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Aurora BayCare Breast Surgeon Honored With Cancer Care Award

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Green Bay, Wis. - The American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer (CoC) program has honored Green Bay's only fellowship-trained breast surgeon Colette Salm-Schmid, M.D., of Aurora BayCare Medical Center with the 2007 Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award.

Salm-Schmid was nominated for her outstanding leadership and guidance as a physician champion in the cancer program at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. The Commission on Cancer has deemed Salm-Schmid as a leader in quality cancer care and a role model for other staff.

The award recognizes physicians who go above and beyond the regular scope of their duties to improve the quality of and strengthen their cancer program. Salm-Schmid is one of 55 physicians nationwide to achieve this recognition.

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. To learn more, visit www.facs.org/cancer.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay's east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for more than 25 years.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920) 496-6369

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