Honoring Dr. Abram Hostetter

We continue to honor Dr. Abram Hostetter, a founding member of the Foundation’s Physicians’ Health Program who died on January 10, 2021.

Dr. Abram Hostetter ran a successful psychiatry practice in Hershey for more than 30 years. He also served as chair of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Board of Trustees from 1986 to 2002.

“During that time, he provided consistent leadership and advocacy for the charitable endeavors of the medical society,” said Virginia Henning, who served as executive director of the Foundation from 2003 to 2012. “I will always be grateful to have benefitted from his wisdom, his steady hand, his grace and his wonderful laugh.”

When Dr. Hostetter was chair of the Foundation Board, Henning was serving as director of finance at the Foundation, a position she held from 1994 to 2003 when she became executive director.

“The Foundation greatly benefited from his humbleness, his steady leadership, his wonderful sense of humor – he never took himself too seriously,” Henning said. “He was a very humble man with very humble beginnings. He was always there and always present and a very able chair of the board and took it very seriously.”

The Foundation is forever grateful to Dr. Hostetter for his dedication to our mission.

Read more about his legacy in the Spring 2021 issue of the PHP Update at https://www.foundationpamedsoc. org/home/about-us/publications.