Dr. Stephen Eckrich was recently named the first recipient of The Mary Bechler Van Zee Memorial Award for Exemplary Service in Orthopaedic Surgery!

The award recognizes the accomplishments of an individual who has represented the highest ideals of professionalism and service in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Eckrich's dedication to South Dakota, the national orthopedic community, the South Dakota Orthopaedic society, and all of his international humanitarian work are just some of the many reasons he was the first recipient of this award.

Thank you for everything you do, Dr. Eckrich. We cannot think of anyone more deserving of his honor!

Pictured is Dr. Geoffrey Haft presenting Dr. Eckrich his award.

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