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Trustee Receives Community Recognition

Trustee Kyle Ballou-Johns, who serves as Yale-New Haven Health’s Executive Director of Community and Government Relations, has been recognized for her business acumen and commitment to community with the announcement of two recent awards.

Kyle will be recognized by Junior Achievement with its 2018 Spirit of Hope Award at the New Haven Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner on March 6.

Junior Achievement honors Hall of Fame Laureates for their leadership and success in business and community involvement. Past recipients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, and presidents of both public and private companies who achieved extraordinary successes and continue to help shape Connecticut.

In addition, Kyle’s department was instrumental in Yale New Haven Hospital receiving the 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. The award brings with it funding of $100,000 to implement innovative programs that significantly improve the health and well-being of the community.

“In honor of the exceptional efforts to build programs that promote engagement, job growth, and access to quality health care in its community of New Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital is awarded the 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service and will receive $100,000 towards programs that further these goals,” stated a press release announcing the prize.

The Foster G. McGaw Prize is sponsored by Baxter International Foundation, the American Hospital Association, and its non-profit affiliate Health Research & Educational Trust.

“Yale New Haven Hospital is passionate about public health. Beyond providing excellent health care to their diverse communities, they see and nurture the connection between health and a stable neighborhood, good jobs and home ownership,” said John O’Brien, chair of the Foster G. McGaw Prize Committee. “As a result, their commitment extends far beyond the walls of their highly praised medical center to include building homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity; working with a local bank to help employees buy a home; and collaborating with a variety of agencies to bring job training and real jobs into the community.”

Kyle was appointed to Hamden Hall’s Board of Trustees in 2009 and currently holds the rank of secretary. She and her husband, Dr. Keith Johns of Hamden, have two sons, Keith 2011 and Kevin 2016.

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