Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital rolls out red carpet for leading physicians

Doctor’s Day Award Winners: Dr. Eddie Patton Jr., Dr. Shiva Satish, Dr. Bushra Cheema, Dr. Vincent Phan, Dr. Mauricio Reinoso and Dr. Timothy Oppermann (not pictured: Dr. Kumara Peddamatham)

Doctor’s Day Award Winners: Dr. Eddie Patton Jr., Dr. Shiva Satish, Dr. Bushra Cheema, Dr. Vincent Phan, Dr. Mauricio Reinoso and Dr. Timothy Oppermann (not pictured: Dr. Kumara Peddamatham)

At its eighth annual Doctor’s Day awards ceremony, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital literally rolled out the red carpet for their physicians, including seven leading physicians nominated and voted on by over 900 hospital employees. In honor of Doctor’s Day, hospital employees had the opportunity to participate in a “Thank a Doctor” campaign. They were able to thank a special doctor in honor of National Doctor’s Day and show their appreciation to a physician who has touched their life by writing him or her a short note. Many physicians received an envelope containing thank you notes and comment cards at the event.

Seven physicians were recognized at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Doctor’s Day celebration and medical staff meeting.  At the Oscars-style event in appreciation of physicians, secret envelopes revealed the winners. The physician winners then gave a small speech to recognize and thank those that voted and supported them throughout the year.

Larry Tran, M.D. and John Park, M.D.

Larry Tran, M.D. and John Park, M.D.

Physicians in leading roles for 2014 were announced in seven categories: Female Physician of Excellence, Dr. Bushra Cheema, Oncologist; Male Physician of Excellence, Dr. Eddie Patton, Jr., Neurologist; Best Educator, Dr. Mauricio Reinoso, Pulmonologist; Most Respectful, Dr. Shiva Satish, Geriatrician; Most Supportive of Nursing, Dr. Timothy Oppermann, General Surgeon; Best Bedside Manner, Dr. Kumara Peddamatham, Gastroenterologist and Most Technologically Innovative, Dr. Vincent Phan, Orthopedic Upper Extremity Surgeon.

“Our physicians bring a great deal of knowledge, skill and compassion to the residents in the Fort Bend community,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “The awards ceremony and “Thank a Doctor” campaign are just a few ways for us to recognize the incredible work our physicians do.”

Bhadresh Shah, M.D. and Shiva Satish, M.D.

Bhadresh Shah, M.D. and Shiva Satish, M.D.

“This means a great deal coming from my colleagues. I just want to thank our great team of nurses because it really takes all of us to provide excellent patient care,” said Oppermann. Satish stated, “I am very honored and grateful to receive the award for most respectful. It is a great feeling to know that my fellow physicians and nurses appreciate how I carry myself and provide for our patients.”

It was an evening of celebration to truly express Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s gratitude and support towards their doctors.

Samir Joglekar, M.D.; Sandip Desai, M.D., Marcia Barham, Physician  Liaison; and Scott Rivenes, M.D.

Samir Joglekar, M.D.; Sandip Desai, M.D., Marcia Barham, Physician Liaison; and Scott Rivenes, M.D.

“Thank you so much for this award and making Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital a great place to work.  I look forward to continuing to work with you all,” said Cheema, winner for the Female Physician of Excellence award. Patton, the winner of the Male Physician of Excellence award agreed stating, “I really appreciate all the staff, nurses and fellow physicians, and I am humbled to receive this award. It is a privilege to call you my colleagues.” Doctor’s Day is a nationally recognized day of celebration held in March every year to honor the healing and lifesaving work of America’s physicians.

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