Dr. Eden V. Wells, chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), received the Michigan Association for Local Public Health (MALPH) and the Michigan Public Health Association (MPHA) Roy R. Manty Distinguished Service Award on Oct. 10 during the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference Awards Ceremony in Bay City.
The MALPH and MPHA executive committees selected Wells for the honor due their high regard for her achievements, passion and commitment of excellence in the field of public health.
“Dr. Wells consistently provides local public health departments and practitioners timely – usually immediate – intelligent, expert, reliable and compassionate support for the entire array of expected and unexpected community health issues that arise daily in our state,” said Dr. Annette Mercatante, president of MALPH.
“Her contribution to the health and well-being of the people of Michigan is huge and greatly appreciated by all those privileged to work with her and should be acknowledged on behalf of every person who lives or works in Michigan.”