Ninah Clegg, a third-year medical student in the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM), received St.Vincent Foundation’s Caring Angel Award. She is the first medical student to be honored with this distinction.
Clegg’s outstanding compassion and care for an elderly patient during her rotation at St.Vincent Hospital in January resulted in her receiving the award. A Caring Angel Award is given when a patient or a patient’s family has an exceptional experience at St.Vincent and wants to express appreciation in a tangible and meaningful way.
"The significance of the caring angel award is that it comes from a patient or a patient’s relative and is meant to convey caring, professional and attention to the patient and the family that goes way above normal expectations," said Charles Henley, DO, associate dean for clinical affairs for the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine "It is more rewarding coming from a patient more than from a peer group or supervisor. This is probably the most meaningful evaluation Ninah will ever receive because it comes from the heart."
A representative from the foundation presented Clegg with the award and a special lapel pen in the shape of an angel.
In addition to medical school, Clegg has also participated in two medical brigade trips to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic with the organization Timmy Global Health.