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Pennington Resident Robbi Alexander of Princeton HealthCare System Honored With Frances Black Humanitarian Award In Healthcare

Jan 25, 2008

Pennington resident Robbi K. Alexander, program coordinator for Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) Community Education and Outreach, has been named a recipient of the Frances Black Humanitarian Award in Healthcare, presented by the Friends Health Connection. The award is presented annually to healthcare professionals and organizations that "go above and beyond in the healthcare field to deliver outstanding patient care."

It was presented at the group's 9th Annual Awards Gala on November 15 at The Imperia in Somerset.

As program coordinator for Community Education and Outreach, Alexander is responsible for implementing health education programs, such as health screenings, seminars and special events, that address the needs of senior citizens, minorities and medically underserved groups.

A registered nurse with more than 30 years of clinical and administrative experience, Alexander has been coordinator for Community Education and Outreach since 2004.

This past summer, Alexander played a role in mobilizing PHCS to provide life-saving surgery for an Ecuadorian man suffering a brain aneurysm. William Fernando Morocho Japa was successfully treated at PHCS in June after Alexander learned of the man's plight from a family representative in Hightstown. The hospital and all members of the man's health care team agreed to waive all costs related to Japa's care.

Alexander is part of a community education team at PHCS that offers a continuous lineup of education and outreach programs addressing the needs of women, men, seniors, children, adolescents and diverse populations. In 2006, PHCS presented approximately 1,100 such program reaching some 35,000 people.  More information about the Community Education and Outreach Program at PHCS is available online at www.princetonhcs.org, or by calling 1-888-897-8979.

The Friends' Health Connection is a New Jersey-based, national non-profit organization offering a variety of educational programs as well a support network that links individuals with similar health issues.