February 1, 2020, THOMASVILLE, GA – Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA) names Erik Little, PA-C Rural Physician Assistant of the Year for 2019. GAPA recognizes a PA who has provided accessible, quality health care in a rural community in Georgia. Rural is defined as a community of fewer than 10,000 people.
“I was honored to receive the recognition for doing a job I love to do- taking care of patients,” stated Little. “It’s great to be a part of an association that respects our profession and the need for PAs especially in rural areas.”
Little has been a part of the SouthlandMD family since 2013 and has over 10 years experience in providing high-quality patient care. Currently, Little works at Brooks County Hospital Emergency Department in Quitman, GA.
GAPA empowers and affords Physician Assistants a voice in legislation, protects the right to practice, provides meaningful connections and the edge to succeed through quality education. Since 1975, GAPA has represented the PA profession among state and national legislators, helped PAs find jobs in Georgia, promoted public awareness and understanding of PAs among prospect employers and the general public, kept PAs up to date on reimbursement and legislative news, given PAs chances to earn CME credits, and more.
SouthlandMD is a physician-owned and operated management and staffing group that provides Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Psychiatric and Outpatient Care services to hospitals and outpatient facilities. SouthlandMD was developed to bring high quality medical services back to hospitals and communities that were being run by large, distant staffing companies in which there was no consistency in physician quality or care. With an emphasis on quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction, SouthlandMD has over 400 physicians and advanced practice providers treating 460,000 patients throughout Georgia and North Florida.