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Published on December 01, 2009

Abington Memorial Hospital
Honored with NAACP Humanitarian
Service Award

Abington, PA (December 1, 2009) — Abington Memorial Hospital recently received the Humanitarian Service Award from the Willow Grove Branch of the NAACP. The honor, which was presented to the hospital at the NAACP's 35th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, was awarded for the quality of medical services, continuing diversity goal accomplishments and community health outreach. Abington Free Library, Abington School District, Abington Township and the Abington YMCA were also honored.

"Through our vital partnership with the NAACP, Abington has taken major strides in diversity, in part by improving cultural and social awareness," said Richard L. Jones, Jr., president and CEO of Abington. "Along with assisting in the implementation of the Diversity Department and diversity training for all employees, the Willow Grove Chapter offers Abington valuable feedback and insight on the issues and questions surrounding diversity."

About Abington Memorial Hospital

Abington Memorial Hospital is a 665-bed, acute care teaching hospital with a medical staff of more than 900 physicians and more than 5,600 employees. These professionals provide medical care and health services to residents of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

A regional provider, Abington Memorial Hospital has the only Level II accredited trauma center in Montgomery County and offers highly specialized services in cardiac care, cancer care, neurosciences, orthopaedics and maternal/child health.

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