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Associate of the Year 2013 Photo being presented with award

Laboratory services Associate Leo Alvarez wins honor

For representing the Holy Cross Hospital mission, philosophy and core values, outpatient lab assistant Leo Alvarez has been named the non-profit hospital's 2012-2013 Associate of the Year.

"Leo consistently demonstrates reverence for each person and understands what it means to be a good steward," said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, M.D. "He is regularly commended by our patients for being professional, helpful and kind, and he certainly is a worthy recipient of this award."

Alvarez's dedication to helping others recently shined through when his colleague was tragically killed in an automobile accident. He supported her out-of-town family by inviting them to his house to have a meal and share their memories, an act of kindness that helped them through their time of grieving.

Alvarez has been a member of the Holy Cross family since 1998. He joined the hospital after a long career with Lynbrook Laboratories in Lynbrook, N.Y. Alvarez is responsible for lab specimen collections and patient relations. A certified phlebotomist, he holds a lab technician diploma from the New York School for Lab Technicians.

He is a resident of Lauderdale Lakes.


A member of Catholic Health East, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. The hospital is fully accredited by the independent Joint Commission and its medical team has earned a reputation for excellence unsurpassed in the community. To learn more about Holy Cross, visit www.holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

Photo (L-R): Holy Cross Hospital Vice President Sr. Rita Levasseur, Delma Alvarez, Holy Cross Associate of the Year Leo Alvarez, Amanda Alvarez, Stephanie Alvarez, Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick Taylor, M.D.