Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Honors Responders at "A Cut Above" Ceremony

Northwestern Medicine
News October 21, 2016
Photo caption: Dr. James G. Adams, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Northwestern Medicine, speaks at the 6th Annual A Cut Above Ceremony at Lake Forest Hospital.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital honored the exemplary efforts of first responders throughout Lake County at its annual “A Cut Above” ceremony. The “A Cut Above” ceremony was established to recognize the extraordinary efforts of local firefighters, paramedics and other emergency responders. The annual awards are presented in memory of Schaumburg firefighter Anthony M. Gallo, Jr. and all those who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
 
“Every year our local firefighters and paramedics go above and beyond to save lives and keep our residents safe,” said Thomas J. McAfee, president of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. “In an emergency, they are often the first people to arrive and their training and quick decisions save lives. We want to thank them for their bravery, for their teamwork and for representing the very best of our community.”
 
First responders from neighboring communities including Northbrook, Grayslake, Wauconda, Long Grove, Countryside, North Chicago, Libertyville, Mundelein, Lake Zurich, Deerfield-Bannockburn, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Buffalo Grove, Greater Round Lake, Palatine, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Great Lakes and Waukegan, attended the event.
 
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