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Harrison physicians recognized for outstanding service excellence - 10/27/2008

Harrison Medical Center recently recognized 28 physicians who have shown our patients exceptional skill, diligence, empathy, compassion, and high standards. These particular members of Harrison’s medical staff scored in the 90th percentile or higher on all physician measures included in patient-satisfaction surveys given by Press Ganey.

Harrison patients were asked to evaluate physicians in areas such as: how much time they spent with the patient; how they addressed concerns, questions, and worries; how they communicated treatment plans; their skill; and their friendliness and courtesy.

Harrison is among more than 7,000 healthcare organizations-including nearly
40 percent of U.S. hospitals-that partners with Press Ganey to measure and improve quality of care. Press Ganey surveys provide comprehensive data on service quality and safety culture, and define a healthcare facility’s service quality as a whole.

“This many physicians performing at such a high level of service excellence is truly a remarkable achievement,” says Ron Morris, MD, Harrison’s vice president of quality and chief medical officer. “We wholeheartedly congratulate these physicians for their ability to satisfy the needs of our patients and their families.”

The following Harrison physicians received 2008 service excellence awards:

Robert Ast, MD, Emergency Medicine

Chris Becker, MD, Emergency Medicine

Martin Bennett, MD, Emergency Medicine

Griffith Blackmon, MD, Pulmonology

Donald Bliss, MD, Orthopedics

William Caine, MD, Cardiac Surgery

Robert Caulkins, DO, Family Practice

Glen Christen, MD, OB/GYN

Gordon Cromwell, MD, Orthopedics

Tim Dahlgren, MD, Emergency Medicine

Greg Davis, MD, Emergency Medicine

Rick Dore, MD, Internal Medicine

Mark Eisenberg, MD, Emergency Medicine

Scott Ekin, MD, Emergency Medicine

Johnny Green, MD, Colorectal Surgery

Gary Gretch, MD, Internal Medicine

Joe Johnson, MD, Oncology

Chris King, MD, Cardiac Surgery

Melissa Lo, MD, OB/GYN

Stephen McKinnon, DO, Emergency Medicine

Julie McMillan, MD, OB/GYN

William Moore, DO, Emergency Medicine

David Mourning, MD, Orthopedics

Christine Perry Ockerman, DO, Emergency Medicine

Satyavardhan Pulukurthy, MD, Cardiology

Jennifer Quimby, MD, OB/GYN

Paul Tice, MD, Emergency Medicine

Brad Watters, MD, Orthopedics