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Dr. Frank Newman Rural Health Award-2016

Frank Newman

In honor of National Rural Health Day, the Montana Office of Rural Health/AHEC and Montana Rural Health Association are pleased to announce the recipients of the Dr. Frank Newman Rural Health Awards.  Dr. Newman represented the spirit of Montana in nearly 50 years of service to rural communities and healthcare in our state.  The nominees who most exemplify what Dr. Newman represented are as follows: 

Frank Newman Rural Clinician Leadership Award

Dr. Greg Rice of Libby, Montana. Nominated by Dr. Jay Erickson

Frank Newman Rural Health Leadership Award

Dr. David Mark of Hardin, Montana. Nominated by Cindy Stergar and Mary Helgeson

Frank Newman Health Equity Award

Alma Knows His Gun McCormick, Executive Director of Messengers for Health, an Indigenous non-profit organization dedicated to improving health of individuals on the Apsaalooke Reservation. Nominated by Suzanne Held

Frank Newman Future of Rural Health Award

Kayla Schmid of Dillon, Montana. Nominated by Lisa Benzel

Frank Newman Rural Health Lifetime Achievement Award

Edith Clark of Sweetgrass, Montana. Nominated by Shani Rich

 Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to improving health in rural Montana!