Dr. Carla Martin Receives RIHCA's Clinical Leadership Award

October 6th, 2014

This morning, BVCHC’s very own Dr. Carla Martin, was recognized by the Rhode Island Health Center Association, as the recipient of their Clinical Leadership Award during their Annual Meeting. The Clinical Leadership Award recognizes a community health center provider who exemplifies continued clinical excellence and professional development, is innovative in practice or policies, and demonstrates leadership in areas that benefit her organization and/or the system of care. Dr. Martin referred to a health center as being ‘un pueblo unido’ (a unified village) in providing care to our patients. She also mentioned that the whole team is involved in providing good care to our patients.

Dr. Martin mentors Latino medical students at Alpert Medical School and undergraduates at Brown University, serves as an advisor to the Latino Medical Student Association, helped establish an annual bilingual children’s health fair at a Pawtucket elementary school, is the physician champion of Reach Out and Read RI here at BVCHC, and provides excellent care to her patients here, in addition to enjoying time with her husband and three young children.

Dr. Carla Martin receiving RIHCA’s Clinical Leadership Award
(from left to right, RIHCA’s President and CEO, Jane Hayward, RIHCA’s Board of Directors Chairperson, Brenda Dowlatshahi, and BVCHC’s Dr. Carla Martin)

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