NGPG physician assistant wins state-wide award

Published: Monday, July 24, 2023

Patients across the region searching for vascular care can trust Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) to offer the best in the area, after one of its physician assistants was recently named PA of the Year by Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA). Haley Queen, PA-C, received the award from the organization after serving as its president in 2022.

“Haley exemplifies our core values each and every day,” said Daniel Tuffy, president and chief administrative officer for NGPG. “Not only does she care for her patients well, but she represents physician assistants well in everything she does. We’re lucky to have her on our team.”

The PA of the Year award honors a physician assistant who has demonstrated exemplary service to the profession in their community and across the state. The recipient also helps to further the image of physician assistants and demonstrates exemplary service to GAPA.

While Queen served as the GAPA president last year, she was recognized as a leader and served as a mentor to others across the state. She’s done the same within Georgia Heart Institute.

“NGPG Vascular Center is an important part of Georgia Heart Institute, and Haley’s leadership within the vascular care team and across all of Georgia Heart Institute helps make care more seamless for patients,” said Habib Samady, MD, interventional cardiologist and president of Georgia Heart Institute. “I’m not surprised at all that she received this award. Her dedication to her patients and to her work is certainly something to be admired.”

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