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William E. Dickerson II

William E. Dickerson II
Pastor William E. Dickerson II

Carney Hospital announced the appointment of Pastor William E. Dickerson II, founder of the Greater Love Tabernacle Church in Dorchester, to the hospital’s board of directors.

“Pastor Dickerson has a deep commitment to our community and is a recognized spiritual and civic leader who has advocated for the well-being of the Dorchester community and surrounding neighborhoods for years,” said Carney Hospital president Walter J. Ramos. “We are excited and honored to have him lend his experience and talents to the hospital’s board of directors,” continued Ramos.

Community service has remained a hallmark throughout Dickerson’s life, including having served as a youth minister, counselor and Boston Public School teacher. In 1989, he and his wife established Greater Love Tabernacle Church with a vision of addressing health care disparities and promoting economic development, general education and social action, in addition to meeting the spiritual needs of the communities served by the church. He then founded the Family Conference in 1995, which works to promote public health through education and awareness about issues including chronic diabetes, hypertension, cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Dickerson is a graduate of the Boston Latin School and holds masters degrees in counseling psychology from Cambridge College and urban ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Since 1863, Carney Hospital has served the City of Boston and neighboring communities. Carney Hospital has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety and numerous other quality and safety awards. The 159-bed hospital has more than 400 physicians and delivers quality care to approximately 37,000 patients annually. Carney Hospital provides Dorchester and surrounding communities with convenient, local access to quality primary care, emergency medicine and a range of specialties and subspecialties including; critical care, family medicine, cardiology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, ambulatory care and adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry. Carney Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Network.