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The Hall O’ Fame honors individuals and group practices that have been outstanding leaders and stewards of the PAC during the prior year. John Callaghan, MD, was one of four inductees for 2017.

AAOS Now

Published 8/1/2018

PAC Awards Presented at NOLC

During the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) in Washington, D.C., Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (PAC) Chairman John T. Gill, MD, presented the Stuart L. Weinstein awards. The annual awards, established in 2013, recognize the individual state with the highest PAC participation rate, and the state that demonstrates the greatest improvement in PAC participation from one year to the next. The honored states have emphasized the importance of PAC membership through leadership and coordinated efforts between their state societies and Board of Councilors representatives to achieve widespread PAC participation.

Delaware was recognized as the state with the highest PAC participation in 2017, at 57 percent. This was the second consecutive year that Delaware received the award. Nevada was honored as the state with the most improved PAC participation, with an 8 percent increase from 2016 to 2017.

The Hall O’ Fame honors individuals and group practices that have been outstanding leaders and stewards of the PAC during the prior year. John Callaghan, MD, was one of four inductees for 2017.
Nevada was honored as the state with the most improved PAC participation, with an 8 percent increase from 2016 to 2017.
The University of Kentucky Residency Program was one of six programs that reached 100 percent PAC participation in 2017. The program was also inducted into the Hall O’ Fame. From left: Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD, MPH; Kevin J. Cronin, MD; and Andrew W. Ryan, MD.
Delaware was recognized as the state with the highest PAC participation in 2017, at 57 percent. From left: Peter F. Townsend, MD; Reid B. Nichols, MD; and John T. Gill, MD.
The Georgia Board of Councilors was also inducted into the Hall O’ Fame. From left: Daniel K. Guy, MD; J. Wendell Duncan, MD; and Todd A. Schmidt, MD.

The PAC also recognized the residency programs that reached 100 percent PAC participation in 2017. Although the programs were formally honored at the third annual Resident Leadership Reception during the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, they received special mention from Dr. Gill at NOLC because of their hard work and dedication to the PAC. The six residency programs that reached 100 percent PAC participation in 2017 were Atlanta Medical Center, New York University, Universidad de Puerto Rico, University of Connecticut, University of Kentucky, and University of Maryland.

Last year at NOLC, the PAC unveiled its newest donor recognition program, Hall O’ Fame, which honors individuals and group practices that have been outstanding leaders and stewards of the PAC during the prior year. The 2017 Hall O’ Fame inductees were recognized for their lifetime achievement (dollars raised), peer-to-peer fundraising, resident involvement, and group practice engagement. Inductees were John Callaghan, MD, the Georgia Board of Councilors, OrthoIndy, and the University of Kentucky Residency Program. Photos of the inductees will be placed on the Wall O’ Fame at AAOS’s Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C.