The Capital Medical Society (CMS), along with title sponsor, Capital Health Plan, will celebrate Doctors’ Day at the 14th annual Celebration Awards Dinner on today at 6:30 p.m. at the FSU University Center Club. Dr. Alvie “Al” McCully will receive the I.B. Harrison, M.D. Humanitarian Award. Dr. Armand Cognetta will receive the Outstanding Physician Award.
This year, Dr. Al McCully, a retired, board-certified urologist and community philanthropist, will be honored with the I.B. Harrison, M.D. Humanitarian Award. This award is bestowed on a physician who has been nominated and selected by his/her peers as one who exemplifies the values that Dr. I.B. Harrison personified: compassion, service, respect, wisdom, and integrity. The award is named for the late Dr. I.B. Harrison, who was an esteemed pioneer in the Tallahassee medical community, an internist with the original Southern Medical Group and eventually served as the long-time Medical Director at TMH.
The award was introduced by Capital Health Plan in 1997 and was jointly presented with CMS. Previous recipients are: Dr. I.B. Harrison, Dr. Hank Watt, Dr. A.D. Brickler, Dr. William Smith, Dr. Pat Woodward, Dr. Brian Sheedy, Dr. Orson Smith, Dr. David Craig, Dr. James Stockwell, Dr. Lisa Jernigan, Dr. Charles Mathews, Drs. Louis & Judy St. Petery, Dr. Sam Moorer, Dr. Whit Oliver, Dr. Don Zorn, Dr. James Geissinger, Dr. David Miles, and Dr. Nelson Kraeft.
This year, Dr. Armand Cognetta, a board-certified dermatologist, leader in the early detection and treatment of melanoma and skin cancer, and medical educator, will also be honored with the Outstanding Physician Award. This award honors a physician who has demonstrated leadership within the field of medicine through involvement in organized medicine and political activities, clinical excellence and contributions to education, particularly with medical students. Previous recipients are: Dr. Thomas Hicks, Dr. Terry McCoy, Dr. Larry Deeb, Dr. Ray Bellamy, Dr. Gary Winchester, Dr. Charles Moore, Dr. Charles Williams, Dr. Dean Watson, and Dr. Alma Littles.
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