News Release

June 30, 2010

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

ED Chief Named ‘Healthcare Hero’

CHA Honors Dr. Robert Fuller of West Hartford

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Dr. Robert Fuller, chief of service in the University of Connecticut Health Center Emergency Department, has been named one of the Connecticut Hospital Association’s 2010 "Healthcare Heroes."

Fuller, of West Hartford, was one of 10 Connecticut health care professionals so recognized for their work both in their field and in the community at large. He was among the first physicians to arrive in Port-au-Prince on a mission with the International Medical Corps following the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January.

CHA presented its Healthcare Hero Awards at its annual meeting June 30.

Caption: Dr. Robert Fuller (right) is a 2010 winner of the Connecticut Hospital Association’s “Healthcare Heroes” Award, largely in recognition of his volunteer work in Port-au-Prince following January’s earthquake in Haiti. (Photo by Margaret Aguirre, International Medical Corps).

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