Rotary Club of El Paso has selected Dr. Carlos A. Gutierrez as the recipient of the 2012 Rotary Club of El Paso’s Distinguished Service Award.
The Rotary Club of El Paso annually recognizes an individual in the El Paso region who has made significant contributions to the betterment of the city and an important segment of its population.
Gutierrez, a pediatrician, was honored Thursday at the El Paso Community Foundation Room.
He was given the award for his efforts to help establish EI Paso Children’s Hospital. Gutierrez’s efforts began when he returned to El Paso in 1980. EI Paso Children’s Hospital opened its doors in February.