Medline employee Dana Gill is the company’s third annual Volunteer of the Year Award recipient. In 2022, she volunteered more than 250 hours with various organizations such as the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, also known as the “Z Center,” the American Heart Association, Center on Halsted, The Trevor Project , Lurie Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation and more.
Gill was nominated for her volunteer efforts at the Z Center, which provides a call line and support for victims of sexual assault and abuse, as well as education programs for community members, police officers and medical staff. The award also recognizes Gill’s efforts as the philanthropy chair for Medline’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group, and her regular hosting, planning and participation in Medline volunteer events. In honor of Gill, Medline is donating to the Z Center, a long-time Medline nonprofit partner.
Honoring leadership in volunteerism
“This award honors leadership in volunteerism, recognizing an individual that goes above and beyond to give back to the community,” said Evelyn Miller, senior manager, Environmental, Social & Governance. “When you think about what it means to make healthcare run better, it includes addressing important issues such as health equity. So much of Dana’s service has been focused on cultivating a more equitable and inclusive world – specifically for women and the LGBTQ+ community. In her personal and work life, she is the true embodiment of what this award represents.”