The Admiral Kaufman Award is
intended to honor a local physician or health care professional who delivers
Outstanding Community Service to our beneficiaries and staff. The recipient of this award is an innovator
and leader in process improvement and patient safety initiatives. He’s one of
the few medical professionals able to positively affect the world.
This year, Naval Hospital
Jacksonville is pleased to present the 2013 Admiral Paul Kaufman Award to Dr.
Yank D. Coble, Jr. – who epitomizes the
fundamentals of the medical profession – caring, ethics and science.
CAPT Gayle D. Shaffer, DMD, Yank Coble, MD, and Eli Lerner, MD
His leadership at the UNF
Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy and the Quality Collaborative of
NE Florida continue to bring together regional leaders to tackle local health
care concerns. These efforts have been
instrumental in implementing the "patient centered caring communication in
healthcare initiative", as well as the rational prescribing of controlled
substances initiative, both of which have improved patient safety and
highlighted this region. Naval Hospital
Jacksonville would not have been included in these initiatives, which have
improved our reputation among the NE Florida medical community, without the
support, encouragement, inclusion, and leadership of Dr. Coble.
In addition to its local and
regional efforts, the UNF Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy
participates in and collaborates with health-care and medical-care
organizations around the globe, including the World Medical Association, the
World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Coble is truly a
catalyst for global understanding and collaborative action.
Dr. Coble’s commitment to improving
health and medical care around the world, to Navy Medicine and to Naval
Hospital Jacksonville should absolutely be recognized by receipt of this honor. Thank you Dr. Coble, for all that you do!
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