Tim Skinner, former executive director of the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet), received the 2012 Recognition Award from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) at a ceremony October 17 during the organization’s 2012 annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. NOSORH presents the Recognition Award each year to an individual or group who has been helpful, supportive or collaborative in achieving the mission of State Offices of Rural Health.
“Tim has spent a lifetime caring about others; he is genuine, honest, caring and extremely kind,” noted Mark Griffin with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health. “In his most recent role as executive director of 3RNet, he has brought the tools for successful recruiting to rural communities nationwide, and provided knowledge and expertise to rural hospitals and practices. His overarching goal has been to make physicians and other providers see all of the great things about rural medicine and to put rural practices on the top of their list when looking for a position.”
During his tenure at 3Rnet, Skinner built partnerships with various organizations across the country, including NOSORH, the National Rural Health Association, the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, and the National Health Service Corps. He recently retired and plans to spend his retirement fishing.
“It means a great deal to receive recognition from NOSORH friends and colleagues,” Skinner said when accepting his award. “This is an organization composed of people who day in and day out work improve access to quality health care in rural communities, and this is a high honor to be recognized by this organization.”
Photo Caption: Tim Skinner (center) receives the 2012 NOSORH Recognition Award from Mark Griffin (left) of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health and NOSORH President John Barnas.