Nanticoke Health Services paid tribute to health care leaders in the Western Sussex County community Nov. 9 at the Nanticoke Health Services Tributes for Healthcare Leadership awards and dinner.

The night honored individuals or organizations who have made contributions to the provision and improvement of health care in the communities of Western Sussex County.

The dinner saluted this year’s honorees: Charles C. Allen Jr. Leadership in Philanthropy Award recipient, the Trinity Foundation; Founders Award recipient Nancy Cook Marsh; and Physician Hall of Fame inductee James F. Palmer.

The Charles C. Allen, Jr. Leadership in Philanthropy Award recognizes those who promote giving back to the community and in doing so, encourage others to do the same. The Trinity Foundation and Trinity Logistics team members have energized others to support what they are passionate about while serving and giving back to our communities. Locally and across the country, Trinity team members work year-round, organizing activities and fundraisers to support community needs. Seaford community organizations, including Nanticoke Health Services, are beneficiaries of the work and dedication of this group.

In total, this has amounted to more than $600,000 that they have put back into the community. A few of their events also have provided an opportunity for Nanticoke staff to participate and show support, such as the annual 5K walk/run and the annual Big Pink Volleyball Tournament, which raises funds for cancer patients to purchase wigs, provide travel and help support any other needs they may have.

The Founders’ Award recognizes those individuals who have furthered the mission of Nanticoke Health Services and improves the health of the communities. Marsh was recognized for her dedication and commitment to Nanticoke Health Services as a member of the Nanticoke Health Foundation Board and former member of the Parent Board of Nanticoke Health Services, Community Health Board, co-chair of Nanticoke’s Dinner Auction and past auxiliary president. Marsh began volunteering at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in 1988 and is a volunteer with nearly 8,000 hours of service over the years. She is a member of Mt. Olivet Church in Seaford and has served as the president of the Women’s Association, co-chair of the kitchen, volunteering as a youth counselor and has sung in the choir. She is a member of the American Association of University Women and the Seaford Historical Society.

The Physicians Hall of Fame recognizes and honors physicians who have served their communities with dedication and distinction. Nanticoke inducted Palmer for his service to the community as a Nanticoke Health Services medical staff member for more than 10 years. Within that time, he has become well-known.