Gillespie_LisaThe Georgia Hospital Association has honored Dr. Lisa Gillespie with its prestigious Distinguished Service Award, saying she has “positively impacted the lives of patients, colleagues, and community residents.”

The award recognizes Georgians who have dedicated themselves to bettering hospitals and their communities. Gillespie is the chief medical officer of Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, Georgia.

The GHA says Gillespie is well known for being passionate about patient care, recognizing and responding to their needs, and helping prevent the types of problems that can lead to hospital readmissions.