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(Houston)- Joleen Senter Durham, director of physician recruiting at Texas County Memorial Hospital, reported to the board of trustees at their most recent meeting that physician recruiting efforts have been strong at the hospital.

Durham shared that since the last board meeting, the hospital has had two physicians visit, and there will be a physician and a mid-level provider scheduled to visit in the next two weeks.

TCMH hopes to fill the need for physicians in Houston and Mountain Grove and for a general surgeon. When Durham has a candidate that meets the hospital’s criteria, she works with the candidate to schedule a site visit. The site visits include hospital and clinic tours, time with the staff, a medical staff dinner and a community tour.

Wes Murray, chief executive officer at TCMH, reported that Dr. LeRoy Wombold, a general surgeon, has been seeing patients and performing surgery at TCMH. Wombold plans to continue to see patients at TCMH even after a full-time surgeon is recruited.

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