Maine Township's Bob Cohen Recognized for His Mentoring
June 24, 2010 — Robert Cohen, Director of the Maine Township's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Regional Medical Reserve Corps (RMRC), was awarded the Office of Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (a department under the Office of US Surgeon General) 2010 Mentor of the Year Award at the Township's board meeting on June 22. The Maine Township RMRC was chosen out of 886 possible units across the country.
"Under his mentorship, Robert Cohen created an award-worthy tool to maximize efficiency amongst the MRC," said Robert Herskovitz, Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Region V, H.H.S. as he presented the award.
Cohen and the Maine Township RMRC created the educational tool to share information with other MRCs throughout the State of Illinois and the US, and to public health units, hospitals and international connections interested in MRC style programs. The tool contains a multitude of programs, forms, guidelines and information which prospective units could utilize for information or training.
Herskovitz added that "beyond that, Cohen and the Maine Township RMRC's creation of this tool have gone on to impact the way dozens of other medical reserve organizations handle emergency response procedures. We are all very proud of these efforts."
Maine Township Supervisor, Carol Teschky said that "we at the Township are very proud of the hard work Robert and the RMRC have put into developing this tool, and we are honored that it has had such a widespread positive impact across the country."
Further information is available by calling the Maine Township OEM at 847-297-5911 or visiting the Maine Township OEM webpage.