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Emory pediatrician wins Lifetime Achievement Award
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Emory pediatrician wins Lifetime Achievement Award

ATLANTA -- Dr. Ann D. Critz, the chief of pediatrics at Emory University Hospital Midtown, has received the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Critz was the only person in Georgia to earn the honor. She was recognized for her tireless dedication to caring for premature infants during a luncheon on Dec. 13.

"Dr. Critz has dedicated a lifetime to giving countless premature infants the ability to survive," said Joseph Parker, president of the Georgia Hospital Association. "She has made such a difference in the lives of the infants and their families, as well as her whole community. She is a much-deserving recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award."

A vast knowledge and skill in caring for premature babies has put Dr. Critz at the top of her field. She trains new nurse practitioners to be sensitive to parents' needs while supporting a baby's will to live, and serves as medical director of the Angel II Neonatal Transport, a mobile neonatal ICU.

The Hospital Heroes Awards are presented every year to 10 people who display outstanding service in the field of health care.

Learn more about Dr. Critz's work at www.pediatrics.emory.edu.

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