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Community Health Network OB/GYN honored with Minority Achievers Award

For release on March 23, 2018

Dr. Anthony Sanders recognized for service to pregnant patients dealing with substance abuse

Indianapolis—Community Health Network OB/GYN Anthony Sanders, MD, has been honored by the Center for Leadership Development as part of its annual Minority Achievers Awards.

Anthony Sanders, MDDr. Sanders received the Achievement in Professions Award which focuses on those working in areas such as health care, law and architecture. Among other things, Dr. Sanders’ award recognizes his service to pregnant patients dealing with substance-abuse disorder.

One of those offering praise for Dr. Sanders’ service in his nomination was Indiana State Health Commissioner Kristina Box, MD, who was a fellow Community OB/GYN. “Dr. Anthony Sanders is a compassionate and dedicated obstetrician and gynecologist who I have had the pleasure of working with for many years. Anthony saw a need in his community to address substance use disorder in his pregnant patients and reacted by becoming one of the first obstetricians to treat this population with medication-assisted therapy. He destigmatized this disease and extended a loving hand to each of these pregnant moms and developed a team to surround these patients with services they require. I am proud to call Anthony Sanders a friend and colleague.”

Dr. Sanders joined Community in 2009, and as an employed physician has served the organization in a variety of roles. Beyond his work with Community’s substance use disorder program for pregnancy, he is a Community Physician Network (CPN) board member, and serves on CPN’s peer review committee, Community Hospital East’s ethics committee, the network’s quality assurance committee, and the ProHealth/Healthmark clinical advisory committee. Dr. Sanders previously served as women’s health medical director at Community East and as a CPN physician practice medical director.

Dr. Sanders is a board member with Bridges of Hope International, and he has performed frequent volunteer work in Africa and Central America. He is married to Dr. Alicia Sanders and together they have three children, Sydney, Victoria, and Anthony II.

About Community Health Network
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital in 1956. Now with more than 13,000 caregivers and 200 sites of care, Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.

Kris Kirschner, Director Corporate Communications, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
Director, Corporate Communications