Southwest Health District 8-2 Nurse Manager Wins Humanitarian Award
Jim Lowry, left, president of the Colquitt
Regional Medical Foundation, and Dr. Seth Berl,
right, 2012 Walter Harrison Humanitarian Award
recipient look on as Denise Linnenkohl accepts
this year's award.
Registered nurse Denise
Linnenkohl, who has overseen the Colquitt County Health
Department since 2007, was presented with the 2013 Walter
Harrison Humanitarian Award at the Colquitt Regional Medical
Foundation gala recently at the Colquitt County Arts Center.
Harrison Humanitarian Award was established to recognize and
honor an individual healthcare worker who demonstrates a
commitment to compassionate healthcare service and community
has been employed at the Colquitt County Health Department
as a nurse for the past 25 years.
"She is very
involved with community health fairs and educational
outreach. and serves on several community advisory
committees," the foundation press release said. "Coworkers,
family and friends nominated Linnenkohl for her 'servant
heart' and for going above and beyond the call of duty."
Each year, Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation hosts an
event to honor alumni and new members of the society, but
this year's special gala marked the 25th anniversary of the
Carolyn Maschke, RC/PIO, Southwest Health District 8-2