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Hamilton couple honoured for leadership

Published: November 27, 2013
Charles and Margaret Juravinski
Charles and Margaret Juravinski received the Lifelong Achievement Award at the Third Annual Update in Geriatrics.

Hamilton philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski are award winners as outstanding role models for their commitment to building caring communities.

The couple, longtime supporters of health care in Hamilton, received the Lifelong Achievement Award at the Third Annual Update in Geriatrics. The one-day session for local healthcare professionals was held at the Hamilton Convention Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

"Their contributions have improved the quality of life of citizens in our community and have helped to ensure that our future health care professionals provide the best care through innovative and evidence based research and life-long learning," said Dr. Sharon Marr, co-chair of the day’s program and an associate professor of medicine of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

As well as the hospitals and university, the Juravinskis have supported the new GERAS Centre, the McMaster and St. Peter's Hospital research and education centre on aging.

This is the third year the award has been given to those showing leadership, integrity, forward-thinking and commitment to communities and lifelong learning by the Division of Geriatric Medicine of McMaster’s Department of Medicine and the Regional Geriatric Program central. Previously, the award has been given to businessman and philanthropist Ron Joyce and McMaster professor emeritus David Sackett.

More than 300 health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, physician assistants and students attended the update sessions.

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