Hutcheson Medical Center, Inc. announced Thursday that Dr. T. Darrell Weldon has been appointed as chairman of the board for Hutcheson Medical Center, Inc.
Dr. Weldon will also serve as chairman of Hutcheson Health Enterprises, Inc. and will continue his duties as chairman of The Hospital Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties.
Other board appointments for Hutcheson Medical Center include Steve Ellis as vice chairman from Walker County, Evan Stone as second vice chairman from Dade County, Steve Cooper as secretary from Catoosa County and William J.
Cooke as treasurer from Walker County.
Dr. Weldon replaces D. Ashley (Corky) Jewell V, whose term recently expired.
Mr. Jewell will continue to serve on the board.
Dr. Weldon is a well-known OB/GYN physician who practices in both Georgia and Tennessee. He started his medical career later in life after serving as a pharmaceutical sales rep for over a decade. Dr. Weldon received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Southwestern College and received his doctorate of medicine degree from American University of the Caribbean. He then completed his internship in internal medicine at East Tennessee University Quillen-Dishner College of Medicine and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Erlanger Medical Center’s University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
Dr. Weldon has served as an OB/GYN physician for over 26 years and has delivered more than 5,000 babies. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Georgia Medical Association and Hamilton County Medical Society. In 2010, Dr. Weldon was selected as the Physician of the Year by Hutcheson’s Medical Center’s staff.
Farrell Hayes, CEO of Hutcheson Medical Center, said, "Dr. Weldon is an excellent appointment. He has long been recognized as a highly respected leader in the healthcare community. He has been a strong supporter of Hutcheson for many years, and his leadership on the boards as Chairman will be of tremendous value. I very much look forward to continuing to work closely with Dr. Weldon in positioning Hutcheson for the future."