Kerry Trapnell Selected as 2020 Community Star for Georgia
September 9, 2020
Kerry Trapnell Selected as 2020 Community Star for Georgia Elberton, GA – Elbert Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Kerry Trapnell, has been selected as the 2020 Community Star representing the State of Georgia. This honor was awarded to Trapnell by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).
On November 19, 2020, the 10th Annual National Rural Health Day, the NOSORH will honor Trapnell and celebrate his contributions to rural health by sharing his Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) story and the stories of others from across the United States in the official annual book of Community Stars.
Trapnell was nominated for this award by the Georgia State Office of Rural Health. In their nomination, they cited the many goals Trapnell met in the Rural Hospital Stabilization Grant Program and for achieving Critical Access Status for EMH, the first Georgia hospital in nearly 20 years to gain this status. They also added, “Kerry’s passion for his hospital and community certainly qualify him as Georgia’s Community Star!”
“I am truly honored and blessed to be selected to receive this award and national recognition. Partnering with the State Office of Rural Health truly made a difference at EMH and it ultimately saved our hospital. We couldn’t have done this without their help and without the hard work and determination of our wonderful Team at EMH!”
More information about this national award will be released in November and will be available at www.powerofrural.org. The Community Star eBook will be located on this website and the ability to purchase a hard copy of this popular annual publication will also be available. You can also be kept up to date on all of this year’s National Rural Health Day activities at the website.