Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces inductees, event date for fifth annual Doctors’ Hall of Fame
HATTIESBURG, MS (April 30, 2014) - The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that four local physicians have been chosen as inductees for the fifth annual Doctors’ Hall of Fame.
This year’s event was held Tuesday, April 29 at Southern Oaks House & Gardens.
The Doctors’ Hall of Fame is organized by the hospital’s foundation to honor those physicians who have contributed to the improvement of healthcare in Hattiesburg and to the growth and excellence of Forrest General Hospital. Any physician serving Forrest General who meets the specified criteria, whether they are still practicing, retired or deceased, may be nominated for this award. Out of the outstanding nominees submitted for this year’s induction, the following physicians were honored for the 2014 Doctor’s Hall of Fame:
- Thomas S. Messer, Jr., M.D.
- William H. Peters, M.D.
- Stoney Williamson, M.D.
- Alphonso Willis, M.D.
These four outstanding physicians represent a wide range of specialties and have offered, and continue to offer, hope and healing to patients from all walks and all stages of life. A new slate of physicians will be inducted each year. Nominees must have 10 years of service on Forrest General’s medical staff and be highly involved, not only at Forrest General, but in the community, medical societies and academia, and be considered a leader in their specialty. Inductees are chosen by a nomination sub-committee made up of members of Forrest General’s medical staff, administration and Foundation Board of Directors, as well as community members and retired physicians. A call for nominations is released each fall.
For more information on the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation visit www.FGHFoundation.com.