Published on December 28, 2017

Caldwell UNC Health Care Honors Local Internists

Local Internist honored

Caldwell UNC Health Care recently celebrated the Annual Medical Staff Awards Dinner at Cedar Rock Country Club. Along with medical staff, Board Members of Caldwell UNC Health Care & Foundation were in attendance. A social period, followed by opening remarks from Laura Easton, CEO/President Caldwell UNC Health Care, and Rick Coffey, Board Member of Caldwell UNC Health Care & Foundation, preceded a delicious dinner for guests and honorees. Next, the awards ceremony commenced.

Robert J. Reichling, MD, was presented the 2017 George M. Hancock, MD Award for Excellence in Patient Care. Dr. Reichling was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from University of Cincinnati Medical School and started working for CMH on November 1, 2004. (Dr. George M. Hancock was a well-loved General Surgeon who worked his entire career in our community and was well known for his passionate commitment to his patients.)

Charles (Larry) Lutz, MD, received the L. Newell Shull, M.D. Legacy Award, which is intended to honor a physician who worked all or the majority of his career in service to our community, and who built a foundation upon which our work continues today. Dr. Lutz was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, graduated medical school at Tulane University, New Orleans, La., and started his affiliation with CMH on December 4, 1974. (Dr. Newell Shull worked as a General Surgeon in Lenoir for 37 years and left a thriving practice in the community when he retired.)

Caldwell UNC Health Care is proud to honor these two Internists for their well-deserved awards.