Doctor receiving award

Published 2:35 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2007

By Staff
from staff reports
Dr. Marsha D. Raulerson, a longtime Brewton pediatrician, will be honored Friday with the Rural Health Provider Exceptional Achievement Award.
The Alabama Rural Health Association will recognize several &#8220health champions” in a ceremony at noon Friday at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, organizers said.
The awards conclude the annual Rural Health Conference, presented by the Institute for Rural Health Research at the University of Alabama.
Raulerson, a pediatrician in Brewton sicne 1981, has earned great respect for being a local, statewide and national agent for change in improving services for children and families, said Dale E. Quinney, executive director of the Alabama Rural Health Association.
She and Dr. Tom Vaughn from Birmingham are now conducting telemedicine interviews with several patients, providing mental health services that are not locally available.
This &#8220tele-psychiatry” program is generating considerable statewide and national attention, Quinney said.
Raulerson's leadership positions include being president of The Medical Association of the State of Alabama, lead spokesperson for the CARE Coalition, president of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, member of the State Subcommittee of Public Health, member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, member of the Medical Association's Board of Censors, member of the Physicians Advisory Committee for Alabama Medicaid, member of the State Perinatal Advisory Committee, and president of the Escambia County Medical Society.
She has been recognized by KidOne Transport for her exceptional advocacy for the children of Alabama.

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