Georgia Regents to honor local physician

First Posted: 1/22/2014

ST. PAULS — Dr. Jimmie R. Williams, of St. Pauls, has been selected by Georgia Regents University-Medical College of Georgia as the Alumnus for the Year of 2014.

Williams will be presented the award on April 29 in Augusta, Ga. He is one of two recipients selected to receive the honor.

The Bladenboro native is a graduate of Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, East Tennessee State University and Saint Mary’s Regional Hospital, Knoxville and studied at Meherry College of Medicine in Nashville.

“I am very honored to be recognized,” Williams said. “However, I feel that there are more deserving graduates that have made more contributions to health care than me. I was very shocked when the Dean of Graduate Studies personally called me, informing me about the award.”

Criteria for the award includes the individual’s leadership, contribution to health care, positive effect on health care, outstanding performance and excellence within the profession.

Williams is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi and the Gamma Delta Phi Society. He has also received the Southeastern Community College Meritorious Award and the college’s “I Make A Difference Award” in 2004, 2005 and 2006.”

Williams was on the Advisory Board for Bladen Community College and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He served as interim dean at the Fayetteville State University.

Williams also serves as an associate faculty member at Duke University College of Medicine and the College of Nursing. He is a consultant at Campbell University in the Doctor of Osteopathy program.

Williams served 16 years as an executive administrator for Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville and as a part-time consultant for Joint Commission Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations.