Winslow Lectureship

Mission: To foster education among health care leaders in Calhoun County.

Purpose: To strengthen the understanding of health care and lead to enhanced health care decision-making for the community.

We seek:

To bring top-level health-focused speakers and educators to the greater Battle Creek Community
To build relationships among health care professionals and their organizations
To share knowledge that can lead to more cooperative and informed health care decision-making
To gain information to help create superior clinicians and improved medical procedures


Background on Sherwood B. Winslow, MD Lectureship


Sherwood B. Winslow was a prominent physician in Battle Creek, where he was Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Leila Y. Post Montgomery Hospital where he initiated the surgical intern training program with the surgery department of the University of Michigan Hospital from 1947-1963. He was also Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery for Community Hospital. Dr. Winslow was President of the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and on the Board of Directors of the America College of Surgeons, President of the Frederick A. Collier Surgical Society, and President of the Calhoun Medical Society.  He participated in and served many community organizations and hospital boards. He was an inductee into the first Battle Creek Health System Hall of Fame in 2009 (posthumously).

As a tribute to honor his longtime friend, Norman Williamson, Jr. the grandson of W.K. Kellogg created a special endowed fund at the Battle Creek Community Foundation. 

The funds would be used to hold the Sherwood B. Winslow, MD Distinguished Lectureship.  Each year, since 1988, a well-respected speaker has been invited to Battle Creek to provide an insightful, though-provoking lecture to physicians, allied health professionals, community members and family members of Dr. Sherwood B. Winslow.  Gifts and other contributions help assure the continuation and expansion of this outstanding health care lecture series for Battle Creek and the region.

The goal for future lectureships is that through the involvement of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed), and the Calhoun County Medical Society the lectureship would be elevated and expanded to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to a larger audience of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants attending the lectureship.

You and a guest are invited to join:

The Battle Creek Community Foundation

Regional Health Alliance 

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine 

For a noteworthy presentation by:

Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, FACP 

Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler is a practicing primary care physician, distinguished professor of public health and health policy in the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, adjunct clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she co-directed the general internal medicine fellowship program and practiced primary care internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital. Dr. Stephanie J. Woolhandler has advocated guaranteed access to health care for all members of society, including the Americans currently without medical insurance. In 1986, she helped found Physicians for a National Health Program, a not-for-profit organization for physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who advocate a national health insurance program.

TOPIC: Health Reform in the Trump Era: Moving Forward from the ACA to Single Payer 

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

One Michigan Avenue, East

Battle Creek, Michigan


Tuesday, April 23, 2019


6:00 p.m. - Hors d'oeuvres Reception

7:00 p.m. - Presentation

Click here for a list of previous speakers and topics.

Please click here to register

32 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 1  Battle Creek, Michigan 49017 p: (269) 962-2181 f: (269) 962-2182

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