Health center, doctor honored by Cobb Chamber
by Lindsay Field
February 21, 2013 12:00 AM | 3042 views | 7 7 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Good Samaritan Health Center in Cobb received this year's organizational Health Hero Award earlier this month from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. From left, Lisa Crossman, Cobb-Douglas Public Health; Kacie McDonnell, Good Samaritan COO; David Bottoms, Good Samaritan board chair; Dr. Larry Hornsby, Good Samaritan CEO/Medical Director; Dr. Jack Kennedy, Good Samaritan co-founder and director of Cobb-Public Douglas Health; Dr. Ken Farrar, Good Samaritan board member; and Greg Mauldin, Chamber chair. <br>Special to the MDJ
Good Samaritan Health Center in Cobb received this year's organizational Health Hero Award earlier this month from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. From left, Lisa Crossman, Cobb-Douglas Public Health; Kacie McDonnell, Good Samaritan COO; David Bottoms, Good Samaritan board chair; Dr. Larry Hornsby, Good Samaritan CEO/Medical Director; Dr. Jack Kennedy, Good Samaritan co-founder and director of Cobb-Public Douglas Health; Dr. Ken Farrar, Good Samaritan board member; and Greg Mauldin, Chamber chair.
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Dr. Cris Eaton-Welsh, center, earned the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's second annual Health Hero Award earlier this month. Eaton-Welsh with  Crossman, left, and the Mauldin.
Dr. Cris Eaton-Welsh, center, earned the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's second annual Health Hero Award earlier this month. Eaton-Welsh with Crossman, left, and the Mauldin.
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A Kennesaw doctor and a Marietta health center have been recognized as this year’s “Health Heroes” by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Cris Easton-Welsh of Eaton Chiropractic in Kennesaw received the individual Health Hero Award, and the Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb won the organizational award. The Chamber recognized them Feb. 4 at its First Monday Breakfast.

“Receiving the Health Hero award was a complete surprise,” Eaton-Welsh said. “I really look at it as an award to the entire Kennesaw community and how they have embraced a more healthy and active lifestyle.”

Eaton-Welsh is a 13-year chiropractor and a member of the Kennesaw City Council.

She was recognized for her work on the council and implementation of Fit City Kennesaw, the Kennesaw Grand Prix race series, developments at Swift-Cantrell Park and the service on the Leadership Cobb Health program.

Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb, off Roberta Drive in Marietta, was recognized as this year’s organizational Health Hero.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this award as our commitment to serve our community, county and neighbors, and we really appreciate that honor,” said Kacie McDonnell, Good Samaritan’s chief operating officer.

It was founded in 2006 out of the need for affordable access to quality health care of Cobb’s uninsured, low-income families, including primary care, dental care, prescriptions and health education.

This is the second year the Chamber has given out the awards. The ceremonial portion of the honors were sponsored by WellStar and held at Cobb Galleria Centre.
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Bruce Jenkins
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February 22, 2013
Cris has brought her skills and knowledge to greatly enhance our City! She and her practice are an honor to work with for our citizens. Congrats Cris!
anonymous
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February 21, 2013
I think it's outstanding that Dr. Eaton-Welsh received the health hero award. Her care has resulted in a better life style for me.
Keep it real
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February 21, 2013
While I think it's great what Ms. Eaton-Welsh has done in the area of promoting healthy living, we must all remember that a chiropractor is NOT a doctor.
anonymous
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February 21, 2013
Though they do not hold the title of medical doctor (M.D.), chiropractors are legitimate, licensed doctors. Upon completing an accredited chiropractic program, graduates are given the title Doctor of Chiropractic. (D.C.)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Just Sayin'....
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February 21, 2013
re: Keep It Real - She is recognized as such and has earned the title. Maybe not a MD, but she is a DC. PhD's would be no different.
DrRDavis
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February 22, 2013
The law in the State of Georgia states, "The doctor of chiropractic has the responsibility as a primary healthcare provider to examine, establish a diagnosis/clinical impression, render treatment and/or referral, commensurate with his/ her findings." Contrary to your erroneous statement, Chiropractors ARE doctors and Dr. Eaton-Welsh is one of the Chiropractic profession's finest examples of that fact.
Debra Williams
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February 22, 2013
Why is it people who disagree and post do so under an alias? If you truly believed what you said and believe it in the deepest part of your soul you should have no problem linking your name with your stance. Those who speak under an alias are non-creditable. If you're willing to post it, claim it!
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