Oct 31 2009
Dr. Benjamin is inspiration to girls considering health and science careers.
Nation needs voice of the Surgeon General as country responds to H1N1 and moves towards health reform.
"The Senate has done the right thing for the nation's health in confirming Dr. Regina Benjamin as our nation's 18th U.S. Surgeon General," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. "As a woman in the field of health I am proud that she will become the third woman to serve as Surgeon General of the United States. She is a true inspiration to girls considering health and science careers."
Dr. Delgado said of Dr. Benjamin, "She is a talented doctor who has shown her commitment to do the best thing for her patient's health despite any challenges that may stand in the way. Dr. Benjamin is the right Surgeon General for this time in our history as we face a range of public health challenges, including the H1N1 state-of-emergency. Our nation is fortunate to have her as America's doctor as we move towards health reform. Dr. Benjamin's straightforward communication and compassion will help us all better know our options and choices on the road ahead to the best health outcomes for all."
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health