Each year, the Spirit of Charity Foundation celebrates the presentation of the Spirit of Charity Award to a physician whose career began or was nurtured in the healing and teaching wards of our historic Charity Hospital and has made a significant contribution to medicine during their career.
This year, the foundation's directors forgo the traditional criteria of the award and presented the honor to our entire University Medical Center New Orleans healthcare team who have sacrificed so much to help our city during the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 3, 2020 a virtual award celebration took the place of the traditional Spirit of Charity Award gala.
The Spirit of Charity Foundation is honoring University Medical Center's heroes for their work and continuing the Spirit of Charity Foundation's nearly 300-year legacy of promoting health and wellness, caring for those marginalized by societal inequities, and standing tall during adversity. They have been on the front lines of the pandemic since the beginning and risked their lives daily. They include but are not limited to doctors, nurses, paramedics and EMTs, medical technicians, pharmacists, behavioral health, food service, and environmental service workers.
Please watch the virtual presentation of the Spirit of Charity award below.