|PHLP alumna Judy Southern honored for helping establish children's clinic
Judy Southern, a PHLP alumna, was among the North Carolina recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline Child
Health Recognition Awards for improving children's health. Judy was recognized along with the rest of the staff of the Sunnyside Medical Clinic, a free children's clinic in Winston-Salem. All nominees and winners were announced at an awards ceremony in Wilmington during the North
Carolina Public Health Association's annual meeting.
According to the GlaxoSmithKline press release, Judy, her fellow public health nurses Sandra Clodfelter, Linda Hill, Rhonda Michels, and Natosha Moffitt, along with lab technicians Melinda Hull, Melanie McCoy and
Blake Pate, "make a formidable team when they join forces with other health
professionals... The long-standing collaborative relationship with
Sunnyside Ministries provides vaccinations and medical care--not to mention
smiles, hugs and love--to children of families with no insurance and little
The awards program, which is overseen by the North Carolina
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, ties directly to GlaxoSmithKline's goal of
delivering services of value, said Deirdre P. Connelly, President, North
America Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline. "North
Carolina's public health professionals consistently deliver effective health
services to our communities in innovative, creative, and cost-conscious ways,"
she said. "We applaud them for the value they bring to people's lives all over
year's awards focus on outstanding collaborative programs that affect the
health of children in all nomination categories.
GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Awards were established to honor local
health departments, public health staff and individual citizens for their
dedication to improving child health. A committee of healthcare professionals
established by the North Carolina Public Health Association chose the award
Last updated October 29, 2010