The Health Journal
DR. JIM SHAW: LACKEY CLINIC’S FOUNDATION OF FAITH
After years as a successful pulmonologist with the Riverside Health System and Medical Group, Dr. Jim Shaw and his wife Cooka changed course in life in response to a call to faith. In 1995, they opened Lackey Clinic in the Sunday school classroom of a local church. Lackey is a small hamlet just outside Yorktown, Virginia, where some residents live at 200 percent below the federal poverty line and often have limited access to health insurance. After some time, a member of the church’s choir stopped by for a blood pressure check. That opened the door for other members of the community to trust Shaw, and a legacy was born.
DR. HOWARD JONES: IVF PIONEER LEAVES A FERTILE LEGACY
From his earliest days working at Johns Hopkins Hospital, to his fame as the “father of in vitro fertilization” in the United States, Dr. Howard Jones Jr., surgeon, inspired his colleagues and rose to the challenge of advancing fertility options for women and families. He and his equally illustrious wife, Dr. Georgeanna Jones, endocrinologist, took mandatory retirement at age 65 from Johns Hopkins and transferred to Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) to head up the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Working in tandem, the pair revolutionized fertility options for women, perfecting the first successful IVF treatments and birth in the U.S. in 1981.