From time to time you will see us promote items on Neurosurgery Blog in order to spotlight some great things which are born out of the many individuals who work on behalf of organized neurosurgery. For our post today we would like to highlight that earlier this week, the American Medical Association awarded Katie O. Orrico, JD, director of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Washington Office at the, with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.
In a press release, AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD, stated, “A coalition builder, Katie Orrico has demonstrated time and again throughout her career a tireless commitment to patients and physicians alike.” He added, “Respected by colleagues for her leadership, mentorship and library of knowledge on policy, legislation and government operations, she is a workhorse for a healthier tomorrow.”
We couldn’t agree more and we are honored to work with Katie day in and day out. Please join us in congratulating her on this wonderful accomplishment!