NEWPORT — Dr. Alex Bannach, a pediatrician at North Country Hospital in Newport, was this year’s recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Green Mountain Pediatrician Award.
Bannach was selected as this year’s recipient by her colleagues throughout the state.
“The commitment and contribution to our community is obvious through this recognition and should be celebrated,” North Country Hospital CEO Brian Nail said. “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment by Dr. Bannach and know this is well deserved. She advocates for her patients and their families constantly, remaining focused on the best health outcomes.”
The award was presented before the Vermont Medical Society annual meeting on November 5.
Dr. Bannach commented on what an honor it is to receive this award and to be appreciated by some of the best pediatricians in Vermont.
“When you choose to work in Newport, you are not looking to be in the spotlight, so it’s wonderful to see this focus on rural pediatrics,” she said. “One of the surprising benefits of this pandemic has been the closer connection with pediatricians and to be more involved on a statewide level. I am immensely grateful for the trust of my patients, the support, outstanding quality, and dedication of my colleagues, and every person working at North Country Pediatrics and the maternal child health unit at North Country Hospital. Thanks for traveling this journey with me.”