Sept. 30, 2013. In recognition of his leadership and support of healthcare in the High Country, Kenneth Wilcox has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation.
The presentation took place at the Blowing Rock Country Club on Sept. 9, during the Foundation’s annual Pinnacle Society recognition dinner. Wilcox was honored for his instrumental support in the establishment of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) and multiple healthcare services including Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, the Cardiology Center and Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center.
At the awards presentation, Richard Sparks, President and CEO of ARHS said “many of the things you see today would not be here without the leadership of Kenneth Wilcox. Kenneth has always been there to listen and help me understand the best way to move forward towards success.”
Reba Moretz, owner of Appalachian Ski Mountain and Joe Miller, owner of Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff also spoke about Wilcox’s impact in the community. Both Moretz and Miller, who serve on the Blowing Rock Hospital Advisory Board and the Foundation Board respectively, gave moving recounts of the many projects, services and initiatives Wilcox has influenced over the years.
Wilcox joins Hugh Fields, Spencer Robbins and John Blackburn as the fourth recipient of the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
For more information about the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Foundation, call 828-262-4391.