Congratulations to Gerald Witherell, MD, who has been named as WGVU’s I HAVE Made a Difference winner in the Health category for 2015. PBS member station, WGVU Public Media, announced on November 10, 2015, the 2015 WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Award Winners. Non Profits and Individuals were recognized in the areas of Inclusion, Health, Arts, Veterans, and Education. Each winner exemplifies their dedication to helping the community and all its citizens to reach their best potential. The awards, which are part of a national program for PBS stations, recognize excellence in our community, bringing accolades to those who share WGVU Public Media’s commitment to offer everyone opportunities to Make a Difference and to Be More.
During the WGVU Engage Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at the Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University, Witherell was one of the 11 awardees.
Nominated by his long-time patient, Maureen Hale, the award came as a surprise to Witherell.
An excerpt from the nomination from his patient, Hale, reads:
“Trust and respect are extremely important in the patient-doctor relationship. Dr. Witherell earns respect and trust through his excellent physician skills and interaction with patients. Despite his youthful good looks, Dr. Witherell has been serving patients for a long time with care, compassion and seeming ease. In a time period where there is so much concern about health care and associated costs, Dr. Witherell managed to develop and maintain great relationships. So whether you had need for him many times per year, or for preventive well-being annual checkups, it was easy to feel important and taken seriously and given great care.”
Congratulations again to Witherell!