Princeton – Dr. Gregg Davis recently received the 2016 Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) at a special reception, held at Perry Memorial Hospital.
“Every year, the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) honors physicians who exhibits a special commitment to rural healthcare. One of the biggest healthcare challenges across our nation is the shortage of physicians who practice in rural settings. IRHA feels it is important to recognize those who have accepted this calling and gone out of their way to make an impact. What impressed our selection committee was not only Dr. Davis’ many years of service to the patients in Bureau County, but his leadership in serving as Chief Medical Officer for Illinois Rural Community Care Organization, an Accountable Care Organization comprised of 24 critical access hospitals, which has now become a template for the nation,” explained IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn.
“I was extremely honored and appreciative to have received this significant award and for having the privilege to work with Pat Schou and the ICAHN (Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network) team on the creation and sustainability of IRCCO,” said Dr. Gregg Davis during the event held October 12 at the Princeton hospital. “I’m equally touched to see all the current and existing patients, family, friends and colleagues that came out tonight. It’s a humbling experience, and I feel grateful to have been able to serve in this capacity all these years.”
Dr. Davis was also presented with a copy of House Resolution 1436, from State Representative Don Moffitt (R-Gilson) honoring his achievements, along with a Senate Congratulatory Certificate on behalf of Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria).
Specializing in Family Medicine, Dr. Davis works in private practice from his medical office at 204 Park Avenue East, Princeton and has done so since 2000. He currently serves as IRCCO’s Chief Medical Officer, 2014-Present; is on the Board of Directors for the Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Department, 1995-Present; serves as Medical Director of Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1995-Present; and was also on the Board of Directors for Perry Memorial Hospital, 2000-2016.
Past administrative and board experience include serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of Perry Memorial Hospital; Board of Directors of AMCORE Bank, North Central; Chairman of the Physician Hospital Organization of Perry Memorial Hospital; Member of the Loan Committee of AMCORE Bank; Medical Director of Prairie View Nursing Home, Basswood Nursing Home, and Colonial Hall Nursing Home, all of Princeton; and also on the Board of Directors for the Bureau Valley Hospice.
Shown above are Dr. Gregg (seated) and Renee Davis with Diana Rawlings, Bureau/Putnam/Marshall County Health Department Public Health Administrator; Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director; Annette Schnabel, Perry Memorial Hospital CEO/President; Margaret Vaughn, Illinois Rural Health Association Executive Director; and State Rep. Don Moffitt.