A CoxHealth leader is the recipient of Community Foundation of the Ozarks Inc.'s Humanitarian Award for the second straight year.
Dr. Robin Trotman, an infectious diseases specialist, is this year's award winner, according to a news release. CoxHealth President and CEO Steve Edwards was the recipient last year.
Trotman, who was nominated by Edwards, is being honored for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic. He's supported state and federal response efforts, and was a member of Gov. Mike Parson’s advisory panel to establish policy and prepare for the surge. He also helped prepare a study involving a Springfield Great Clips salon that showed mask wearing was effective in preventing the spread of the virus.
“These efforts did not preclude his other infectious diseases work,” Edwards said in his nomination letter. “He continued to see patients in clinics and took time to mentor medical students training at the Springfield Clinical Campus of the MU School of Medicine.
"Future generations will likely shape the world based on what they have learned and seen from Dr. Trotman, who is always willing to educate and explain in a kind way that people understand.”
A 16-year CoxHealth employee, Trotman is the 36th person to receive the Humanitarian Award over 32 years, according to the release. He's slated to be honored at a Nov. 9 ceremony hosted by CFO and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Ozark Region Chapter.
Trotman will receive a cash award of $5,000, which typically is donated to charity.
The Humanitarian Award selection committee this year was comprised of Rev. Kenneth Chumbley, Tim Connell, Rev. Saehee Duran, Lyle Foster, Brandy Harris and Rev. Phil Snider.
Read the profiles of this year's honorees.