pauljonesmdThe award will be presented at the CCMS Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers, May 13, 2017 at the Quail Creek Country Club

Collier County, FL (March 30, 2017)—Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) is pleased to announce Dr. Paul Jones, NCH Hospital President of the Medical Staff and Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee, is the recipient of the 3rd Annual CCMS Physician of the Year Award. The award honors a CCMS member who deserves special recognition for exemplary contributions to the practice of medicine and/or outstanding service to our community. Members of the Medical Society submitted nominations for this prestigious award to the CCMS Board of Directors, who have selected Dr. Jones from the talented pool of candidates.

The award will be presented at the 60th Anniversary CCMS Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers, May 13, 2017 at the Quail Creek Country Club. Seats and sponsorships can be purchased online, or by contacting CCMS: (239) 435-7727 or

“I would like to acknowledge CCMS’ tireless work on behalf of the physicians and our patients here in Collier County,” said Dr. Jones. “I feel very blessed and privileged to have served this community for almost 30 years and cannot imagine doing it without being a CCMS member.”

Dr. Jones was nominated by Dr. James Talano, who commended Dr. Jones for his commitment to community service as founding member and Chairman of the Board of the Neighborhood Health Clinic. “He continues to volunteer for the organization providing free care for our indigent working population of Collier County,” said Dr. Talano. “Also, despite his heavy work load with hospital and patients, he continues to participate as a physician volunteer for high school sports, performing physical examination and as a physician volunteer for the Naples Gator football team. Dr. Jones gives his time relentlessly to our community, providing leadership and direction to many of the physicians in Collier County.”

“We are pleased to acknowledge those physicians who continue to give to their community their time and talents beyond the usual call of duty,” CCMS President Dr. Rafael Haciski commented. “Congratulations, Dr. Jones, and thank you for being a shining example to all our members who work to provide quality medical care in Collier County.”

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About Collier County Medical Society
Collier County Medical Society is an organization of physicians dedicated to promoting quality healthcare for all patients and to serving the professional needs of its members. CCMS was founded in 1957 and over the past 60 years has grown to over 500 physician members representing all specialties. Membership is voluntary, and brings together physicians who have an interest in organized medicine and share the goals of maintaining high standards of clinical care in Collier County. CCMS is affiliated with Florida Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

Media Contact:
April Donahue
Executive Director
Collier County Medical Society
Foundation of Collier County Medical Society
1148 Goodlette Rd N, Naples FL  34102
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