Nemours Children’s Hospital hosts Business After Hours

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Asian American Chamber members tour the Nemours Children’s Hospital, stopping at a play zone for patients and families. Matt Thursam, Jackson Young, Mitzi Archer, Vanessa Rivera, Gail Rayos, Robert Lee, Dahlia Hayles, Raqcuel Hayles, Ernie Plaza
Asian American Chamber members tour the Nemours Children’s Hospital, stopping at a play zone for patients and families. Matt Thursam, Jackson Young, Mitzi Archer, Vanessa Rivera, Gail Rayos, Robert Lee, Dahlia Hayles, Raqcuel Hayles, Ernie Plaza

Dozens of Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida members enjoyed special tours and an inspiring presentation at the July Business After Hours sponsored by Nemours Children’s Health System.

The event, held at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Medical City area of Lake Nona, was hosted by Nemours’ Brian Richardson. AACC President Gail Rayos used the occasion to announce the 2015 Golden Dragon Awards theme for the dinner and ceremony coming up on October 3, 2015 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. “It’s only fitting, that here, in this setting where the care of our young people is an everyday priority, that we announce a shared commitment to our youth, and this year the AACC GDA theme will be ‘Engaging the Next Generation.”

The special presenter of the evening at the children’s hospital was Dr. Julie Wei, a pediatric otolaryngologist (an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for children), who joined the Nemours Children’s Hospital team in 2013 and has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America”.

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Wei shared an inspiring story of her family immigrating
to Los Angeles when she was age 10 and her resolve to become a doctor that led her to medical school in New York, on to Kansas, to practice her specialty at the Mayo Clinic and ultimately to Orlando. She also has a passion for sharing her professional expertise and is a professor at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine. As a special gift to AACC members, Dr. Wei handed out copies of her family wellness book, A Healthier Wei.

Dr Wei was a living example of the many board-certified specialists who have come from
top hospitals around the country because they share the Nemours Health System’s desire to create a pediatric health care facility that empowers patients and their caregivers, right here in Orlando.

Nemours has grown to become one of the nation’s largest integrated pediatric health systems, providing hospital- and clinic-based specialty care, primary care, prevention and health information services, and research and medical education programs aimed at improving the lives of children and families throughout Florida and in the Delaware Valley region of the country.

Article: Asian American Chamber of Commerce

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