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Tanner Doctor Wins Statewide Physician Hero Award

Dr. Amy Eubanks with GHA officialsATLANTA – Tanner Health System’s Amy Eubanks, MD, FACP, was awarded the prestigious Georgia Physician Hero Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) annual Hospital Heroes Awards luncheon on Nov. 1 in Atlanta.

Dr. Eubanks, who was one the only physicians statewide to receive the award, was recognized for her dedication to caring for the under-served.

A native of Lithonia, Georgia, Dr. Eubanks understood the importance of access to care from a young age. After medical school, she established her practice in Bremen to help make the area a healthier place to live.

As an advocate for the overall health of her patients and community, her focus is on empowering patients to take control of their health and not just treat their illnesses. She chairs the Chronic Disease and Management committee for Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well Coalition.

Dr. Eubanks also a member of the Healthy Haralson committee. In this role, she is heavily involved in programs such as the diabetes prevention program and workshop programs that encourage her patients to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

As part of a leadership project she completed for the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation’s Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy, she organized a Diabetes Awareness Day event at Tanner, which included health screenings and risk assessments for individuals with type 2 diabetes.

In Bremen, Dr. Eubanks practices with Primary Care of Bremen, part of Tanner Medical Group.

Dr. Eubanks’ passion for community well-being has even taken her to the Georgia General Assembly, where she has testified before state lawmakers on health-related legislation to effect change at the state level for the betterment of her community.

“Dr. Eubanks’ dedication to medicine and health care has greatly enhanced the well-being of her hometown community,” said GHA President and CEO Earl Rogers. “Many individuals have benefited from her efforts and we are pleased to honor her with this award.”

About Tanner Health System

Tanner is a five-hospital nonprofit health system serving west Georgia and east Alabama. Its facilities include Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, Higgins General Hospital in Bremen, Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama in Wedowee and the inpatient behavioral health facility Willowbrooke at Tanner. Tanner also operates Tanner Medical Group, one of metro Atlanta’s largest multi-specialty physician groups. More information on the health system is online at tanner.org.

About GHA

Founded in 1929, GHA serves more than 170 hospitals in Georgia and promotes the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all Georgia’s citizens. The mission of GHA is to advance the health of individuals and communities by serving as the leading advocate for all Georgia hospitals and health care systems. GHA represents its members before the General Assembly and Congress, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies, and is an allied member of the American Hospital Association. For more information, please call 770-249-4500 or visit gha.org.