Dr. David Jones Named "Healthcare Worker of the Year" in Lithonia
David Jones, MD, TSPMG managing physician of the Kaiser Permanente Panola and Stonecrest medical offices, was chosen as "Healthcare Worker of the Year" by the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Jones was recognized for both his professional and community contributions to the area.
"Being recognized by the Chamber is a great honor," said Dr. Jones. "However, it is important to note that this is really a recognition of all the staff at Panola and Stonecrest, as well as Kaiser Permanente's overall commitment to our communities."
One of the faces of the Region's current advertising campaign, "Doctors +," Dr. Jones has practiced pediatric medicine since completing his residency at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles in 1999. In addition to patient care and his administrative duties at Panola and Stonecrest, Dr. Jones is a member of the organization's pharmacy and therapeutics committee, regional co-chair of the KPGA Employee Association, and a member of the Kaiser Permanente weight management initiative.
In the Lithonia area, Dr. Jones has participated in health fairs at schools and businesses, as well as career days in middle schools.
"The election of Dr. Jones is a clear recognition of Kaiser Permanente's glowing reputation in the Lithonia community and surrounding areas," said KP manager of sales and account management Greg Williams, whose presence as a board member of the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce ensured that Kaiser Permanente could propose a representative of the organization for the award.
The "Healthcare Worker of the Year" award was handed out to Dr. Jones during the Chamber's holiday luncheon on December 8. During the event, the Greater Lithonia Chamber also recognized a Police Officer of the Year, Fireman of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Student of the Year.
"I have been fortunate to be a part of this community for 10 years and have seen it develop and grow. The families we see at Panola and Stonecrest represent the heart of this community, and I learn so much from them everyday. I am glad to play a part in helping them stay healthy and help the community thrive," concluded Dr. Jones.