Dr. Gregory Harrington Receives Healthcare Award
Longtime Bronson Battle Creek physician Gregory D. Harrington, DO, is the recipient of the 2015 Dale G. Griffin Healthcare Leadership Award. The honor was given posthumously to Dr. Harrington, who died in a tragic bicycle accident last fall.
Dr. Harrington began practicing medicine in Battle Creek in 1996. He was board certified in infectious disease, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine and completed fellowships in both infectious disease and pulmonary medicine. His unique background included a Masters in Public Health and he was a clinical faculty member at his beloved Michigan State University. Dr. Harrington served in several leadership roles at Bronson Battle Creek and also provided exceptional service as medical director at the Calhoun County Health Department.
Dr. Harrington is perhaps best remembered for his holistic commitment to people, community, family and church. He was known for making house calls to check on his patients, coming in at all hours of the night for consults and was known for his exhaustive researching of unusual conditions as he sought to care for his patients. Dr. Harrington is survived by his wife Jane and sons Greg, John and Nick – all of whom were present for the Griffin Award presentation ceremony.
The Dale G. Griffin Healthcare Leadership Award was created to honor the many contributions of longtime healthcare trustee and community volunteer Dale Griffin – who passed away in 2001. The Griffin Award is given annually by Bronson Battle Creek.
Dr. Harrington is the 16th recipient of the Griffin Award. Past winners have included healthcare trustees, members of the medical staff and community leaders.
Pictured left to right: Jim McKernan, COO Bronson Battle Creek, Jane Harrington, Dr. Robert Prodinger, Vice Chief Bronson Battle Creek Medical Staff.