Memorial Surgeon Earns Distinguished Service Award

(October 29, 2007) - Donald G. Gallup, M.D., has been presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (GA OB/GYN). The award was presented at the society's 56th annual meeting. Gallup is professor, chair, and program director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah. "I am personally very honored to be chosen for this award, as it places me among the 'giants' of academic medicine in Georgia," said Gallup. Award winners are nationally/internationally known obstetricians/gynecologists who have spent most of their career in Georgia, usually in academic medicine. The society's executive council votes on nominations selected and put forth by the three previous GA OB/GYN presidents. The Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society has more than 800 members throughout the state of Georgia and has been active in the state since 1951. The society engages in a number of programs and activities to serve members, including advocacy for members, advocacy for women's health, and continuing medical education. Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed tertiary medical center; CareOne, its two-state home care division; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. Memorial University Medical Center is the only hospital in the country to be named both a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates and one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by Fortune magazine.