Dr. Roger Simpson was honored by RotaCare on Friday, October 17th with the Humanitarian Service Award. Dr. Simpson is a supporter of RotaCare, donating both his services and funds to this program over the past 20 years.

This year RotaCare celebrated its 21st Anniversary of providing free medical care and medications to over 1,200 patients yearly on Long Island. With over 100 volunteers—doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, translators and administrative staff dedicated to patients—they receive a level of care that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

As a special addition to the evening, Dr. Simpson was also given The Theodore Roosevelt Award for Outstanding Service. The Theodore Roosevelt Award is given by member hospitals of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council to focus attention on the splendid contributions and services so generously given for the development of Long Island’s community hospitals. Named for the renowned former President and Long Island resident, the symbolic bronze bust of “T.R.” is presented each year to an outstanding recipient in the spirit of Roosevelt’s lifelong devotion to public service.

Congratulations to Dr. Simpson. Below is a clip of his acceptance speech.