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Prosser Memorial Health Chief of Staff Appointed by Governor to Washington State Medical Commission Board
Dr. Terry Murphy

January 24, 2019

Prosser Memorial Health is proud to announce Dr. Terry Murphy, Chief of Staff and an Emergency Room Physician at Prosser Memorial Health, has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington State Medical Commission Board representing the state in the 4th Congressional District. “Dr. Murphy has a demonstrated commitment to high-quality patient safety,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “As an emergency room physician, she sees patients under the most difficult of circumstances every day. Terry will make an excellent addition to the Medical Quality Assurance Commission.”

The Medical Commission is made up of 13 members licensed to practice in the State of Washington, two members are licensed physician assistants; and members of the public. Each congressional district in the state must have at least one physician member. If a physician, they must be licensed to practice in the state for at least five years. The responsibility of the Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission is to regulate the competency and quality of medical professionals licensed to practice medicine and surgery by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms and discipline. The mission of the commission is to promote patient safety and enhance the integrity of the profession through licensing, discipline, rulemaking, and education.

When asked why she wants to serve on the Medical Commission, Dr. Murphy stated, “I am a Board Certified and Fellowed Emergency Physician in Prosser WA practicing in beautiful eastern Washington since 2007. I am passionate about excellent and safe care provided for patients, and also committed to fairness for all parties involved. The Commission shares this same commitment to quality and safety and I would be a good addition to complete the 21 commissioners. Washington residents, patients and physicians deserve our best to these pillars.”

“This is a tremendous honor and acknowledgement by the Governor and Commission on the outstanding level of care Dr. Murphy provides to patients. We are fortunate to have Dr. Murphy on our leadership team as the Chief of Staff as well as her hands-on work in the Emergency Department,” said Craig Marks, Chief Executive Officer at Prosser Memorial Health.

About Prosser Memorial Health: For more than 70 years, Prosser Memorial Health has provided high-quality, compassionate, and comprehensive healthcare services to our communities. Service lines include: 24/7 Emergency Department, Specialty Clinics including Surgery and ENT/Allergy, Obstetrics and Family Birthplace, Therapy Services, and Primary Care through our local clinics. For more information about Prosser Memorial Health, visit