After dedicating his career to medicine twice – retiring once before, Dr. Bill Wilson has announced that he is stepping down as Bishop Gadsden’s Medical Director. Dr. Wilson will continue to serve resident patients in the Putman Clinic over the next few months.
Dr. Wilson joined Bishop Gadsden in 2019 as a primary care provider and as our Medical Director, following the retirement of Dr. Leverne Livingston. Over the past two years, Bill has provided exceptional care for not only all of Bishop Gadsden’s health care residents but for many apartment and cottage residents as well. Dr. Wilson’s decades of experience and knowledge was more critical during the past 14 months than ever. His dedication was unmatched, and his willingness to do anything possible to support our residents, team members, and the entire Bishop Gadsden Community as we defended against the serious threat of COVID-19 was invaluable. We will never be able to truly express our gratitude and appreciation for his tremendous commitment to educating, preventing, and treating COVID-19 within the BG Community.
Dr. Wilson shared with us in recent months his desire to attempt retirement once again, and in preparation for this eventuality, we were pleased to welcome Dr. Sherry Ikalowych, MD, MS, MHA, to the Clinic team in October. We now are delighted to announce that Dr. Ikalowych has been named Bishop Gadsden’s Medical Director. Dr. Ikalowych studied at the Medical School at UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ, and completed her internal medicine residency at Cornell Weill Medical Center in NYC. She also received a Master’s degree in Health Care Policy and Management through UNC-Chapel Hill, and serves as Medical Director for the Roper St. Francis Post-Acute Care program. Her strong background in post-acute care aligns with Bishop Gadsden’s growth in health care and rehab.
Our sincerest gratitude goes out to Dr. Wilson for his incredible dedication and guidance, and for his willingness to continue to care for our Community as we make a smooth transition with Dr. Ikalowych. We are delighted that he will have the opportunity to spend more time with his family, including his wife, Laura, along with his children and grandchildren, and we are ever thankful he remains part of the Bishop Gadsden family. We wish him every joy and happiness in this second attempt at retirement!