FMU library staff member receives honors at S.C. Primary Health Care Association
FLORENCE – Francis Marion University Library Acquisitions Coordinator Yvonne Davis received honors at the annual conference of the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) held in Myrtle Beach recently.
Davis was awarded the Margaret J. Weston Award in recognition of her persistence in overcoming barriers and obstacles to ensure quality health care services are provided to those most in need.
“The Margaret J. Weston Award is a very prestigious award given for substantial achievement in furthering primary health care in South Carolina,” said FMU President Fred Carter. “We’re delighted that our own Yvonne Davis was the recipient of this year’s award.”
As a community health advocate for more than two decades, Davis was instrumental in bringing Health Care Partners, Inc. to the rural, underserved county of Marion. A native of the county’s Friendship community, Davis said she has been the patient and activist, both of which fuel her desire to advocate for quality health care for all people.
Even in her position at FMU where she has worked for 30 years, Davis serves a community. She assists the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning by providing the FMU community of students, faculty, staff and regional citizens with access to scholarly information and other resources. Recently elected President of the S.C. Library Association, Davis is the first paraprofessional to serve in this capacity.