NOMINEE NARRATIVES 2023: Health Care Provider of the Year

The Health Care Provider of the Year Nominees hold a sense of excellent service and innovative drive to the community during health challenges. Eye Speciality Group, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and OrthoSouth all strive every day to make this community healthier and happier through their services.

Eye Specialty Group

There’s something very special about the Eye Specialty Group, and their growth and continuing success is proof. Eye Specialty Group has been rooted in the treatment of eye diseases for more than 50 years, and their 15 providers offer a host of specialties and subspecialties as they provide state of the art medical and surgical eye care for Mid Southerners. From Lasik Vision to cataract surgery or glaucoma treatment and every aspect of eye care, Eye Specialty Group provides service from four locations throughout the area. Eye Specialty Group is committed to serving the entire community, and through their non-profit Surgical Eye Care Foundation, they are able to offer free eye care for those in need. Eye Specialty Group – a team of specialists addressing a full range of eye care challenges.

Eye Specialty Group Website 

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Rated among the very best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the very best health care to kids. With a team of dedicated individuals from all walks of hospital administration and medical care, Le Bonheur represents a group of professionals that have committed their lives to helping children.  The only comprehensive pediatric hospital in the region, Le Bonheur hosts a 255-bed facility, and with every expansion and every improvement, the focus stays on the kids and their families. In addition to the hospital, Le Bonheur is represented by several offices of pediatric consultants throughout the area. Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is always on the side of children, or, as they say so eloquently, “Le Bonheur Hospital – the best place for kids.”

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Website


The motto is simple: provide the very best service to “every patient every day.” OrthoSouth is determined to make each visit as efficient as possible, respecting each patient’s desire for short wait times and adequate time spent with professional staff. With 8 clinics and 2 surgery centers, all staffed by board-certified orthopedic physicians, OrthoSouth seeks to re-define the delivery of orthopedic care from appointment scheduling to office visits and treatment. Their excellence in patient-centered experience is reflected by their 5-star orthopedic care represented in patient surveys. In addition to their various locations, they offer both evening and Saturday hours. OrthoSouth offers a full range of services and specialties for every patient, every day.

OrthoSouth Website

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