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Long-Time White-Wilson Medical Center CEO Announces Retirement

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–December 5, 2023—After leading the region's largest, independent physician group for more than 21 years, Chief Executive Officer Alan Gieseman has announced his retirement. During his tenure, Gieseman has worked with the organization’s physician owners and leaders to expand access to health care for tens of thousands of locals and visitors in a three-county region. He has helped the group successfully navigate the radical changes in the business of health care and serve throughout the pandemic.

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White-Wilson Medical Center Celebrates Long-Time Pediatrican Dr. Douglas Rigby

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–June 1, 2023—For over 40 years, Dr. Douglas Rigby has been caring for Fort Walton Beach area children and helping their parents navigate the ups and downs of parenthood. The special bond that he has with families is truly unique and spans three generations.

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White-Wilson Medical Center Employee Celebrates 55 Years of Service and Earns Lifetime Service Award

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–May 11, 2023—The White-Wilson Medical Center Board of Directors recognized Imaging Technician Hank Taylor with the Lifetime Service Award during its quarterly shareholder meeting on May 2. Taylor will retire May 14 after more than 55 years with White-Wilson.

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White-Wilson Medical Center Voted Best in Destin

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–April 11, 2023—Readers of VIP Destin Magazine have voted White-Wilson Medical Center as Best Medical Group and Best Urgent Care in the magazine's annual Best in Destin awards. Dr. Richard Reno of White-Wilson Pediatric Clinic in Destin was also named Best Pediatrician.

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Dr. Karen Hoffman Voted Woman of the Year

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–February 16, 2023—Readers of Scarlett Magazine have voted Dr. Karen Hoffman, of White-Wilson Medical Center in Niceville, General Practitioner Woman of the Year (WOTY) in the magazine's second annual WOTY awards. Following a two-week voting period late last year, Dr. Hoffman secured the 2023 WOTY title and accepted her award during Scarlett Magazine's WOTY Awards Party on February 15.

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Destin Business Person of the Year Named

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–December 20, 2022—The Destin Chamber of Commerce has named its 2022 Business Person of the Year. White-Wilson Medical Center CEO Alan Gieseman took home the honor at the Chamber’s Annual Holiday and Awards Party on December 13. The award was sponsored by Trustmark and presented by Christian Charlee on the chamber’s behalf.

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White-Wilson Medical Center Honors Female Staff and Health Care Providers With Special Donation

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–October 14, 2022—White-Wilson Medical Center marked the month of October by celebrating the contributions made by its female staff and health care providers. At the monthly Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee, White-Wilson highlighted the level of compassion and care provided by women throughout the organization and used the platform to raise awareness about health matters impacting women. To mark the occasion, the organization made a contribution to One Hopeful Place, a local housing shelter, in the name of the "Women of White-Wilson Medical Center." The donation will help provide a bed in the women's portion of the shelter.

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White-Wilson Medical Center's Free Power Your Parenting Series Concludes With Life Saving Skills

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–October 6, 2022—White-Wilson Medical Center is concluding its engaging and informative Power Your Parenting series with its final session of the year, Emergency Basics. Registration is now open for this free class that will focus on how parents can best prepare for unforeseen medical events and accidents. It will take place on Thursday, November 3 at White-Wilson's main campus in Fort Walton Beach, 1005 Mar Walt Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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White-Wilson Medical Center's Free Power Your Parenting Series Continues

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–September 7, 2022—White-Wilson Medical Center is continuing its engaging and informative Power Your Parenting series with its next session: Awkward Conversations. This class will focus on how parents can prepare for tricky but important, age-appropriate conversations. It will take place on Tuesday, October 4 at White-Wilson's main campus in Fort Walton Beach, 1005 Mar Walt Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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White-Wilson Medical Center Kicks Off Free Power Your Parenting Series

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–July 8, 2022—White-Wilson Medical Center is introducing Power Your Parenting, an engaging and informative four-part parent education series. The first class will focus on cyber safety and will take place on Wednesday, August 3 at White-Wilson's main campus in Fort Walton Beach, 1005 Mar Walt Drive, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

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White-Wilson Medical Center Recognized as Large Busines of the Year in Crestview

CRESTVIEW, Florida–June 22, 2022—White-Wilson Medical Center took home one of the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce's biggest honors by being recognized as Large Business of the Year. The award was announced during the chamber's Annual Awards and Installation Banquet on Saturday, June 11. White-Wilson Medical Center opened its first clinics in Crestview in November 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has since become a trusted source in the community.

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White-Wilson Medical Center Opens Clinic in DeFuniak Springs

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–January 14, 2022—Continuing in their mission to bring award-winning health care to communities across the Emerald Coast, White-Wilson Medical Center has opened a new clinic location to serve families in DeFuniak Springs. This location will provide both pediatric and adult medicine services in one central location at the DeFuniak Shopping Plaza, 1045 US 331 South.

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Healthcare Workers Roll Up Sleeves To Protect Others

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–January 9, 2021—On their day off, White-Wilson Medical Center's health care employees eagerly rolled up their sleeves for the chance to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Since February, the local, physician owned medical group has been working on the frontlines of the raging global pandemic.

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