Chapter Past President, Avril Beckford, M.D., was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Physician Hero Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 11. Dr. Beckford, who was one of only 10 individuals statewide to receive the award, was recognized for the transformative work she has done for pediatric care.  Dr. Beckford has practiced pediatric care for nearly 30 years. She joined WellStar in 1995 and founded the Pediatric and Adolescent Center of Cobb that same year.