Rock Hill pediatrician Hal Anderson may have been able to say goodbye to his private practice when he retired in 2001. But he couldn't leave behind his love and concern for kids.
Since leaving Rock Hill Pediatrics in 2001 after practicing in the community for 33 years, Anderson has continued to volunteer his time at the York County Health Department. Because of his long service and continuing concern for the welfare of children, Anderson recently was one of two South Carolina physicians named Physician of the Year by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Practicing medicine is something Anderson decided he couldn't give up after retiring. So, on the first Monday of each month, he sees children at the Health Department for baby check-ups and sports physicals. He also does volunteer service at Pilgrims' Inn, the Kiwanis Club's Terrific Kids program and in church activities.
He noted that being named a physician of the year means a lot to him. Well, his devotion to his profession and his compassion for children have meant a lot to the thousands of patients he has helped during his long career.
Congratulations to him on this honor. It is well deserved.