Beau McDougall, Rose McDonald, and the Empowered Program at Roseman University in the First Responder, Nurse, and Nonprofit Categories
Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) honored Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Captain Beau McDougall, with the 2023 Winged Heart Award for first responder during its Presidential Installation and Awards Ceremony at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
Rose McDonald, NP, a nurse with Valley Hospital Medical Center and the EMPOWERED Program at Roseman University College of Medicine were the winners in the nursing and nonprofit categories.
Additionally, Brandon Young, of Touro University Nevada College of Medicine, and Qiret Sultan, of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, were presented with the 2023 Student Rising Star Award.
2023 Winged Heart Awards Recipients:
Beau McDougall is a remarkable man who has dedicated his life to serving others. For almost twelve years, he has been a part of the Fire & Rescue Las Vegas team, where he has risen through the ranks to become the current Fire Captain, a position he has held for the past 4.5 years. His commitment to helping others extends beyond his job, and he has been actively involved in supporting diverse charities.
Currently, Captain McDougall is hosting a LUKE day on June 16, where he is raising funds and supplies for canines and animal shelters, showcasing his love and concern for animals. He is also on the board for Professional Firefighters of Nevada, where is actively involved in community support efforts such as sponsoring scholarships through the Nevada Public Education Foundation.
Rose McDonald, NP, is an exceptional registered nurse and a shining example of kindness and compassion in the healthcare industry. At Valley Hospital Medical Center, she has established herself as a true leader in every sense of the word. She is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that her team provides excellent care to every patient who walks through the door. Her remarkable personality and leadership style have created a culture of positivity, cooperation, and effective teamwork in the busy emergency department. McDonald is a source of inspiration and admiration for her colleagues and patients alike.
The EMPOWERED Program at Roseman University College of Medicine, a 501(c)3 founded in 2018, supports pregnant and postpartum individuals experiencing an opioid and/or stimulant use disorder. The program accomplishes this through a multi-pronged approach which involved the facilitation of referrals and care coordination, the development of personalized care plans, counseling services (individual and group), peer recovery and health education. The EMPOWERED Program has had extremely successful results and were recently invited by the State of Nevada to apply in partnership with them for a federal grant opportunity which would expand the program to Reno.
2023 Medical Student Rising Star Award Recipients:
Brandon Young, was born in 1996 to two Chinese immigrants and raised in Chino Hills, California along with two younger brothers. Brandon majored in General Biology at the University of California, San Diego, graduating summa cum laude while actively serving various local communities. As an Orientation Leader, he helped hundreds of incoming students transition into college life while also coordinating a mentorship program for incoming students. Brandon also travelled to Panama and Peru to provide medical services to medially deprived communities and learned about the healthcare systems in those countries.
Qiret Sultan, is a member of the Class of 2024 at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine. Qiret is from Las Vegas and graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pre-Professional Biology, and a minor in psychology. While at UNLV, she served as a Bennett Mentor at the UNLV Honors College helping freshmen to connect with each other and the campus. Qiret currently has been selected by the medical school as a national representative to the Organization Student Representatives through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Qiret is also a co-founder and President for the Middle Eastern and South Asian Medical Student Association. This group provides mentorship, faculty presentations, and service opportunities for students in medical school. Qiret started Project Sunshine, an organization which partners with UMC Children’s Hospital, and Sunrise Children’s Hospital to provide support for children while hospitalized.
“Clark County Medical Society wants to engage our community as we thank the nominees for their service and dedication to raising the bar of healthcare for us all,” states Dr. George Alexander, a CCMS past president who also established the Winged Heart Award in 2023. “Since 2013, we’ve recognized the selfless efforts put forth by local nurses, first responders, and medical-focused nonprofits.”
Recipients for the Winged Heart Award are selected by the CCMS Presidents’ Committee that includes Dr. George Alexander, 2012-13 president; Dr. Nicholas Fiore, 2022-23 president, and Dr. Mitchell Forman, 2023-24 president-elect.
Past Winged Heart Award winners include: Firefighters of Southern Nevada Director Nino Galloway (2022), RN Manager of Southwest Medical Chrystal Rosenau, RN (2022), Hope for the City (2022), Kathy Johnson, RN (2021), SHARE Village in Las Vegas (2021), Sargent Charles Hendrick of City of Henderson Police Dept. (2021), Greg Peistrup, RN (2020), Firefighters of Southern Nevada Bun Foundation (2020), Walter West of Boulder City Fire Department (2020), Cassandra Trummel, RN (2019), Jewish Family Service Agency (2019), Dept. Fire Chief John Steinbeck (2019), LVMPD Officer Charleston Hartfield (2018), Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada (2018), Lynn Hansen, RN, (2018), Kelly Crawford, RN, (2017), Academy of Human Development (2017), Krystal Coffman, RN, (2016), Jalen’s Gift Foundation (2016), Tammy Wert, RN, (2015), and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (2015), Janet Maran, RN, (2014), and Cure 4 the Kids (2014).
About Clark County Medical Society
Established in 1955, the Clark County Medical Society is a professional organization of more than 1,600 physician, resident, and medical student members. The organization advocates for physicians and their patients in Southern Nevada, encouraging the delivery of quality health care within the community. For more information, visit www.clarkcountymedical.org or call 702.739.9989.
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