Hospital Board Member Jim Estepp Receives Air Force Honor

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center congratulates hospital board member M. H. Jim Estepp on receiving the United States Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award.

March 25, 2016

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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center congratulates hospital board member M. H. Jim Estepp on receiving the United States Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award. The award was presented by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh III at an event at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on February 22.

He received the award in recognition of his longstanding dedication to the nation’s airmen and his service to Joint Base Andrews and the surrounding Prince George’s County community, which goes back more than four decades. Estepp’s association with Joint Base Andrews began when he served as Chief of Prince George’s County’s Fire and EMS department. He went on to serve as County Public Safety Director and as the 9th District County Councilman, whose district included Andrews Air Force Base. More recently, he has worked with General Welsh’s Civic Leader Group since 2013, representing the interests of Joint Base Andrews, the region’s Air Force assets, and the broader community.

Estepp has also demonstrated his commitment to the Southern Maryland region through his association with MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. As a member of the hospital’s board of directors since 2015, he has helped to lead the hospital’s ongoing transformation. He has also served as a liaison for the hospital during its frequent collaborations with Joint Base Andrews.

 “Over the last decade plus, since the inception of the Andrews Business & Community Alliance, our mission has been to stand beside the men and women who risk their lives in defense of this nation,” Estepp said. “Receiving an honor such as this is a testament to the exceptional men and women we’ve partnered with in the past decade whose leadership has made Joint Base Andrews the nation’s premier military installation.”

 “We are proud to have a dedicated public servant and community leader like Jim Estepp on our hospital’s board,” said Christine Wray, president of MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. “There is no better person to receive this honor from the Air Force, and all of us at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center congratulate him on his achievement.”

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