Washington Adventist Hospital Presents Spirit of Mission Award to Robby Brewer
Washington Adventist Hospital recently presented Robby Brewer with the Drs. Lauretta and James Kress Spirit of Mission Award. The Spirit of Mission Award honors exceptional organizations or individuals who exhibit a longstanding, passionate commitment consistent with Washington Adventist Hospital’s mission: to demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.
Named for two physicians who exemplified this mission through their work at the original Washington Sanitarium in the early 1900s – Dr. Lauretta Kress, the first female doctor and surgeon in Montgomery County and her husband, Dr. James Kress, the hospital’s first administrator – this award reflects heartfelt principles and the determination to make a difference as embodied in the work and lives of this extraordinary couple. Robby was recognized as a leader who embodies the philosophy of whole-person care.
This marks the second year Washington Adventist has held an awards gala; last year's Spirit of Mission award went to Bill Novelli, the founder of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.