William Hoskins, M.D., Awarded Distinguished Surgeon Award

(April 17, 2006) - The Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) has awarded William Hoskins, M.D., its annual Distinguished Surgeon Award. Hoskins, senior vice president of oncology and research at Memorial Health and director of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI)* at Memorial Health University Medical Center, was presented the award at the recent Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 32nd Scientific Meeting. The Distinguished Surgeon's Award is given to a person who has made a series of significant contributions to SGS, as well as contributions to the field of gynecologic surgery on both a national and international level. This award is always presented to someone chosen by the current SGS president. The SGS began in the mid 1960s and today is recognized as a select member group of over 250 physicians representing both private practice and academic faculty - all involved in teaching and the practice of advanced gynecologic surgery. The SGS works to promote the acquisition of knowledge and the improvement of skills in gynecologic surgery, enhance the understanding of gynecology and gynecologic surgery through basic and clinical research, and to be a source of public and professional information Memorial Health is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship, Memorial Health University Medical Center, a 530-bed tertiary medical center; CareOne, its two-state home care division; Memorial Health primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. Memorial Health has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates three years in a row. We are also one of Fortune magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. *The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center is not affiliated with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.