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Published: Mar 1, 2012

By Tampa General Hospital


March 1, 2012 (Tampa, FL) - Rev. William Baugh, D.Min., Tampa Genera Hospital’s director of Pastoral Care and Education, was recently honored with the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). He received the award during the association’s 2012 Presidential Dinner and conference held in Washington, D.C. in February. The 2,600-member ACPE is a multicultural, multifaith organization that provides education and improves the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through clinical pastoral education. Rev. Baugh has held many offices with the ACPE, including president in 1996-1997. Rev. Baugh joined Tampa General as director of pastoral and education care in 2000. Along with Wayne Maberry, coordinator of Clinical Pastoral Education and Celillon Alteme, chaplain supervisor, he supervises seminary students and residents who train at the hospital each year. He also helped develop several hospital initiatives, including the Palliative Care and Compassionate Companions programs. Last year, Rev. Baugh spearheaded the establishment of a program to assist patient care teams or medical staff distressed from a death or multiple deaths on a unit, a co-worker’s serious illness, difficult patients, or other situations that affect employees. Rev. Baugh and his wife Pat reside in New Tampa.