Monday, October 10, 2011
First African-American Female to Receive a Medical Degree from MUSC
North Charleston, S.C./ October 10, 2011 – Trident Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Rose Delores Gibbs to the medical staff. For the last 27 years, Dr. Gibbs has practiced Internal Medicine at Berkeley Medical Center in Moncks Corner. Previously, she was a U.S. Peace Corps Medical Officer from 1979-1984.
In 1973, Dr. Gibbs became the first African-American female to receive a Medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her Infectious Disease Fellowship at Howard University. Dr. Gibbs obtained her Tropical Medicine Certificate from The Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C.
Trident Health System is an HCA hospital system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2010, Trident Health System provided almost $42 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $38 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health System is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health System, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.