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Arevalo accepts Mary Miller Hayes Leadership Award

On March 9, Iracema Arevalo, M.D. was presented the 2012 Mary Miller Hayes Leadership Award. This award is given each year to a woman who exemplifies leadership and demonstrates a pioneering spirit. Memorial Hospital’s Director of Education, Marianna Snavely, M.B.A., nominated Dr. Arevalo. The Memorial Hospital Celebrating Women & Wellness Committee presents the award.

Dr. Arevalo is a board certified pediatric infectious disease specialist – only one of approximately 50 such specialist in the State of Ohio. She received her medical education from the Cayetano Heredia University of Lima, Peru.

Dr. Arevalo's residency training in pediatrics took place at Lincoln Medical Center, Cornell University of New York. She completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at University School of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Arevalo has lived in Fremont for five years with her husband Otto and their daughter Andrea.She has been on staff at Memorial Hospital since 2007, and has served as the hospital's medical director of pediatrics since 2009. Dr. Arevalo sees patients full-time in Fremont at the Memorial Hospital Child and Adult Specialty Clinic.

The Mary Miller Hayes Leadership Award was created in 2010; it is awarded to a woman who exemplifies key qualities including, perseverance, dedication, passion, and selflessness. The award also seeks to honor someone for their involvement in activities as they relate to community and profession, leadership abilities, and dedication to the improvement of the quality of life in the local community.  For more information, visit

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