May 30, 2010 - Harrogate, Tennessee, May 28, 2009 – A group of dignitaries including Virginia delegate Clarence E. “Bud” Phillips, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Chancellor David Prior, Regional Vice President for Southwest Virginia Hospitals for Wellmont Health System David Brash, and Lee Regional Medical Center President Ron Prewitt, visited Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) this week.

Phillips and Prior arrived via the WellmontOne Air Transport helicopter. Strategically based in Sullivan County, Tenn., at Bristol Motor Speedway, WellmontOne is positioned to respond swiftly to motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies across the region as well as transport patients from rural areas to Wellmont trauma centers.

The group was greeted by LMU officials and LMU-DCOM students from Virginia. During the visit the group received a tour of LMU-DCOM led by Vice President and Dean Ray E. Stowers and met with Stowers, Senior Associate Dean Craig Lenz, LMU President B. James Dawson and Chairman of the LMU Board of Trustees Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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Caption 1: WellmontOne lands at LMU.

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