April 14, 2024

ACR Foundation Presents Global Humanitarian Award

Boyd N. Hatton, MD, honored at ACR 2024 for positive global impact on radiology services

The American College of Radiology Foundation® presented its 2024 Global Humanitarian Award today to Boyd N. Hatton, MD at ACR 2024, the College’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.

“Dr. Hatton’s vision to bring a U.S. standard of care to rural Kenya and his contributions to help patients obtain life-saving radiological services at no cost represents the very best of our profession,” said Jacqueline Bello, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology® (ACR) Board of Chancellors. “The Foundation is honored to present him with this award recognizing him for his efforts to perform these services and his mission to educate providers on how to achieve better health outcomes for patients in Africa.”

Since 2021, Hatton has worked with the Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital (KMH) to improve imaging services. He serves as the director of radiology both on-site and remotely throughout the year. He installed a picture archiving and communication system for imaging studies and frequently consults on challenging cases from the U.S. Hatton also selected, sourced and negotiated for new ultrasound and digital x-ray units for the hospital.

During KMH-hosted outreach clinics, all are treated at no charge. These clinics care for an average 100 patients per day during each month-long mission, visiting a different village each day. Hatton performs point-of-care ultrasound exams during these clinics and teaches the techniques to medical students.

The ACR Foundation Global Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and programs working to improve access to and equitable delivery of quality radiological services in low- and middle-income countries and in areas of need within more developed nations.

Awards may be given in one of three distinct categories: individual radiologist; organization (including nonprofit and industry groups); and non-radiologists (including medical physicists, radiologic technologists, ultrasonographers and other radiological personnel).

For more information, visit the ACR Foundation Global Humanitarian Award webpage.

To speak with an ACR Foundation representative, contact Shawn Farley or Kevin R. Walter at PR@acr.org