September 26, 2014

Mercy Medical Center inducts three physicians into Society of St. Luke

Mercy Medical Center recently honored three of its physicians for outstanding service to patients, the hospital and the community during the 2014 induction ceremony and dinner for the Society of St. Luke, Mercy’s physician honor society. Honorees included James D. Johns, M.D., William D. Murphy, M.D., and Elizabeth A. Prosser, M.D.

Dr. Johns, family medicine physician, was appointed to Mercy’s Medical Staff in 1986. He serves as chairman of Mercy’s Department of Family Medicine and is the previous chairman of the Mercy Bylaws Committee, and co-chairman of the Mercy Clinical Transformation Communications Work Groups. He is currently a member of the Mercy Medical Staff Bylaws Committee, Mercy EHR Steering Committee and Mercy Medical Staff Performance Improvement Committee. He has also served as a member of the Mercy Medical Executive Committee and Mercy Credentials Committee.

Dr. Murphy, radiologist, was appointed to Mercy’s medical staff in 1990. He has served as a past president of the medical staff and previously chaired the Mercy Medical Staff Bylaws Committee. He serves as chairman of the Mercy Department of Radiology and as a member of the Mercy Medical Executive Committee. He previously served on the Mercy Medical Quality Review Board.

Dr. Prosser, internal medicine physician, was appointed to Mercy’s medical staff in 1986. She is a current member of the Mercy Credentials Committee and chairs the Mercy Bylaws Committee. Dr. Prosser also served as a former chairperson of the Mercy Department of Internal Medicine, the Mercy Credentials Committee and the Mercy Medical Staff Performance Improvement Committee. She is a former member of the Mercy Medical Executive Committee and a current member of the Mercy EHR Steering Committee, serving as co-chair of the clinical transformation workflow and devices work group.

Charter members of the Society of St. Luke were inducted in 1996. Candidate involvement in patient care, research, medical education and community activities must be of the highest caliber.

The society is named after St. Luke, author of the Bible’s third gospel and a physician often known as the “patron saint of physicians.” In his gospel, St. Luke emphasizes Jesus’ concern for all people, especially the poor and neglected. Mercy recognizes this compassionate spirit of medicine through the Society of St. Luke.

Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Pictured are Frank Kaeberlein, M.D. (left), previous inductee into Society of St. Luke, and Tom Cecconi (right), president and CEO of Mercy, congratulate 2014 honorees James Johns, M.D., and Elizabeth Prosser, M.D. (Not pictured: William Murphy, M.D.)

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