medical Center.