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Dr. William Hurst recognized for volunteer efforts

Rosie Young (left) and Dr. Devi G. Nair present Dr. William Hurst the 2016 Dr. Willie Young Serving the Mission Volunteer Award. (Source; St. Bernards Healthcare) Rosie Young (left) and Dr. Devi G. Nair present Dr. William Hurst the 2016 Dr. Willie Young Serving the Mission Volunteer Award. (Source; St. Bernards Healthcare)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

For years, Dr. William R. Hurst has cared for hundreds of patients in his office. Recently, he was recognized for his volunteer work out of it.

On the closing day of this year’s St. Bernards Medical Group Health & Fitness Expo, he received the 2016 Dr. Willie Young Serving the Mission Volunteer Award.

Hurst is a family practice physician with St. Bernards First Care where he has cared for patients for nearly 30 years.

According to an email from St. Bernards Healthcare:

His professional life is a genuine reflection of the formal mission of St. Bernards – providing Christ-like healing to the community.

Hurst has worked very closely with the Jonesboro Church Health Center to help ensure that working individuals who have no health insurance can access medical assistance.

He always volunteers alongside other St. Bernards Medical Group physicians to provide free pre-participation evaluations for Craighead County students who participate in school athletics.

In addition, he and his wife, Honey, mentor a number of area youngsters through a non-profit organization they have developed called Kids at the Cross. Through that program, Honey picks up students after school tutors them and helps get them to after-school activities when their families either don’t or can’t. They also take the young people to church and have a special Sunday afternoon class for them.

Hurst grew up in the Columbia, MO, area and earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Southwest Missouri State University. He received a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City.

He joined First Care in 1992 and is now a senior physician in that practice, seeing patients at the Parker Road First Care Clinic.

He and his wife have three grown children.

Dr. Devi G. Nair, physician chairman of this year’s Expo, and Rosie Young, office manager of Otolaryngology and Facial Surgery Center and widow of the late Dr. Willie Young, presented the award to Dr. Hurst.

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