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.