Health Care Patient Advocate & Pioneer Gail Trauco Receives 2017 WEGO Health Awards Nomination

‘When it comes to patient advocacy, Gail Trauco always makes a way when everyone else says there is no way. She regularly slays giants that threaten the life of her patients.’ Dr. Jeffrey H. Watts, Sunrise, FL

In the constantly changing health care industry, it is increasingly difficult for patients and their families to remain informed and receive the care they need. Enter registered nurse and licensed Grief Mediator Gail Trauco who has spent four decades helping patients navigate all of the red tape to be able to heal and recover from a broad range of illnesses.

Nominated for a WEGO Health Award in the “Best Kept Secret” category, Trauco is an invaluable resource and inspired solution provider to patients, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies alike. Originally coined the “WEGO Health Activist Awards”, the WEGO Health Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: to empower Patient Leaders. WEGO Health brings patient advocates, influencers, and experts together from around the world who are helping others and transforming healthcare–often without recognition.

“Your first impression of Gail Trauco is that she is a sweet Southern lady with a thick, Georgia drawl… and then you are overwhelmed by her power and passion!” says Dr. Jeffrey H. Watts, a Sunrise, Florida based psychologist who has collaborated on patient care with Trauco since 2013. “When it comes to patient advocacy, Gail always makes a way when everyone else says there is no way. She regularly slays giants that threaten the life of her patients. If I am ever in need of someone to stand for me and my rights, there is only one call I would make – Gail Trauco.”

For the first time ever, the WEGO Health Awards Ceremony will be presented live in partnership with the World Congress during the 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit. The event takes place October 23-24 in Washington, D.C. The 2017 Summit will feature expert speakers representing a number of organizations including the FDA, PPAL, BIO, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, as well as Patient Leaders.

“My practice and mindset for patient advocacy comes from over 40 years of direct patient experience… from my time as a candy striper volunteer to present day working with some of the…

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