Baptist Health Care Foundation Announces Hollinger Award Recipients

Award recipients

PENSACOLA, FLA. (Nov. 17, 2023) – Baptist Health Care Foundation announces the 2023 Hollinger Award recipients for outstanding service contributions to Baptist Health Care. The awards are presented to individuals, families or organizations that have exhibited exceptional generosity and community leadership through gifts of their time and/or financial support.

The award is named in memory of long-time supporters of Baptist Health Care, Pick and Alberta Hollinger. The couple worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those served by Baptist.

“We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding individuals for their many contributions to our organization and our community,” said KC Gartman, chief development officer for Baptist Health Care. “We are grateful for those who go above and beyond in support of our Mission of helping people throughout life's journey.”

The 2023 recipients were recognized at the Baptist Health Care Foundation annual meeting on Nov. 15 at the Pensacola Yacht Club.

Volunteer of the Year
Jan Peterson

Women’s Board Volunteer of the Year
Rachel Herman

Health Care Professional of the Year
Chief David Torsell and the Baptist Incident Command Team for the new Baptist Hospital campus move day

Physician of the Year
James Andrews, M.D.

Lifetime Achievement
John Porter



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About Baptist Health Care

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in Northwest Florida.

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