November 18, 2005

Poison Center receives Frist Foundation Award

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David Johnson, M.D.

The Tennessee Poison Center (TPC), housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, recently received one of three 2005 Frist Foundation Awards of Achievement. The award was given in the Team Building category for TPC's poison prevention education program.

Each year at its Salute to Excellence event, the Center for Nonprofit Management presents awards of achievement to select nonprofit organizations that have excelled.

The awards focus on organizations that produce outstanding results while fulfilling their mission in cost-effective ways. A panel made up of community leaders and volunteers selected the finalists and winner based on the award criteria.

TPC officials say the award would not be possible without the continued support of Vanderbilt University and the dedication of the Extension Educators who help Tennessee Poison Center spread the message of poison prevention throughout Tennessee.

Some of TPC's supporters attending the Salute to Excellence were Arnold Strauss, Charlotte Chaney, Bryan Brand, Jim Knight, Sheila Dawling, and Donna Seger, Executive Director of Tennessee Poison Center.