Georgia Power was honored recently with the 2019 Louis C. Brown MD Vanguard Award for its leadership in improving health and wellbeing in Georgia by the Morehouse School of Medicine, according to a press release.
Named in honor of the late Atlanta internist and founder of MSM the award recognizes individuals and organizations whose pioneering spirit and demonstrated leadership have made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of underserved communities in Georgia and the nation. The honor, which was presented during the school’s 11th Anniversary Hugh Gloster Society Celebration in Atlanta, was given to Georgia Power for the company’s long-time support of MSM and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all communities in Georgia.
Georgia Power has been a supporter of MSM since 1985. During the 33-year partnership, Georgia Power and MSM have worked together to help provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to nearly 5,000 students through K-12 programs, the MSM Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy and other pipeline programs. These efforts are helping to secure a better future for children and young adults from underrepresented populations across Georgia and provide more doctors and medical professionals for the state, including in rural and disadvantaged areas.
Past individuals and organizations honored with the Vanguard Award include President Bill H. Clinton; 16th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher; 18th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, M.D.; Chairman of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Thomas Dortch; baseball legend Henry “Hank” Aaron; and last year’s recipient, Kaiser Permanente.
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