Title: Emergency Physician
Company: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Gene Ragland, Emergency Physician at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in emergency medicine.
Dr. Ragland started his higher education at Central Michigan University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1966. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School, earning an MD in 1970, then worked as an intern at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH) for a year before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1972. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and attended the U.S. Naval Academy before his honorable discharge in 1974. After his military service, Dr. Ragland returned to SJMH, serving as an internal medicine resident, then chief resident, then an emergency medicine physician starting in 1977. In the same year, he became a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
After taking his role as an emergency medicine physician at SJMH, Dr. Ragland started working as a clinical instructor for the University of Michigan Medical School in 1981. He continued teaching in the department of surgery for more than a decade, eventually becoming a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine in 1994. At SJMH, Dr. Ragland became the chief of staff in 1996, and associate director of the department of emergency services in 1997. He remained with SJMH until his departure in 2001, working with over 130,000 emergency patients during his more than 20 years at the hospital.
In addition to his work at SJMH, Dr. Ragland worked in a variety of other medical capacities during his extensive career. In 1983, he was a founding member of Life Support Services, where he worked as medical director until 1992, offering medical education to hospital and prehospital providers. In 1992, Dr. Ragland founded Secure Care Inc., where he served as founder, president, and chief executive officer until 2003. At this company, he worked to provide correctional medical services to inmates, and from 1979 to 2001, he was a principal and part owner of Emergency Physicians Medical Group. He also lent his knowledge to several published works, including authoring eight chapters in the endocrine emergencies section of “A Study Guide in Emergency Medicine” from the American College of Emergency Medicine, going on to contribute to a variety of study guides between 1985 and 2000.
Outside of his clinical and educational work, Dr. Ragland has also been an active member of his community. From 1992 to 2001, he was a board member for the Domestic Violence Project SAFE House, and from 2001 to 2007 he was on the board of trustees for Dawn Farm, a recovery and rehabilitation service center for drug and alcohol abusers. From 2002 to 2006, he served as a trustee on the Ann Arbor Township Board, and from 2011 to 2012, he was a member of the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board for the Ann Arbor City Council. As a testament to his excellence and success, Dr. Ragland was included in the second edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in America.
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