Nogales, Arizona

Awards and Recognition to St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic and Its Volunteers

2016
Awardee: Maria Luz "Coca" Romero
From: Noglaes Infantil Special Olympics
Award: Long-time supporter; her son participated from age 4, and she regularly crosses Clinic patients to participate in the Special Olympics

2016
Awardee: Arizona Hearing Specialists
From: Tucson.com
Award: Reader’s Choice Award
For: Best Hearing Clinic/Facility

2016
Awardee: St. Andrew's Children's Clinic
From: Country Fair/White Elephant
Award: First Place in Service and Charitable Organization category

2015
Awardees: Vicki & Jim Fitzsimmons
From: Madera Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Award: Excellence in Community Service
For: Volunteer work at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic

2014
Awardee: St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: Country Fair/White Elephant
Award: First place in Service & Charitable Organization category
For: White Elephant Parade float

2013
Awardee: St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: Country Fair/White Elephant
Award: First place in Service & Charitable Organization category
For: White Elephant Parade float

Awardee: St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: City of Nogales, AZ
Award: 2nd place, Best of Parade
For: Float entered in the Holiday Light Parade

2012
Awardee: St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: Arizona Interfaith Movement
Award: Golden Rule Community Service Award
For: For providing free, specialized medical care to children living in Mexico who cannot get the care or afford the care they need in their home country

Awardee: St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: Country Fair/White Elephant
Award: Annual Award for Best Grant Application
For: Best grant application written for grant funding from the Country Fair/White Elephant

2011
Awardee: St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: Country Fair/White Elephant
Award: First place in Service & Charitable Organization category
For: White Elephant Parade float

2010
Awardee: Luz María “Coca” Romero
From: Institute for Mexicans Abroad, Mexico
Award: Ohtli, one of Mexico’s most prestigious awards
For: Over 35 years working to help children who live in Mexico who cannot get or afford the specialized medical care they need in their home country

Awardee: Luz María “Coca” Romero
From: Customs and Border Protection along with Raul M. Grijalva, Member of Congress
Award: Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
For: Citizens Academy Recognition for continued care of St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic patients

2008
Awardees: Doctors, Volunteers, & Staff, St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: City of Santa Ana, Sonora with DIF
Award: Special Recognition Award
For: Work with children with difficult capabilities

2007
Awardee: Lourdes Montijo
From: Commission of Sonora and Arizona
Award: Volunteer Recognition Award
For: Outstanding volunteer work in both the US and Mexico

2005
Awardee: Janis Wolfe Gasch, AuD
From: Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences Department of the University of Arizona
Award: Distinguished Alumna Award
For: Distinguished volunteer work at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic and her model private practice in Tucson and Green Valley

Awardee: St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: Santa Cruz Foundation
Award: Outstanding Achievements Award
For: Outstanding achievements and investment in our community

2004
Awardee: Vicki Fitzsimmons, PhD
From: Council of Alumni & Friends of the Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences of the University of Arizona
Award: Professional Achievement Award
For: Significant contributions to the well-being of families and consumers, especially her work at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic

2003
Awardee: Janis Wolfe Gasch, AuD
From: American Academy of Audiology
Award: Humanitarian of the Year Award
For: More than 20 years of dedicated volunteer work at the St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic during which time she treated 4,000-5,000 children

Awardee: James “Buck” Clark
From: Hon Kachina Council, non-profit organization affiliated with St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
Award: 2003 Hon Kachina Award
For: His outstanding and wide-ranging volunteer work, beginning at age 8, and including work with St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic and the Lion’s Club “Operation SEE.”

2002
Awardee: Francisco Valencia, MD
From: Arizona Cardinals
Award: NFL Community Quarterback Award of 2002
For: Outstanding volunteer for a non-profit organization; Dr. Valencia began volunteering at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic at age 15 and his work with the orthopedic staff influenced his career choice. He treated as many as 2,500 patients as a doctor and operated on about 50 patients.

1998

Awardee: Patricia Seldner de Martínez
From: Professional Business Women of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Award: Woman of the Year Award
For: Volunteer work at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic

1998-99
Awardee: James K. “Buck” Clark
From: Holy Cross Hospital
Award: Hon Kachina Award
For: Volunteer work at Holy Cross Hospital and St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic

1993
Awardee: St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
From: Arizona Hospital Association
Award: Excellence in Innovation Award
For: Outstanding service to children living in Mexico

Awardee: Patricia Seldner de Martínez
From: Professional Business Women of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Award: Woman of the Year Award
For: Volunteer work at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic