Methodist Healthcare honors Amory physician


Dr. Richard S. “Pete” Hollis of Amory was honored at this year’s Methodist Healthcare Foundation Living Awards.


Each year these awards are presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves by their leadership and commitment to the healing mission of Methodist Healthcare. The Living Awards Benefit was held Oct. 14 in Memphis.


A desire to serve and a dedication to medical education are two characteristics that define Hollis’ career. During his 40 years of practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist, Hollis, now retired, delivered approximately 5,500 babies, performed more than 7,000 operations and taught 41 residents.


Throughout his career, Hollis has been a member and often served in a leadership role in many professional organizations. He has served as the national president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, served as a medical representative in the Presidential Forum on Domestic Policy under President Gerald Ford and was a member of the National Health Policy Council. Hollis was selected to serve on the first Governor’s Conference of Education in Mississippi. As a clinical professor at the University of Mississippi, he taught OB/GYN residents for 15 years.


In addition to professional organizations, Dr. Hollis has also been an active board member of Methodist Healthcare for 26 years, serving most recently as chair. He was presented with a lifetime membership by the United Methodist Women for “services to women and children, locally, nationally and internationally.”