Los Angeles Clinical Professionals to be Honored at Sierra Tucson's "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast

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Sierra Tucson, an international leader in the treatment of addictions, mental health issues, and pain management, celebrates professional clinicians in the Los Angeles area who make a difference through their work and dedication. Nearly 300 professionals will gather to honor colleagues who have been nominated and selected by fellow clinicians to receive Recognition Awards in 11 special categories.

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Sierra Tucson has been working with clinicians in the Los Angeles area for over 26 years

On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, Sierra Tucson will host the annual “Gratitude for Giving” Breakfast to recognize clinical professionals and others for their considerable contributions to the Los Angeles community. The breakfast and ceremony will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Almost 300 attendees are expected to join this celebration to pay tribute to their peers. Media are invited to attend free of charge.

The following individuals and organizations will be recognized for their years of service to others:

In Memoriam

  •     Mark Bradley
  •     Milton Birnbaum, M.D.
  •     Tracie Meinhardt

Action Recognition – Ana Nogales, Ph.D.

Compassion Recognition – William Skinner, M.D.

Hope Recognition – Sam Minsky, MFT

Humility Recognition – Marco Pardo, M.A., M.A.P.S., CATC

Pillar of the Community – Rev. Dr. Ronald Simmons

Resource Recognition – MusiCares Foundation

Spirit Recognition – Michael Topp, MFT

Vision Recognition – Edythe D. London, Ph.D.

Wisdom Recognition – KCET

Gratitude Recognition – Jokichi Takamine, M.D.

“Sierra Tucson has been working with clinicians in the Los Angeles area for over 26 years,” states Christi Cessna, Sierra Tucson’s Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing. “We are always looking for ways to give back to the community that helps so many people. While Sierra Tucson sponsors this event, the observance is truly shaped by the Los Angeles therapeutic community to honor the passion of the recovery and behavioral health professionals.”

Sierra Tucson is an internationally renowned, accredited treatment center and a dually licensed psychiatric hospital. Sierra Tucson is a leader in providing innovative, individualized treatment plans for coexisting addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, sexual and trauma recovery, and pain management. Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, Sierra Tucson offers a beautiful natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information, call 800-842-4487 or visit http://www.SierraTucson.com.

Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit CRChealth.com.

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