News Release


Nominations accepted for Enloe Medical Center’s
2013 Physician Legacy Award through Oct. 14

CHICO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 – The community is invited to submit their nominations for Enloe Medical Center’s 2013 Physician Legacy Award. The award has been presented annually since 2004 to a doctor whose body of work in and out of the profession has created a lasting impact and legacy.

Nominations are due by Oct. 14, and can be made by anyone in the community. Nominations can be submitted online at Look for the “Enloe Physician Legacy Award” button.

The Enloe Medical Executive Committee, made up of physician leaders, will select the recipient, who will be honored at the Annual General Medical Staff meeting in December 2013.

“Enloe Medical Center is fortunate to have a talented, giving and dedicated medical staff,” said Dr. Marcia Nelson, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Enloe Medical Center. “We value honoring those who give so much to their community.”

Criteria for selection include: a respected physician whose leadership at Enloe and in the community both locally and at large has changed our world for the better, a physician who has been a member of the medical staff for more than one year and has active privileges at Enloe Medical Center, and a physician with excellent clinical knowledge and skill. Previous recipients are not eligible.

Past recipients of the Physician Legacy Award are David Potter, MD; John Howard, MD; Eugene Cleek, MD; Joseph Matthews, MD; Terrence G. Fraters, MD; Joseph Chiapella, MD; Jimmy Roberts, MD; Walter Mazen, Sr., MD; James Wood, MD; and Donald Heithecker, MD. Photos and more information about each recipient can be found online at:

The community’s questions about nominating for the Physician Legacy Award can be directed to Enloe’s Medical Staff Office at (530) 332-7375.


Enloe MEdical Center - Media Contact:

Christina Chavira
Communications Specialist, Enloe Medical Center
530.332.5589 office; 530.588.4411 cell



Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at   Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif.  95926.



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