The commitment and contributions of 43 physicians and advanced practice providers were recognized at the Medical and Dental Staff awards event July 11.

Medical & Dental Staff Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer L. DeLutis, M.D., presented the awards, along with LG Health Board Chairman Philip Wenger.

 

2018 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

Kevin A. Strauss, M.D., Medical Director, Clinic for Special Children, who has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and given numerous lectures about medical, scientific and cultural issues all over the world.

 

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

Althea N. Keener, M.D., Lancaster Health Center, advocates for her patients with her commitment to understanding and respecting their unique needs, cultures, values and preferences.

 

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

Thomas J. Gates, M.D., Lancaster Health Center, and Crischelle L. Shank, M.D., Walter L. Aument Family Health Center. Dr. Gates lived and provided medical care in a remote and primitive area of Malawi for almost two years. Dr. Shank spent seven years as medical director at Malamulo Hospital in Malawi, transforming it from a hospital that was ready to close to one that was financially stable.

 

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

Holli S. Viscusi, M.D., Lancaster Emergency Associates, spearheaded creation of a rapid treatment unit and played an instrumental role in additional efforts to improve patient experience within the ED.

 

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

Jennifer L. DeLutis, M.D., LG Health Physicians Hospitalists, also serves as a Physician Advisor and Medical Director of the LGH Observation Unit. She has a unique gift for balancing assertiveness and guidance with thoughtfulness and kindness.

 

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

Christy L. Stevens, CRNA, Lancaster General Hospital; Claire M. McCormack, CNM, May-Grant Associates; Emily E. Gehron, CRNP, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute; Jennifer L. Groff, CRNP, Hypertension and Kidney Specialists; Loretta F. Rock, CRNP, Pulmonary Associates of Lancaster; Rodney D. Hostetter, PA-C, LG Health Physicians Urgent Care; Ashley R. Kliewer, PA-C; LG Health Physicians Hospitalists

 

Crischelle L. Shank, M.D., Walter L. Aument Family Health Center, receives the Mission Award.

Jennifer L. DeLutis, M.D., LG Health Physicians Hospitalists, receives the Teamwork & Communication Award.

Christy L. Stevens, CRNA, Lancaster General Hospital, Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Award

Loretta F. Rock, CRNP, Pulmonary Associates of Lancaster, Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Award

Rodney D. Hostetter, PA-C, LG Health Physicians Urgent Care, Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Award

Ashley R. Kliewer, PA-C, LG Health Physicians Hospitalists, Advanced Practice Provider Achievement Award

 

2018 Physician Years of Service Awards

40 years
William Bakken, M.D., LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Abbeyville
Patrick Feehan, M.D., LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Downtown
Richard Herschaft, M.D., Dermatology Physicians Inc.
David Hughes, M.D., Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster
 
35 years
Randy Westgate, M.D., Penn State Medical Group -- Mountville
Surender Singh, M.D., Cardiac Consultants
 
25 years
Kenneth Berkenstock, M.D., LG Health Physicians Radiation Oncology
Gregg Fasulo, M.D., Lancaster Orthopedic Group
Matthew Freedman, D.M.D., Matthew D. Freedman, D.M.D., and Associates
Robin Gish, M.D., LG Health Physicians Urgent Care
Stephen Gold, D.O., Doctors David Silverstein and Associates
Neal Harnly, M.D., LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Norlanco
Steven Kreamer, D.P.M., Lancaster County Podiatry
Jeffrey Levine, D.O., Hypertension and Kidney Specialists
Timothy Martin, D.O., LG Health Physicians Neurology
John Miller, III, M.D., Otolaryngology Physicians of Lancaster
Timothy Quinn, M.D., Lancaster Family Practice Associates
Thomas Renz, D.O., Lancaster Orthopedic Group
Benjamin Warfel, M.D., Electrodiagnostic Medicine Group
 
Retirees
Hilary Becker, M.D., Chair of the Department of Pediatrics (2001-2004)
Charles Rost, M.D., Chief of Endocrinology (30+ years)
 

William Bakken, M.D., LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Abbeyville, 40 years of service

Richard Herschaft, M.D., Dermatology Physicians Inc., 40 years of service

Surender Singh, M.D., Cardiac Consultants, 35 years of service

Robin Gish, M.D., LG Health Physicians Urgent Care, 25 years of service

Jeffrey Levine, D.O., Hypertension and Kidney Specialists, 25 years of service

Timothy Martin, D.O., LG Health Physicians Neurology, 25 years of service

 

Charles Rost, M.D., Chief of Endocrinology (30+ years), retiree

 

 

2018 Medical Affiliates Years of Service Awards

 
25 years of Outstanding Accomplishment in Advanced Practice
Karen Peckham, CRNP, May-Grant Associates
 
15 years
Kamal A. Elliot, AuD, A&E Audiology Inc.
Reesa Harris, RN, May-Grant Associates
Susan Juliano, CRNP, Penn State Medical Group – General Internal Medicine of Lancaster
Georgia Kerschner, RN, Cardiac Consultants
Jennifer Kline, PA-C, LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Norlanco
Kristin O'Brien, PA-C, Lancaster Neuroscience and Spine Associates
Dolores Rigano, CRNP, Office of Rudolph F. Rigano Jr., M.D.
Lesetta Weaver, CRNP, Pulmonary Associates of Lancaster

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