Hale elected TMA representative
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:01 pm
NASHVILLE — Dr. John W. Hale Jr. of Union City has been elected speaker of the Tennessee Medical Association House of Delegates.
Hale was chosen for the post by TMA members during the association’s 176th annual meeting held in Nashville in mid-April.
As speaker, he will moderate debate, make rulings on procedures, announce the result of votes, and generally preside over the TMA House of Delegates. The speaker directs staff in the preparation of reference committee reports presented to the House, and represents the House as the voice of the body in ceremonial and other situations.
As speaker, Hale is a designated member of the TMA Board of Trustees, and is currently serving on the Strategic Plan Oversight and Annual Meeting committees. He previously served on the TMA board and as BOT liaison to the Tennessee Society of Pathologists, and is a former delegate to the TMA from Northwest Tennessee Academy of Medicine. Prior to his election as speaker, he served as vice speaker of the TMA HOD from 2009-11.
He is a former member of the Tennessee Board of Family Practice, and a former chief of staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.
Board certified in family medicine, Hale practices with the Doctors’ Clinic of Union City, PC. In 2009 and 2010, he was named Favorite Physician in The Messenger Readers’ Choice Awards.
In addition to the TMA and Northwest Tennessee Academy of Medicine, Hale is a member of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin and his medical degree from East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine.
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Published in The Messenger 5.4.11