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Grimes wins Sullivan Medallion

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 21, 2008) William “Bill” Grimes, a UK College of Health Sciences alumnus and faculty member, will receive the 2008 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion at UK’s 141st Commencement on Sunday, May 4, in Rupp Arena.

Grimes is being recognized for his work in opening and operating the New Hope Clinic in Owingsville, KY.  The clinic, a collaboration of the UK Area Health Education Center, St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead and Gateway District Health Department, has recorded more than 2,400 visits annually from low-income individuals with no health insurance since it opened in 2000.

According to an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader on October 28, 2007, Grimes, a physician assistant and nurse practitioner, spent more than 20 years treating patients at the Bath County Medical Clinic in Owingsville.  In 2000, he launched the New Hope Clinic.  Grimes also volunteers with the Bath County fire department and emergency medical service, serves on the board of the Gateway District Health Department, and often gives speeches to local organizations.  He also is a deacon at St. Julie Catholic Church in Owingsville.


The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences consists of nine programs: Athletic Training; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Physical Therapy; Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program; Clinical and Reproductive Sciences; Clinical Nutrition; Physician Assistant Studies; Radiation Sciences; and Clinical Leadership and Management.


Dr. Bill Grimes stands in front of the New Hope Clinic in Owingsville, KY. Dr. Grimes opened this clinic in 2000 to provide health care to those with no health insurance.

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