Dr. Louis Levy, director of newborn services at The Medical Center, has been recognized as this year's recipient of the Georgia Hospital Association's Lifetime Heroic Achievement Award.
The honor goes annually to a Georgia physician or hospital employee who has dedicated a lifetime of service to a Georgia hospital and has made a significant impact in enhancing the operations and patient care.
Called by some the fatrher of neonatal medicine for Georgia, Levy was one of the first neonatologists to practice in the state and in 1974 Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter appointed him to his Council for Maternal and Infant Health.
He will get the award at a luncheon on Dec. 2.
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