Emory University recognizes UNCR's Dana Weston

EDEN – Dana Weston, president and CEO of UNC Rockingham Health Care, has been recognized by Atlanta-based Emory University’s 40 Under Forty, an awards program of its Office of Alumni Engagement, according to a news release from the university.

The awards program annually spotlights selected alumni across a variety of vocations for having made a significant impact in business, research, leadership, public service or philanthropic endeavors.

“In its second year, the 40 Under Forty class is a multifaceted group,” said Laura Weekley, senior director for alumni learning and leadership programs at the Office of Alumni Engagement in the news release. “We culled through hundreds of nominees’ files, including journalists, technological innovators, social justice pioneers, and scientists, all to come up with this outstanding group of young professionals.”

The winners are honored in a special section in the September edition of “Emory Magazine.”

The publication describes Weston as “an executive dedicated to ensuring local healthcare access in rural communities.”

It goes on to say that Weston “loves working in healthcare, and she’s dedicated to ensuring local healthcare access in rural North Carolina. As the first African-American woman, and the youngest CEO of Morehead Memorial Hospital, Weston is inspired to continually improve herself by the young girls who look up to her. As the CEO, she hopes to be a role model for young girls with dreams of one day being in the boardroom."


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