Please join us in congratulating our President and CEO, Chris A. Lumsden, for receiving the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from Bridgewater College during a ceremony held in April. This award recognizes those who have “exceedingly contributed to the advancement of vocational and professional achievements.” This award is no surprise knowing Chris’ passion for helping others to achieve their lifelong goals through education and professional development. Although Chris has been serving NRH less than 4 years, he has certainly made his positive mark inside and outside the walls of our institution in a short time. His leadership can be best described with his personal adage of focusing on the “Three P’s: People, Passion, and Purpose.” Chris is the first to recognize the accomplishments of others, and the last to celebrate his own. With that, we recognize and congratulate Chris as the recipient of this prestigious award. From Bridgewater College: Lumsden has made a significant impact in the health care field as a longtime hospital administrator. He served as CEO and Administrator of the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, Va., for 30 years before becoming President and CEO of Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy, N.C., in July 2018. Throughout his career, he has served in numerous leadership positions and received several distinguished awards, including being named one of the Top 20 Most Admired CEOS in the Triad by the Triad Business Journal. He is past board chair of several Virginia economic development and higher education organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce and Surry County Economic Development Partnership, and on several boards associated with the North Carolina Healthcare Association.