New York Institute of Technology Awards RoRo Eustache the Riland Medal
We are pleased to announce that RoRo Eustache (LCS ’95) has been selected by the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Health Care Professions to receive the Riland Medal of Public Service for his work in establishing Peredo (Haiti) Community Hospital.
The Riland Medal is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the enhancement of the health care workforce, medical education, health policy, community advocacy, osteopathic philosophy, research, academic leadership, and graduate medical education. The medal is named in honor of NYIT founding trustee, W. Kenneth Riland, DO, whose efforts contributed to the establishment of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In his address to students, RoRo said, “Professionalism, in your mind, may sound like a value related to performance, competency, or technical skill. For me, it is that, but it is so much more. To me, professionalism goes beyond the rules of any given profession. It is ultimately about respecting others. It is about caring & compassion. Without compassion, we ought to fail professionally.”