Pathologists group honors Robinson

Mary Jo Robinson of Cherry Hill, a Kennedy Health System physician, has been honored by the American Osteopathic College of Pathologists (AOCP) with a Special Lifetime Achievement Award.

Robinson, a board-certified pathologist based at Kennedy's Cherry Hill hospital, was recognized for her leadership in the AOCP, as well as her commitment to osteopathic medical education.

Robinson is a past president of the AOCP and currently acts as a liaison between the organization and the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology.

Lawyer Hamilton joins Voorhees firm

Health-care lawyer Linda Hamilton has joined the Voorhees office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll as counsel in the health-care group and in the business and finance department.

Hamilton, who lives in Moorestown, joined the law firm after serving as assistant general counsel at Virtua Health. During her tenure there, Hamilton was involved with the various legal aspects of that health-care system's day-to-day operations, including areas such as patient care and safety, administrative policies and procedures, and medical records.

Acts of selflessness to be recognized

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, composed of the 107 living Medal of Honor recipients, has announced that it will recognize ordinary Americans who have become extraordinary through acts of selflessness with Above and Beyond Citizen Honors.

After a nationwide nomination process by the American public to identify the heroes in our midst for the Above and Beyond Citizen honors, through online balloting, the society will select 50 finalists to represent their respective states. The society will announce three Above and Beyond Citizen Honors recipients at the National Medal of Honor Day ceremony in March. Their remarkable stories of hope and courage will be broadcast to the nation and to the men and women in uniform serving around the world from Constitution Hall in Washington.

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Voorhees boy is a hero semifinalist

Eleven-year-old Rocco Fiorentino of Voorhees is one of 10 top hometown youth heroes from across the country being recognized in the sixth annual Volvo for Life Awards.

Rocco is a semifinalist in the national search for hometown heroes, and with enough votes, he could be in the running to win up to a $25,000 charitable contribution.

Rocco, blind since birth as a result of being born prematurely, was chosen as a semifinalist because he successfully lobbied legislators in New Jersey to provide $1.2 million in public school funding for Braille education and services for children who are blind or visually impaired.

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Snow removal help for seniors, disabled

Camden County offers snow removal to help infirm elderly and disabled residents get out of their homes for necessities, such as prescriptions or visits to the doctor.

The program uses Camden County Jail inmates who are screened, nonviolent offenders and are guarded at all times on the job site.

The program has guidelines that go into effect after each snowstorm of four or more inches of accumulation. At that time, at-risk senior and disabled residents can contact the Camden County Division of Emergency Management at 856-783-4808, ext. 5060, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Among some of the other guidelines: Calls for snow removal will not be taken until after it has stopped snowing. Work crews will be dispatched only after it has stopped snowing. The work crews will remove snow only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.