Dr. Mary McIntyre presented William Henry Sanders Award

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama honored Mary Greene McIntyre, MD, MPH, with the 2023 William Henry Sanders Award. This award is presented to an outstanding person, lay or professional, engaged in full-time public health work, but who has served above and beyond the call of duty. The Sanders Award was created in 1966 in honor of William Henry Sanders, MD, who served as Alabama’s State Health Officer from 1896 to 1917.

Dr. McIntyre, now retired, was honored for her many years of distinguished service to public health. The following accolades were made in introducing Dr. McIntyre at the association's annual conference in Huntsville April 29:

"In addition to serving her patients as a physician, Dr. McIntyre spent 25 years in public service in Alabama. First with the Alabama Medicaid Agency, and then as the Chief Medical Officer with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Just a few of the many advisory committees she has worked on include the State Perinatal Advisory Committee, Oral Health Coalition of Alabama, National Quality Assurance Foundation’s Child Health Advisory Committee, Alabama Wellness Coalition, Cardiovascular Health Advisory Council, Alabama Asthma Coalition, and Stroke Systems Operations Group. Dr. McIntyre has certainly gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve healthcare for the people of Alabama."

During her more than 12 years of leadership at ADPH, her many responsibilities included Clinical Laboratories, Disease Control and Prevention, Family Health Services, Health Provider Standards, Home and Community Services, HIV Prevention and Care, District Medical Officers, and Informatics and Data Analytics. Dr. McIntyre retired May 1, 2022.

McIntyre and Harris

Dr. Mary McIntyre and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris