Georgia Hospital Association Honors Hospital Heroes, Including Dr. Rodovaldo Rodriguez Of Dalton

Friday, December 13, 2013
2013 GHA Hospital Heroes from left to right: Travis Roose, Meadows Regional Medical Center; Micah Brown, R.N., North Fulton Hospital; R. Neal Boswell, M.D., Southeast Georgia Health System; Coren Ross, Memorial University Medical Center; Harold Oglesby, R.R.T, R.C.P, St. Joseph’s/Candler; Wanda Lowe, West Georgia Health; Lifetime Achievement Winner Marilyn Margolis, Emory Johns Creek Hospital; Jill Hancock, R.N., O.C.N, The Medical Center of Central Georgia; Kimberly Lynch, Piedmont Healthcare; Steve Beaty, M.D., St. Francis Hospital; Rodovaldo Rodriguez, M.D., Hamilton Medical Center
2013 GHA Hospital Heroes from left to right: Travis Roose, Meadows Regional Medical Center; Micah Brown, R.N., North Fulton Hospital; R. Neal Boswell, M.D., Southeast Georgia Health System; Coren Ross, Memorial University Medical Center; Harold Oglesby, R.R.T, R.C.P, St. Joseph’s/Candler; Wanda Lowe, West Georgia Health; Lifetime Achievement Winner Marilyn Margolis, Emory Johns Creek Hospital; Jill Hancock, R.N., O.C.N, The Medical Center of Central Georgia; Kimberly Lynch, Piedmont Healthcare; Steve Beaty, M.D., St. Francis Hospital; Rodovaldo Rodriguez, M.D., Hamilton Medical Center

The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) presented its annual statewide Hospital Hero Awards on Tuesday at a luncheon held in honor of 11 winners, on of whom is Dr. Rodovaldo Rodriguez of Dalton. Recipients of the award were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the hospital and health care field. More than 120 individuals attended the event, where GHA President Earl V. Rogers presented the prestigious award to 10 Hospital Hero winners and one Lifetime Achievement winner, Marilyn Margolis, M.N., R.N., of Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek.

The 2013 Hospital Hero Award winners are:

•       Steve Beaty, M.D., of St. Francis Hospital in Columbus
•       R. Neal Boswell, M.D., of Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick
•       Micah Brown, R.N., of North Fulton Hospital in Roswell
•       Jill Hancock, R.N., of The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon
•       Wanda Lowe, R.N., of West Georgia Health in LaGrange
•       Kimberly Lynch of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta
•       Harold Oglesby, R.R.T., R.C.P. of St. Joseph’s/Candler in Savannah
•       Rodovaldo Rodriguez, M.D., of Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton
•       Travis Roose of Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia
•       Coren Ross of Memorial Health in Savannah

“The 11 winners of these awards represent some of the most compassionate and dedicated health care workers in the state,” said Mr. Rogers. “They have dedicated their lives to something far greater than themselves, and we were pleased to honor the work they have done and the difference they have made.”


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