News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Denise Schnabel
Marketing Coordinator
The Outer Banks Hospital
(252) 449-4517
Date: February 2, 2022

NAGS HEAD, N.C. — February 2, 2022 — The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group recognized Chris Handron, PA-C, as the 2021 Beacon of Health Advanced Practice Provider of the Year. He joined Outer Banks Family Medicine in Manteo in March 2019 and has been a physician assistant for more than 10 years.

Handron focuses on truly getting to know each patient in order to obtain a strong understanding of his or her healthcare needs. He believes in providing education to patients so they can make the best decisions for long-term wellness. Vidant Health has recognized Handron with several quality awards over the past three years.

“Chris has been an amazing addition to Outer Banks Family Medicine in Manteo,” said one of the nominators. “He goes above and beyond to provide quality care and is personable and compassionate. He is a great leader, mentor and patient advocate, and a genuinely good person.”

The Beacon of Health awards honor those who adhere to the mission and values of The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group and demonstrate the aspects of patient advocacy, collaboration, quality initiatives, community involvement and leadership/mentoring.