Friday, May 31, 2019

Physician recognition dinner honors clinical excellence

SALUTE TO SERVICE: From left, Herman, Shih, Swearingen, O’Donnell and Wakamatsu

More than 680 physicians and guests celebrated the 10th physician recognition dinner on May 18, which included the presentation of five Brian A. McGovern, MD Awards for Clinical Excellence. The award was created in 2004 – a year after the well-loved MGH cardiologist’s death – to honor physicians who exemplify his clinical acumen, dedication, compassion and kindness. This year, 168 nominations were submitted for 102 physicians. The recipients were:

Medical Services

John Herman, MD, Psychiatry

Walter O’Donnell, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Other Services

Helen Shih, MD, Radiation Oncology

Surgical Services

Brooke Swearingen, MD, Neurosurgery

May Wakamatsu, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

“Thank you all for the excellent care you provide patients every day,” said Timothy G. Ferris, MD, MGPO CEO. “Over the past two years, I have spent time in many of our divisions, and I continue to be inspired by the breadth and depth of the commitment and caring you show our patients, team members and each other. Your commitment to excellence is what makes Mass General an international leader in health care.”



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