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George A. Dawson, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Dawson has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of hospice care

Drawing upon over six decades of expertise in the field of health care, Dr. Dawson has earned recognition for his work as the medical director of the Hospice of the Big Country.

    ABILENE, TX, April 20, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present George A. Dawson, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Dawson celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing upon over six decades of expertise in the field of health care, Dr. Dawson has earned recognition for his work as the medical director of the Hospice of the Big Country, a constituent facility of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, since 2000. Specializing in hospice and palliative care, he is responsible for providing a compassionate and attentive presence at the bedside of his patients during their final moments of life. Likewise committed to fostering a sense of togetherness between friends and family with the terminally ill, Dr. Dawson previously worked in private practice from 1959 to 2000, during which time he distinguished himself in the field of family medicine and delivered over 4,000 newborn children.

Crediting much of his success to his Christian faith, Dr. Dawson felt inspired to pursue short-term missionary service while working in family practice. After providing relief to a Baptist medical missionary for one month in Kontogora, Nigeria, he continued to make similar excursions to such African countries as India, Tanzania and Ghana throughout the 1960s and, in subsequent years, throughout South America in Chile, Venezuela and Brazil. Most notably, Dr. Dawson was responsible for establishing the first medical clinics on the Rio Grande River under the aegis of the Texas Baptist River Ministry. He was involved in starting several charity local medical clinics including Ambler St. Baptist Church.

To remain aware of developments in medicine, Dr. Dawson has maintained involvement as a member of several organizations, including the Texas Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the Christian Medical Society. Additionally, he served as the president of the Taylor-Jones-Haskell County Medical Society in 1989 and was recognized as a charter member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In a local capacity, he served for nine years on the board of directors for the Baptist Retirement Center in San Angelo, Texas, and as a board member of the Hendrick Medical Foundation. Likewise, he is a longstanding worshipper at the First Baptist Church of Abilene, Texas, serving as deacon for over 50 years along with serving on numerous committees.

Before venturing onto his vocational path, Dr. Dawson studied at Southwestern University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. Following this accomplishment, he attained a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1956. After undertaking an internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Dr. Dawson served as a captain and medical officer in the United States Air Force, during which time he was stationed in Clovis, New Mexico, and at Dyess Air Force Base.

To commemorate his accomplishments, Dr. Dawson has been bestowed with several accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization, a Marie Mathis Lay Ministry Award via the Baptist Standard, a Master Physician award from the American Institute of Geriatrics and inclusion among the Best Doctors in America by Woodward/White Inc. Additionally, he is proud to have received a Golden Headed Cane Award, which is bestowed every five years to physicians who have demonstrated a commitment to scientific distinction, in 2004. Looking toward the future, Dr. Dawson hopes to settle into a well-deserved retirement and enjoy time spent with his friends and family.

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