Arlene Bincsik, RN, director of the HIV Program at Christiana Care, is the recipient of the Sister Dolores Macklin Red Ribbon Guardian Angel Award from the Delaware HIV Consortium for her efforts to improve the overall health of individuals with HIV/AIDs and empower them to live richer and healthier lives.
She receives the award at the 8th Annual WOW Awards Celebration on April 20. The awards honor individuals, corporations and organizations for their excellence in community leadership, service, volunteerism and philanthropy in the field of HIV/AIDS throughout Delaware.
“I am honored to receive this award,” says Bincsik. “Sister Dolores Macklin exemplified the Guardian Angel Award through her faith, her work, her compassion, her intelligence, her fearlessness and her sense of humor. I have had the opportunity over the years to work with the most amazing people: the HIV Program team, our community partners, our friends at the Division of Public Health, the HIV Consortium staff and board members, and of course, the patients we serve.”
Bincsik has been integral to the HIV Program at Christiana Care since 1990. Since its inception, the program has been the major care provider for people with HIV/AIDS throughout the state of Delaware. It is estimated that Christiana Care’s HIV Program provides care to 65 percent of the people in Delaware who are HIV-positive and accessing medical services. In 2011, more than 1,600 individuals received medical care and services through the program.
She is a member of the Delaware HIV Consortium policy committee and current president of the board of trustees. The Delaware HIV Consortium is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the spread of HIV/AIDS and to creating a seamless continuum of care for all people infected and affected in Delaware. Delaware ranks among the top eight states for the highest rate of AIDS cases, per capita.