Life Care Centers Announces Physician Of The Year Award Recipients

Monday, November 12, 2012

Life Care Centers of America bestowed its annual Physicians of the Year awards on Oct. 21. The ceremony took place during the company’s annual Physicians’ Symposium held at its headquarters in Cleveland.

Dr. Peter Johnson, who has served residents at Life Care Center of Attleboro, Mass.

, since its opening in 1992, was named Company-Wide Physician of the Year. Dr. Johnson was praised for his engagement in facility life and mentorship of other area medical directors. His focus on communication has kept fewer residents from having to return to the hospital, and his initiative to acquire a 12-lead EKG for the facility has led to better and quicker assessment of residents with cardiac issues. 

Six division award winners were also honored at the symposium for their service to Life Care facilities: 

• Dr. Surya Nallari – Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Ind., for the Central Division

• Dr. Dwight Willett – Life Care Center of Crossville and Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tenn., for the Eastern Division

• Dr. Toby Smith – Ka Punawai Ola in Kapolei, Hawaii, for the Mountain States Division

• Dr. Michael Butler – Life Care Center of Port Orchard, Wash., for the Northwest Division

• Dr. Zafar Sharar – Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Fla., for the Southeast Division

• Dr. Candace Reid – Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott, Ariz., for the Southwest Division

“Physicians play a pivotal role in the care of our residents,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president, “and we are proud to honor those who stand out in their commitment and their compassion to ensure the health and well-being of those entrusted to them.”


Alexander: New FDA Cancer Center Brings “Exactly The Kind Of Coordination Necessary” To Get More Individualized Treatments And Cures To Patients

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said Wednesday that Vice President Biden’s announcement of a new Oncology Center of Excellence at the Food and Drug Administration brings “exactly the kind of coordination necessary” to get more individualized treatments and cures to patients. “This new center of excellence is exactly the kind of FDA coordination the Senate health ... (click for more)

Alexander: Darin Gordon Helped Transform TennCare Into One Of The Country’s Most Fiscally Responsible Medicaid Programs

Senator Lamar Alexander Wednesday praised the “tireless” service of Darin Gordon, Tennessee’s longest-serving TennCare director, who will be stepping down from the position after more than a decade of service:                                                   ... (click for more)

Spiegel Says Walker County Could Make Payments On $8,705,000 Hutcheson Debt; James Says Letter is Heavy-Handed

Erlanger Health System CEO Kevin Spiegel has written Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell to say that Erlanger would consider taking payments on the $8,705,000 Hutcheson debt. Stuart James, special counsel for Walker County, called the overture "heavy-handed." Walker County earlier offered a $1.3 million "global settlement" that was rejected by Erlanger. Catoosa County ... (click for more)

Customer At East Ridge Gas Station Shoots And Kills Robber; He Had Been Trying To Take Female Clerk With Him

East Ridge Police said a customer at an East Ridge gas station early Thursday morning shot a robber, who was then found by police lying outside the station and was arrested.  The robber has died.  His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. At 1:47 a.m., East Ridge Police responded to 4011 Ringgold Road, the Marathon Service Station, on ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (5)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This July

I can never remember a day in July when my garden, my lawn, my dogwood tree, and my ferns are all wilting for lack of rain. Right now we are more than eight inches under our average rainfall for the first six months and, on this wonderful weekend, those who love firecrackers are urged to keep a pail of water in case a spark could cause a fire. On the other hand, every July 4 th ... (click for more)