The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) awarded its 2019 “Pennsylvania Immunization Champion Award” to ACIC Member Dr. William F. Coppula on June 26, 2019 during the Annual PAIC Meeting.
The Champion Award recognizes individuals and/or teams who are working at the local level. It honors those who are doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promise or foster childhood immunizations among children in their schools and create systems to enhance vaccine administration to improve overall vaccination rates.
Dr. Coppula’s wealth of knowledge of immunizations, both pediatric and adult as well as their significance in the safety of our communities is but a small part of the caring man he is. He is the champion of children as they grow from infancy into young adulthood. His leadership in the pediatric practice where he works guarantees the most updated vaccine information is available and utilized for the safest administration of vaccines.
When relocating the office, he spearheaded the placement of a costly outside generator to ensure the safety of vaccine storage should there be a power outage. He stays abreast of the latest developments in immunization and has always been a proponent of educating both this staff and the caregivers of his patients. His unending patience with children of all ages and worried parents has always been one of his strong points. He is always sending tasks to his triage nurses to check on conditions of his patients as well as making follow up calls himself.
Dr. Coppula’s compassion for his patients and families is truly remarkable. His generosity and caring extends to his staff at Arcadia as well.