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Philip Stephen LaKernick, American hospital administrator. Named Honorary West Virginian State of West Virginia, Charleston, 1973.


LaKernick, Philip Stephen was born on January 24, 1943 in New Haven. Son of Benjamen and Elizabeth Clarise (Shalet) LaK.


AS in Liberal Arts, University New Haven, 1964. Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Public and Social Administration, University New Haven, 1966. Master of Hospital Administration, Medical College Virginia, 1968.


Administrative resident General Hospital of Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1967-1968, King's Daughters Children's Hospital, Norfolk, 1968. Assistant administrator Memorial General Hospital Golden Clinic and Medical Center, Elkins, West Virginia, 1968-1971, associate administrator, 1971-1977. Administrator Good Hope Hospital Inc., Erwin, North Carolina, 1977-1988.

Chief executive officer, president Maria Parham Hospital Inc., Henderson, since 1988. Instructor hospital management Salem (West Virginia) College, 1970-1972, Davis & Elkins College, 1973-1977. President comprehensive planning authority West Virginia Health Planning, Elkins, 1970-1977.


Chairman Miss Erwin Pageant for Miss North Carolina, 1983-1989. Board directors United Way of Harnett County, Dunn, North Carolina, 1986-1989, Hospice of Harnett County, Dunn, 1986-1989, United Way of Vance County, since 1989, Volumes Council, Henderson, North Carolina, since 1989. Member American College Health Care Executives, American Hospital Association, North Carolina Hospital Association (finance chairman, board directors 1983-1986), West Virginia Hospital Association (district director 1975-1977), Hospital Finance Management Association (advanced), Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce (president since 1984, Chamber Member of Year 1983, Man of Year 1984).

Lodges: Kiwanis, Rotary, Elks.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, pageant judge, golf.


Married Frances Paulette Ward. 1 child, Alecia Lynn.