As of Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH -- Nine recipients were honored Tuesday evening at the Gwinnett Chamber's Healthcare Excellence Awards program.
Overall, the Chamber honored more than 40 professionals and organizations for their contribution to the continued well-being of Gwinnett and metro Atlanta citizens.
Chamber President and CEO Jim Maran said Gwinnettians can be proud of the community's solid reputation for quality health care.
"Health care is a vital component to our community's long-term sustainability and growth," said Maran, who added that health care, "ensures our well-being and provides further opportunities to attract new business, create jobs and afford a strong and well-rounded place to live, work and raise a family."
Chamber officials said they hoped the program would raise awareness in the community, enhance the quality of health care and recognize deserving individuals.
Winners and honorees included Stephen A. Schulte and Mariamne Schulte with ProCare Prosthetics and Orthotics receiving the Advancements in Health Award; Maxwell High School of Technology for Corporate Achievement in Healthcare; Gwinnett Community Clinic for Healthcare Agency of the Year; Kim Ryan, CEO of Eastside Medical Center, for Healthcare Executive of the Year; Pam Kramer with Eastside Medical Center for Healthcare Professional of the Year; Anne Hysong, Gwinnett Medical Center, for Nurse Practitioner of the Year; Barbara Howard, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, for Philanthropist of the Year; Dr. Hal Herd with Gwinnett Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine for Physician of the Year; and The Gwinnett Tech Foundation's Legacy of Lives Campaign Cabinet Leadership Team for Volunteer of the Year.