Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) recently honored the late Dr. Theodore Kanellakes with the Inspire Award.
In addition, the Madison Board Room was renamed the Dr. Theodore Kanellakes Conference Room.
Presented annually by the PSJMC community leadership board, the Inspire Award is bestowed to an individual or community organization who advances the health and well-being of the community and embodies the mission and values of the medical center
During his time of service to PSJMC, Kanellakes was the chairman of the department of medicine for 15 years, a past president of the medical staff, a past member of the divisional board and an active member of the PSJMC Foundation board at the time of his death.
He was also a recipient of the 2015 PSJMC Pandola-Lewis Award, 2012 PSJMC Founders’ Award and a top finalist for the PSJMC Physician of the Year Award in 2007.
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In addition to a career as a distinguished allergist and active member the medical staff at PSJMC, he was a founder of the Will-Grundy County Medical Clinic, and had served as president of the board and was a medical advisory committee member.
He was also active with many other community organizations such as Easter Seals, the Will-Grundy County Medical Society and Joliet District 86 Schools.