Jasper-based Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center has announced its 6 finalists for a prestigious award.

The finalists are up for the 2nd annual Little Company of Mary Outstanding Physician Award. The award is named in honor of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary and they sponsor Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center.
The nominees this year are: Dr. Mary Burgeson, Dr. Marc Campbell, Dr. Joseph El-Houjairy, Dr. William Lehmkuhler, Dr. Mark Luff, and Dr. Kevin Lusk.

Drs. Burgeson, Lehmkuhler, Luff, and Lusk all earned their medical degrees at the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Campbell earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin based in Milwaukee and Dr. El-Houjairy earned his medical degree at the Kursk State Medical University in Russia.

Dr. Burgeson completed a residency in family practice at Evansville’s St Mary’s Medical Center. Her office is currently located at the Huntingburg Clinic.

Dr. Campbell completed an internship and residency at Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Hospital. His office is at Memorial Internal Medicine.

Meanwhile, Dr. El-Houjairy completed a general surgery residency at American University of Beirut. He later went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at Cincinnati Ohio’s Christ Hospital. Dr. El-Houjairy is a hospitalist at Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Lehmkuhler completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University Medical Center, a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at University of Louisville Hospital, and a fellowship in interventional cardiology and peripheral intervention at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Lehmkuhler’s office is located at Heartland Cardiology Associates, LLC.

Dr. Luff completed his residency in family practice at the USAF Medical Center at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Dr. Luff’s office is located at Petersburg Family Medicine.

Dr. Lusk completed his residency at Community Hospitals in Indianapolis. Dr. Lusk’s office is located at Ferdinand Family Medicine.

Now the Little Company of Mary Award is based on outstanding job performance that is reflective of the hospital’s mission statement and core values. These values are Respect for Human Dignity, Compassionate Caring Stewardship, Quality, and Justice. Nominees must be classified as a member of the hospital’s active medical staff for at least 1 year and be in good standing with the medical staff.

The award will be presented during the Medical Staff Appreciation Banquet coming up next month.