Congratulations to Mary Ann Woodruff, MD, FAAP on receiving the 2022 AAP Calvin C.J. Sia Community Pediatrics Medical Home Leadership & Advocacy Award! Dr. Woodruff is a board certified pediatrician in practice for over 30 years in Tacoma, Washington with her remarkable colleagues at Pediatrics Northwest, a pediatric primary care and multispecialty practice, with four locations in the South Puget Sound, serving over 46,000 children.
About the Calvin C.J. Sia Award: Named in honor of Calvin C. J. Sia, MD, FAAP, this award honors pediatricians who have advanced the medical home through practice and advocacy, especially for children with special health care needs. One member of the American Academy of Pediatrics is awarded the Calvin C. J. Sia award each year.
Dr. Woodruff’s contributions to the community are too numerous to list, but we would like to highlight just a few of the areas in which Dr. Woodruff has served as a leader and champion:
- Bridge of Hope, a partnership since 2018 between community mental health agency HopeSparks and Pediatrics Northwest
- Help Me Grow Pierce County
- Reach Out and Read Washington, co-founder and medical director
- Washington Department of Health’s Essentials for Childhood Steering Committee
- Prenatal to Five Relational Health Subgroup of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Work Group, advisory to the legislature
- Washington Department of Health’s Strong Start initiative to develop a bidirectional universal developmental screening registry
- WCAAP Early Childhood Committee
- WCAAP Health Care Transformation Committee
- Medical Co-Director, WCAAP First Year Families -Perinatal Mood Disorder Screening
- Leadership Team, WCAAP First Year Families – Pediatrics Supporting Parents
Dr. Mary Ann Woodruff was nominated by Dr. David Willis, a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy. In his nomination letter, Dr. Willis wrote:
“I have known Dr. Woodruff for 5+ years in our close collaboration to advance early relational health and practice transformation within the collaborative care model at her clinic, Pediatrics Northwest of Pierce County, Washington. She has been a long-time visionary leader in Washington from her role as medical director of NW Reach Out and Read, Co-chair of the WCAAP’s Early Childhood Committee, long time member of the child health transformation movement in Washington and an early childhood health and community builder.”Dr. David Willis
Dr. Woodruff brings her commitment to community and early childhood health into the exam room as well. As one family shared: “Dr. Woodruff goes beyond just assessing and diagnosing health conditions for children. She always goes the extra mile and asks how your family is doing and if she can support us in any way. Dr. Woodruff is a special part of our family and supports us in many ways.”
The whole team at WCAAP congratulates Dr. Mary Ann Woodruff – we are honored to work with you!
Congratulations Mary Ann on this highly deserved award. Thank you for all your consistent, dedicated work on behalf of children, families, pediatricians and other healthcare providers, as well as education and childhood providers. It is wonderful to see your efforts recognized in this way.
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