Local pediatrician recognized for promoting philanthropy

Dr. Buddy Langstone, a retired pediatrician and one of the founding members of the Longstreet Clinic, was honored recently by the Northeast Georgia Health System Foundation (NGHS) with its  “Dr. Frank G. Lake, III Impact on Philanthropy Award.” 

The inaugural award in 2022, given to and named for Dr. Frank Lake, III – a retired NGMC Gainesville medical director of hospice and palliative care – recognizes a current or former NGHS physician who “engages in activities that drive philanthropic interest, is involved in transformational giving and works to educate and connect donors to NGHS.”

In addition to this award, Dr. Langston was recognized in 2022 with the naming of a new pediatric space at NGMC – part of the Emergency Department in the new patient tower in Gainesville. The new space will offer a dedicated pediatric waiting area, as well as 12 treatment rooms designed with pediatric patient needs in mind.

(NGHS photo. Dr. Langston is to the left)