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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 21, 2010

Retired Kauai nurse honored for volunteer work during H1N1 pandemic

Advertiser Staff

A retired nurse from Kauai has been honored nationally as an outstanding Medical Reserve Corps responder.

Angie Serota, a Kauai MRC volunteer from Kilauea, was recognized by the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps and the U.S. Surgeon General for her work during the recent H1N1 pandemic.

Serota logged more than 1,000 hours last year with the state Department of Health's school-based H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination clinics.

Serota also was one of five MRC volunteers who worked with Kauai's epidemiologist doing H1N1 case investigations, tracking the virus' spread through the community.

Serota's Outstanding MRC Responder award will be presented at the Integrated Medical, Public Health, Preparedness and Response Training Summit in Las Vegas on June 2.