The President’s Award, the highest award given by the university to its friends and supporters, was presented on Friday, Nov. 20 to Our AU Heroes in recognition of their tireless work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The award was for “our health care providers, researchers, volunteers, pastoral care team, members of our facilities team, and countless others,” according to Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.
“Motivated by the needs of our community, [they] have gone above and beyond to provide care, testing and treatment for patients from all over the state of Georgia, and who have overcome indescribable obstacles in the face of a pandemic, inviting the best of Augusta University and AU Health,” Keel said, quoting the award certificate.
Katrina Keefer, chief executive officer of AU Health System, accepted the award on the behalf of the many people mentioned by Keel.
“Thank you for your skill, your grit, your determination, your creativity and the way that you have supported our patients, communicated with their families and supported each other,” Keefer said in addressing the recipients of the award.
Click through the above slideshow and watch the video for more from Friday’s ceremony.