WCU College of Medicine Dean appointed by Governor to Health Care Solutions Board

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. James "Jim" M. Turner, dean of the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), was recently invited by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve as a member of the Healthcare Solutions Institute's Board of Directors. The Mississippi Healthcare Solutions Institute, which was formed in 2013, serves as a public-private partnership to champion healthcare growth and development.

"Members of this board are expected to be active in their government roles, and I believe that your experience and involvement in the healthcare community will be assets to the organization and its mission," said Gov. Bryant when appointing Dr. Turner.

Dr. Turner, along with other members of the Board of Directors, will be honored at a luncheon at the Governor's Manion in Jackson on January 15, 2014.

Dr. Turner has worked as an Osteopathic family physician and emergency physician in Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, and West Virginia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine and is an inspector for the American Osteopathic Association for medical colleges and emergency medicine residencies. He relocated to Hattiesburg and joined the WCUCOM family in 2011 from Charleston, W.Va., where he worked in post graduate education and developed an emergency medicine residency program. Dr. Turner is married to Dr. Sherry Turner, D.O., and has a daughter, Ashley.