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Stephens Memorial Hospital honors Simmonds, Prater for years of service to community

Stephens Memorial Hospital honors Simmonds, Prater for years of service to community
July 08
11:06 2020

Stephens Memorial Hospital recently honored Dr. William Prater and J.M. Simmonds for their years of service to the local medical community.

Stephens Memorial Hospital District Board President Dr. Tom Echols presents former board member J.M. Simmonds with a plaque of appreciation for his service on the board. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

On Wednesday, July 1, Simmonds was honored for his service on the Stephens Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors from 2015 to 2020. He resigned from the board in February.

On Thursday, July 2, SMH presented Dr. Prater with a plaque in recognition of his 30 years of service to the community.

Dr. Prater, a graduate of the University of Texas Medical branch in Galveston, started his practice in Breckenridge on July 2, 1990. In his 30 years of practice, Dr. Prater has done it all, Chris Curtis, Director of Business Development at SMH, said in a news release.

“He has delivered babies, performed surgeries, and helped improve countless patients health. There aren’t many families in our community who haven’t been touched by Dr. Prater,” Curtis said. “We as a community are very lucky that Dr. Prater chose to call Breckenridge home.”

The hospital invites anyone who would like to send Dr. Prater a card or a quick note thanking him for his service to our community to send them to 101 S. Hartford Breckenridge, TX 76424.

Dr. William Prater was honored recently with a plaque commemorating his 30 years of service to the Breckenridge and Stephens County community. (Courtesy Photo)

Cutline, top photo: J.M. Simmonds, center, is surrounded by family and friends after being honored with a plaque for his service on the Stephens Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors from 2015 to 2020. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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