HCMC ED Physician Receives Recognition by the ABEM

Cutline:  Pictured is Dr. Steven Hedlesky, Emergency Department Physician at HCMC.

Paris, TN – Henry County Medical Center is pleased to announce that one of its own ED physicians recently received recognition for achieving board certification for 30 years in his field.

Steven Hedlesky, MD, has marked 30 years of being board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).  Because board certification is a voluntary process, this landmark reflects a dedication to the specialty of Emergency Medicine, the recognition of the value of board certification, his devotion to continuous learning, and the provision of quality care to all patients.

To attain initial certification, this physician completed medical school and a residency in program in Emergency Medicine.  This was followed by successful completion of a multiple choice examination that covers the breadth of Emergency Medicine, and a half day oral examination.  Certification is for a period of ten years.

To maintain certification, Dr. Hedlesky participated in a program of continuous learning in the field of Emergency Medicine.  The ABEM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program consists of activities that help certified physicians keep current in medical research, provide opportunities for practice improvement, and support appropriate communication and professionalism with patients.  In addition, physicians must also pass a high stakes, clinically focused, comprehensive examination.

Dr. Hedlesky attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, and completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Hospital near New York City.  He became a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine in 1989.  He practiced in a trauma center in Lake Charles, Louisiana for 28 years.

Dr. Hedlesky returned to his childhood home in Big Sandy, TN, in March 2016.  He now practices in the ER at Henry County Medical Center.

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.