PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Dr. Ala Stanford has been on the front lines of the pandemic. Now, she’s recognized for her efforts
Next Tuesday, the founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 consortium will receive The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award. The award recognizes those with integrity and empathy who create positive change.Philadelphia Police Searching For Shafeeq Lewis, Accused Of Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy On Way To School
Dr. Stanford said she’s humbled by the honor on Friday.READ MORE: Federal Judge Orders Los Angeles County Sheriff, Fire Chief To Answer Questions About Photos Of Kobe Bryant's Crash Scene
She also spoke about the next steps for her organization, a new health center offering easy access to healthcare.
“We are changing that narrative by providing preventative care and for it to be a one-stop-shop,” Dr. Stanford said. “So often you need labs, you need an x-ray, you need an EKG, and now we’re saying, ‘When you get that moment of time off from work and you come, we’ll take care of you.’”MORE NEWS: Attorneys 'Hit A Snag,' Jury Sent Home In John Dougherty, Councilmember Bobby Henon Bribery Trial
In addition to providing various health services, the new health center will also give out COVID vaccines to the community.