Husband and wife team wins 2017 Dr. David Scott Award

June 22, 2017   ·   0 Comments

HEADWATERS’ GOVERNANCE Committee Chair Lori Kerr (back left) and Dr. David Scott (far right) present Drs. Stephen and Stephanie Milone, and their children, with the 2017 Dr. David Scott Award in a special ceremony at Headwaters Health Care Centre’s AGM, Monday.

By Tom Claridge

For the first time in its 17-year history, the Dr. David Scott Award has gone to a husband-and-wife team of Headwaters Health Care Centre doctors.

The award to Drs. Stephen and Stephanie Milone was made Tuesday at the hospital board’s annual general meeting (AGM).

Dr. Stephen Milone works as an anesthetist, and Dr. Stephanie as an Emergency physician. Residents of East Garafraxa, both have been practising medicine at Headwaters Health Care Centre for over a decade, and are active and highly visible members of the community.

First made in 2001, the award is named after retired surgeon and life-long Orangeville resident Dr. David Scott, who came to Orangeville in 1962 as the town’s first specialist (general surgery) and dedicated his life to improving the health and wellness of the community.

Presented annually, the award recognizes individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond to improve overall health and wellness in Dufferin and Caledon, and promote links between the hospital and the community.

The two physicians have been an incredible force behind a wealth of community service contributions including volunteerism, education, mentorship work, and numerous fundraising initiatives supporting the local community, international medical missions, and the advancement of the medical community.

Described by those who know them as both approachable, inspiring, and compassionate, the Milones have raised more than $10,000 for the hospital through their “Get Active” campaigns that encourage the community to increase physical activity, as well as funding for a paediatric patient born with Cerebral Palsy and in need of surgery to walk again.

Community leaders and dedicated physicians, Stephen and Stephanie also are musicians who sing locally with the Headwaters’ Concert Choir and volunteer their time, support and medical expertise to a number of local programs and charities, while also devoting  time to preventive health education at local schools, and providing mentorship to medical students, residents, and those considering medicine as a career.

“Stephen and Stephanie’s passion, dedication and generosity in supporting and nurturing the growth and advancement of the local community is tremendous, and well aligned with the theme and spirit of the Dr. David Scott Award,” said Louise Kindree, Board Chair, Headwaters Health Care Centre. “Their leadership and dedication to the individuals, causes, and patients they support both personally and professionally is a true inspiration. We are pleased to recognize them both this year as co-recipients of the award.”

In addition to the Dr. David Scott Award, the AGM also saw the presentation of the The Chairperson’s Award of Recognition: an award created in 2014 by the Governance Committee to honour individuals who have been affiliated with Headwaters Health Care Centre and have made an outstanding contribution to the hospital.

This year’s Chairperson’s Award of Recognition was presented to Bob Burnside, local businessman, humanitarian, and the 2014 recipient of the Dr. David Scott Award. Described at the meeting as humble, connected and visionary, Bob is a former Board Chair of Headwaters Health Care Foundation, a long-time hospital supporter, and a major pillar of the community. A familiar face to town residents, Bob founded R.J. Burnside & Associates, and has been a committed, passionate and fervent supporter of the hospital. For many years, he has provided much needed support, guidance and advisement on many important initiatives and projects, and continues to devote his time, energy and expertise to the continuous improvement of the health care in the community.

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