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Dr. Romano Wins Medical Education Hero Award

Published: March 8, 2016

OMAHA—Dr. Michael Romano, Chief Medical Officer for Nebraska Health Network, has been awarded the 2015 Robert Raszkowski ACCME Hero Award from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®).

The award honors Dr. Romano’s leadership in the ACCME’s mission to promote quality standards for continuing medical education (CME) that help improve physician performance and patient care.

Dr. Romano was recognized for his service on the ACCME Board of Directors, and for his six years of service on the Committee for Review and Recognition. The award is named for the late Dr. Robert Raszkowski, a long-time ACCME volunteer, and is given to volunteers who provide exemplary and long-term service to the organization.

“We honor Dr. Romano for his commitment to leadership and volunteerism in CME on the national and state levels,” said Dr. Graham McMahon, President and CEO of the ACCME. “His dedication demonstrates the power of education to drive quality in our medical profession and in healthcare.”

Before serving as board Chairman for the Nebraska Health Network and then becoming the group’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Romano served the Council Bluffs community for nearly 30 years as a family physician and as chief medical officer for Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be a volunteer with the ACCME over these past six years,” Romano said. “I've had the chance to associate with some incredibly smart, high-quality individuals at every level of the CME enterprise and I am so grateful for the opportunity.”