The South Central Telehealth Forum recognized Terry Eagleton, former TPCA telehealth director, with its Curtis L. Lowery Telehealth Champion Award. The award is presented each year to individuals who have made a positive impact in telehealth and telemedicine within their communities. Eagleton was presented with the award at a special ceremony in June; he passed away in July..
“Terry got behind telehealth and motivated providers to incorporate it into their practices,” said Wendy Ross, assistant director of the South Central Telehealth Resource Center. “He was an advocate for the residents of Tennessee, and he was passionate about their access to quality health care.”
TPCA CEO Kathy Wood-Dobbins added, "It is wonderful that Terry received this well-deserved recognition. He truly believed in the capacity of telehealth to make health care more accessible. His death leaves a marked absence for the many colleagues whose lives he touched."