The following is a press release published by permission by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago.

Consul Paulina Kapuścińska hosted on Friday, January 31, representatives of the Polish American Medical Society who arrived in Chicago to attend the 64th Annual Physicians’ Ball on February 1, 2014.

On behalf of the Society, its President Kornelia Król thanked Consul General Kapuścińska for her support and spoke about the Society’s activities in 2013. Kornelia Król introduced a number of female physicians, especially distinguished for their outstanding charitable work and the promotion of Polish culture and heritage in the world: Jadwiga Roguska-Kyts (USA), Bronisława Siwicka (Lithuania), Krystyna Grabowska (Zimbabwe), Stella Nowicka (USA), Maria Ogonowska-Wiśniewska (Zambia).

The meeting  was also an opportunity to officially welcome Professor Maria Siemionow who returned to Chicago after 19 professional years spent in Cleveland.

During the 64th Annual Physicians’ Ball in Chicago, Consul General Paulina Kapuścińska awarded the Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit – on behalf of the President of the Republic of Poland – to Ms. Ewa Radwańska for her long-standing contribution to the advancement of Poland’s good name abroad.