Mercy Inducts Three Physicians Into Society of St. Luke - Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Inducts Three Physicians Into Society of St. Luke

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Canton, Ohio: 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.

Over 150 guests were in attendance to share the evening event honoring the inductees, which was held on September 11 at Brookside Country Club.

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 Bylaws Committee, and co-chairman of the Clinical Transformation Communications Work Groups. He is currently a member of the Medical Staff Bylaws Committee, EHR Steering Committee and Medical Staff Performance Improvement Committee. He has also served as a member of the Medical Executive Committee and Credentials Committee.

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

Prosser, internal medicine physician, was appointed to Mercy’s Medical Staff in 1986. She is a current member of the Credentials Committee and chairs the Bylaws Committee. Prosser also served as a former chairperson of Mercy’s Department of Internal Medicine, the Credentials Committee and Medical Staff Performance Improvement Committee. She is a former member of the Medical Executive Committee and a current member of the EHR Steering Committee, 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.

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