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Perdue receives health award

May. 19, 2013 @ 10:51 PM

CHARLESTON -- Delegate Don Perdue is the recipient of the West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association's 2013 Leadership Award in Behavioral Health.

The Wayne County Democrat and chairman of the House of Delegates' Health and Human Resources Committee was selected for the award because of his leadership in the Legislature in addressing West Virginia's substance abuse crisis, according to Mark Drennan, the association's executive director.

"(Perdue) is a forward-looking, competent, inspiring, intelligent and honest leader who has worked for many years to improve behavioral health in the state," Drennan said in a prepared release.

The association presented the award to Perdue during its annual Senior Leadership Conference at Stonewall Jackson Resort. The association represents 25 behavioral health organizations employing more than 15,000 people and serving patients in all 55 counties.

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