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Barbara Chilmonczyk, M.D., Receives American Lung Association in Maine's 2009 Roselle Huddilston Award

Portland, ME - October 13, 2009 - Barbara Chilmonczyk, M.D., clinical advisor for the MaineHealth AH! Asthma Health Program, received the American Lung Association in Maine's 2009 Roselle Huddilston award at the Lung Association's annual meeting October 9. The award recognizes Chilmonczyk's volunteer efforts and her dedication to developing the curriculum for the Maine Asthma Educators Institute, a model adopted for the national curriculum.

"Dr. Chilmonczyk's dedication to professional excellence is matched by her determination to provide the highest quality of care and improved quality of life to those living with asthma and allergies," said Vance Brown, M.D., chief medical officer for MaineHealth. "Her work at MaineHealth has had a positive impact on a statewide level," added Brown.

Chilmonczyk is an asthma and allergy specialist practicing with Allergy and Asthma Associates of Maine in Portland. In addition to her work with MaineHealth, Chilmonczyk serves as the medical director for Maine Medical Center's AH! Asthma Health Program.

The Roselle Huddilston Award was created in 1957 in honor of Roselle Huddilston, a past president of the American Lung Association in Maine and an exceptional volunteer dedicated to improving the health of Maine's citizens. The award is presented annually.

About the MaineHealth AH! Asthma Health Program
The MaineHealth AH! Asthma Health Program is a community-based program that provides education and training to patients and families, communities, schools, childcare organizations, physician office practices, healthcare professionals, pharmacists and businesses. 

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit family of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations working together so their communities are the healthiest in America. Ranked among the nation's top 100 integrated healthcare delivery networks, MaineHealth's member organizations include Maine Medical Center, Miles Memorial Hospital, LincolnHealth – St. Andrews Campus & Healthcare Center, Southern Maine Medical Center, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Waldo County General Hospital, Spring Harbor Hospital, HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, Maine Physician Hospital Organization, NorDx and Synernet. Affiliates of MaineHealth include MaineGeneral Medical Center, Mid Coast Hospital, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and Penobscot Bay Medical Center. 


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