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The Gold Caduceus Award is presented each year to two distinguished individuals in recognition of their community service and medical excellence. The award recognizes the recipients’ dedicated humanitarian service on behalf of Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Alta View Hospital and Riverton Hospital.

The 2014 AMICUS Banquet was held on Wednesday, February 26 in the Little America Hotel - Grand Ballroom. This year our two honorees were Francis (Frank) A. Madsen, Jr., and Dr. Nathan C. Dean. 

Madsen Francis.jpg Francis (Frank) A. Madsen, Jr.
Community Honoree

Frank has had successful careers in law, politics and business. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Utah and later received a Master’s degree in business administration. He was active in the Air Force, serving as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate. He later worked in the family business while practicing corporate law. Frank’s political career in Washington, D.C., included four years as Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. Frank then served in a number of leadership positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Frank is an active contributor to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation and has served in a number of volunteer positions, including on the Board of Trustees.

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Nathan C. Dean, MD
Medical Honoree
Dr. Dean is a clinician and medical researcher at LDS Hospital and the Intermountain Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Stanford University and took specialized training at the University of California San Francisco. He currently serves as the Section Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital.
Dr. Dean has particular research interest in improving pneumonia care and measurement of clinical outcomes. Currently, his team is developing and implementing a real-time electronic decision support system for emergency department patients with pneumonia. He is an active author, journal reviewer, and participates with several medical organizations.
In his spare time, he serves as the medical advisor for the Alta Ski Patrol.

For more information on how to become an AMICUS member, contact Christine Whipple at 801-408-1789.