Dr. Richard Garvey, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Sound Shore Medical Center, in New Rochelle, earned high honors from the American Red Cross for his work in Haiti.
Garvey, who has offices in Bronxville and New York City as well as Sound Shore, went to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake that all but destroyed the country’s cities and killed and injured thousands. He provided medical help on the ground and has since been raising funds for relief efforts.
The Red Cross named him a “Community Hero” and gave him the “Spirit of the Red Cross” award.
“The Board of Governors, administration and staff join me in commending Dr. Garvey on his caring and compassion and for making a difference in the lives of so many,” Sound Shore President and CEO John R. Spicer said. “Not only did he answer the immediate need of a country suffering unimaginable hardships, but he has continues to work on their behalf. Richard Garvey is deserving of the designation, Community Hero, and I congratulate him.”