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Medical & Dental Staff awards honor exemplary achievements – and 795 years of service (Photo gallery)
8/4/2017

The commitment and contributions of 51 physicians and advanced practice practitioners were recognized at the Medical and Dental Staff awards event July 12.

Medical & Dental Staff President Frederick C. Beyer III, M.D., and Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer I. DeLutis, M.D., presented the awards, along with LG Health President & CEO Jan Bergen and Board Chairman Philip Wenger.

2017 Physician Achievement Awards

  • Innovation/Science/Publication – Exemplary contribution of creative and innovative thinking, contribution to the medical literature or advancement of the science of medicine

    • Neil R. Clark, M.D., The Heart Group of LG Health, who developed the Preoperative Smartform used throughout LG Health Physicians practices for preoperative screening

  • Community Service Award – Exemplary contribution to medical care of the underserved or other vulnerable sectors of our patient population

    • Kirsten H. Johnsen-Martin, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, SouthEast Lancaster Health Services. In her role, Dr. Johnsen-Martin has helped improve the maternal-child health program and added counseling services to the primary-care setting. She also pioneered a partnership with the New School to provide Thanksgiving meal boxes to needy families.

  • Mission Award - Exemplary contribution to medical care provided abroad – for taking part in the effort to bring health care to people who usually do not have the opportunity to see a doctor or other health-care provider

    • Roger G. Kimber Jr., M.D., Welsh Mountain/Meadow Creek, who serves yearly in Haiti, Ghana and Honduras, and has also traveled to Iraq with fellow physicians.

  • Patient Advocacy – Exemplary commitment to the patient experience (care quality and safety, and patient satisfaction), community health and health-care cost efficiency

    • Tara M. Tawil, M.D., LG Health Physicians Hospitalists. In addition to exceptional clinical work, Dr. Tawil serves in the physician advisor role for care management and has worked tirelessly on the Drug and Alcohol Task Force, advocating for patients at risk for withdrawal during hospitalization.

  • Teamwork & Communication – Exemplary advancement of a positive and cooperative care environment and/or advancement in medical care team communication

    • Nicholas L. Rockwell, M.D., Medical Director, LGH Perioperative Surgical Home. Since initial exploration of the concept to the start of operations in fall 2016 through today, Dr. Rockwell, of Anesthesia Associates of Lancaster, has diligently led a multidisciplinary team to improve care coordination and preoperative optimization for patients receiving surgical and procedural care at LG Health locations.

Neil R. Clark, M.D., The Heart Group of LG Health, accepted the Innovation/Science/Publication Award.

Kirsten H. Johnsen-Martin, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, SouthEast Lancaster Health Services, received the Community Service Award.

Nicholas L. Rockwell, M.D., Medical Director, LGH Perioperative Surgical Home, received the Teamwork & Communication Award.

Tara M. Tawil, M.D., LG Health Physicians Hospitalists, accepted the Patient Advocacy Award.

Roger G. Kimber Jr., M.D., Welsh Mountain/Meadow Creek, won the Mission Award.

  • Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Awards – Recognition of APPs who have excelled in effective communication with other team members and patients, and anticipation of health-care team needs

    • Tiffany S. Fisher-Avalos, CNM, Drs. May-Grant Associates; Matthew D. Livengood, CRNP, Lancaster Radiology Associates; Ashley L. Matlack, PA-C, The Surgical Group of LG Health; Caitlyn H. McNaughton, PA-C, LG Health Physicians Hematology & Medical Oncology; Lisa D. Rathman, CRNP, The Heart Group of LG Health; and Eileen P. Sweigert, CRNA

Tiffany S. Fisher-Avalos, CNM, Drs. May-Grant Associates, Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Award

Caitlyn H. McNaughton, PA-C, LG Health Physicians Hematology & Medical Oncology, and Ashley L. Matlack, PA-C, The Surgical Group of LG Health, Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Award

Lisa D. Rathman, CRNP, The Heart Group of LG Health, Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Award

Eileen P. Sweigert, CRNA, Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Award


2017 Physician Years of Service Awards

50 years
James P. Argires, M.D.
 
40 years
Peter J. Altimare, M.D., Manor Family Health Center
David L. Newcomer, M.D., Mid Atlantic Surgical Services Inc.
 
35 years
John D. Bartges, M.D., Lancaster Urology
James G. DuPrey, M.D., Eastbrook Family Health Center
Louis P. Gray, M.D., Highlands Family Practice
R. Gary Hopkins, M.D., LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Manheim
Daniel P. Kegel, M.D., OB-GYN of Lancaster
Richard M. Levin, M.D.
Louis J. Neureuter, M.D.
Jon H. Schrock, M.D., LG Health Physicians Walter L. Aument Family Health Center
James C. Wolf, M.D., Lancaster Family Practice Associates
 

John D. Bartges, M.D., Lancaster Urology, 35 years of service

R. Gary Hopkins, M.D., LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Manheim, 35 years

Louis J. Neureuter, M.D., 35 years of service

James C. Wolf, M.D., Lancaster Family Practice Associates, 35 years of service

25 years
William H. Adams, M.D., Lancaster Emergency Associates
Steven C. Bade, M.D., WellSpan Family & Pediatric Medicine
Donna L. Brosbe, M.D., Beittel-Becker Pediatric Associates
James H. Carson, M.D., Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster
Steve T. Chen, M.D., Regional Gi
Neil R. Clark, M.D., The Heart Group of LG Health
Kerry T. Givens, M.D., Campus Eye Center
Dale K. Hursh, M.D., LG Health Physicians Geriatrics
Clifford T. Lomboy, M.D., Regional Gi
Stephen F. Nichols, M.D., Anesthesia Associates of Lancaster
Dale J. Rosenberg, M.D., Regional Gi
Thomas G. Saunders, D.P.M., Lancaster Foot Health Associates Ltd
Scott D. Silverstein, D.O., WellSpan Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
William R. Vollmar II, M.D, Stephen G. Diamantoni, M.D., and Associates
 

James H. Carson, M.D., Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, 25 years of service

Neil R. Clark, M.D., The Heart Group of LG Health, 25 years of service

Dale K. Hursh, M.D., LG Health Physicians Geriatrics, 25 years of service

Thomas G. Saunders, D.P.M., Lancaster Foot Health Associates Ltd, 25 years of service

Dale J. Rosenberg, M.D., Regional Gi, 25 years of service


Retirees
John D. Eshleman, M.D., Contributions to the Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Robert B. Falk Jr., M.D., Contributions to the Department of Anesthesia
Manjeet Kaur M.D., Chief of Neonatology
J. Paul Lyet, M.D., Contributions to the Division of Orthopedic Surgery
Gerald W. Rothacker Jr., M.D., Surgery Chair
John W. Sharp Jr., M.D., Chief of Ophthalmology
Leigh S. Shuman, M.D., Radiology Chair
Seth J. Worley, M.D., Contributions to the Division of Cardiology
 

Retiree Robert B. Falk Jr., M.D., Contributions to the Department of Anesthesia

Retiree Manjeet Kaur M.D., Chief of Neonatology

Retiree J. Paul Lyet, M.D., Contributions to the Division of Orthopedic Surgery

Retiree Gerald W. Rothacker Jr., M.D., Surgery Chair

Retiree John W. Sharp Jr., M.D., Chief of Ophthalmology

Ruthanne M. Ashworth, CRNP, Regional Gi, 15 years of service


Advanced Practice Providers – 15 years
Ruthanne M. Ashworth, CRNP, Regional Gi
Cynthia L. Blevins, CRNP, General Internal Medicine of Lancaster
Stephanie K. Cristoaica, CRNP, Cardiac Consultants PC
Tina M. Davis, CRNP, The Heart Group of LG Health
Tracie L. Kortright, PA-C, Lancaster Orthopedic Group
Matthew D. Livengood, CRNP, Lancaster Radiology Associates
Ranae L. McPhail, PA-C, Lancaster Orthopedic Group
 

 
 

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