Methodist Sugar Land Hospital rolls out red carpet for leading physiciansSugar Land, TX - 4/2/2013
Doctor’s Day Award Winners: Dr. Nicholas Desai; Dr. Lawrence Baum, III; Dr. Jeffrey Wood; Dr. Eddie Patton, Jr.; Dr. Asiya Mahmood and Dr. Ali Mahmood (not pictured: Dr. Kesavan Shan)At its seventh annual Doctor’s Day awards ceremony, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) literally rolled out the red carpet for their physicians, including seven leading physicians nominated and voted on by over 900 hospital employees. In honor of Doctor’s Day, community members and hospital employees had the opportunity to participate in the MSLH “Thank a Doctor” campaign. They were able 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 2013 were announced in seven categories: Female Physician of Excellence, Dr. Asiya Mahmood, Hospitalist; Male Physician of Excellence, Dr. Ali Mahmood, Colorectal Surgeon; Best Educator, Dr. Kesavan Shan, Cardiologist; Most Respectful, Dr. Eddie Patton, Jr., Neurologist; Most Supportive of Nursing, Dr. Lawrence Baum, III, Urologist; Best Bedside Manner, Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Most Technologically Innovative, Dr. Nicholas Desai, Podiatrist.
Walter O’Hara, Jr., M.D.; Jennifer Pazderny, RN; Laura Caggiano, RN; Betty Gonzales, NP and Scott Rivenes, M.D.
“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.”
“This is a true honor coming from the employees. Thank you to the wonderful nursing staff as taking care of patients is truly a team effort,” said Dr. Baum. Dr. Patton stated, “I am very honored to receive the award for most respectful, which goes back to my core beliefs and ideas. It is truly a privilege to practice here.”
It was an evening of celebration to truly express Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s gratitude and support towards their doctors.
Eddie Patton, Jr., M.D. & Timothy Sitter, M.D.“Thank you, this is very much appreciated. Thank you for making Methodist Sugar Land Hospital a great place to work. I look forward to continuing to work with you all,” said Dr. Asiya Mahmood, winner for the Female Physician of Excellence award. Dr. Ali Mahmood, the winner of the Male Physician of Excellence award agreed stating, “It is a privilege to call you my colleagues. I really appreciate all the staff, nurses and fellow physicians.” 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.