Memorial Hospital Announces 2017 LCM Outstanding Physician Award Recipient
Jasper – Bernard Kemker, Jr., M.D. has been named the 2017 Little Company of Mary (LCM) Outstanding Physician Award recipient at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. This award is named in honor of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the sponsors of Memorial Hospital. The LCM Award is given annually to a physician on Memorial Hospital's active medical staff who has been nominated through a hospital- and community-wide nomination process with the winner being chosen by a selection committee from a group of six finalists. The award is based on outstanding performance reflecting Memorial Hospital's mission statement and the core values of Respect for Human Dignity, Compassionate Caring, Stewardship, Quality and Justice. The top six nominees for this year's award included Dr. Karim Anwar, Dr. Jonathan Day, Dr. M. Jeannie Gruber, Dr. Frank Hopkins, Dr. Megan Isaacs, and Dr. Bernard Kemker Jr.
Dr. Kemker received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and is board certified in surgery. He completed a residency in general, thoracic and vascular surgery at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Kemker joined the active medical staff in 1991. His office is located in the Medical Arts Building at Jasper Surgical Associates, 721 W. 13th Street in Jasper.