Save the Children, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, recently recognized a UNC Charlotte School of Nursing Alum for his extraordinary service in health care.
Donn Kropp, RN, is one of nine frontline healthcare workers selected by the organization to receive an inaugural REAL Health Care Heroes Emergency Care Award. The REAL Awards recognize the best frontline healthcare workers for their lifesaving service in the United States and around the world.
Kropp, a 2001 graduate of the School of Nursing’s RN-BSN program, has traveled to various natural disaster sites around the world to offer his services as an emergency and trauma nurse. He most recently tended to earthquake victims in Kashmir, India, and Haiti.
Currently residing in Redding, Calif. with his wife and two children, he also operates two companies dedicated to enhancing continuing education opportunities for professionals in the medical field.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton recognized Kropp at the Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif. in January. Kropp also joined his eight fellow award winners at the Save the Children Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. for a formal awards ceremony earlier this month.
The REAL Awards is a first-of-its-kind global awards program designed to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers and the lifesaving care they provide globally, as well as in the U.S. They are made possible by the support of presenting sponsors Medtronic Foundation, Merck Foundation, and Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition Healthcare.