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Finger-Warmuth receives Society’s Presidential Citation

Release Date: April 18, 2013
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

MADISON – Sara Finger-Warmuth, executive director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WAWH), received the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Presidential Citation during the organization’s Annual Meeting April 13 in Madison. Outgoing Society President Tosha B. Wetterneck, MD, MS, FACP, presented the award to Finger-Warmuth for her work as a champion of women’s health issues.

Since 2004, Finger-Warmuth has led efforts to develop and grow WAWH, a nonprofit organization that deals specifically with women’s health advocacy and health policy throughout the entire life cycle. Under her leadership, WAWH has many notable achievements, including the development and distribution of more than 15,000 copies of the Wisconsin Women’s Health Guide, in both English and Spanish; successfully advocating for passage of the Compassionate Care for Rape Victims legislation and creating a toolkit to help hospitals comply; and creation and development of the annual Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Conference.

“The Presidential Citation was established in 1959 to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to medicine or public health. Tonight’s recipient—Sara Finger-Warmuth—certainly has fulfilled that criteria!” said Dr. Wetterneck during the award presentation.

Finger-Warmuth is also executive director of the Dane County Medical Society, serves as president-elect of the Wisconsin Public Health Association, is a Steering Committee member of the Wisconsin-based coalition Covering Kids & Families and chairs the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Public Affairs Committee.

With more than 12,000 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.