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RoundTable Announces 2nd Recipient of the Robert DeBaun Humanitarian Award

RoundTable Healthcare Partners is pleased to announce the 2nd recipient of the Robert DeBaun Humanitarian Award.  Sandy McEwen, nominee from Renaissance Pharma/DPT Labs San Antonio, emerged as the top choice from a group of distinguished candidates nominated by RoundTable portfolio companies.

Established in 2011, The Robert DeBaun Humanitarian award was created to honor Bob and those like him who have made the world a better place by changing lives… one person at a time.  Bob was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at RoundTable where he was highly regarded and respected as a passionate advocate, both on a personal and professional level, for the people he represented and encountered along life’s journey.  Bob served over 20 years in a number of senior human resource positions with American Hospital Supply, Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare and Cardinal Healthcare.  In each of these roles, he was a tireless supporter for what he believed to be these companies’ most valuable asset – their human capital.

RoundTable portfolio companies nominated employees whom they believe represent the values that Bob personified, the values to which RoundTable hopes everyone in the RoundTable family of companies will aspire.  Sandy McEwen’s nomination stood out this year.

Sandy joined DPT Labs seven years ago and held several roles prior to her current role as Scheduling Supervisor.  She is recognized by her teammates as being well organized and methodical about her work.  “She is a unique Supervisor always ready to tackle whatever challenges she encounters, always ready to help others with the willingness to find a solution to every situation the best way possible to better our family here at DPT” said her teammates who nominated her for the DPT GOAL (Going Over and Above) Award which she received.

Sandy’s caring nature is seen in her personal life as well.  Several years ago, through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, Sandy became a Big Sister to a young girl named Dakota who was being raised by her grandparents and struggling in school.  Sandy provided counsel and practical guidance on taking responsibility and striving to achieve.  Today, this young lady is attending college (paid through scholarships and grants which Sandy helped her pursue) and has the goal of being the first in her family to attain a college degree.

Sandy and her husband Doug are also very involved in the Wounded Warrior program.  For the past three years, once a month from March through October, Sandy and Doug open up their lake home to 40 to 50 disabled veterans and their families for a day on the water.  Many of their neighbors have joined in to make each event memorable for the participants.  There are only two rules for the veterans:  1) please don’t say “thank you” because it’s the McEwen’s way of thanking all of the participants for their service, whether to country or their fellow human beings and 2) you have to agree to take a group picture as the ceiling of the first floor is decorated with hundreds of pictures and collages commemorating and celebrating the good times had by all.

Sandy was honored at RoundTable and the DPT Labs San Antonio facility in December 2012.

Sandy et al tree

Left to right: Suzanne Fréchette, Pierre Fréchette, Sandy McEwen, Doug McEwen

The Power of One
The little things you do each day have the power to affect a great many people.
You inspire us with your willingness and ability to help others.
You take on the world, one day at a time, continuously searching for a way to make things better, seizing the opportunity to improve everyday life.
You make a world of difference!