Mrs. Barbara H. Hamilton Awarded for Inspiring Service


Mrs. Barbara H. Hamilton, was awarded the 2010 Methodist Healthcare Foundation Living Award at an awards benefit held August 24, 2010, in the Grand Ballroom of the Peabody hotel. This annual award recognizes those who have a profound impact on healthcare locally, nationally and globally through leadership and commitment to the mission of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

For over 41 years, Mrs. Hamilton has been a dedicated volunteer at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and significantly contributed to the advancement of their mission. The generosity of Mrs. Hamilton and her husband of 58 years, Ralph S. Hamilton, MD, was instrumental in the construction of the UT Hamilton Eye Institute. Her generosity also helped build the chapel at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and laid the foundation for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare's Center of Excellence in Faith and Health. She has also contributed significantly to the Germantown United Methodist Church, Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, and Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi.