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Dr. J. Gregg Fozard poses for a photo with his award from the IRHA.

Two local physicians are being honored with the 2018 Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association.

The awards went to Dr. J. Gregg Fozard, of the Family Medical Center in Pinckneyville, and physician and Rend Lake College Board of Trustee member Dr. David Asbery, of Mount Vernon. 

Asbery and Fozard were selected because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a significant impact in improving the quality delivery of health care in the rural community they serve.

Asbery will be honored at a reception this fall where the Illinois General Assembly will also recognize his efforts.

Fozard was honored on Oct. 3 at a reception and award ceremony. Rep. Jerry Costello and Sen. Paul Schimpf were on hand to congratulate Fozard and announce that resolutions have been submitted honoring Fozard in both the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate, respectively.

— The Southern

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