Alexandria, Louisiana – (June 24, 2016) – At the inaugural Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony last night at the newly reopened Hotel Bentley in downtown Alexandria, the following Legacy Health & Wellness staff members received awards:
- Brian Elkins, M.D., FAAFP – 2016 Health Care Hero
- John Hall, MHA, FNP – Best Medical Office Manager
- Rebecca Redmon, LPN – Best Licensed Practical Nurse
- Karen Fisher – Best Medical Assistant
Sponsored by The Town Talk, the Health Care Heroes Awards were voted on by Central Louisiana residents. Each of the six Legacy staff members was a finalist in one or more award categories.
Under the guidance of Medical Director Dr. Elkins, Legacy currently serves more than 3,000 employees and eligible dependents of RoyOMartin, Gilchrist Construction Company, L.L.C., and AFCO Industries, Inc. Patients can receive treatment for a variety of common illnesses and chronic conditions, in addition to healthy-lifestyle coaching and other services.
“Dr. Elkins and his team of nurses, wellness coaches, and support staff have achieved some unbelievable accomplishments over the last several years,” states Roy O. Martin III, president. “Today, 77% of RoyOMartin employees consider Dr. Elkins or John as their primary-care provider. This amazing turnaround equates to better healthcare and happier and more productive lives—all at a very affordable cost to the patient. At RoyOMartin, we believe that we can be world class in manufacturing, forestry, and healthcare for our employees. We are pleased to be able to offer the clinic as a benefit to our employees and their families.”
Legacy Health & Wellness formed in early 2011 as a partnership between RoyOMartin and Gilchrist Construction Company, L.L.C. Formerly known as the Central Louisiana Family Health and Wellness Center, Legacy expanded its services to include AFCO Industries, Inc. in 2014.