Section: People & Places in the News, December 2017
Matthew Walker Hosts “Smiles with Santa”
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center hosted a special event in December with one very famous guest. “Smiles with Santa” was an opportunity for dental screenings and well-child visits for children up to 12 years old. All patients received a picture with Santa, and their visit included free books, cocoa, and other holiday activities.
Ocoee CEO Honored with RHAT Award
Congratulations to Bill Moats, CEO of Ocoee Regional Health Corporation, for receiving the award named in his honor at the Rural Health Association of Tennessee’s annual conference. The Bill Moats Meritorious Service Award in Healthcare recognizes “hard work and dedication to the Rural Health Association of Tennessee.” Moats served as board president for RHAT and emphasized membership involvement during his leadership term. He has served rural communities in Southeast Tennessee for more than 25 years.
Mountain People's Medical Director Appointed to Leadership Role
Dr. Edward Capparelli, medical director of Mountain People’s Health Councils in Scott County, recently received notification from the office of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam that he has been appointed chairman of the TennCare Pharmacy Advisory Committee. Capparelli is the only member of the original combined committee established in 2005 who is still actively serving.

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Dayspring CEO Completes Executive Fellowship Program
Mark Watt, CEO of Dayspring Family Health Center, is among the newest graduates of the Community Health Center Executive Fellowship program. According to the announcement released by the program, “These are excellent leaders who will help guide their health centers to prepare for the future, provide more access, stabilize retention and recruitment, and nurture the integration of the full spectrum of health care services.