NEW YORK - HNA Group announced that CEO Adam Tan was presented the prestigious Calvary Medal at Calvary Hospital's 34th Annual Awards Galain recognition of his distinguished corporate and philanthropic leadership in the international business community.
The award was presented to Mr. Tan by the Chairman of the Board of the Calvary Fund and dinner Co-Chair, Carlos M. Hernandez, who received the honor in 2011.
Presenting the Medal to Adam Tan, Carlos Hernandez commented: "It is my honor to present the Calvary Medal to Adam Tan, a man I have had the privilege to get to know professionally and personally. Adam is an astute leader, and his active support of worthy causes around the globe is exceptional. HNA and its founders have been thoughtful philanthropists since their start in 1993, and their ongoing commitment to CSR is reflected in the new partnership with Calvary Hospital to support its mission of compassionate care throughout our community. We're proud to call Adam and HNA Group true friends of Calvary Hospital."
Accepting the Calvary Medal, Mr. Tan said, "As a company rooted in the Chinese values of integrity and mutual respect, HNA Group embraces social responsibility – to our people, our environment and the communities in which we serve. I am honored to be recognized on behalf of HNA Group for our active engagement with partners like Calvary Hospital in contributing towards the wellbeing of families and a more compassionate society."
HNA Group CEO Adam Tan presents the President and CEO of Calvary Hospital Frank A. Calamari with a gift
Earlier, Mr. Tan toured Calvary Hospital's Bronx facility, meeting with healthcare providers and hospital administrators to view the unique services of Calvary Hospital, the nation's only fully-accredited acute care specialty hospital, exclusively providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
"I was moved by the work of specialists and care providers at Calvary Hospital today," Mr. Tan continued. "I applaud the expertise and unique services provided by the Calvary team and have been impressed by the important work they undertake every day. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with the hospital."
HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on tourism, logistics and financial services, has a rich history of citizenship and philanthropic endeavors. HNA Group has been involved in more than 40 charity projects and provided millions of dollars of funding over the past 24 years, focusing on societal benefits, healthcare, education, poverty alleviation and culture.
HNA Group partners with some of the world's leading not-for profit organizations, including UNICEF and World Food Programme, to support development and poverty alleviation programs and child welfare initiatives.
In the healthcare space, HNA has driven the HNA Brightness Action Program across Asia and Africa for 13 consecutive years, providing free cataract surgeries for more than 6,400 patients living in poverty. In addition, this year HNA expanded its partnership with UNICEF to establish the Protecting New Lives initiative, dedicated to improving maternal and neo-natal health in developing markets, providing training to local doctors and nurses, and helping over 3 million pregnant women and newborns by 2022.
The Group's robust education support program has seen a range of programs and scholarships – from the UNESCO-HNA Partnership for Partnership for Girls' and Women's Education, through to supporting food safety research at MIT.
Photo caption: Chairman of the Board of the Calvary Fund Carlos Hernandez presents the Calvary Medal to HNA Group CEO Adam Tan