Every year CECA presents two awards to individuals who have went above and beyond for children in Tennessee. Please read more information about these awards below.
These awards are presented during a luncheon at the Annual Update in Acute & Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference.
Advocate for Children Award
This award is bestowed upon an individual who has made an outstanding contribution of major significance to Children's Emergency Care Alliance. Candidates are from all areas of the continuum of pediatric emergency care. This person has provided an indispensable service which is above and beyond all expectations and their efforts demonstrate exemplary dedication to the wellbeing of children.
Joseph Weinberg, MD Leadership Award
Dr. Weinberg has been an instrumental figure in the establishment of Emergency Medical Services for Children both nationally (as EMSC) and in Tennessee (as Children's Emergency Care Alliance). He was one of the original authors of the first publication noting the deficiencies of the healthcare system as it relates to critically ill and injured children. He is the ideal embodiment of a pediatrician that combines his expertise in emergency medicine and political maneuvering to improve care for children. This award is bestowed upon an individual who displays the attributes of a leader that can bring together diverse stakeholders and organizations to improve the care of critically ill and injured children.
2022 Award Presentation Ceremony
The Award Luncheon will be held coinciding with the Annual Update in Acute & Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference.
When: April 21, 2022
Where: 2022 Conference
Past Award Recipients
2019 - Advocate for Children Award: Rhonda Phillippi, RN
Joseph Weinberg, MD Leadership Award: Kate Copeland, MSN, RN NEA-BC
2020 - Advocate for Children Award: Dr. Alex Diamond
Joseph Weinberg, MD Leadership Award: Dr. Trey Eubanks
2021 - Advocate for Children Award: Amber Greeno, MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC, CPN
Joseph Weinberg, MD Leadership Award: Dr. Rudy Kink