COLUMBUS – The Ohio Hospital Association recognized 62 health care workers on June 5, 2018, during its 103rd Annual Meeting Recognition Dinner event in Columbus.
Joseph Jeffries, RPh., Pharmacy Director, Barnesville Hospital Association Inc. (Barnesville) received the Association’s annual Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year award. The award is given each year to one Ohio hospital caregiver who personifies a leader, gives back to the community and routinely goes beyond the call of duty.
Joe received this award for his work in establishing the Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio an outpatient drug treatment center offering withdrawal management, behavioral counseling and medication assisted treatment to area residents.
"This is such an incredible and deserving honor for Joe," said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. "Joe’s tireless efforts, vision and passion to provide drug treatment options for area residents has made a difference in the lives of many individuals, their families and for our community. Barnesville Hospital is extremely proud of Joe for winning this award."
Joe collaborated with community partners, hospital staff and other addiction programs in order to make the Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio a reality. He recognized the opioid crisis was devastating families and the community and he was motivated to be part of the solution. In the past year approximately 100 area residents have received help with their addiction by utilizing the services of Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio.