This week, Huntington Hospital presented Dr. Jane Goodall with an honorary Heart of Huntington Award, an honor which recognizes individuals for their compassionate care.
“When I think back on these past few years, there are some bright lights and silver linings that broke through the fog of COVID-19,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Huntington Hospital. “Dr. Goodall immediately comes to mind. Her thoughtful, ongoing outreach to the Huntington family in times of great challenge and struggle made a real difference to our caregivers. She continues to be a bright light to us all. It’s a privilege to present her with our Heart of Huntington award.”
Dr. Goodall is not only a scientist, conservationist, and activist; she’s a close friend of Huntington. Throughout the pandemic, she sent heartfelt videos, speaking words of encouragement and support to staff. Dr. Shriner notes, “She is incredibly intelligent, sensitive, warm, funny, passionate about making a difference for animal lives and underserved communities. She’s an inspiration for all of us to protect our precious planet.”
Dr. Goodall has not only been a supporter of Huntington’s caregivers, but actively involved with The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project for several years, whose mission is to provide medical, surgical, social work, veterinary and specialty care to communities in East Africa.
Huntington Hospital’s Heart of Huntington Award, originally developed as a peer-to-peer recognition program for employees, was inspired by an extraordinary act of kindness experienced by Dr. Morgan. To learn more about the Heart of Huntington Award, please go to https://www.huntingtonhospital.org/about-us/heart-of-huntington/
About Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
Dr. Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her work around the world and for generations to come. JGI continues the field research at Gombe and builds on Dr. Goodall’s innovative approach to conservation, which recognizes the central role that people play in the well-being of animals and the environment. In 1991, she founded Roots & Shoots, a global program that empowers young people in nearly 60 countries and since it’s inception in 1991 has greatly impacted youth in over 100 countries to act as the informed conservation leaders that the world so urgently needs. Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises and her reasons for hope. In her books and speeches, she emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual action. Dr. Goodall is a UN Messenger of Peace and Dame Commander of the British Empire. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org