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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2006

Crystal Hill presented with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

DAYTON, OHIO-Fourth-year medical student, Crystal D. Hill, received the "Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award" during the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine's graduation ceremony at the Schuster Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 26th.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sponsors the annual Humanism in Medicine Awards at more than 80 of the nation's medical schools. Its goal is to improve doctor/patient relations and foster healthcare professionals who exhibit the highest level of respect, sensitivity, and cultural competence for the patients and families they serve, and to nurture and perpetuate the tradition of the "caring doctor."

This award is presented to those who best demonstrate the foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

Hill was nominated by her fellow students and faculty members and was given the award for her "consistency in demonstrating compassion and empathy in the delivery of health care to patients and their families." Hill is a graduate of Beavercreek High School and holds a B.S. in occupational therapy from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a student government representative for the class of 2006, and an active member of the Christian Medical Association and the Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Prior to attending medical school, Hill worked as an occupational therapist serving the Greene County Education Service Center, the Abilities First Foundation in Middletown, and the Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.

Hill and her husband reside in Kettering with their two sons. Hill will complete a residency in pediatrics at The Ohio State University Children's Hospital in Columbus.