David Lawrence Community Service Award Winners

March 5, 2016

The David Lawrence Community Service Awards are presented each year to honor the exemplary service of individuals and groups across the Kaiser Permanente regions who champion outstanding community benefit activities, demonstrating extraordinary efforts to improve the health of our communities. For the first time in the history of the award, there were two winners from each KP region, for a total of 14 winners.


It is our pleasure to share with you the two Northwest regional winners of the 2015 David Lawrence Community Service Award:

Alison BahrAlison Bahr, Internal Medicine, Gateway Medical Office, recognized for her work with Villages NW, which enables residents in the Portland area to successfully age in place.




Sharon MeieranSharon Meieran, Emergency Medicine, Sunnyside Medical Center, recognized for her work in preventative health advocacy and emergency medicine.




Please join us in congratulating these individuals and thanking them for their service in our community.


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