FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kingwood Emergency Hospital Celebrates Dr. Kim Waaso – Physician of the Year Finalist
Salute to Healthcare
KINGWOOD, Texas, July 24, 2018
Dr. Kim Waaso, DO FACEP Kingwood Emergency Hospital’s Community Physician Liaison received recognition as Physician of the Year finalist for her contributions to Lake Houston Area communities at the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Salute to Healthcare luncheon at the Overlook Event Center.
As Community Liaison, Dr. Waaso is tasked with community outreach and building relationships with local physicians, medical facilities, schools and community organizations.
Dr. Waaso has a special interest in the education of young people considering healthcare careers. She has organized informational career events, physician shadowing opportunities as well as spearheading scholarship opportunities for area students.
In her concurrent role for 12 years as the Medical Director for Atascocita EMS, she has been an innovator. She developed the first Medical Rehab Team (MURC) for the State of Texas, treating specifically, first responders at disaster scenes. Her team’s first deployment was a tremendous asset during Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Waaso’s other responsibility is for one of the state’s 14 AMBUS (Ambulance Bus) mass casualty units that are statically placed around Texas and deploy to disasters in Texas and our neighboring states.
Dr. Waaso is regarded by colleagues and community leaders as a voice for both patient and healthcare giver advocacy.
About Kingwood Emergency Hospital:
Kingwood Emergency Center’s 20,000 square foot facility offering 24/7 365-day, experienced emergency physicians, on-site Radiology and Lab, CT Scan, X-ray and Ultrasound capabilities, advanced cardiac life support, emergency trauma and critical care capabilities. Check our monthly community events calendar for CPR classes, children’s fun days, and other outreach programs at: http://kingwood247er.com/events/
Suzette Cotto, Media Relations