CareSouth Carolina Honors Tonya Brown with Community Partnership Award

CareSouth Carolina Honors Tonya Brown with Community Partnership Award

March 28th 2024

CareSouth Carolina is pleased to announce Tonya Brown as the recipient of its Community Partnership Award. This esteemed recognition celebrates individuals whose contributions have significantly impacted the community and exemplify the values of CareSouth Carolina.

Tonya Brown, a seasoned Reporter at WPDE NewsChannel 15, has demonstrated unwavering commitment to community service and storytelling excellence throughout her career. With more than two decades of experience reporting stories in the Pee Dee region, Brown has become a trusted voice and advocate for the people she serves.

“First of all, I am so thrilled to have this award,” Brown said. “CareSouth Carolina was everything to me, especially during the height of the pandemic. If it wasn’t for your loving staff and medical professionals, people like Ann Lewis, Joe Bittle, and Jennifer Lynch, FNP, I don’t think that I would’ve made it, and I don’t say that lightly. My mind had just seen so much. I look at all the lives that CareSouth has helped to save and everything they’ve done, and it truly means so much.”

During the pandemic, Tonya Brown tirelessly partnered with CareSouth Carolina to disseminate valuable COVID-19 testing and vaccination information to the public. She has continued to be a trusted voice in the community and has provided information to the public on many of CareSouth Carolina’s vital services.

“This was a no-brainer,” CareSouth Carolina CEO Ann Lewis said. “Tonya Brown has been such a servant to our community, and we are proud to announce her as the recipient of the Community Partnership Award.”

A native of Bennettsville, Tonya Brown's journey into journalism was inspired by a television reporter who spoke to her seventh-grade class. Since then, she has pursued her passion for storytelling with unwavering dedication. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Morris College and has been a familiar face in the Pee Dee region, covering everything from hurricanes to community events.

Aside from her professional duties, Brown actively engages with community groups and churches, offering support and guidance to youth. Her commitment to empowering the next generation underscores her belief in the transformative power of storytelling and community involvement.

Tonya Brown's impact as a journalist and community advocate serves as an inspiration to all who aspire to make a positive difference.

CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.

Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women's services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, infectious disease primary care, IV therapy, substance abuse prevention, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, senior support services, family support services, clinical counseling, laboratory, ultrasound, X-Ray, agricultural worker health services, podiatry, and veterans choice provider.

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