Attending St. John's Doctors' Day breakfast, Thursday, March 27, 2008, (left to right): John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, SJEH; Mette Larsen, MD, attending, Department of Family Practice; Eric Matza, Vice President, Development; Jerald Korman, MD, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology; Raymond Pastore, MD, Chief Medical Officer; and Lynore Dupiton, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services. St. John's Episcopal Hospital honored its doctors on National Doctors' Day with a breakfast on Thursday, March 27, 2008. Nearly 400 physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and other clinicians on staff were honored for their dedication, commitment to excellence and the outstanding patient care they provide. Doctors' Day was first observed on March 30, 1933, the anniversary of the first use of anesthesia. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a resolution marking March 30 as Doctors' Day.
|At right: Left to right: Sheldon Genack, MD, Chief of the Sections of Otolaryngology and Facial-Plastic Reconstructive Surgery; and Dmitriy Elkin, MD, attending, Internal Medicine. Both are members of the Medical Executive Committee of the Medical Staff Society of St. John's. Doctors and residents of the Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program also attended St. John's Doctors' Day celebration including Sheldon Sirota (far right), DO, Director of the Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program, and Albert Strojan (second from right), DO, Chairman of the Department of Family Practice. Left to right: Raymond Pastore, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Gilbert Makabali, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery; and Moo Young Jun, MD, attending, Section of Head and Neck Surgery. Doctors and residents at SJEH put their names into the bin for the raffle drawing that was held later that day. |