women in healthcare

Women working in healthcare come from all walks of life. Yet they share certain qualities that compel them to care for others: compassion, commitment, and a consummate level of professionalism. Medelita celebrates the individual strengths each woman brings to the profession, while recognizing the right of all women to feel comfortable, confident and proud of the vital work they do.

Join Medelita in honoring the extraordinary women who provide exceptional care and leadership, with purpose and poise. Know someone who works tirelessly to deliver extraordinary care? Whose level of dedication is an inspiration to all women working in healthcare? Here's your chance to give her the recognition she deserves.

Nominate a colleague or friend by sending an email to celebrating.women@medelita.com. Include in your email a photo and vivid description of how she's inspired you. Nominees who are chosen will be featured on our web site, and both you and your selected nominee will receive a complimentary scrub set or lab coat. You deserve it.

Caring for the Underserved
Physician Assistant Margaret Allen may have found her current calling at age 40. But she began her medical training as a five-year old girl, following her physician father as he made house calls in an impoverished dockside community in England. Read her story.
Finding The Right Balance
If you had told Eliza Chin back in her residency days that she would become a stay-at-home mother of three, "I wouldn't have believed you." Today, Dr. Chin can't imagine her life any differently. Read her story.
Leading Change In Women's Health
Since completing her OB/GYN residency in 1979, board-certified gynecologist Dr. Janice Werbinski has been leading positive change in women's health — for those who seek better access to women-centric care, as well as those who provide it. In the process, she's inspired a new generation of independent, informed and empowered women, including her daughters. Read her story.
Nurse Practitioner And Pioneer
After 30 years dedicated to improving the health and lives and women and families, Mimi Secor is much more than an experienced Nurse Practitioner (NP). She is a passionate patient advocate and educator, a healthcare reformer, and a pioneer. Read her story.
Practicing What She Teaches
Glancing at PA Erin Sherer's long list of accomplishments, you might be surprised to learn she's only 28. In the last two years alone, Erin has completed her Master's, joined faculty at Central Michigan University, written a PA guide book, produced nine instruction videos, and published an article in a leading journal. How did she get so far, so fast? Read her story. Read her story.
An American Nurse Midwife in Ethiopia
With her impressive training, you might expect to find 31-year-old certified nurse midwife Becky Carlton in a state-of-the-art maternity ward in her native California. Instead, you'll find Becky caring for patients, managing chaos, and catching the occasional baby at the Gimbie Adventist Hospital in the remote highlands of Ethiopia. Read her story.
Plastic Surgeon Celebrates Beauty
Only a handful of surgeons - male or female - in the nation have completed surgical training in both Otolaryngology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Catherine Huang-Begovic, MD, is one of them. Read her story.
Dr. Prischmann
Jess Prischmann, MD was destined for great things when she left for college as a 15-year old. Since then, she received the Aaron Selber Leadership Award while completing medical school, then she completed her residency in otolaryngology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She completed her fellowship with with world-renowned facial plastic surgeon Stephen W. Perkins, M.D. and two months later received Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence for earning the highest score in the country on the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery examination. She is now the first female facial plastic surgeon in the state of Louisiana. Read her story in HERLIFE magazine (new window).