Tuesday November 30, 2010 | 10:53 PM

A crowd of 350 of the state's top medical professionals and leaders packed the Holiday Inn by the Bay's ballroom this evening for the annual Hanley Center Honors. This year, the reception and dinner were dedicated to recognizing individuals and organizations in this state who are making a difference in impoverished nations with scant access to medical care.

Here Ralph Gabarro, who serves on the Hanley Center board, introduces the honorees to the crowd. All volunteer time and money to deliver basic services in Third World nations. They include: Lee Myles on behalf of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center; Dr. Constance Adler, who practices at Franklin Health Woman's Care; John Gundersdorf on behalf of Safe Passage; UNE nursing professor Jennifer Morton; Drs. Robert Daly and Frank Read on behalf of Project Guatemala; Maine Med OB/GYN Chief Dr. Hector Tarraza; Partners for World Health founder Elizabeth McLellan; Dr. Ann Lemire on behalf of Konbit Sante; and Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency faculty member Dr. Chiedza Jokonya.

Hanley board member Meredith Tipton introduced the center's current class of fellows and their mentors. They are (from right) Gail Dana-Sacco and her mentor Ron Deprez, Elizabeth Neptune and her mentor Dr. Wendy Wolf, Dan MacCormack and his mentor Jim Shaffer, Dr. Scott Mills and his mentor Dr. Peter Bates (who isn't pictured), and Dr. Dan Mingle and his mentor former State Senator Karl Turner.

I'll have lots more to tell you about the party, including details about author T. R. Reid's after dessert talk, in the Dec. 5 edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram.

Until then I hope to see you out and about.

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