Archdeacon Carole Maddux Awarded the 2016 Community Impact Award

On September 28, 2016, Archdeacon Carole Maddux was awarded the 2016 Community Impact Award by Georgians for a Heathy Future. In their explanation for why she was chosen, Georgians for a Healthy Future wrote this:

From left to right: Lois Bryant (NP, Board Chair of Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center); Archdeacon Carole Maddux

From left to right: Lois Bryant (NP, Board Chair of Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center); Archdeacon Carole Maddux

"Carole Maddux lives and breathes health care access through her work leading Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center in Pickens County. Under her leadership, Good Samaritan has recently transitioned to a federally qualified health center, is undergoing an expansion to better meet the community need, and is engaged in a local partnership to foster better collaboration locally. Carole also provides a clear, moral voice for systemic change in health care, speaking out on behalf of Medicaid expansion and other public policies that would expand coverage and increase access to care for all Georgians. For her leadership, commitment, and impact, we are proud to honor Carole with the Community Impact Award."

The Episcopal Charities Foundation (ECF) contributed to the development of the Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center through monetary grants totaling $34,700 over the years and coordinating well-over 500 volunteer hours for the construction of a new clinic building. Ginny Heckel, board member and previous board chair of ECF, attributes the partnership’s success to Carole, stating that “her leadership led to a remarkable collaboration of parishes from across the Diocese whose labors brought the Dr. Joseph A. Wilber Building to life.”