Dr. John B. Hill Jr., MD., Recognized with the Distinguished Service Award by Georgia OBGyn Society
Award to recognize and honor outstanding service to women’s health in the state of Georgia.
Duluth, GA (August 24, 2019)– The Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, the professional association for OB/GYN Physicians in the state of Georgia, has announced the winner of the 2019 GA OBGyn Annual Distinguished Service Award. John B. Hill, Jr. MD. was presented the honorary award at the banquet ceremony of the Association’s 68th Annual Conference at the Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island, Florida on August 24, 2019. This event brings together hundreds of physicians, medical residents, and exhibitors from across the state of Georgia to review the latest developments in education and health technology in women’s health. A ceremony is held for OBGyn professionals to honor key leaders who have demonstrated exemplary care, legislative contributions, and significant improvements to the advancement of women’s health in the state of Georgia.
The 2019 award recipient was selected by the Society Board of Directors and presented by the 2019 Society President, Chadburn Ray, MD., in honor of Dr. Hill’s career dedication and distinguished service as an OBGyn physician.
John B. Hill Jr’s professional career included medical training at Medical College of Georgia and Pensacola Naval Air Station working on space medicine. He delivered his first baby in the late 1960’s and joined Athens Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1974 as one of less than 10 OBGyn physicians in the college town of Athens, GA. It was there he spent his career in active practice until retiring in 2003.
Dr. Hill’s reach and activities to promote the health of women extend far beyond his local community. His statewide involvement in medicine led him to serve as president of the GA OBGyn Society in 1996 where he remains one of the longest serving members on the Board of Directors for the OBGyn Society.
Dr. Hill has continued championing women’s health policy into retirement; remaining active in partnership with the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics as an advisor promoting provision of vaccines for women at their OBGyn practices throughout Georgia. This includes assisting with the establishment of successful immunization programs for TDAP, flu, and high-risk HPV.
About Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
The GAOByn Society, the professional association for gynecological and obstetrics in Georgia, is committed to furthering the knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology among its members; to improve obstetrical and gynecological teaching in all levels and areas of training; to improve the practice of obstetrics and gynecology in the State of Georgia by requirement of the high standards of practice and maintenance of such standards by encouragement and promotion of continuing postgraduate education; to cooperate with all agencies and organizations who seek to improve obstetrical and gynecological care in our state and to institute such measures which will serve to stimulate interest, increase knowledge, and promote fellowship among our members.
The GA OBGyn Society has been in existence since 1951 in Georgia and is incorporated as a 501(c)6. The organization is run by a volunteer statewide Board of Directors composed of OBGyn physician members. Membership is more than 1000 OBGyn physicians and related subspecialists. Leadership of the Georgia Section ACOG sits on the Society Board to form a joint leadership board for the state. The organization employs executive director and additional personnel who report to the Board to run day-to-day operations of the Society.