This award—honoring the late humanitarian Robert Morris—recognizes individuals or organizations whose humanitarian efforts have applied healthcare technology to improving global human conditions.
NOTE: This award is not limited to engineers; biomedical equipment technicians, engineers, physicians, computer software engineers, and government and non-profit employees may qualify. Thanks to the generous support of ACCE, this award includes a check for $1,000 and a plaque, to be presented at the AAMI Exchange.
Antonio Hernandez, consultant, Founding member and Board of Director’s member of the Global Health International Advisors (GHIA), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas, and former Chair of the International Committee of the ACCE.
This award—honoring the late Robert Morris, a longtime AAMI member, co-founder of ACCE, and humanitarian—recognizes an individual or organization that has leveraged healthcare technology to improve global human conditions. This year’s winner is Antonio Hernanzez, a former member of the World Health Organization’s Global Harmonization Task Force, who has dedicated his life to helping hospitals and health systems improve their infrastructure and technology management for the good or patients and staff alike.
Hernandez personally worked alongside Robert Morris, including in Mexico and Panema – the sites of Morris’ last international mission.
“I learned a lot from Bob and was inspired by his passion and commitment to facilitating access to health technology to underserved populations around the world, a mission that I followed throughout my professional life,” said Hernandez. “This award comes as a very pleasant surprise and I am grateful to my peers for recognizing the work I have been doing for most of my professional life."