As the world shut down in March 2020, those in the health care industry stepped into the thick of the pandemic, putting their lives on hold to save others’.
During the fourth annual Healthy Hall Awards on Tuesday, March 2, 12 local medical professionals and providers were honored for their contributions to the local community.
Hosted by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce at Lanier Technical College, the luncheon, which was streamed online, recognized honorees in 11 categories. Dr. John E. Delzell Jr., who leads the graduate medical education program at Northeast Georgia Health System, served as the afternoon’s keynote speaker.
Those awarded include the following:
2021 Healthy Hall Award recipients:
Health Care Education: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Graduate Medical Education
Corporate Achievement: ATEX Inc.
Community Impact: Dr. Supriya Mannepalli with Northeast Georgia Health System
Outstanding Achievement in Behavioral Health: J’s Place Recovery Center
Health Care Worker of the Year (tie): Loren Funk, CEO of Longstreet Clinic, and Matthew Crumpton, manager of emergency preparedness at Northeast Georgia Health System
Advanced Practice Provider of the Year: Danny Webb, doctor of nursing practice at Longstreet Clinic
Nurse of the Year: Cheryl Bittel, clinical nurse specialist at Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Dentist of the Year: Richard Weber, dentist at District 2 Public Health
Physician of the Year: Dr. Clifton Hastings of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Visionary Leader: Dr. John Browning, retired physician of Longstreet Clinic
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Jim Butts, retired medical director of Good News Clinics