Honors, designations and recognitions
Gov. Tom Corbett and first lady Susan Corbett gave 2012 Governor's Awards for the Arts to Peter Q. Bohlin of Lackawanna County, Susan and Tom Hagen of Erie County, Bruce Katsiff of Bucks County, Jane Golden of Philadelphia and Susan Hale Kemenyffy of Erie County. Bohlin received a Distinguished Arts Award. He is an architect and a founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The firm's work is known for an extraordinary aesthetic, its responsiveness to particularity of place and user and a quiet rigor that is both intellectual and intuitive. He is responsible for award-winning civic, university, corporate and residential projects in the United States and around the world. The Hagens received a Patron Award for their philanthropy. They have generously supported a variety of organizations, including the Erie Playhouse, the Inner-City Neighborhood Art House, Young People's Chorus of Erie, local dance companies, the annual United Arts Fund drives, the Erie Philharmonic, the Erie Art Museum and other organizations. Tom Hagen is chairman of Erie Insurance, which supports the arts in many ways, and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, as well as co-founder and first chairman of Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Katsiff received the Arts Leadership and Service Award. For more than two decades, he was the director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum. Under his leadership, its collection grew to more than 2,500 works and its building was expanded to more than 63,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, education, events, conferences and state-of-the-art preparation areas and collection storage. In 1999, Marguerite and H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest donated 59 paintings and a $3 million endowment, making the museum the primary repository for Pennsylvania Impressionist art. Golden and the Mural Arts Program of the City of Philadelphia that she directs received the Arts Innovation Award. For more than 28 years, the program has had a dramatic impact on the people and neighborhoods of Philadelphia, engaging them in the creation of murals and other public artworks that help revitalize urban neighborhoods and commercial corridors. The program began in the 1980s as a way to redirect young people from making graffiti to painting murals. Golden is sought after nationally and internationally as an expert in urban transformation through art. Kemenyffy was named Artist of the Year. She is a renowned artist whose creative gifts are evidenced in every aspect of her life. Her work spans more than four decades and multiple media, ranging from pen and ink drawings, large and small-scale ceramics, landscape projects and gardens, to textiles, using a variety of materials including fabric and linoleum. She also is a lecturer and essayist, who shares her knowledge and experience of multiple arts media and a tireless community volunteer, who advocates for support for the arts and generously gives her time, talent and artwork to advance the availability of art in traditional and nontraditional settings.
Bethesda, Md.-based National Association of Community Health Centers gave Joanne Cochran its Louis S. Garcia Community Migrant Health Award for longstanding excellence and leadership in migrant health care. She is president and CEO of Keystone Health community health center in Chambersburg, and she helped co-found the center in 1986 to provide health care to migrant farm workers in Franklin County. At that time there were only three volunteers struggling to provide care to 500 patients. Keystone now employs more than 325 people and provides medical, dental and behavioral health care to more than 47,000 patients, many of whom would have no other access to health care except a hospital emergency room.
Washington, D.C.-based National Prevention Network gave a 2012 Ketty Award to Garrison Gladfelter for outstanding national leadership in substance use prevention services. He is director of prevention and intervention with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. He is an advocate for the use of appropriate mechanisms to capture crucial prevention data, and is active nationally in addition to working with local prevention programs to encourage exemplary practices. The award is named for Ketty Rey, a pioneer in substance use prevention.
The Joint Commission named Holy Spirit Hospital in East Pennsboro Township and Lancaster Regional Medical Center to its hospital Top Performers list. Holy Spirit was recognized for its heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lancaster Regional was recognized for heart attack and pneumonia care.