HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE GEORGIA MEDICAL SOCIETY [MGMS]
- Founded in Macon, Georgia in 1893 as the Macon Academy of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
- Produced a National Medical Association [NMA] President, R. Stillman Smith, in 1958.
The Macon Academy of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy reorganized as the Middle Georgia Medical Society [MGMS] on September 9, 1993. George Johnston, Jr., M.D. elected President.
MGMS inducted as a component society of the Georgia State Medical Association [GSMA] on November 14, 1993.
- MGMS applied for membership as a component society of the NMA on November 15, 1993.
MGMS incorporated on November 23, 1994 in the state of Georgia.
The Middle Georgia Medical Society officially approved as a component society of the National Medical Association [NMA] on April 30, 1995.
MGMS obtained its 501 © (6) tax-exempt status on June 29, 1995, Tax ID # 58-2163008.
- MGMS had 53 paid members at the local level for 2000.
MGMS received the NMA Local Society of the Year, Small Society Award in 2000 at the NMA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. for its efforts in 1999 under the leadership of MGMS President Warren S. Hutchings, M.D.
Warren S. Hutchings, M.D., founder and CEO of the MGMS, served as the MGMS Vice President from 1993-1996, and its President from 1997- 2000.
- MGMS Member Joseph K.M. Butler, M.D. appointed to the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, which license physicians in Georgia, on April 2, 1998.
- MGMS members Warren S. Hutchings, M.D. and George A. Johnston, Jr., M.D. elected to serve on the GSMA Board for 1999-present. The opholieus Worrell, M.D. is also a GSMA Board Member.
- Warren S. Hutchings, M.D. elected to Georgia Physicians Association’s [GPA’s] Board of Directors in 1997. GPA is the political action committee associated with the Georgia State Medical Association.
- Ralph Austin Jr., M.D. elected Vice Chair Georgia Board for Physician Workforce for
- The Middle Georgia Medical Society Foundation, a 501 © 3 charity, was established on July 18, 1999.
- Theopholieus Worrell, M.D. elected the third President of the MGMS 2000-2001.
- Conrad N. Miller Jr., M.D. elected fourth MGMS President 2001-2010 and served as a nonvoting member of the NMA Board of Trustees as NMA Region III Chair.
Warren S. Hutchings, M.D. elected NMA Region III Chair 2002-2004.
Michael W. Early Sr., M.D. received the NMA 2007 Practitioner of the Year Award at the 2007 NMA Annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Julian M. Earls Jr., M.D. elected fifth MGMS President for 2010 to present.
Warren S. Hutchings, M.D. will be installed as President of GSMA on June 10, 2010 and will serve from 2010 to 2012.
The Middle Georgia Medical Society Foundation at the National Heritage Foundation, a 501© 3 operating charity and community foundation, was established on November 4, 2000, tax ID #58-2085326. Julian Earls, M.D., 1999; Theopholieus Worrell, M.D., 2000; Conrad Miller, M.D., 2001; Angela Hale, M.D., 2002.
Warren S. Hutchings, M.D., sponsored by Representative Nikki Randall, served as Doctor of the Day during the Special Session of the 2001 Georgia General Assembly by medically assisting legislators who became ill on August 27, 2001.
- Olin T. Wiley, CLU, CPhD, of Wiley and Associates, has been Marketing Director for the Middle Georgia Medical Society (MGMS), the MGMS Foundation, and the MGMS Group Trust since 1994.
Warren S. Hutchings, M.D. elected Secretary, GSMA on June 14, 2002 and elected Chair, National Medical Association Region III on June 16, 2002, to serve 2002-2004. As Regional Chair, Dr. Hutchings serves as a nonvoting member of the NMA Board of Trustees.