Chicago Medical and Clinical Professionals to be Honored at Sierra Tucson’s Fifth Annual “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 Chicago area who make a difference through their work and dedication. Over 140 professionals will gather at Sierra Tucson’s Fifth Annual Chicago “Gratitude for Giving” Breakfast to honor colleagues who have been nominated and selected by fellow clinicians to receive Recognition Awards in six special categories.

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We celebrate the professional dedication and commitment of these individuals

On Friday, November 18, 2011, Sierra Tucson will host the Fifth Annual Chicago “Gratitude for Giving” Breakfast to recognize medical and clinical professionals for their considerable contributions to the Chicago community. The breakfast and ceremony will begin at 8:00 a.m. at W Chicago Lakeshore, Altitude, 33rd Floor, 644 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois. Over 140 attendees are expected to join this celebration to pay tribute to their peers. Media are invited to attend free-of-charge.

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

Compassion Recognition – Michael Baldinger, M.D., Harborview Recovery Center

Hope Recognition – Paul Sweetow, LCSW, Student Life Skills

Humility Recognition – Janet Pickett, R.N., CARN, CADC, Illinois Professionals Health Program

Spirit Recognition – Paige Greytok, LMFT, LCPC, CADC

Vision Recognition – Thomas Wright, M.D., Rosecrance Health Network

Gratitude Recognition – Patricia Santucci, M.D., National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

“Sierra Tucson recognizes the immense contributions of professionals in the addiction and mental health fields,” states Christi Cessna, Sierra Tucson’s Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing. “Therefore, Sierra Tucson created the ‘Gratitude for Giving’ event as a special way to honor these incredible people. At this Fifth Annual ‘Gratitude for Giving’ Breakfast in Chicago, we celebrate the professional dedication and commitment of these individuals. We are grateful for their gifts to the community.”

About Sierra Tucson

Since 1983, Sierra Tucson has provided “Compassionate Care and Clinical Excellence.” Multi-licensed and accredited as a Psychiatric Hospital and Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center, Sierra Tucson excels at treating coexisting disorders and has developed internationally acclaimed programs for:

Full-time medical staff and professional multidisciplinary teams utilize a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach and the most progressive, innovative therapies available. Individualized treatment plans are developed for each patient, and a comprehensive Family Program is included to enhance recovery and extend healing to the family. 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

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


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