Los Angeles Community Honors Medical and Clinical Professionals at Sierra Tucson's Fourth Annual "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast

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Sierra Tucson, an international leader in the treatment of addictions, mental/behavioral disorders, 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 8 special categories.

We sponsor this inspirational event as a way to honor the passion of the recovery and behavioral health community.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, Sierra Tucson will host the Fourth Annual Los Angeles "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast to recognize clinical professionals and others for their considerable contributions to the Los Angeles community. The breakfast and ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S. Doheny Drive. 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 will be recognized for their years of service to others:

Action Recognition - Donald J. Kurth, M.D., FASAM

Compassion Recognition - David E. Smith, M.D., FASAM, FAACT

Hope Recognition - Bill Beacham, Ph.D.

Humility Recognition - Peggy Albrecht

Pillar of the Community - Ed Storti, CADC

Resource Recognition - Catherine Scott, M.D.

Spirit Recognition - Carolyn Costin, M.A., MED, MFT

Gratitude Recognition - Jeffery N. Wilkins, M.D.

“For over 27 years, Sierra Tucson has continued to look for ways to give back to those who help so many people," says Christi Cessna, Sierra Tucson's Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing. "We sponsor this inspirational event as a way to honor the passion of the recovery and behavioral health community. Clinicians typically will gather for educational purposes, but this is the only venue where we come together to honor the work that they do.”

About Sierra Tucson

Since 1983, Sierra Tucson has provided compassionate care and clinical excellence. Multi-licensed as a psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center, Sierra Tucson excels at treating coexisting disorders and has developed internationally renowned programs for Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Pain Management, and Sexual and Trauma Recovery. The Progressions Program offers advanced tools for recovery, and in-depth Assessment Services are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Sierra Tucson has been awarded dual Accreditation by The Joint Commission and Pain Program Accreditation by the American Academy of Pain Management.

Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, Sierra Tucson gives patients a beautiful, natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information about the unparalleled treatment provided at Sierra Tucson, call 800-842-4487 or visit 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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