The Education Foundation of Collier County’s Men of Distinction Award honors men for their dedication and philanthropic service to the Collier County community. The Neighborhood Health Clinic would like to congratulate Dr. Robert Morantz, member of the Clinic’s Board of Directors, for being among the 10 men honored in 2012.
Dr. Morantz joined the Neighborhood Health Clinic as a volunteer physician seeing patients with neurological conditions. Three and a half years later he joined the Board of Directors. “I agreed to join because I believed it would allow me to have an effect on the policies and functions of the Clinic”, states Dr. Morantz.
Studies have shown that lifestyle choices are the single largest determinant of health status. Although he felt the Clinic was doing a great job of treating patients, Dr. Morantz felt there was a need in the area of disease prevention. So, he initiated the Healthy Lifestyles and Quit Smoking Now programs. These programs are tailored to the patients and give them the knowledge and tools they need to take control of their health. “I am most proud of the many volunteers who have given of their time and energy to make the programs a success. And I am proud of the participants themselves, who have worked so hard and succeeded in taking responsibility for their own health”, says Dr. Morantz.
The Men of Distinction Award began in 2002. “I feel very humbled to be honored with this award, especially when I looked over the amazing contributions of past recipients.” Over the years several men involved with the Neighborhood Health Clinic have been recognized with this prestigious award including Dr. William Lascheid, Co-Founder, and Dr. Paul Jones, Board Member and volunteer physician.
“Dr. Robert Morantz is certainly a MAN OF DISTINCTION. He does the right things and he does things right!” comments Dr. Lascheid.
The 2012 class of Men of Distinction will be honored at a ceremony on February 16, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Naples Hilton. Tickets are $150; to purchase tickets or for more information, visit getonthebuscollier.org/events or call 239.643.4755.