The Outer Banks Hospital Office of Experience is now accepting nominations for the annual Beacon Awards. This year we are taking nominations for both Physician of the Year and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year at the same time. Nomination forms for both are at the bottom of this page. 

The Physician of the Year and the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year awards, presented by the Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group, shall be bestowed upon outstanding and dedicated providers who live out our values of integrity, compassion, education, accountability, safety, and teamwork.

Nominations are being accepted online between October 1, 2021 to November 15, 2021. Should you wish to nominate via paper form, please contact our Director of Experience and Volunteer Services at 252-449-5668.

NOMINEE CRITERIA

We invite peers, team members, patients, and the community-at-large to submit nominations and the awards will be announced in January 2022.

A nominated physician and Advanced Practice Provider should demonstrate aspects such as the following:

  • Patient advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Quality Initiatives
  • Community Involvement
  • Leadership/Mentoring

NOMINATE PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR

The physician nominated must have privileges at The Outer Banks Hospital or be a Vidant Health contracted physician.

Tell us about your physician and why they should be honored with the 2021 Beacon Award. Highlight how this physician stands out to you and how they live out the values of integrity, compassion, education, accountability, safety, and teamwork.

Visit our Find a Provider page to obtain more information on our physicians. 

NOMINATE APP OF THE YEAR

Advanced Practice Providers, or APPs, are medical providers (Audiologist, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesists) who undergo additional training and education as medical providers. They work in various areas of our hospital, urgent care centers and physician practices. Patients can be treated by an APP in the emergency room, operating room or during routine visits to physician practices. All APPs are supervised by a physician.

Tell us about your Advanced Practice Provider and why they should be honored with the 2021 Beacon Award. Highlight how this provider stands out to you and how they live out the values of integrity, compassion, education, accountability, safety, and teamwork.

APPs who are eligible for this award are listed below in the drop down menu.

PAST RECIPIENTS

Physician of the Year

  • 2020 – Christian Lige’, MD, Pediatrician, Surf Pediatrics and Medicine
  • 2019 – Charles Shelton, MD, Radiation Oncologist, TOBH Radiation Therapy Center

Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

  • 2020 – Ben Kershner, CRNA, The Outer Banks Hospital
  • 2019 – Anna Oprea, PA, Outer Banks Women’s Care