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In Honor Of Dr. Judith Gedney Tobin

Rep. Michael N. Castle

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Madam Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to recognize Dr. Judith Gedney Tobin, who is to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women for her remarkable accomplishments in the field of forensic pathology.

Dr. Tobin demonstrated expertise and longevity as a pathologist, working as the Assistant Delaware State Medical Examiner from 1964 to 2009. She became the only woman to serve as President of the Nanticoke Hospital Medical Staff and the first woman to be inducted into the Nanticoke Hospital's Physician Hall of Fame. In 2006, Dr. Tobin was recognized for her leadership and contributions to the discipline of pathology when the Delaware Division of Health and Human Services named the Southern Office of the Chief Medical Examiner building in her honor. She was appointed by the Governor of Delaware to the Board of Medical Practice, served on the Board of the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research, and in 1985 was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for her professional contributions.

Dr. Tobin has been the recipient of many awards for her role as a leader, role model and advocate for her profession and in her community. Her impact as a forensic pathologist will forever be remembered by the countless number of people who were affected by her work. In addition, she helped found the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, and served on the boards of the Blood Bank, American Cancer Society, as well as Children and Family First.

Dr. Tobin succeeded and thrived in an extremely challenging medical field, and contributed so much as a volunteer and citizen. I am grateful for her service to the State of Delaware, and wish her all the best as she accepts the well-earned honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.