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Dr. Norm Herron Leaving Ketchikan


March 29, 2017
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - After almost a quarter of a century at PeaceHealth Ketchikan, Norm Herron MD will leave next week for Anchorage where he will enter private practice with LaTouche Pediatrics.

jpg Dr. Norm Herron Leaving Ketchikan

Dr. Norm Herron
Photo courtesy PeaceHealth Ketchikan

There will be a Bon Voyage party Saturday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the St. John’s Undercroft. The public is invited – children are especially encouraged to attend. Please bring something to share: food, a story, and good cheer.

In 1992, Norm Herron MD arrived in Ketchikan for a stint as a locum, a traveling doctor who goes to communities where there is a staffing shortage and Ketchikan needed a pediatrician.

He and his wife, the Reverend Dawn-Allen Herron liked Ketchikan and moved up from their home in Texas. A quietly religious man, Dr. Herron found the PeaceHealth mission aligned with his vision of medical practice.

The Peace Health Mission: "We carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way."

And, for the next quarter of a century, that is what he has proceeded to do. Dr. Herron has stayed late, come in early, been by bedsides and in operating rooms in the dark of night and in the wee small hours of dawn.

Dr. Herron has participated in six medical missions to El Salvador through the PazSalud Mission sponsored by PeaceHealth; a yearly mission to bring medical help to poor communities in that Central American country.

Quoting a PeaceHealth news release, "He has been an important part of PeaceHealth, a joy to his fellow caregivers, and an advocate and ally to his young charges. It is with regret that we acknowledge the next part of his journey leads him elsewhere."

They will retain their house in town with plans to return.



Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center



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