Dr. Evelyn Wong of Glendale Adventist Medical Center said she is just an ordinary person, but her profession has given her the opportunity to do some extraordinary things.
On Nov. 5, Wong was recognized for one of those opportunities, when she helped lead a group of doctors that provided medical relief to the people of Haiti following the country's catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake in January.
The National Health Foundation honored Wong and her team with a 2010 Hospital Hero Award at a luncheon held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles during a yearly event hosted by Hospital Assn. of Southern California. The award is given to health-care professionals that go above and beyond the normal call of duty and, as a result, help create miracles for patients.