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April 21, 2024

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Awards Physicians

Saint Thomas recognizes its 2019 honorees.

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital's  2019 honorees for outstanding accomplishments in clinical leadership have been announced. Dr. Dan Evans has been named Physician of the Year, Dr. Steven Thomas is the recipient of the year’s Clinical Excellence Award, and Dr. Warren McPherson is the recipient of the Olin Williams Distinguished Service Award for lifetime achievement. 

    Physician of the Year honoree Dr. Dan Evans serves as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Chairman of the Quality Committee at Saint Thomas Rutherford, and Chairman of the ED Collaborative — a committee that oversees emergency care across all hospitals in the Ascension Saint Thomas system. Dr. Evans is an esteemed lecturer and a past recipient of the “University of Tennessee Resident Teaching Award.” He was nominated Physician of the Year by his Saint Thomas Rutherford medical staff peers.

     Dr. Steven Thomas, recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award, relocated from West Tennessee in 2016 to meet a dire need in Murfreesboro by creating an interventional radiology program at Saint Thomas Rutherford. Recognized with the Olin Williams Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Warren McPherson is a retired neurosurgeon and a pioneer in providing neurological care for the patients of Rutherford and surrounding counties.  

     “It is an honor to count these three humble, exceptional leaders as members of the Saint Thomas Rutherford family,” said Gordon Ferguson, President and CEO, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. “Each recognized physician has played an important part in recent Rutherford history and contributes daily to the vitality of our community.”

Left to right: Drs. Thomas, McPherson and Evans


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