By Amy Simmons
It’s been a big summer at Piedmont Health Services (PHS) in Carrboro, NC. CEO Brian Toomey was honored with the Robert J. Greczyn Community Health Leadership Award from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina. The award honors leaders who have worked tirelessly to make access to care a priority. Toomey – known for his commitment to community health and hard work across the state – is a sure fit. The award comes with $25,000 to PHS to help boost its efforts in providing preventive services (including dental, pharmacy, and nutrition counseling). PHS operates six Community Health Centers and a SeniorCare Center in the Tar Heel state. Brian was surprised with the award at the North Carolina Community Health Center Association conference held earlier this month in Asheville. That’s him in the center, with Benjamin Money, of the North Carolina Community Health Center Association and Robert Greczyn, for whom the award is named. You can also watch this cool video about the award.