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2019 TCAA Award of Distinction  2019 TCAA Circle of Excellence 

TCAA Board Chair, Eileen Whalen presented the Award of Distinction for Outstanding Leadership to Barb Jensen for her commitment to advocacy, education and service. Jensen is currently Manager of Trauma Services and a member of the Forensic Nurse Team at EvergreenHealth, a Level III Trauma Center in Kirkland, WA. She has practiced as a Registered Nurse for 39 years, serves in various leadership capacities and is called on for her clinical expertise to advise on trauma related topics throughout Washington state. As a member of the Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) Team, Jensen has served, supported and advocated for victims of physical and sexual assault. More recently, she, along with colleagues developed Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed training programs for employees and members of the local community. TCAA Board Chair, Eileen Whalen, along with TCAA Immediate Past Chair, Dr. Samir Fakhry presented the Circle of Excellence Award to Dr. John Fortune for his many years of service and dedication to the field of trauma. Dr. Fortune currently serves as a “clinical coach” in the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the University of Vermont Medical Center. His career as a trauma and acute care surgeon spans 35 years. Dr. Fortune completed his undergraduate, medical school studies and general residency at Duke University. After spending time at the University of California San Diego, Albany Medical Center, the University of Arizona (Tucson), Southern Illinois Medical School (Springfield) and Upstate Medical University (Syracuse), he settled at the University of Vermont where he served as Trauma Medical Director and residency program director. Dr. Fortune also developed TCAA’s signature Trauma Medical Director and Advanced Trauma Medical Director courses which the organization offers annually to trauma surgeons. TCAA appreciates Dr. Fortune’s contributions to the trauma community and values his continued leadership.
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