October 31, 2011 | Posted in Fay Boozman Award | By

On Friday, Dr. Lonnie Robinson of Mountain Home was awarded the 2011 Fay Boozman Award by the Arkansas Physicians Resource Council—a division of Family Council.

The Fay Boozman Award is bestowed annually to an Arkansas doctor who exemplifies the strong Christian faith and commitment to community service and public health of Dr. Fay Boozman, an ophthalmologist and former director of the Arkansas Department of Health. Fay was suddenly taken from us as a result of an accident in 2005 at his farm, but through this award, we’ve tried to preserve his legacy.

Congratulations to Dr. Lonnie Robinson for being recognized as one of Arkansas’ outstanding Christian physicians!

Dr. Lonnie Robinson of Mountain Home, center, was presented the 2011 Dr. Fay Boozman Award for his work as an outstanding Christian physician in Arkansas. The award was presented by Jerry Cox, right, of the Arkansas Physicians Resource Council in Little Rock. Vickey Boozman of Rogers, right, spoke of her late husband’s legacy as a Christian ophthalmologist, state senator, and director of the Arkansas Department of Health. Dr. Robinson was nominated by Jenny Jones, far left, a labor and delivery nurse at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Statewide, 26 physicians were nominated for this year’s award. Dr. Robinson and his wife, Robin, standing with her husband, were joined by 120 guests for the award at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home on Friday, October 28.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.