Weiss Memorial Hospital Doctor Receives a Prestigious American Cancer Society Award

Doctor, Cancer Survivor and 25-Year Volunteer Recognized for Leadership, Service and Commitment 


CHICAGO (March 28, 2013) — The American Cancer Society has recognized internal medicine specialist Clement S. Rose, M.D., at Weiss Memorial Hospital with the 2012 St. George National Award. Dr. Rose also is a clinical associate professor of Medicine for the University of Illinois College of Medicine, a clinical associate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and medical director of clinical informatics at Weiss. As one of only 26 inspirational individuals who received the national award, Dr. Rose was honored for distinguished and exemplary leadership, years of service and commitment to the cause, achievements in cancer control and continued community involvement in the fight against cancer.In addition to serving the American Cancer Society as a volunteer for 25 years, Dr. Rose is a cancer survivor who underwent treatment at Weiss in 2011. “This award means so much to me. While I was honored to serve my life-long community with the American Cancer Society, I did not imagine how much support I would personally receive when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.”

Tony Tedeschi, M.D., chief executive officer at Weiss and chief medical officer at Vanguard Health Chicago (now Tenet Healthcare) commended Dr. Rose for his commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community he serves. “Dr. Rose is a model of giving back, caring deeply for his patients and going the extra mile. We are proud to have him as part of the team at Weiss.”

In response to the prestigious award, Dr. Rose expressed his appreciation for those who share his inspiration to fight cancer. “No award of this stature can be earned in a vacuum. It was with the tremendous support of thousands of volunteers, my devoted and supportive family, friends, patients and colleagues who carry on and assist me when I am away volunteering.  Most of all, the St. George National Award motivates me even more to slay the dragon called cancer and provide more birthdays for all of us.”

Heralded as a leader at all levels of the American Cancer Society, Dr. Rose volunteers as a member of the Illinois Division Board of Directors and the Society’s Board of Directors. During his two decades with the society, he has also served on numerous committees, including the Division’s Executive Committee. Dr. Rose led as a past President of the Illinois Division. In addition to advocating for the Smoke Free Law in Illinois, he also served on the Illinois Division’s African American Disparities Action Task Force as a volunteer and chair.

Dr. Rose received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Loyola University of Chicago and his Doctor of Medicine at University of Illinois Chicago. He has practiced medicine at Weiss Memorial Hospital for nearly 30 years, but he started as an employee in the chemistry lab at Weiss when he was just 16 years of age.

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