Each year, the Cobb2020 Partnership for Health and the Cobb Chamber recognize qualified individuals and agencies who, through outstanding and dedicated service have made significant positive impact on the health of our community through the Health Hero Award. This award gives recognition to outstanding, significant and innovative activities and accomplishments by an individual or organization.
Nominees must meet the following conditions:
1. Must provide health and wellness services and/or advancing health issues in Cobb County.
2. Must currently live or work in Cobb County. Organizations must have a location in Cobb County.
3. Must be a member of the Cobb Chamber. For more information on membership, click here.
Nominations for the 2016 Award are now being accepted! Click here to submit a nomination. All must be completed no later than Aug. 1 by 5 p.m.
For more information or questions, contact Lisa Crossman, Cobb Chamber Health and Wellness Committee Member, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-514-2323.
Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners!
Cindy Donald of the Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation
The individual Health Hero Award was presented to Cindy Donald, founder of the Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation. After being paralyzed in 2005, Donald saw the overwhelming need for therapy but knew of the enormous costs that came with it. She created the Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation in hopes of helping better the lives of those in need of therapy. Through this organization, she has helped 26 individuals with spinal cord or brain injuries. In doing so, these individuals have been able to improve their overall health by preventing pressure sores, improving cardiovascular health and some even are able to now walk.
WellStar Trauma Program
The WellStar Trauma Program was presented to the Health Hero Award for a deserving organization. With a dedicated trauma staff on site 24 hours a day, this trauma team plays a key role in helping hundreds of patients survive traumatic accidents. That has never been more apparent than on April 29, when a gunman entered the Fed Ex distribution center in Kennesaw and opened fire. Six gunshot victims were taken to Kennestone, some of them with life threatening injuries, and all survived. It is a testament to the strength, skill and speed of the Trauma team that all the patients were able to walk out of the hospital. Three years ago, before Kennestone had a Trauma Department, those patients would have been taken to a downtown Atlanta hospital, costing valuable time for those patients. While their response to the FedEx shooting was remarkable, it is representative of the work they do every day. From January 2013 to March 2014, the WellStar Trauma Department treated 470 patients with serious injuries who survived their specific trauma due to the world-class care they received.