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Dr. Garrett Peel receives Gift of Life Legendary Leader Award

December 7, 2015

Norma Sampson presents Legendary Leader award to Dr. Garrett Peel
Norma Sampson presents Legendary Leader award to Dr. Garrett Peel

Recognized for humanitarian efforts and altruistic support, Previty Clinic and Dr. Garrett Peel were honored by the Gift of Life with its prestigious Legendary Leader Award at a Women’s Breast Health Program Luncheon on Monday, December 7 at the Charline & Sidney “Chief” Dauphin Screening & Prevention Center.

The Gift of Life Program is fortunate to have the endorsement of Previty Clinic for Surgical Care, a multi-specialty network of surgeons serving Southeast Texas and the Houston area, and Garrett Peel, MD, MHS, FACS, a graduate of George Washington and Johns Hopkins Universities. Dr. Peel completed his residency in general surgery as chief resident at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

For many years, Previty has annually supported the Gift of Life Women’s Health Initiatives that provide uncompensated healthcare services to medically underserved Southeast Texas women, which include the provision of free clinical breast exams, mammograms and diagnostic testing.

After I was diagnosed, I didn’t know how I was going to make it, financially or emotionally. The Gift of Life and Dr. Peel gave me the hope I needed. Dr. Peel is so knowledgeable, but more importantly, he truly cares about every patient. We are so lucky to have him here in our community.

– Gift of Life Survivor

Dr. Garrett and Mandie Peel
Dr. Garrett and Mandie Peel

Gift of Life clients benefit from an integrated continuum of healthcare strengthened by local medical partners, including Dr. Garrett Peel / Previty Clinic and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. Each client is individually navigated through the organization’s corridor of compassionate care fortified by essential resources and support services from childcare to transportation and translation assistance. Gift of Life and its collaborative partners navigate each woman through her cancer journey, offering services to alleviate the emotional, financial and medical challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Peel and his wife, Mandie, exemplify a spirit of love and concern for others and are treasured Gift of Life “Champions of the Cause.”

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