Dr. James Green receives 2005 Community Health Service Award

Dr. James Green receives 2005 Community Health Service Award Dr. James Green is the recipient of the 2005 Community Health Service Award presented by the Board of Directors of the Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation.

The award was presented to Dr. Green at the annual Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation Builders Club Leadership Luncheon May 12 at the Al Neuharth Center on the campus of The University of South Dakota.

"Dr. Green was the first health professional to welcome me to the community back in the '70s," said Dr. Tom Olson, chief of staff at Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center. "I appreciated Dr. Green's leadership in the community at that time and have always admired his commitment to the community of Vermillion, not only in regards to health services but in areas such as growth and development as well. "When, as a past recipient of this award, I was asked if I had any names I would like to submit for nomination, I didn't hesitate in naming Dr. James Green."

"Dr. Green has been an important part of the Vermillion community for the past 38 years," added Tim Tracy, CEO, Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center. "Thousands have benefited from his professional practice as a chiropractic physician. Thousands more have and will continue to benefit as a result of his community involvement. The building of the South Dakota � Nebraska connection is just one example."

"I would like to especially thank Mr. Tracy and Dr. Tom Olson for the nomination and presentation," Dr. Green said. "I would like to thank the people who see the things I see and hear the things I hear (building bridges for tomorrow's generation)."

Dr. Green has dedicated the past 38 years to the practice of chiropractics in Vermillion. He is board certified by the North American Academy of Impairment Rating Physicians and a Diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics.

Prior to pursuing his calling as a doctor of chiropractics, Dr. Green began his career in education with an interest in physical education and industrial arts. He also coached wrestling and football.

Dr. Green has had several political appointments serving on the S.D. Public Health Advisory Committee and the Small Business Advisory Committee. Dr. Green has served in various capacities for both the national and state chiropractic associations including serving as the vice-president and president of the S.D. Chiropractors Association on a state level.

The association recognized Dr. Green as South Dakota's Chiropractor of the Year in 1979.

While Dr. Green has been very active in the community, no community contribution will stand the test of time as will Dr. Green's leadership in placing and constructing a bridge between Nebraska and South Dakota just south of Vermillion.

Dr. Green and his wife, Penny, have a son and daughter who both reside in Colorado. The Greens plan to join their children in Colorado later this year.

"We are sad to be leaving Vermillion. Vermillion is a great place to raise and educate your children. However, we look forward to being closer to our children and their families," Dr. Green said. "Vermillion has been such a wonderful community to be a part of for the past 38 years. We will miss our friends and colleagues here."

The Community Health Service Award, established by the Dakota Hospital Association and Foundation board of directors in 2001, recognizes outstanding contributions of time, talent and resources benefiting the health of the community. Recipients are selected by the Dakota Hospital Association and Foundation Board for their significant lifetime dedication or unique, noteworthy contributions to community health services.

Following the award presentation, those in attendance at the luncheon were delighted with the keynote address, "Attitude Virus" presented by Terry Fleck, referred to as the "Attitude Doctor." Fleck entertained and energized the audience with his musings on day to day life and making the daily choice to "be in charge of your attitude."

Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation is a 501(C)3 charitable tax exempt corporation.

governed by a board of directors made up of community volunteers and chief of the medical staff of Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center formed exclusively for the purpose of owning, operating and maintaining medical facilities.

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