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CMN Hospitals Recognizes Dr. Donald Plumley with the 2020 Impact Award

The CMN Hospitals Impact Award honors a doctor, nurse, caregiver or team who have made a significant impact on the care provided to children in their hospital.

Congratulations to our first Annual Impact Award recipient Dr. Donald Plumley, Pediatric Surgeon & Pediatric Trauma Medical Director at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

During Children’s Hospitals Week, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals announced the award winner Wednesday, April 21.

With over 30 nominations submitted by their hospital peers, the committee selected Dr. Donald Plumley after careful evaluation. His excellence demonstrates exceptional care supported by CMN Hospitals funds

Janet Morrow, Vice President, Partnerships at Orlando Health Foundation had this to say about Dr. Plumley:

Level 1 Trauma Centers may evoke feelings of high stress, high emotions, and maybe even panic. But Dr. Donald Plumley, Pediatric Surgeon and Trauma Medical Director at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, describes it as a beautiful symphony – a scene that feels well-rehearsed, or like a melody that works together in perfect harmony.

Given that Orlando is a destination city for families, he has cared for some of the most injured and ill patients from across the globe. He believes the work he does outside of the Trauma Center is as vital in the prevention of accidents & injuries as the medical care he performs. This includes the relationship management with other caregivers – both in & outside of Orlando Health.

Since 2020, more than 850 medical professionals have benefitted from training facilitated by Dr. Plumley and his team using a cutting-edge patient simulator, ultimately advancing the level of care patients receive before they are transported to Orlando Health.

He has spent his 27-year medical career at Orlando Health and is dedicated to supporting CMN partners and their efforts. From tours, partner visits, and special events, Dr. Plumley ensures he and other caregivers invest in relationships to further fundraising success for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.

Understanding funding challenges, Dr. Plumley established a grant program to diversify funding for smaller projects with direct patient impact including medical equipment, training resources, educational & outreach tools, and underwriting for vital programs.

Dr. Plumley shared that his hope is with enough education and prevention, we could eliminate the need for a trauma center or emergency department – and that childhood injuries would be avoided altogether. Until that day, his dedication to advancing the medical care that he provides, supporting the clinicians who work alongside him in his field, and providing the community with resources they need to keep kids safe are his daily goals.