Friday, January 8, 2016
Atlantic County will honor Dr. Jon M. Regis, President/CEO of Reliance Medical Group, with the 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award at the county’s 29th annual commemorative birthday celebration of Dr. King's life and legacy.
The ceremony will be held on Friday, January 15 at 11 AM at the county office building, 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City.
“Each year we present this award in memory of Dr. King to an outstanding member of our community,” said County Executive Dennis Levinson. “Dr. Regis is a skilled physician and successful entrepreneur who is dedicated to the principle that access to quality healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”
Dr. Regis developed Reliance Medical Group from his vision to provide high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective medical services to all patients. Through his leadership Reliance Medical Group has grown over the past two decades to include locations throughout the state that address the needs of diverse populations. Professional medical teams of physicians, mid-level providers and support staff offer ob/gyn, pediatric, family medicine and internal medicine services to their patients.
Dr. Regis has also created a worldwide division, known as Reliance International, that has provided over $30 million in medical supplies, assistance and training to countries outside the US. He has also helped several West African nations in revitalizing and/or establishing healthcare delivery systems.
Dr. Regis received his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina and completed his residency at Hahnemann Hospital and Medical Center in Philadelphia. He began his professional career with Cooper University Medical Center in Camden and Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia.
The keynote address will be presented by Jeffrey R. Wilson, a lifelong Atlantic City resident and highly respected attorney who specializes in criminal defense with a focus on juvenile offenders. Wilson is the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Atlantic City and a former Assistant District Governor for Rotary International who traveled to Nigeria with its international team to provide polio inoculations to over 50,000 children.