Cream, DePatto named 2013 Healthcare Heroes

Dr. Leah Cream, medical oncologist at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, and Joe DePatto, Life Lion Critical Care Transport paramedic, were awarded a 2013 Healthcare Hero honor as part of Central Penn Parent's sixth annual Healthcare Heroes awards. The program recognizes excellence, promotes innovation, and honors the efforts of individuals and organizations making significant positive impacts on the quality of health care in central Pennsylvania.

Cream won in the category of Breast Cancer Caregiver of the Year for providing support both physically and mentally to patients battling breast cancer. DePatto won in the category of Allied Health and Emergency Medicine Hero.

Cream and DePatto were recognized at a breakfast celebration April 5 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey. Both will be featured in a supplement to the May 2013 issue of Central Penn Parent magazine.

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Last Updated May 01, 2013