Greene County News
COLUMBUS — Beavercreek resident Dr. Don Nguyen was recently honored by a statewide organization as a champion of health care.
Nguyen was recognized by the Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN) as part of a group of five who were recently honored at the organization’s annual “Lend your Voice—Health Care for All” event at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Columbus. According to a release from UHCAN Ohio, the five honorees were chosen because they each have helped to build the voice of consumers to achieve quality, affordable, accessible health care for all Ohioans.
“The people we honored have worked tirelessly in their communities to give voice to the voiceless,” said Steve Wagner, executive director of UHCAN Ohio.
According to the release, Nguyen, a medical director and the chief of pediatric urology at Dayton Children’s Hospital, was recognized for being a tireless public advocate for health care for all.
“I am thrilled and extremely honored to receive this prestigious award from UHCAN Ohio,” Nguyen said. “I am sharing it with all other activists toiling in the trenches fighting for patients, for a smart, just and affordable health care system for all Ohioans and for America overall. This award reaffirms further my commitment to continue to persevere in this long struggle and fight for all those whose voices are often marginalized or silenced in the pursuit of health, which is an indispensable foundation for a modern and thriving society.”
Other honorees were Patti Collins, Jane Hash, Col Owens and Charleta Tavares.
Content provided by the Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio.