Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital chief medical officer dies

Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital chief medical officer dies
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital (Source: KTRE Staff)
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital (Source: KTRE Staff)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital chief medical officer has died.

Dr. George Hugman III died Monday, according to Kim Barton, a spokeswoman for Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Barton could not confirm where or how he died because of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.

Several of Hugman's co-workers at the hospital said he came in and started the day Monday morning by giving a friend a hug, and he collapsed while he was making his rounds. Nurses and hospital staffers gathered in an impromptu prayer meeting in honor of Hugman and his family later Monday.

Hugman, a fitness enthusiast was an avid runner and cyclist.

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