The GHA Hospital Hero Awards were established in 2005 as a way of recognizing the amazing hospital workers in our state. Each year, 11 individuals are honored with this prestigious award. Over the years, GHA has honored doctors, nurses, volunteers, environmental services staff, dietary aides, social workers, emergency medical services staff, and more. The program awards heroic deeds as well as long-time service to the health care field.
GHA is proud to announce our 2016 Heroes. All will be honored at the 2016 GHA Annual Membership Meeting in Savannah on Nov. 11.
Lifetime Achievement Winner: H. Kenneth Walker, M.D., Deputy Chief of Internal Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Hospital Heroes: Della Dean, Staff Nurse at Piedmont Newnan Hospital; Mike Fordham, Director of Support Services at Dodge County Hospital; Leah Henderson, Labor and Delivery Staff Nurse at Piedmont Healthcare; William James, Volunteer at Redmond Regional Medical Center; Jennifer Phillips, Medical Social Worker at Rockdale Medical Center; Milton Rathbun, Quality Management Director at Dorminy Medical Center; Alex Shivers, Social Worker at Colquitt Regional Medical Center; Robert E. Wilson, Board Member, Quality Committee at DeKalb Medical.
Physician Heroes: Avril Beckford, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at WellStar Health System; and Mac Bowman, M.D., Cardiology, Internal Medicine at University Health Care System.