By Lori Leary for The Island Connection
Dr. Victor Agusta, volunteer physician at Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic, was presented with the 2017 Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Foundation Angel Oak Award on Wednesday, March 21.
The ceremony was held at the Seabrook Island Club. The prestigious award was established by the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club in 2012 to “recognize a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to the people or quality of life of Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, Kiawah Island, and/or Seabrook Island.”
Dr. Agusta, nominated by BIFMC Board Chairman Dr. Jim Hayes, was one of the original volunteer physicians to practice at the free clinic, and is now in his eighth year of treating low income, uninsured workers and residents on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Islands. He is also one of the biggest volunteer physician recruiters for the organization.
The recipient of the Angel Oak Award is presented with a $5000 contribution to the charitable organization of his or her choice; Dr. Agusta chose to donate the award to Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic.