Indianapolis, March 13, 2018 – St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild and the Indiana Blood Center announced today that Dr. Janine Fogel and dietician Amy Carter are the recipients of the 2018 Achievement in Medicine (AIM) Award.

The AIM Award honors management-level members of the Eskenazi Health team who uphold the tradition of excellence in health care.

“The role Eskenazi Health plays in providing the best state-of-the-art care to countless individuals in our community is vital and treasured by every patient they serve,” said Dr. Charlie Miraglia, president and CEO of the Indiana Blood Center. “Dr. Janine Fogel and Amy Carter are richly deserving of this great honor, and the Indiana Blood Center is proud to recognize them and celebrate their many extraordinary accomplishments towards patient care.”

Dr. Fogel is the medical director of the Eskenazi Health Transgender Health & Wellness Program, providing primary care services for adult transgender patients. Dr. Fogel is a leader in transgender health care, serving on the board of directors of OutCare Health Indiana, the state’s first health resource providing extensive information on LGBT health. She is also a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine LGBTQ Health Care Committee and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. She has been on the faculty of Eskenazi Health since 1996.

Eskenazi Health is one of only four health care systems in Indiana recognized as a leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.

Dr. Fogel was chosen for the AIM Award due to her tireless efforts in developing a health and wellness program for transgender patients unlike any other in Indiana. She was also cited for being a leader who is innovative, compassionate, driven, focused and dedicated to her patients.  

Amy Carter coordinates a dynamic team of registered dietitians providing clinical nutrition services and programming at Eskenazi Health. Under her direction, the team develops and offers a wide range of programs including nationally accredited diabetes programs, hypertension groups, a healthy market concept, and cooking and nutrition classes for families using the produce grown on The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health. In 2017, Carter was named Indiana Diabetes Educator of the Year for her work with the Eskenazi Health Diabetes Education Program. Continuing to blend food and nutrition education, she developed the curriculum for the new Certified Dietary Management program at Ivy Tech Community College.

Carter received the AIM Award for her creativity and eagerness to seek new opportunities to enhance care of Eskenazi Health patients through expanding programming initiatives, partnership and collaboration with other departments, and developing innovative and interactive ways to deliver education.

AIM Award recipients are selected by the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. The guild is a volunteer organization committed to raising funds for the services and programs at Eskenazi Health. Founded in 1907, the guild has raised more than $13 million for Eskenazi Health throughout the years. This is the 20th year for the AIM Awards.

St. Margaret's Hospital Guild’s largest fundraising event is the annual Decorators' Show House and Gardens. This year’s 57th annual event will take place April 28 – May 13, at the Wainwright-Cochran House at 4140 N. Illinois St. in the Butler-Tarkington area of Indianapolis. The Decorators’ Show House is open daily from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed Mondays). Tickets can be purchased online at


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