From Tara Beyer / Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center
(Jasper, IN) – Dr. William Lehmkuhler has been named the 2014 Little Company of Mary Outstanding Physician Award recipient at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. This award is named in honor of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the sponsors of Memorial Hospital.
The LCM Award is given annually to a physician on Memorial Hospital’s active medical staff who has been nominated through a hospital- and community-wide nomination process with the winner being chosen by a selection committee from a group of six finalists. The award is based on outstanding performance reflecting Memorial Hospital’s mission statement and the core values of Respect for Human Dignity, Compassionate Caring, Stewardship, Quality and Justice. The top six nominees for this year’s award included Dr. Lehmkuhler, Dr. Mary Burgeson, Dr. Marc Campbell, Dr. Joseph El-Houjairy, Dr. Mark Luff, and Dr. Kevin Lusk.
Dr. Lehmkuhler, a native of Dubois County, graduated from Jasper High School and received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at University of Louisville. After returning home to Dubois County to provide general cardiovascular care, he enrolled in an interventional cardiology and peripheral intervention fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Lehmkuhler is certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology. He has been on Memorial Hospital’s medical staff for 18 years and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
He is the son of Ed and Mary Lehmkuhler. He and his wife, Jill (Kunz), have two sons, Abe, 11, and Eli, 8.