Oakbend Medical Center Adds New Board Member

Abby King of Wharton

Abby King of Wharton becomes newest hospital board member

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Abby King as the newest member of its Board of Directors.

Abby is a native of Wharton, Texas and is very active in the community. In addition to her new role on the Board of Directors of OakBend Medical Center, she also serves as Past Chairman of the Wharton Chamber of Commerce Board and as Secretary of the Wharton Country Club Board. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Wharton.

King is the Executive Director of the Mary Louise Dobson Foundation, which provides funding support for youth organizations in Wharton County, and is a Managing Partner of K-Mana, LLC, located in Wharton.

2018 Board of Directors l to r: Bob Douds, Dr. Ed Uthman, Jeff Haley, Melissa Martin, Dr. Mae Tape, Norma Petrociewz, Jeff Council, Joe Freudenberger, Abby King, Tom Crayton, (Not pictured: Ruthanne Mefford, Dr. C. Funsho Fagbohun and Dr. Amirali Popatia)

“OakBend is excited to have Abby King as the newest member of its Board of Directors,” expressed Joe Freudenberger, OakBend Medical Center’s CEO, “With OakBend’s expansion into Wharton, we felt it was imperative that we add a member to our board from that area. We wanted to add someone who had a pulse on the community, and Abby is a great addition.”


About OakBend Medical Center

OakBend Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community hospital based in Fort Bend County, providing quality care and exemplary service with its four hospitals, as well as many specialty centers. As a community hospital, caring for our patients is personal. Our patients are our neighbors, our family, and our friends. We act with integrity and compassion, each of our staff takes ownership of providing the highest quality care and we have an absolute commitment to excellence in all that we do.


OakBend Medical Center distinguishes itself among its healthcare peers in Fort Bend County by housing several unique programs and facilities including the County’s only:

  • No Wait Emergency Room
  • Hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Neonatal ICU Level II
  • Advanced Trauma Program
  • Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit
  • Geriatric Psychiatric Program
  • Permanent Hospital-based Air Ambulance

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