MidState Medical Center Names 2014 Physician Recognition Award Winners

January 19, 2015

At the MidState Medical Center annual medical staff meeting held Dec. 11, three more physicians joined a proud tradition at the hospital by becoming the latest members of the medical staff to earn Physician Recognition Awards.

Dr. Bruce Brumberger, a long-time primary care physician practicing in Meriden, earned The Joseph Goodman Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork Award. Dr. Brumberger has been known and appreciated for his emphasis on caring for the whole patient - long before the word 'holistic' was a common term. He consistently coordinates care along the continuum, working with nurses, respiratory therapists and all health care team members, said one nominator.

Radiologist Dr. James Carroll was named the recipient of The Daniel Kahn Clinical Quality Award. Noted for exemplifying the high clinical standards for which the award was established, Dr. Carroll has served on the MidState Medical Center Medical Staff Peer Review Committee since 2008, became chairman in 2011, and in 2013 established the highly successful Lung Cancer Screening Program. Over 450 patients have been referred to the program to date.

The David Parke Leadership Award was given to Dr. Richard Smith. A pulmonologist on MidState's medical staff for the last 37 years, Dr. Smith is recognized as a champion for quality and a leader in growing the culture and infrastructure at MidState. He has served on a number of committees and now serves as medical staff president.

"Nominations for these awards came from the entire MidState community including colleagues, staff, patients and patients' family members. These three physicians embody the values and clinical excellence that are so important to our culture," said Dr. Steven Hanks, vice president for medical affairs, MidState Medical Center.

2014_Physician_Recognition_Award_recipient_01.jpg2014_Physician_Recognition_Award_recipient_02.jpg2014_Physician_Recognition_Award_recipient_03.jpgPhotos: Award recipients received a figurine with an engraved base to commemorate their recognition. A photo display will be unveiled in the hospital galleria by the SurgiCenter.

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