Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner Awards 2016

Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner 2016
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Outer Banks Citizen of the Year - Dr. Christine Petzing
Outer Banks Non-Profit of the Year - Community Care Clinic of Dare
Outer Banks Chamber Director of the Year - Maylon White, NC Aquarium
Outer Banks Chamber New Member of the Year - Scott DeMasse, CMIT Solutions of Currituck
Outer Banks Chamber Member of the Year - Captain George's Seafood Restaurant
Outer Banks Chamber Volunteer of the Year - Dee McManus, TowneBank OBX
Outer Banks Young Professional of the Year - Corie Davis, Davis Cleaning
 
Music by the Acoustaholics

These awards will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills.  

 

Dr. Petzing Honored as 2016 Outer Banks Citizen of the Year

Dr. Christine Petzing, Hospitalist with The Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head has been named the 2016 Outer Banks Citizen of the Year by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and PNC Bank.  Petzing will be honored by friends, family and colleagues at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills.

Dr. Christine Petzing received her medical training at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.  During her medical training, Dr. Petzing received the Doctor’s Doctor Award  - a recognition given to the senior student voted most outstanding by her classmates. 

 

Early in her training and career, Dr. Petzing was also awarded the following:

Merck Award for Excellence in Family and Community Medicine

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Primary Care

McGraw-Hill Book Award for Academic Excellence in the M2 Year

American Society of Clinical Pathologists’ Award

Gloria Arndt Award

 

Dr. Petzing is a member of the:

The Alpha Omega Alpha Medical honor Society

Family Practice Interest group

American Medical Association

Christian Medical and Dental Society

Dr. Petzing currently serves as:

Chair, Outer Banks Providers Council on Prescription Drug Abuse

Medical Director, Outer Banks Hospitalist Group

Medical Director, Outer Banks Urgent Care Center

Medical Director, Dare County Home Health and Hospice

Medical Director, Outer Banks Medical group Urgent Care Centers

Palliative Care Physician at Symptom Management Clinic

Chair, OBH Blood Utilization Committee

Chair, Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse

Chair, Medical Performance Improvement Committee

Member, Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Committee

Member of the Dare Substance Abuse Task Force

Member, Outer Banks Hospital Board of Directors

During 2011, The Outer Banks was looking for a full-time Hospitalist to care for patients during their inpatient stay and Dr. Petzing was hired to fill that position.

“ We were looking for a physician who would become part of the fabric of our community, really engage with patients and their families and help extend the reach of hospital-based care through community outreach,” said Outer Banks Hospital Ronnie Sloan.   “Our community was blessed that Dr. Petzing chose to join us in 2011 and the impact she has made in this community in just five years is truly amazing.”

Just a few months after Dr. Petzing’s first day, three community leaders came to The Outer Banks Hospital advocating that local physicians get involved in the prescription drug abuse problem that continues to be both a local and national concern.  Dr. Petzing answered the call of these “moms on a mission”, Tess Judge, Betty Blanchard, and Cathy Overstreet.   During 2012, Dr. Petzing formed the Physicians’ Council on Prescription Drug Abuse where more than sixty local physicians joined the cause and signed a pledge to be part of the solution to prescription drug abuse.  Currenty, she is Chair of the Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse and a member of the Dare County  Substance Abuse and Prevention and Education Task Force.  Dr. Petzing has also attended three national summit’s on Prescription Drug Abuse and brought back pertinent information to our community. 

Simultaneously, Dr. Petzing earned her board certification in Hospice and Palliative Care and served as the Medical Director for Dare Home Health and Hospice.  After just a few years in this role, Dr. Petzing was recognized as the Physician of the Year by the North Carolina Association for Home & Hospice Care (AHHC).  The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina is a non-profit trade association which represents more than 800 home care and hospice agencies.  

“Dr. Petzing is a deeply spiritual person and really understands the relationship dynamics in counseling patients and their families,” said Sloan.   “She is a rare and exceptional human being with the ability to combine her intellect and medical expertise with her intuitive and accurate ‘read’ on patient and family care situations.”

More recently, Dr. Petzing has answered the call from community members for more physician engagement in issues related to compassionate and high quality care for people with dementia.  Her efforts in collaboration with the Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks Dementia Task Force and hospital colleagues have been instrumental in helping The Outer Banks Hospital become a “Dementia Friendly Hospital” where patients and their families receive specialized care.  For example, a special symbol is posted on the door entering any patient room where a person with dementia is being cared for.  This symbol alerts staff that the patient requires a special approach. 

In addition,  she developed a new service for cancer patients known as the Symptom Management Clinic.  Now available two Friday’s per month, patients can see Dr. Petzing, a nurse navigator, social worker or dietician for help in managing symptoms like nausea, dehydration, pain, wounds and distress.

The days of the family doctor that came to your home and knew everyone in town are long gone; however the need for a compassionate and engaged medical community remains,” said Sloan.  “Every community needs a Dr. Petzing and we are so fortunate to have her. “

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Board Chair-Elect Brent Tomlinson congratulated Petzing and added that he is impressed by the impact that Dr. Petzing has had on the community’s health.

“Substance abuse, dementia, hospice care, cancer care…  she has found a way to make a difference with issues that impact the strength of our economy and families,” Tomlinson said.

Since 1982, The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and PNC Bank have recognized 35 individuals with the Outer Banks Citizen of the Year Award.  First recipient was Aycock Brown and the 2015 winner was Edward Greene of The Christmas Shop.   A list of all winners can be found at www.outerbankschamber.com/awards2016

The Outer Banks Citizen of the Year Award in addition to a number of other awards including Outer Banks Non-Profit of the Year, Outer Banks Volunteer of the Year, Outer Banks Young Professional of the Year, Outer Banks Chamber New Member of the Year and Outer Banks Chamber Director of the Year will be presented at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills.  Admission is $35 per person including program and dinner buffet, music by the Accoustaholics, wine pull for a chance to win a wine cooler by Lowe’s, a review of the Chamber’s accomplishments and introduction of new leadership for 2016-2017.  Reservations can be made by calling (252)441-8144 or online at www.outerbankschamber.com/awards

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award is presented to someone who has contributed to the quality of life on the Outer Banks and who has made an impact on the community.  The recipient will be someone who demonstrates the following characteristics and traits:

  • Positive
  • Caring
  • Honest
  • Community-minded
  • Enthusiastic
  • Courageous
  • Humble
  • Compassionate

In addition, the nominee must be a member of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce in good standing or an employee of a member business. 

A person may be selected to receive this award more than once as long as it has been at least five (5) years since they received the award and they have made new, significant contributions to the community.

Past Recipients of the Award:

1981-82 Aycock Brown
1982-83 Marc Basnight
1983-84 Louis Midgett
1984-85 David Stick
1985-86 Charles Evans
1986-87 Glenn Eure
1987-88 Mike Kelly
1988-89 Andy Griffith
1989-90 Ray White
1990-91 Walter Davis
1991-92 Walter Jones
1992-93 Tom Hartman
1993-94 R.V. Owens III
1994-95 Glen Miller
1995-96 Robert Wells
1996-97 R.V. “Bobby” Owens, Jr.
1997-98 Diane Baum St. Clair
1998-99 Francis Meekins
1999-00 John Hughes, Jr.
2000-01 Sterling Webster
2001-02 Rev. David Daniels
2002-03 Stan White
2003-04 Ken Mann
2004-05 Gervas “Bo” Taylor, III
2005-06 Virginia Simmons Tillett
2006-07 George Alden “Buck” Thornton
2007-08 Stockton & Anderson Midgett
2008-09 Lynda Midgett
2009-10 William “Bill” Pitt
2010-11 Warren and Tess Judge
2011-12 Ralph Buxton
2012-13 Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy
2013-14 Margaret Wells
2014-15 Edward C. Greene

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Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce 2016 Non-Profit of the Year Nomination Presented by: Charlie Aycock, Attorney at Law 

 

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year Award shall be presented to a non-profit organization that is a member in good standing of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce in recognition of work performed that has been a benefit to the Outer Banks community.

An organization may be selected as the award winner more than once as long as it has been at least five (5) years since   the award was won and the organization has made new and significant contribution to the cause and community.

2013 was the first year we presented this award and past winners include:

2013 - Outer Banks Relief Foundation

2014 - Beach Food Pantry

2015 - Lions Club VIP Tournament 

Nominations for this award are now closed. 

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Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce 2016 Young Professional of the Year Nomination NEW for 2016

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes an individual from the Young Professionals Group who has made an outstanding contribution to the Outer Banks community this past year. Each year we will recognize one young professional for their demonstrated leadership and service based upon the questions on the reverse. 

In addition, the nominee must be a member of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce in good standing or an employee of a member business. Any individual can submit a nomination for any Young Professional.  Young Professionals can nominate themselves for the award as well.

A person may be selected to receive this award more than once as long as it has been at least five (5) years since they received the award and they have made new, significant contributions to the community.

Completed nomination forms must be received by the Chamber no later than Friday, September 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered.

Nominations for this award are now closed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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