Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine has been named a 2018 Health Care Hero by the Triangle Business Journal.
Established in 2001, the Health Care Heroes awards program recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the Triangle for putting innovation and compassion to work to improve the human condition.
The School of Medicine received the Health Care Hero award for Community Outreach which highlighted the development of graduate medical education residency programs and the Campbell University Health Centers that continue to grow in the community. Through an extensive nomination process, the Triangle Business Journal awards a prestigious group of individuals and organizations.
A passion to care for rural and underserved areas remains reflective of the mission of Campbell Medicine. The curriculum focuses heavily on improving health and wellness in rural and underserved areas, delivering primary services that are community focused, and treating patients as an integrated whole – mind, body and spirit.
Since welcoming the inaugural class in 2013, the School has created 350 new residency positions in 18 programs at five affiliate organizations in North Carolina. Through the creation of these programs, access to primary care and specialists has increased in Carteret, Craven, Cumberland, Harnett, Lenoir, Mecklenburg, Onslow, Robeson, Rowan, Sampson, Wake and Wayne Counties in North Carolina.
In addition to the School’s recognition, Dr. Douglas Trocinski, chair of emergency medicine, is also a recipient of a Health Care Hero award. Campbell Medicine, represented by Dr. John M. Kauffman, Jr., dean, and Dr. Trocinksi were honored at the 17th annual Health Care Heroes Awards program at Prestonwood Country Club on March 8.