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BIRMINGHAM (May 18, 2011) - Denise McGill, photographer and video producer, at the Children's Hospital of Alabama, recently earned a platinum Hermes award for her work on "Katie Hamlin" the poignant story of Katie's miraculous recovery after a devastating illness.

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

Hermes' prestigious Platinum Award is presented to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding entries in the competition. Platinum Winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness.

McGill, an Auburn native, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from Auburn University and then received her Masters of Public and Private Management degree from Birmingham-Southern College. She has been an employee of Children's Hospital since 1986 and currently serves as the sole photographer and video producer at Alabama's only freestanding pediatric medical facility.

Children's Hospital of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States. Located in Birmingham, Children's is one of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation and the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is licensed for 275 beds. Children's is a private, not-for-profit hospital governed by a volunteer board of trustees. The hospital was recently recognized for the excellence of its nursing care by achieving Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Children's will celebrate its centennial anniversary this year.


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