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Dr. John Cook Honored as 2017 Living the Mission Physician at St. Bernards

Dr. John C. Cook has been recognized as this year’s Living the Mission Physician at St. Bernards.

A partner at St. Bernards Surgical Associates, he has called Jonesboro home most of his life. He was recognized earlier this month by his peers for “living the mission” of St. Bernards, providing Christ-like care to those in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

The award is given annually, with nominations coming from staff at St. Bernards. After a selection committee narrows nominations to three, physicians on the medical staff select the recipient by secret ballot. The presentation is made at the annual medical staff meeting each December.

Cook was born in Batesville but spent most of his formative years in Jonesboro. He is a Jonesboro High School graduate who excelled both academically and athletically and was the recipient of the Lowell Manning Award as an outstanding and well-rounded student athlete his senior year.

After earning an undergraduate degree in zoology at Arkansas State, Cook worked for the pharmaceutical giant Upjohn before entering medical school. He earned his Doctor of Medicine


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