Healthcare Heroes

HCHerosOn September 9th, 2014, Dr. Leonard Brabson and Dr. John Bell accepted their Healthcare Heroes Awards at the Knoxville Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Luncheon.

Dr. Leonard Brabson, has delivered more than 14,000 babies since starting medical school more than 40 years ago. He is touted for his commitment to giving mothers more choices for childbirth. “He has a long standing history of being a pioneer for health care for women,” says Libbi Martino, a certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner who practices with Brabson at the St. Mary’s Birth and Midwifery Center in the Women’s Pavilion at Tennova-owned Physicians Regional Medical Center. “He genuinely cares about women, their experience when they leave our office and accommodating the needs of each individual woman.” He is a past Knoxville Academy of Medicine President and the Medical Director at St. Mary’s Birth and Midwifery.

Dr. John Bell founded the oncology department 34 years ago at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and it has grown into one of the award-winning hospital’s Centers of Excellence. He is also credited with preventing many women from ever having to walk through those doors. Dr. John Lacey, senior vice president and chief medical officer at UT Medical Center said “Dr. Bell’s vision and passion has provided opportunities for many in our community to receive the message of early detection and have access to lifesaving screening mammograms” He is the Director of the Cancer Institute and a KAM Member. Kudos to them and their accomplishments