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Halifax PHO

Halifax Physician Hospital Organization

Partnering with Gateway Health since 1997, Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization (DBA Gateway Health Alliance, Inc.) shares the same mission and values for its clients. Organized by the Halifax Regional Health System and Halifax area physicians, Halifax PHO’s primary network covers Halifax, Charlotte, and Mecklenburg counties in Southside Virginia.

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Critical leadership and management of Halifax PHO are performed by the following officers:

Chairman Terrance Truitt, MD
Vice Chairman Carol Thomas
Secretary Lovetta Pugh, MD
Treasurer Stewart Nelson
Medical Directors James Witko, MD
Executive Director Brett Jackson

Board of Directors

Terrance Truitt, MD Chairman
Carol Thomas Vice Chairman
Lovetta Pugh, MD Secretary
Stewart Nelson Treasurer
Bakul Patel, MD Physician Member
William MacCarty, III, MD Physician Member
Broderick King, MD Physician Member
Paul Buckman, MD Physician Member
Larry Sneed Hospital Member
Chris Lumsden Hospital Member
Ben Fincher Hospital Member
Carol Thomas Hospital Member
Aubrey Houghton Hospital Member


Meetings of the Halifax Physician Hospital Organization are held Quarterly on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Edumunds Room of Halifax Regional Hospital.



To contact the Halifax PHO please call 434-517-3860.