Dr. Wayne Spiggle, left, holds a clock after being presented the award by Allegany Health Right Board of Directors President Dr. Thomas Chappell, right. Spiggle’s vision, leadership and commitment were celebrated Thursday at the Saville Gallery for his formation of Allegany Health Right, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Spiggle has been one of the most active physicians in the Western Maryland/Potomac Highlands area and in the forefront of local public health issues throughout his career. Allegany Health Right is an organization devoted to increasing access to health care and dental care for low income, uninsured adults in the Allegany County and the surrounding area. Allegany Health Right, together with several community partners including the Western Maryland Health System, the Allegany County Health Department and Western Maryland Area Health Education Center, along with numerous medical and dental providers, coordinates approximately $1 million worth of medical and dental care for low-income, uninsured adults.
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