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Jack Payne '69 is Recipient of First-Ever Stewardship Award

Jack Payne '69 is Recipient of First-Ever Stewardship Award

December 15, 2009

Jack Payne d2009.jpgDecember 15, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "It's a real honor," says John "Jack" W. Payne, M.D., chairman of the obstetrics and gynecology department at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital in Illinois. The 1969 DePauw University graduate has been honored by Adventist Midwest Health with an award for stewardship, "the first person in the company's history to receive this award," reports the Doings of Western Springs. (photo: Suzanne Tennant/The Doings)

"It's very humbling," adds Dr. Payne.

Rob Siebert writes, "In his over 35-year career, Payne estimates he has delivered more than 3,000 babies, a number equal to about 25 percent of the Western Springs population ... During the 1960's, Payne earned a biology degree from DePauw University in Indiana, and became a science teacher at a Catholic school in Lombard." But the man who majored in zoology as an undergraduate was drawn to medicine after two years as an educator.

"Dr. Payne has donated his time to provide realistic scenarios," Gary Lipinski, chief medical officer for Adventist Midwest Health, said as he presented Payne with the award. "He improved teamwork, leadership and communication when simulating an experience through repetitive practice to achieve competency for a real-life situation."

Read the complete article -- "Doctor lauded for decades of delivering babies" -- at the newspaper's Web site.