MEDI MONDAYS radio show
How social determinants of health are affecting under-served populations in our community, from the experts
EPISODE #37 | 9:30 AM Monday, February 1, 2021
The impact of social determinants of health on COVID vaccinations of the under-served
Guest expert: Walter Egerton, MD, Chief Medical Officer, St. Agnes Medical
Join popular WJNI radio host Terry Base, The Medi's Garcia Williams, and Dr. Walter Egerton, chief medical officer of Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, for a conversation about the social determinants of health! On February 1, they discussed the impact of social determinants of health on COVID-19 vaccinations. Listen in below!
Raleigh, North Carolina native Walter Egerton, MD, currently chief medical officer of Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, previously served as chief medical officer for the Family Health Centers of Baltimore, medical director for employee health and physician advisor for Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, and chief medical officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center's Midtown Campus (formerly Maryland General Hospital).
Dr. Egerton has completed a bachelor's degree in chemistry at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a year of study abroad in Cairo, Egypt through American University, a medical residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in adolescent medicine, each with the US Army Medical Department, and a distinguished career of 23 years in the US Army Medical Department before retiring as a colonel. During his time there he served as assistant chairman of the department of pediatrics at the 34th General Hospital in Augsburg, Germany; consultant to the 7th Medical Command in Adolescent Medicine; brigade surgeon in the US Corps of Cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point, Chief of Staff at Keller Army Hospital in West Point, New York, medical officer for the Orange County Health Department in Newburgh, New York, and commander of Kirk US Army Health Clinic at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, where he also held the position of director of health services and inaugural program director for the Army's Population Health Outcomes Program, most notably overseeing the Pentagon's Post-Disaster Health Assessment after the events of September 11, 2001.
He is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the Society of Adolescent Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the Order of Military Medical Merit. He has been awarded the Verizon Community Innovator Award, the US Army's Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the District of Columbia's Hospital Association's Patient Safety Award, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award, and named the Omega Psi Phi Man of the Year by Phi Nu Chapter in Peekskill, New York.
Tune in every Monday morning to WJNI 106.3 FM https://onlineradiobox.com/us/wjni/ for a new, local conversation about the social determinants of health and how they're affecting under-served populations, with information and experts that can't be found anywhere else. Past episodes of MEDI MONDAYS: The Social Determinants of Health, as well as 2020'S MEDI MONDAYS: The Coronavirus Edition can also be found here.
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