Martyn cleft palate hero
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 26, 2018 - Biz Releases

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Kelowna’s Lynda Martyn on Monday was recognized as her region’s Health Care Hero at the B.C. Health Care Awards in Vancouver.

Martyn, who is an early childhood speech-language pathologist for Interior Health, received a Gold Apple for her work in ensuring that children across the interior have the best possible care for cleft lip and cleft palate.

Martyn organizes four cleft palate clinics a year, bringing together a plastic surgeon, pediatric dentist, ENT doctor, audiologist, dental hygienist, orthodontist and pediatrician to consult with families of children with cleft lip and cleft palate.

Martyn has been co-ordinating cleft palate clinics for the past 22 years, allowing hundreds of interior children to be treated without having to travel to Vancouver.

The annual B.C. Health Care Awards celebrate individuals and teams who go the extra mile while also rewarding innovation and best practice.

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