Long time North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) member and former NCMS President John A. Fagg, M.D., of Winston-Salem, received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine recently for his service to North Carolina, particularly in the advancement of the practice of medicine.
A native North Carolinian, Dr. Fagg has served on the North Carolina Medical Care Commission for 13 years, the last two as its chairman. He was joined by his wife Nancy, son John and daughter Caroline for the presentation Aug. 12 by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer. The award was presented during a quarterly meeting of the Medical Care Commission.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is one of the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. It is presented to individuals with a record of extraordinary service to our state. Gov. McCrory asked Secretary Brajer to present the award.
During Dr. Fagg’s tenure the commission has approved 203 bond issuances representing $17.6 billion, which improve access to health care facilities at lower costs to North Carolinians. He has provided medical leadership in his local community, in our state, and nationally, having served in numerous leadership positions at Novant/Forsyth Memorial Hospital, the North Carolina Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.
Congratulations Dr. Fagg!