Southern Illinois Heathcare issued the following announcement on June 15.
General surgeon, David Clutts, MD is retiring after 41 years as a physician. In 1977, he began practicing general surgery at Grandville Medical Center in Grandville, Michigan after completing residency from St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Just a few short years later, in 1982, Dr. Clutts and his wife, Kathy, packed ten 40 feet shipping containers, plus their family, and moved to Togo, West Africa.
Dr. Clutts worked hard in raising financial support to build a new hospital in Togo. When construction began, Dr. Clutts changed hats from fundraiser to construction worker. In July of 1985, Hospital Baptiste Bliblique (HBB) – Karolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital opened its doors. For the next six years, Dr. Clutts practiced as a general surgeon in Togo. Today, the hospital is a major medical-surgical acute care facility and is expanding into an education facility.
In 1991, the Clutts family moved to southern Illinois where he began taking care of the patients located at the “Carbondale Clinic.” For the next 27 years, he touched countless lives, helped so many families and still continued with his mission work as a volunteer surgeon in Togo.
We invite you to please help us celebrate, thank and honor Dr. David Clutts.
Friday, June 22, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 PM
The Wedding Garden at Garden Grove Event Center
1215 E Walnut in Carbondale
Original source: http://www.sih.net/2018/06/15/41-years-general-surgeon-david-clutts-md/