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Springfield Medical Team Recognized at Heart & Stroke Ball
A local medical team was given a prestigious award this evening at a gala to raise funds for the American Heart Association. It was at the Springfield Heart and Stroke Ball that the Springfield-area team was recognized for their excellence in education, innovation, and community leadership. The Dr. James T. Dove Inspired Heart Award was given to a group known as the TAVR team.
"Dr. Dove was a leader in our medical community, said Prairie Heart Institute Executive Director Charles Licore. He championed quality, safety, and value, and bringing the patient first and tonight we're recognizing our TAVR, Trans-Aortic-Valves Replacement Team, as a team that epitomizes the spirit of Dr. Dove."
The gala typically brings in nearly $100,000 for the year and the proceeds go directly to the American Heart Association. The AHA funded more than $6 million in research studies in Illinois alone last year.