Meltzer, Yancy receive American Heart Association’s top volunteer award
DALLAS, June 26, 2014 – The American Heart Association presented its 2014 Gold Heart Award to Baltimore executive Neil Meltzer, M.P.H., and Chicago cardiologist Clyde Yancy, M.D., M.Sc. The award is the highest honor the association gives in recognition of continued, distinguished service.
The awards were presented at the association's 2014 Gold Heart Banquet in Dallas on June 24.
Meltzer, president and chief executive officer of LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, was the association’s president in 2009-10 and has been a volunteer since 1995. He has chaired the association’s Advocacy Coordinating Committee and Hospital Accreditation Business Management Committee, and currently chairs the organization’s Compensation and Benefits Committee.
Yancy, chief of the Division of Cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, was the association’s president in 2009-10 and has been a volunteer for more than 20 years. He played a key role in developing the organization’s Life’s Simple 7 platform to help patients reduce their cardiovascular risk, and has been a leading national spokesperson on topics including cultural health disparities, disease prevention and heart failure.
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