McMurtry Award goes to Wallace McGinness

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00 am

The Mary Washington Hospital Foundation on December 2 honored Wallace McGinness of Montross for his work in promoting health and wellness services to the medically underserved.

From left are Xavier Richardson, President of the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and an Executive Vice President of Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC); Joe Wilson, chair of the MWHC Community Benefit Citizen Advisory Council; Bettie Lou and Wallace McGinness; Kim Smart, MWHC Grants and Development; John McKeown, a member of the MWHC Board of Trustees, and Jean Nelson, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic.

From left are Xavier Richardson, President of the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and an Executive Vice President of Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC); Joe Wilson, chair of the MWHC Community Benefit Citizen Advisory Council; Bettie Lou and Wallace McGinness; Kim Smart, MWHC Grants and Development; John McKeown, a member of the MWHC Board of Trustees, and Jean Nelson, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic.

McGinness received the Lawrence and Martha McMurtry Award for Excellence and Innovation in Community Health and Wellness. He was nominated for the honor by the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic (NNFHC). He has volunteered regularly at the NNFHC’s Outreach Clinic in Montross since that program began in 2002, served two terms on the NNFHC Board of Directors, and was a member of its Finance, Personnel, and Nominating Committees. He also appears regularly at events on behalf of the Clinic.

McGinness, a member of the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, is active in Hospice of the Northern Neck and currently serves as its President. He is a former Montross Town Council member, founder of the Cub Scout troop in Montross, and a member of the Boy Scout’s Eagle Review Board.

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