Kenneth Aldridge, MD, a urologist and vice president for medical affairs for the DCH Health System, recently received the Garber Galbraith Medical-Political Award from the Medical Alumni Association of the UAB School of Medicine.
The award recognizes Aldridge "for outstanding service to the medical profession" in the medical-political arena.
Aldridge, who has been active in Alabama medicine for several decades, has serviced on several state committees and boards has helped develop rules and policy that have improved patient safety and increased access to healthcare in the state, according to the award citation.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Aldridge has served in leadership positions at DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center, and in the Tuscaloosa County Medical Society and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. He served as a board member and chair of the MASA Board of Censors, the State Committee of Public Health and the State of Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.
Aldridge currently serves as the President of the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation Board of Directors. He continues to practice urology part time in Tuscaloosa with West Alabama Urology Associates while serving as the vice president for medical affairs for the DCH Health System.