Shawn Wittaker, 2017 Nurse Executive of the Year

Shawn Whittaker, RN, of Miller County Hospital/Hospital Authority of Miller County, was selected by HomeTown Health, LLC as the recipient of the 2017 Nurse Executive of the Year award at the HomeTown Health 18th Annual Fall Conference held at Callaway Gardens October 18-20, 2017.

Shawn was selected for providing exceptional leadership by adopting “Best Practices” for rural hospital improvement, for her well-established commitment to staff education and leadership development, and her dedication to superior patient care while emphasizing technological advances at her facility.

“This award is presented each year by HomeTown Health to a Chief Nursing Officer who exhibits extraordinary talents and skills in positively influencing the delivery of rural health care in Georgia. Shawn has given tirelessly to leading her department, being an integral part of her hospital’s continued drive to successful provision of care and service lines, has engaged with new staff as services expanded at her facility, and has never lost her dedication to superior patient care experiences. She’s a vital piece of the puzzle at Miller County Hospital.” said HomeTown’s CEO Jimmy Lewis.

About HomeTown Health:

HomeTown Health, LLC was formed in 1997 and is an organization of more than 70 rural and small hospitals, located throughout the southeast, which collectively pursues ways to help our hospitals survive in this environment of tremendous budget cuts from the state and federal level. The mission of HomeTown Health is to ensure that rural healthcare is preserved at the local community level wherever possible and that a continuum of care is available to the rural populations. For more information, visit

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Jimmy Lewis, CEO HomeTown Health, LLC