DR. NADINE KASLOW
DR. JOY BAKER
Dr. Kaslow chose clinical psychology because she is dedicated to empowering children and adults alike to cope effectively with life’s challenges and to lead productive and meaningful lives. She believes every individual, particularly those with serious mental illness and who often have few material resources, deserves the highest quality mental health care possible. Her colleagues and fellow clinicians call on her often to calm “crisis” situations. Her work includes the treatment of intimate partner violence and suicidal behavior in African American women, evidence-based interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder, and a suicide prevention program. Next Generation Healer: As a LaGrange, Ga. native, Dr. L. “Joy” Baker is particularly aware of the need for access to quality healthcare in Georgia. Our state has the dubious distinction of having one of the nation’s highest morbidity and mortality rates for women and children, primarily due to inadequate numbers of providers outside the metro region. Dr. Baker is not only a physician, but also a humanitarian; she trained at the Morehouse School of Medicine where she was a Merit Scholar, graduating from medical school with honors and becoming the first medical student to win the United States President’s Award for Community Service in 2008 and the Arthur P. Gold Foundation award for Humanism in medicine in 2009. She is a fourth year resident today, leading her class along with a rigorous research schedule. Dr. Baker continues to lead by committing to positively impact the underserved and rural areas by practicing general Obstetrics and Gynecology in Columbus, Ga., upon graduation in 2013.
Ada Lee & Pete Correll Health Care Legacy: The Metro Atlanta Chamber is the primary advocate for the business community and quality of life issues in the metropolitan Atlanta region. The current strategy focuses on expanding the businesses and strengths of the region as well as supporting fresh, innovative entrepreneurs. In 1910, the Chamber successfully campaigned for a $3 million city bond which funded the expansion of the water and sewer systems, Grady Hospital and several new schools. The ties to Grady run deep and were substantially re-engaged nearly a century later, in 2007, when the threat of the hospital’s closure was on the horizon. Corporate heads were alerted, data was crunched and a full throated campaign for Grady’s survival was launched. Grady’s present day turnaround, in large measure, is credited to the Metro Chamber as well as to the leadership and support from its members. Georgia is fortunate to have both this extraordinary place and these exceptional people to care for its sick and traumatically injured. Additionally, there are preventive services to keep us healthy and strong. Most significantly, the Grady cross is always lit, serving as a beacon for all those in medical need, regardless of one’s city of origin, personal background or social station in life. For more information, visit www.gradyhealthfoundation. org/good-causes/white-coat-grady-gala/
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