The Dr. John G. Johnston Award for Excellence in Medicine and Health is named for Teen Health Connection's founding Medical Director and Charlotte pediatrician, Dr. John G. Johnston. Dr. Johnston is known for his efforts to empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe and successful. As a physician, he is admired and respected by peers and was loved by patients and staff. Dr. Johnston exemplifies what it means to be a physician who takes joy in offering his best effort no matter his patients' background, problems or financial means.
The Johnston Award honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated sustained and significant impact on adolescents in the Charlotte community. The 2016 recipient is the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment. The Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment was honored at the Stand Up and Get Down for Teens annnual event on September 24, 2016.
Karen Chandler, President of the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment and honored members accepted the 2016 award for the Dr. John G. Johnston Award for Excellence in Adolescent Medicine and Health.