Friday, July 1, 2016
Tom Ziobrowski, MD was presented with the Dr. John Elliott Community Service Award for employees of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital at the hospital’s Recognition Dinner on June 29. Ziobrowski is a long-time internal medicine physician, currently practicing at Kingdom Internal Medicine.
Christle Brooks, Practice Manager at Kingdom Internal Medicine, accepted the award and spoke on Dr. Ziobrowski’s behalf. As a resident of Danville, Ziobrowski is very active in his community, including President of the Danville Senior Citizens Board of Trustees for the past 25 years and Town Moderator for the past 10 years. Additionally, he is very conscious of the environment and is an active participant in Green-up Day. He’s been singing with the Pumpkin Hill Singers for years. For the past year, he has spent the better part of most Saturdays doing data entry of bar codes at the Pope Memorial Library to assist with their automated lending system.
According to Dr. Ziobrowski, “I am very pleased to receive the 2016 Dr. John Elliot Community Service award, and I’m sorry not to be there to accept it in person. I knew John for thirty years, and this award is a meaningful way to remind us of him both in his practice of personal medicine, we well as his contribution, and that of his family, to the area. My activities pale in comparison. This award also reflects NVRH’s commitment to the overall wellbeing of the community. Thank you.”
Dr. John Elliott joined what is now Corner Medical in the 1970s. He passed away unexpectedly in 2008. This award was created by employees at NVRH in his memory to recognize a current employee who exemplifies Dr. Elliott’s quiet dedication to community.
The award rewards employees of the hospital for their volunteer and community work outside of their
normal job responsibilities. The Elliott award is given annually. Past recipients have been Linda Garey, Donna Racine, Ramona Letourneau, Angela Cross, Barbara Byrne and Paula Gaskin.