Commitment to mother and Child Health: The March of Dimes Honors Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.
“I’m honored to receive this award on behalf of all the physicians, nurses and staff of Northwestern Medicine who provide wonderful care for our patients,” Harrison said as he accepted the award at a ceremony September 15.
In addition, hundreds of Northwestern Medicine employees and physicians and their loved ones participate each year in the March for Babies to raise money for the March of Dimes. Since 2002, our teams have raised nearly $600,000 through events in Chicago, Lake County and DuPage County.
The award, named for the researcher who developed the polio vaccine using funding from the March of Dimes, has been given since 1998. Harrison was the only healthcare executive among this year’s six honorees. Physicians and nurses from other local healthcare organizations also received the award for their patient care, research and community health efforts.