Baptist Health Care Foundation Announces Hollinger Award Recipients

(Nov. 3, 2017) – The Baptist Health Care Foundation announces the 2017 Hollinger Award recipients for outstanding service contributions to the community

The award is named in honor of long-time supporters of Baptist Health Care, Pick and Alberta Hollinger. The couple worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those served by Baptist.

The 2017 recipients were recognized at the Baptist Health Care Foundation annual meeting on November 2 at the Pensacola Yacht Club.

  • Volunteer of the Year - Gerald Waters
  • Women's Board Volunteer - Teresa Cole
  • Health Care Professional - Irvin Williams, Ph.D., CAP
  • Physician of the Year - Mark Strauss, M.D.
  • Lifetime Achievement - Robin Herr
  • Physician Lifetime Achievement - Jack Lurton, M.D.
Hollinger Awards Winners

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Cardiology Consultants ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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