Southwest OB/Gyn physician wins the “Female Physician of Excellence” at the sixth annual Doctor’s Day awards ceremony, held at the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. They literally rolled out the red carpet for their physicians including seven leading physicians, nominated and voted on by over 900 hospital employees. New for Doctor’s Day 2012 was the “Thank a Doctor” campaign to give community members and hospital employees the opportunity to thank a special doctor in honor of National Doctor’s Day and show their appreciation to a physician who has touched their life by writing him or her a short note. Over 300 physicians received an envelope containing thank you notes and comment cards at the event.
Seven physicians were recognized at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Doctor’s Day celebration and medical staff meeting. At the Oscars-style event in appreciation of physicians, secret envelopes revealed the winners. The physician winners then gave a small speech to recognize and thank those that voted and supported them throughout the year.
Physicians in leading roles for 2012 were announced in seven categories: Female Physician of Excellence, Dr. Jane Starr, OB/GYN; Male Physician of Excellence, Dr. John Boon, Urologist; Best Team Player, Dr. Scott Rivenes, Emergency Medicine; Most Respectful, Dr. B. Keith Ellis, Cardiologist; Most Supportive, Dr. Nicholas Desai, Podiatrist; Best Bedside Manner, Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Most Technologically Innovative, Dr. Uttam Tripathy, Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
“Our physicians bring a great deal of knowledge, skill and compassion to the residents in the Fort Bend community,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “The awards ceremony and “Thank a Doctor” campaign are just a few ways for us to recognize the incredible work our physicians do.”
“Thank you very much. This is quite the honor and I enjoy working with you all,” said Dr. Wood. Dr. Ellis stated, “Thank you administration for your support and thank you to the wonderful Cath Lab nursing staff as taking care of patients is truly a team effort.”
It was a day and evening of celebration to truly express Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s gratitude and support to their doctors.
“This is a big surprise. Thank you for making Methodist Sugar Land Hospital a great place to work. I’ve really found my home here. It has been a pleasure and privilege to be a part of the Methodist Family,” said Dr. Starr, winner for the Female Physician of Excellence award. Dr. Boon, the winner of the Male Physician of Excellence award agreed stating, “This is an unbelievable place to work. Thank you to the nursing staff for taking care of my patients. I enjoy working with you all.”
Doctor’s Day is a nationally recognized day of celebration held in March every year to honor the healing and lifesaving work of America’s physicians.