Dr. Dale Bardo Named Recipient of FCHNâ€™s Annual Community Health Leadership Award
September 25, 2007
Dr. Dale Bardo was recently presented the annual Community Health Leadership Award at Franklin Community Health Network’s (FCHN) annual meeting for “the quality care that he provided patients during the 30 years that he served the community.”
“Methodical. Deliberate. Caring. Thoughtful. Tireless. Unassuming,” said FCHN President Richard Batt in making the announcement. “These are words that come up when you ask someone to describe Dr. Dale Bardo, surgeon and primary care provider in this community from 1975 to 2006.”
“Dr. Bardo was the kind of provider that you don’t see much anymore. He was trained and skilled as a surgeon, who also provided primary care to his patients, even making house calls to patients well after they were the norm. Colleagues described him as one of the most dedicated and tireless providers they have known,” Batt continued. “There was a time when Dr. Bardo and Dr. David Dixon were the only general surgeons covering this community, but you never heard a complaint from Dr. Bardo about the extent of his workload.”
Even since his retirement in 2006, Dr. Bardo has not stopped caring for those who need it. He now devotes his considerable medical skills and knowledge to international missions through his church in Wilton.
Franklin Community Health Network is an independent community health care network that includes Franklin Memorial Hospital, Pine Tree Medical Associates, Evergreen Behavioral Services, NorthStar EMS, and the Healthy Community Coalition. FCHN has been the recipient of numerous national awards for innovation, high quality care, and partnering with the community and other local organizations to improve health.
During the annual meeting, corporators representing towns in the health system’s service area, came together to hear presentations on the year’s accomplishments, approve nominations of board members, and receive an annual report. The presentation of the Franklin Community Health Leadership Award has become a highlight of the meeting.
“Our system has become nationally known and our accomplishments in rural health delivery inform the country,” said Batt in making his annual remarks. “We can all have a sense of pride that we have done this as a local organization with a community-based sense of purpose. We are home grown and so far we remain so. We center our work on what is best for the patients and the community we serve. Our 2007 annual report celebrates those who are a part of FCHN.”
To receive a 2007 Annual Report of Franklin Community Health Network, contact the Community Relations office at 779-2555 or 1-800-398-6031, ext. 2555.
To learn more about FCHN’s highlights, challenges, and priorities read the President’s Report (presented by Batt at the annual meeting) on the FCHN website at www.fchn.org.
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