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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is proud to announce Steve Edwards, President and CEO of CoxHealth, as this year’s Harold K. Bengsch Award honoree.
The public is invited to an award reception in his honor on April 6 at 3 p.m. in the Ozark Room at the CoxHealth Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital at 3535 S. National Ave.
Attendees are encouraged to register here: https://bengschaward.eventbrite.com
Last year, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department developed the Harold K. Bengsch Award to honor Bengsch—the department’s previous long-serving director of public health—and his unwavering belief in the value of collaboration and cross-sector approaches. The public health system works best when people across our community collaborate to improve the health of our population.
“Steve’s philosophy has always been, ‘How can we make the community healthier?’” said Director of Health Clay Goddard. “Steve is so deserving of this award. Our health department is lucky to have him as a partner and a friend.”
The reception itself closes National Public Health Week. SGCHD could think of no better way to highlight the value of public health during National Public Health Week than to give an award named after Bengsch, one of public health’s most vocal supporters and advocates, to those standout individuals in our community whose work behind the scenes can sometimes go unnoticed.