JEFFERSON AWARDS .
Jefferson Award Medalists
The 14 local people nominated for Jefferson Awards that honor community and public service were feted at Century House Restaurant in Latham. The awards, which began in 1972, are a call to action for volunteers. Each year, St. Peter's Health Care Services, NewsChannel 13 and the Times Union recognize the Capital Region nominees. Following are the six chosen as finalists. One of them is chosen as the Capital Region's representative at a national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in June.
Dr Bob was chosen and will be recognized on June 15-17th, 2009
Dr. Robert Paeglow "Dr. Bob" works daily to treat the physical and emotional needs of the indigent and uninsured in Albany. He mentors medical school students, teaching them compassion, humility and the true meaning of health care. On mission trips to Africa, he has established clinics and taught medical students how to do the same.
the Jefferson Award is a non monatary award