Pediatric emergency medicine chair receives statewide honor

Robin Foster, M.D.

Robin Foster, M.D.

The chair of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University has received the prestigious Virginia Governor’s EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution for Children.

Robin Foster, M.D. (M.D.’89/M; H.S.’92/M), a longtime advocate for children and pediatric health care in Virginia and medical director of pediatric emergency medicine at CHoR, received the honor on Saturday at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the 36th annual Virginia EMS Symposium in Norfolk.

Each year, the statewide award recognizes an individual or organization that exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the contribution, development and enhancement of EMS for children in Virginia.

“It is overwhelming to receive this recognition for that work when every day I see the sacrifices and the commitment of [Office of Emergency Medical Services] and EMS providers to the health and well-being of every person in the commonwealth,” Foster said.

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