Sky Ridge Medical Center November 04, 2014

Lone Tree, CO — Sky Ridge Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. David Markenson received the Harriman Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service from the American Red Cross. This award is the highest level of recognition an individual can receive for volunteer services.

American Red Cross Chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter presented the award to Dr. Markenson during the National Leadership Award Ceremony at the American Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. on October 29, 2014. According to the American Red Cross, Dr. Markenson is an outstanding Red Cross volunteer and leader who has served as the chair of the Scientific Advisory Council since 2005. As chair of the Council, Dr. Markenson leads a team of experts in fields that include medicine, emergency response, nursing and aquatics. The Council ensures all of the content in Red Cross courses adheres to the highest scientific standards, including program research, development and implementation.

A long-time Red Cross volunteer, Dr. Markenson has also served as a chapter board chair, a volunteer Health and Safety director, a Health and Safety instructor, and a lifeguard. Dr. Markenson is a board-certified pediatrician with Fellowship training in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care and is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Sky Ridge Medical Center. His career has been dedicated to improving the approach to pediatric care, disaster medicine, EMS and emergency medicine.

About Sky Ridge Medical Center

As Douglas County, Colorado's first hospital, Sky Ridge Medical Center opened on August 20, 2003 and has since become a destination center for healthcare, providing a depth and breadth of quality services and advanced treatment options to the region. Sky Ridge has earned not only quality designations from the Joint Commission and other governing bodies but has earned high marks for patient satisfaction. Sky Ridge Medical Center is a member of the HealthONE system of excellence, which includes seven hospitals; three surgery centers; more than 30 occupational medicine/rehabilitation, specialty clinics; and AirLife, which provides critical care air and ground transportation for the HealthONE system. More information can be found online at

About The Harriman Award

The Harriman Award was established in 1973 and is named for two distinguished Red Cross volunteers, E. Roland and Gladys Harriman, and serves as a living recognition of their service. Through their extraordinary commitment and public relations achievements, they provided unprecedented impetus and leadership to the organization. Roland's 23 years as Chairman of the American Red Cross and Gladys' long involvement as Chairman of Volunteers of the American Red Cross in Greater New York were only part of their lifelong service.