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New award for champions of healthcare going to Stephens

After spending the last year and a half and counting helping navigate Door County through the pandemic, Door County Medical Center CEO Brian Stephens will be recognized this year at the annual Angel Ball as the Angel Award recipient. The chair of the event, Lynda Szczepanik, thought Stephens was the perfect fit for the inaugural award.



The event put on by the DCMC Auxiliary has been going on for sixty years, but this year will be the first that there is an Angel Award honoree. Szczepanik says that she hopes the award becomes an annual one and that she feels like giving out an award will add an exciting element to the event. Stephens said he would humbly accept the award as a way of recognizing caregivers, support staff, and all of the wonderful people at the Door County Medical Center. 


Money raised at the event helps to provide scholarships for high school graduates in Door County and Algoma who are pursuing healthcare careers. Szczepanik says a lot of recipients have come back to continue helping the program. This year’s Angel Ball is being held on October 8th at Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay, and Szczepanik says it’s currently expected to go on as scheduled, given the space allowed for people to properly distance themselves from each other. 

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