Scout’s honor! Nanticoke’s Tom Brown Del-Mar-Va Council’s Distinguished Citizen honoree

SUSSEX COUNTY – The Boy Scout motto is: Be Prepared.

Life Scout Tom Brown should be prepared to be honored and recognized Oct. 21 with the Boy Scouts of America/Del-Mar-Va Council’s 2015 Sussex Distinguished Citizen Award.

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Mr. Brown, who wears several hats with Nanticoke Health Services and healthcare, will be honored at a gala dinner event at Heritage Shores. The evening’s festivities begin with a reception at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m.

Mr. Brown, a native of the Baltimore area who came to Nanticoke some 14 years ago, presently serves as both president of the Nanticoke Physicians Network and Senior Vice President of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Aside from his roles with Nanticoke, Mr. Brown serves on the Delaware Guidance Services board, is current chairman for Delaware Hospice, is in his second tenure as president of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and is involved in the Delaware Center for Health Innovation, a public/private partnership to initiate health reform.

He is humbled by the honor that recognizes leadership and service to the Sussex community.

“It stands very high – not because it’s about me but because I really do value the Boy Scouts, having been a scout myself. I also value this community. So from that point of view it stands very, very high,” said Mr. Brown. “On a personal level, I can name 100 people, maybe 200 who are more deserving or are terrific citizens. One of the reasons why I’ve been here for 14 years is I love it here so much.”

“Tom is an ideal candidate,” said Nanticoke Health Services CEO Steve Rose. “Tom is a great guy. He is well-loved and well-liked by a lot of people. It’s very well-deserved.”

Past recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award are: Joe Hudson, Ellen A. Bahtiarian, Gregory Bahtiarian and Dale Dukes.

The event financially supports the Boy Scouts.

For information on tickets and sponsorship levels, call Kevin Les Callette at 443-523-7639 or email:

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