GENEVA – Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva honored a doctor for her medical mission work with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, officials announced in a news release.
Dr. Beth Froese, a physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine specialist at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group in Geneva and Warrenville, received the award Jan. 11 during the 39th annual awards program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the release stated.
Froese was recognized for her medical mission work, which has included trips around the globe to locations including Nepal and El Salvador, the release stated.
Froese also traveled to a remote village in Kenya to provide volunteer medical care and train local residents as community health officers empowering them to better the health of their family, friends and neighbors, the release stated.
Froese does her mission work through World Relief, an organization that partners with local churches in the U.S. and abroad to transform vulnerable communities economically, socially and spiritually, the release stated.
Northwestern Medicine launched the Humanitarian Awards Program in 1979 to commemorate the life and legacy of King and to celebrate his virtues and the ideals of community giving, equality, unity and excellence, the release stated.
The award honors individuals, both employees and physicians from across the Northwestern Medicine health system, who best exemplify the ideals of King, as demonstrated by a positive impact in the community, the release stated.
Since its creation, the Humanitarian Award has been awarded to 74 employees and 27 physicians, the release stated.