Amos Cottage Guild Honors Alice W. Hinman

October 13, 2005

The Amos Cottage Guild honored Alice W. Hinman for her more than 50 years of service to the Amos Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC). A special medal and a bound book of tribute letters were presented to Hinman at the surprise event. Amos Cottage is a program at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Her husband, Alanson Hinman, M. D. was a pioneer in the establishment of programs and facilities for mentally and physically handicapped children. Himan, who died in 1996, was medical director of Amos Cottage from 1961 until his retirement in 1986. He joined the Bowman Gray School of Medicine faculty in 1952 and became an associate professor of pediatrics emeritus at retirement.

Alice Hinman was recognized for her side-by-side participation with her husband in the establishment and growth of Amos Cottage.

“When Dr. and Mrs. Hinman changed the life of a child, they saved a life – and a family,” said Loy McGill, a member of the guild.

Others commented on Alice Hinman’s unfailing willingness to help, to bring hope, and to give witness to God’s healing through the hands of doctors, nurses, therapists and caregivers.

The Hinman family oversaw the successful relocation of some of the services at Amos Cottage to Brenner Children’s Hospital in 2002 and the expansion of facilities for Amos Cottage and the DEC. Alice Hinman continues to advise the staff and board.

Kurt L. Klinepeter, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, thanked Mrs. Hinman for her “lifetime of loyalty and dedication to Amos Cottage and to the children and families it serves.”

Media Contact: Photos of the day are available on request from Cindy Caines, Office of Development & Alumni Affairs, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 336-716-6285;

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Brenner Children’s Hospital. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, rehabilitation, psychiatry and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Brenner Children’s was named one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by Child magazine.


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