The Chief Medical Office for Hutcheson Medical Center, Chris Moore, MD, was recently bestowed the 2012 Mountain Laurel Award by The Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of wilderness medicine by an individual or group in the southern Appalachians. It is considered a lifetime achievement award, and is the most prestigious regional wilderness medicine award granted in the southeastern United States.
Dr. Moore was recognized for his extensive career in wilderness medicine and for his many achievements, including serving as the Venue Medical Coordinator of the Whitewater Competition at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and as the Medical Director for both the World Cup Whitewater Competition and US Team Trials. He also served as the Director of Wilderness and Event Medicine at University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga and is the founder and director of the Chattanooga-based Southeast Wilderness Medical Conference, the most comprehensive wilderness conference east of the Rockies.
“Hutcheson Medical Center congratulates Dr. Moore on this well-deserved honor”, stated Roger Forgey, President and CEO of the north Georgia health system. “Dr. Moore has long been active both locally and nationally in the field of wilderness medicine, and we are proud to have him at Hutcheson as our Chief Medical Officer”.