Monday, January 16, 2012 - Transplant Foundation Presents Audra Lopez with 2011 Kruger Award

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. - Audra Lopez, MSN, ARNP, nurse practitioner for the Adult Liver Program at Broward Health Broward General Medical Center, has been awarded the 2011 Kruger Award by the Transplant Foundation for her outstanding service and commitment to the transplant community.

The Kruger Award was created in 1991 by Irwin Kruger, MD.  Dr. Kruger was a liver transplant recipient and created this annual award that recognizes medical professionals for their outstanding transplant services.  Award recipients receive $1,000 annually.  Dr. Kruger passed away, but his wife has carried on his legacy.

“Audra Lopez has worked very hard for the Transplant Foundation,” said Eli Compton, executive director for the Transplant Foundation.  “She represents the ultimate caring professional in our industry and is truly loved by the patients she cares for.”

Audra Lopez has worked at Broward Health Broward General Medical Center for over 10 years.  “I am honored to be recognized for this prestigious award” stated Lopez.  “I love what I do and how so many lives have been saved through organ transplant.”

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