Faces and places for June 30

June 29, 2014 

Hutchings awarded medallion at GSMA

The Georgia State Medical Association awarded Dr. Warren Hutchings of Macon the Distinguished Service Medallion on June 12 at its annual convention at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Hutchings was recognized for his years dedicated to the growth, development and promotion of GSMA, an affiliate of the National Medical Association.

Hutchings received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine.

He is the medical director for Mercer Student Health Center and is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine.

Allgood vice chairman of state ports authority board

The Georgia Ports Authority selected James “Jimmy” Allgood as vice chairman of its board of directors. Allgood has served as chairman of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority, the Dublin Rotary Club and the First United Methodist Church board.

Walters earns two awards

Jimmy Walters of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Macon won the firm’s Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance during 2013. Walters was one of just 1,053 financial advisors of the firm’s more than 13,000 advisors to receive the award.

He also received the TNT Client Development Award for his outstanding service efforts during the past year.

Boothe hired at Cox Media

Cox Communications hired Kristyn Boothe as the new media consultant for Cox Media, its advertising division in Middle Georgia.

Boothe joins Cox Media after spending the past few years as a social media coordinator and volunteer coordinator for Hospice Care Options in Macon and an online advertising lead for the Albany Herald.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

Local hospitals are new members of group

The Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information announced the inclusion of new members. The following health care providers, along with medical staff physicians, join Georgia Regents Health System and Central Georgia Health System in the organization: Houston Healthcare’s Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins and Perry Hospital, Oconee Regional Health System in Milledgeville and Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.

These new members will streamline communications with hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers to improve patient care.

The organization enables health care providers to share patient information including medications, pre-existing conditions, allergies, immunizations, lab results, appointment history and more with other physicians and hospitals across the state from within the electronic medical record system.

Lemon to open law firm

Michael Lemon will open his new law firm, Michael E. Lemon LLC, in Macon on Tuesday. Formerly practicing with Knott & Lemon P.C., he will continue to represent workers, individuals and families for injuries, wrongful death and insurance disputes.

Lemon graduated from Mercer University in 1995 and received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2002.

Sun honored with medal

Eric Sun, Middle Georgia State College’s interim associate vice president for academic affairs, was honored at the 28th annual conference of the Human-Anatomy & Physiology Society with the 2014 President’s Medal. The medal is awarded to a society member who has provided exemplary service to the group. Sun received the award specifically in recognition of the work he and his testing committee co-chair, Curtis Defriez, did on developing a new online standardized comprehensive anatomy and physiology exam.

Middle Georgia State College also received a Commissioner’s Award for its success in the 2014 State Charitable Contributions Program. Middle Georgia State employees donated $9,176 this year.

-- Angela Woolen

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