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Mee Memorial Hospital adds new surgeon to roster

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KING CITY — Dr. Thomas Bosshardt recently joined the surgical team at Mee Memorial Healthcare System, creating a rotating team of three to ensure there is always a dedicated surgeon on call at the hospital.

Bosshardt lives in Arroyo Grande with his wife Louisa, and has previously managed a private practice group called Surgical Specialists Inc. in Santa Maria. Raised in small towns in Montana, Bosshardt is a third-generation physician and identifies with the needs of a rural community.

“I am excited about the opportunity to be here at Mee for a number of reasons,” Bosshardt said. “I grew up in a small farming town and was looking for a similar setting to that of my childhood. That’s what King City offers — a close knit, agricultural community where I can use my talents and ability to the benefit of the area. This position also offers the opportunity to practice surgery in a way that’s actually sustainable.”

Bosshardt was a Top Medical Graduate and AOA Medical Honor Society member at the UCLA School of Medicine, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

He received a full scholarship to medical school but passed it on, instead choosing to serve in the Navy for four years, where he worked as staff surgeon at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam and as general medical officer on an aircraft carrier during Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf.

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