Shotwell Award

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Upon the closing of Metropolitan-Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1991, the Hennepin Medical Society now Twin Cities Medical SOciety) was designated by the former Metropolitan-Mount Sinai Medical Center to assume responsibility for selecting the recipient of The Shotwell Award. The award, a bronze sculpture entitled"Asclepius and Hygieia" was created by Nicholas Legeros of Minneapolis, MN in 2007.

The Shotwell Award was established by Metropolitan Medical Center in 1971 in recognition of the support and dedication of the Shotwell Family. The late Mr. and Mrs. James D. Shotwell established the Louise Shotwell Smith Leukemia Fund for research and the Louise Shotwell Smith and Grace R. Shotwell Nursing Scholarship Funds, of Metropolitan Medical Center. Their gifts to the hospital amounted to more than $670,000.

Wording on a plaque now located on the Courage Kenny Pavilion on the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital reads:

The Shotwell Award, established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Shotwell for their contributions to the hospital, is presented yearly for a noteworthy effort in the field of health care.

This award is presented to a person within the state of Minnesota for a noteworthy effort in the field of health care, including dedicated service to mankind; significant contribution to the field of medicine; significant break-through in some form of research; or innovations and/or improvements in health care delivery.  This award is not limited to physicians or other professionals in the health care field.

Nominations are due by July 31, 2018.

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Shotwell Award