2008 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|Albuquerque||Dr. John E. Ratmeyer
Gallup Indian Medical Center
During his years of service to pediatrics, Dr. Ratmeyer has enlisted numerous people to his causes. He has been serving on the Navajo Nation Foster Care Review Board since 1993 and is a medical consultant to the Child Protection Team at the Gallup Indian Hospital. He is a member of many professional groups that are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, and he offers numerous training opportunities to groups and parents on gun safety, child abuse and balancing lifestyles. Most who attend his Child Protection Team seminars know that Dr. Ratmeyer will hold them accountable to ensure the safety and protection of the children he tirelessly serves. It is well known throughout the social service and law enforcement community that if a letter arrives in the mail with the GIMC logo, it is probably from Dr. Ratmeyer demanding answers about the kind of services or assistance a child has received and the status of the case.