Kenneth Manning, Averi Jordan and Logan Bartch, Cape Fear Valley Health

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FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation’s Caduceus Society honored several providers on March 31, when Cape Fear Valley Health Medical Staff Services held its 2023 Doctors’ Day celebration at Cape Fear Valley’s Center for Medical Education.

Three awards were presented: Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year, Resident of the Year, and Physician of the Year. The Caduceus Society honors the legacy of physicians in the community while providing resources which strengthen the shared vision of the medical staff.

Physician of the Year

The Physician of the Year award was given to Oncologist Kenneth Manning, MD (pictured above, left). Dr. Manning was nominated for his care of his patients and coworkers, and his drive to keep up with and share the latest information on disease processes and new treatments. His nomination described him as “highly respected, trusted and loved by his coworkers and patients.” Dr. Manning received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem in 1990 and a Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in 1992. He has been with Cape Fear Valley Cancer Treatment and CyberKnife Center since 2003.

Resident of the Year

Logan Bartsch, DO was named Resident of the Year. Dr. Bartsch, (pictured above, right) who is a Class of 2023 Emergency Medicine Resident, was nominated for his skill and care during a multi-person trauma incident. The nomination described his performance during the incident as “above and beyond.” Dr. Bartsch is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie Campus.

APP of the Year

Physician Assistant Averi Jordan Brown was named as the 2022 APP of the Year. Brown, (pictured above, center) who works with the Orthopedic team on 7 South in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, was described in her nominations as irreplaceable, compassionate, responsive, professional and knowledgeable. She was praised as “the backbone of 7 South,” with “the best and most caring bedside manners” who “always strives to provide the best care her patients can receive.” Brown graduated from Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She has been with Cape Fear Valley since 2014.

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