UnityPoint Health Recognized at Women of Persimmon Awards
The YWCA of Black Hawk County presented the 10th annual Women of Persimmon awards at the Hilton Garden Inn last Thursday. The luncheon celebrates women, businesses and organizations in the Cedar Valley that exemplify the YWCA mission to eliminate racism and empower women.
Award winners include Barbara Proust, a Spanish speaking interpreter for Allen College’s ACE-SAP Clinic and the Black Hawk County Health Department. Barbara won the volunteer award.
Dr. Beverly Smith sits on the Allen Hospital Board of Directors and was honored in the professional woman category.
Other UnityPoint Health-affiliated nominees include Karen Averhoff (volunteer), Courtney Hengsted (Young Woman of Tomorrow) and Joni Spencer (Youth Advocate).