Longstreet Clinic had seven finalists and three winners at the 2022 Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Healthy Hall Luncheon. The Healthy Hall Awards of Excellence use 11 categories to spotlight those in the healthcare industry in Gainesville-Hall County making a significant impact on our quality of life through excellence in health and wellness.
Physician of the Year
Marti Gibbs, M.D., Family Medicine Oakwood
Dr. Gibbs has long made a positive impact on patients and fellow physicians at Longstreet Clinic through her commitment to quality care. She is in her second year as Longstreet Clinic’s President and Governing Board Chairman, the first woman to hold the position in the Clinic’s 26-plus year existence. Previous to that, she provided leadership in helping to guide adoption of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) best practices which also led Longstreet to earning and maintaining a prestigious designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She has also been recognized in the excellence of her approach and leadership abilities by her peers in Atlanta Magazine’s “Top Doctors” honors for six straight years (2016-2021).
Advanced Practice Provider of the Year
Jennifer Butler, FNP-C, Longstreet Cancer Center
With her focus on oncology, Jennifer often meets patients in some of their darkest hours. And she not only does all that she can medically, but she also tends to patients’ emotional wellbeing. This includes leading a cancer support group and organizing outings for oncology patients and their loved ones to create memories for a lifetime and allow the patient much needed emotional respite. She also spearheaded a cancer genetics screening program with the aim of evolving and improving oncology care throughout our region. Jennifer’s attentiveness and compassion also stretches beyond normal working hours. That is evidenced by her commitment to serving on the board for Glory, Hope & Life, as well as numerous other nonprofits.
Nurse of the Year
Ashley Belfance, RN, BSN, OCN, Longstreet Cancer Center
Ashley works hard as the practice manager for Longstreet’s Cancer Center, ensuring everything is in its place and that physicians, nurses and staff have what they need to succeed. Ashley quickly carved out a niche and made a name for herself as someone the clinic could count on no matter the need. Ashley’s true passion is as a hands-on nurse, and it is why she remains committed to maintaining a patient care role two days per week. She also has shown a wisdom beyond her years in managing a large department that requires constant attention to detail and growth including providing key leadership in the development of the Braselton Cancer Center in partnership with Northeast Georgia Health System, as well as adjusting patient care and staffing needs through COVID.