E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, vice president for medical affairs, University of Maryland, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was chosen as the 2010 recipient of the Health Services Leadership Award, presented by the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was recognized at the 17th Annual Health Services Leadership Award Luncheon, held at the warehouse at Camden Yards on Oct. 19.
The Health Services Leadership Award honors an individual who exemplifies the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America, who has a wide influence with his or her peers, and who has provided outstanding community service, as evidenced by the interest and leadership they have given to many worthwhile organizations. The luncheon chairman was Brian Browne, MD, professor and chair of the School's Department of Emergency Medicine.
In addition to honoring Reece, the luncheon also raised money to support Special Needs Scouting, a program designed to reach out to youth (boys ages 6 to 20 and girls ages 14 to 20) with disabilities. The keys to Special Needs Scouting are awareness, education, and flexibility. A staff person dedicated to Special Needs Scouting has been employed to manage this program. This individual will garner the support of other organizations in the Baltimore Area Council that wish to serve youth with special needs.
The Baltimore Area Council serves more than 46,000 boys and girls and 12,000 adults in the city of Baltimore and the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to instill values in young people and to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.
Past recipients of the Health Services Leadership Award include Robert Chrencik, MBA, president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System; William "Brit" Kirwan, PhD, chancellor of the University System of Maryland; Thomas Scalea, MD, professor of Surgery and director of the Program in Trauma at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and physician-in-chief at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center; and Donald Wilson, MD, MACP, former dean of the School of Medicine.