PRAIRIE CITY - Johnnie Titus received on March 31 the prestigious Vivian O. Lee Award, Clinician of the Year, and received a standing ovation during the annual Reproductive Health Conference in Portland. The award draws nominations from exception health care providers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

Since Titus received the Clinician of the Year in 2002, she was eligible for the nomination.

Titus has demonstrated dedication and hard work during her years as administrator and family nurse practitioner at the Grant County Health Department. She was instrumental in implementing various programs including: newborn home visiting, women's health exams, well checks for infants and children, and primary care for men, women and children. Friends and colleagues agree that the community has been well served by Johnnie Titus, who retired from her position in March.

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