Dinner Of Distinction Honors Health Care Leaders March 6

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Baroness Erlanger Foundation will honor Thomas Devlin, MD, PhD, Blaise Baxer, MD, James Creel, MD, and former Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey at the 2014 Dinner of Distinction on Thursday, March 6, at the Chattanoogan.

The three physicians and community honoree will be recognized for their enduring commitment to foster quality medicine within the region with the utmost human compassion, and as well for their unquestionable character, said officials.

Dr. Tom Devlin is the medical director of the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center, one of the largest and busiest stroke centers in the country.

Dr. Blaise Baxter, interventional neuroradiologist, assisted in the development of the stroke center and has refined techniques in performing stroke interventions. Dr. Jim Creel, chief medical officer for Erlanger Health System, has been a pioneer in developing advanced skills for emergency medicine. Former Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey supported and advocated for Erlanger and quality medicine within the region throughout his political career.

The March 6 event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $85, and table sponsorships are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dee Hardin at the Baroness Erlanger Foundation at 778-7373 or dee.hardin@erlanger.org.

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