President and CEO of Door County Medical Center, Gerald “Jerry” Worrick, was honored with WHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the recently held Rural Health Care Conference.
Door County Medical Center is a critical access facility serving approximately 29,000 people from Door and Kewaunee counties year-round. That number explodes when more than 1.25 million visitors descend upon Door County every summer.
Worrick received the award in recognition of his leadership, service and partnership with WHA in advocating for better health care for Wisconsin communities, serving a combined 45 years for WHA. He served on the WHA Board for eight years, including as chair in 2003. Worrick has been part of the Nominating and Awards, Council on Public Policy, the Property, Financial Solutions and Advocacy committees, and last but certainly not least, on the Council on Rural Health for 14 years.
“Jerry has been a friend to many on the WHA team, past and present, for many of his more than 30 years in Wisconsin,” said WHA President Eric Borgerding. “He is trusted and admired by his colleagues, looked up to by the many of us he has in some way influenced, impacted or mentored, whether he knew he was doing so or not. I speak not only for myself, but for my predecessor Steve Brenton and many of the WHA staff, in saying thank you, Jerry, for being at our side; we have been privileged to be by yours.”