In 2017, the Philadelphia National Liberty Museum established the Healthcare Heros Award in four categories: Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Community Health and Healthcare Hero of Israel.
Dr. Loretta Finnegan, Executive Officer of CPDD was honored with the first Community Healthcare Hero Award on November 19, 2018, at a ceremony in the National Liberty Museum.
In the intro to the presentation, it was said, "In our current opioid epidemic, Dr. Finnegan’s innovative, clinical recommendations and her research serve as a foundation for the current clinicians and researchers to learn more about perinatal addiction. Because of her innovations in the treatment, education and research activities in perinatal addiction, Dr. Finnegan has earned the respect and admiration of professional colleagues throughout the world and has received numerous awards, locally, nationally and internationally."
In the above photo left to right are Dr. R. Balfour Sartor, North Carolina School of Medicine, (Crohn's Disease); Dr. Loretta Finnegan, The College on Problems of Drug Dependence; Dr. Michael Joel Bayme, Soroka University Medical Center, Israel; Dr. Philip Storm, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Childhood Brain Cancer Neurosurgeon)