Nun receives healthcare award from president
Sr Bernadette Mary Yeo Geok Tho received the Healthcare Humanity Awards Honourable Mention Medallion for her contributions to the healthcare industry on April 27.
The award, which was given out by President Tony Tan at the Healthcare Humanitarian Awards 2015 ceremony, was sponsored by the Courage Fund.
It honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Singapore healthcare industry.
Sr Bernadette, along with five others received their medallions at the Matrix Auditorium @ Biopolis.
The Franciscan Missionary of the Divine Motherhood was one of the first few local Sisters who joined Mount Alvernia Hospital after its inception in 1961. She trained and worked as a nurse and midwife before becoming a clinical pastoral care counsellor in the 1980s.
Prior to that, Sr Bernadette was a nurse at the old Mandalay Road Hospital’s isolation ward for tuberculosis patients in 1957.
Before and after the award ceremony, there was a meet-and -greet session between the six medallion recipients and the president.