Annual Medical Staff Awards Dinner 2016

Caldwell Medical Staff Honored by Peers

Caldwell Memorial Hospital, a division of UNC Health Care, held its annual Medical Staff Awards Dinner on Tuesday, November 15, honoring three members of its Active Medical & Allied Health Staffs for their service to the health of our community. President and CEO Laura Easton began the evening by welcoming guests and offering a few remarks, followed by awarding the distinctions to, from left to right, Dr. Eric Dravland, Dr. Dennice Herman, and Dr. Ross Jenkins.


J. Eric Dravland, MD, Pediatrician at Mulberry Pediatrics received the Dr. Donald D. McNeill, Jr. Award for Outstanding Physician Leadership from David L. Masters, MD, Chief of Staff.  Dr. Dravland received his medical degree from University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Dravland came to Lenoir in January 1995 and currently practices in the Mulberry Medical Park.


Dennice H. Herman, MD, Chief of Family Medicine received The L. Newell Shull, M.D. Legacy award. This award is intended to honor a physician who worked all of his/her career in service to this community, and who built a foundation upon which our work continues today. Dr. Herman received the award from John W. McMenemy, MD, past recipient of the George M. Hancock, MD Excellence in Patient Care Award. Dr. Herman received her medical degree from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., and is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Herman has spent all of her professional life working in Caldwell County, came to CMH in January, 1996 and currently practices in the Robbins Medical Park.


P. Ross Jenkins, DPM, Podiatrist at Horizon Foot & Ankle and Horizon Surgical Specialists was the recipient of the George M. Hancock, MD Award for Excellence in Patient Care. Dr. Jenkins received his DPM from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and is a member of American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery. Dr. Jenkins began his career with CMH July 14, 1998 and currently practices in the Mulberry Medical Park.


The Annual Medical Staff Awards Dinner, held at Cedar Rock Country Club, is hosted by the boards of directors of Caldwell and Caldwell Memorial Hospital Foundation with medical staff peers voting on the awards.


Mulberry Pediatrics and Robbins Medical Park are divisions of Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Horizon Foot & Ankle and Horizon Surgical Specialists are not divisions of Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

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