Rural Health, Inc. (RHI) is honored to announce that Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ribbing, is the recipient of the Illinois Primary Health Care Association’s (IPHCA) Primary Health Care Clinician Devotion Award. According to the IPHCA, the award recognizes a special individual who faces the challenges of reducing the barriers to health care in his or her community on a daily basis. With over 30 years in the medical field, Dr. Ribbing has unselfishly gone above and beyond in the delivery of medical services both in the capacity of Chief Medical Officer and as a full-time family physician. From initiating various RHI treatment programs such as Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT), Hepatitis C, and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)/Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), to the guidance and mentorship of health care clinicians and employees, Dr. Ribbing’s lifelong devotion to the southern Illinois region and its residents is beyond evident. In 2022, Ribbing was awarded the Rural Physician Lifetime of Service Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association. RHI is privileged to have Ribbing serve and lead its team of medical professionals and thanks Ribbing for his commitment to the health and well-being of the community. IPHCA’s Primary Health Care Clinician Devotion Award will be presented at the IPHCA Annual Leadership Conference in Schaumburg, IL October 4-6, 2023.