New Hanover Regional Medical Center President & CEO John Gizdic has won Smart Start’s Starfish Public Advocacy Award. Gizdic was recognized for NHRMC’s Healthy Community Wage effort, which last year raised NHRMC’s minimum hourly wage to $11.50. Smart Start leaders also noted hospital initiatives to reach patients throughout the community with mobile flu vaccine teams and other services.
“It is a privilege and an honor to see the great work they do every day,” Gizdic said of NHRMC’s staff. “I could not be more proud of what they’re doing in our community, reaching out beyond the four walls of our hospital.”
Gizdic was recognized at this week’s Smart Start Breakfast for Children’s Champions, an annual fundraiser for early childhood education in New Hanover County