The Broxson Award

The-Broxson-AwardThe Broxson Award was created to recognize the individual on the Wright-Patterson Medical Center staff who most significantly touched the lives of families residing at the Fisher and Nightingale Houses with compassion and support.

The award is named after Dr. Emmet Broxson, Director of the Pediatrics Specialty Clinic, Wright-Patterson AFB Medical Center from 1988 to 1996 and was established by the founder of the Nightingale House, Capt. Gretchen Lizza.

The Broxson Award is the most prestigious recognition given by the Houses in honor of the families we serve. Our families vote and choose the recipient each year. The award is meant to distinguish that medical servant who, like Dr. Broxson, epitomizes virtue and strength.

Dr. Emmet Broxson’s dedication and gentle ways endeared him to the families whose children he treated during his service in the U. S. Air Force. Diagnosis and care of children who battle catastrophic diseases – diseases without cure – is by far the most difficult area of medicine. Physicians and their staff who attend to these children tirelessly search for answers.

Dr. Broxson distinguished himself through his consummate love of children and daily demonstration of a faith in wisdom that transcends understanding. This is why the award is named for Dr. Broxson.

The Broxson Award celebrates the humility and strength of Dr. Broxson. The award was first presented to him and now identifies others who exhibit dedication to their practice and compassion for others.

2016 Recipient

First Lt. Brittney Rufus, Clinical Nurse, Inpatient Medical/Surgical
» Read about the 2016 recipient here.

Past Broxson Award Recipients

2015
Lt Colonel (Dr.) John W. Powell – Orthopedic Surgeon, 88 SGOS
1st Lt Neal J. Alexander – Pediatric Nurse, Pediatric Flight, 88 MDOS
1st Lt Leslie A. Whiting – Clinical Nurse, MIU, 88 IPTS
Amber N. Van Hoose – Clinical Nurse, Cancer Care Center, 88 MDOS
» Read about the 2015 recipients here.

2014
Major (Dr.) Michael Palmer, Orthopaedic Surgeon

2013
Major (Dr.) Elizabeth P. Tran, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

2012
Major (Dr.) Stefanie K. Horne, Staff Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat)

2011
Major (Dr.) William K. Skinner, Radiation Oncology

2010
Major (Dr.) Jorge Arzola, Staff Urologist and Chief of Surgical Specialties

2009
2d Lieutenant Jessica Roberts, In-Patient Surgery Recovery Unit

2008
Colonel (Dr.) Leo D. Hurley, Director of Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery

2007
Lt Colonel (Dr.) Ronald Hale, Radiation/Oncology

2006
Kay Baumgardner, Warfighter Laser Surgery Center

2005
Major (Dr.) Eric Trueblood, Internal Medicine Clinic B

2004
Warfighter Laser Surgery Center

2003
Major (Dr.) William Decker, Radiation Oncology

2002
Noni Heinrich, Pre-Admissions

2001
Major (Dr.) David M. Powell, Chief, Hematology/Oncology Center

2000
Hyperbaric Chamber Team

1999
Lt Colonel (Dr.) Sandra Herrington, Radiology

1998
Major (Dr.) Kelvin B. Raybon, Oncology

1997
Captain Anita Herrera, Nurse, 3 West

1996
Major (Dr.) Patrick W. Townsend, Radiology

1995
Radiology

1994
Major (Dr.) Jeffrey Carlson, Radiology

1993
Lt Colonel (Dr.) Emmett Broxson, Pediatric Specialty Clinic