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. Congratulations to the Mecklenburg County District Court Judges, the 2017 recipient of the Dr. John G. Johnston Award for Excellence in Adolescent Medicine and Health.