Billings Clinic Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Wolter received the 2012 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council, at the organization’s annual awards dinner on March 22.
The Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner and Eagle Scout Recognition was established as a means of recognizing the newest Eagle Scout class, as well as honoring the leadership of one of a local citizen.
Dr. Wolter expressed appreciation for the recognition but stressed that “The award is truly one that should be shared with everyone associated with Billings Clinic from physicians and staff to our Boards of Directors and patients. It is rewarding to have others recognize our efforts to serve our region and deliver the highest levels in the areas of safety, quality, and service.”
A committee comprised of community leaders and executives chose Dr. Wolter for the honor, with U.S. Sen. Max Baucus among the advocates who wrote on his behalf. Case Haslam, endowment and finance director of the Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council, said Dr. Wolter’s life and work exemplify the values, standards, and characteristics of a good scout.
“He has led his life in such a way that it has been a benefit to others – in helping to organize Billings Clinic as it stands today and living a life as a doctor.”
Haslam continued, “Those things that a youth might look up to and say, ‘This is great man who has done important things with his life.’ We believe he will continue to build on these efforts in the future.”