The retired president of Kettering Health Network was honored by the Presidents Club of Dayton.
Roy Chew is the 69th recipient of the 2019 Citizen Legion of Honor award, given by the community service organization.
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The Presidents Club of Dayton will recognize Chew at its annual luncheon on Oct. 3.
Chew started at Kettering Medical Center in 1976, became president of Grandview Medical Center, then later, Kettering Medical Center and developed plans for a new Kettering Cancer Center across the street from Kettering Medical Center.
The Presidents Club of Dayton said in a statement about the award that Chew held positions on the Workforce Policy Board for Montgomery County, the Oikos Community Development Corporation Board, the Grafton Hills Neighborhood Association and Dayton Art Institute Community Development Board, the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Board, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Board, the Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton Board, the Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America Board, the Montgomery County Five-Year Financial Planning Committee and more. Chew has also been a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Dayton and Kettering Kiwanis, and is a Leadership Dayton alum.
Chew has held volunteer leadership positions for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Campaign, the Walk to Cure Diabetes Campaign, and the Alzheimer’s Walk Campaign. He’s also served as chair for the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Healthcare Division.
Chew is also an active member of the Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church, serving as Deacon for 15 years, and an Elder since 2005.
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