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Monday, April 29, 2013

Physician Recognition & Awards

On Friday evening, WMHS celebrated the medical staff and our advanced practice professionals at a wonderful event.  The evening culminated with the awards presentation for Physician of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Mane Ictum or quick impact.  Dr. Chris Haas, medical director for Cardiology, received the Mane Ictum award.  That award is presented to one of our newer physicians who has made a dramatic impact on the organization in a very short period of time.  There were excellent nominees and Dr. Haas was a great choice.  Next, was the Lifetime Achievement Award and it was presented to Dr. Narayan Saheta, staff Cardiologist, who has served his patients and this health system for 37 years.  He, too, was among some wonderful nominees for this well-deserved award.  Lastly, was the presentation for Physician of the Year.  Many wonderful physicians were nominated by staff with a very speechless Dr. Murtaza Amir, a staff Neurologist, being selected.  Again, so very well deserved. 

The evening is a great time with wonderful food and great conversation.  Dr. George Garrow served as Master of Ceremonies, and he would have made any professionally trained MC jealous.  It always turns out to be a late night for me, but it is well worth it.  Spending quality time with a room filled with special people doing very special work is time very well spent.


  1. Congratulations to all the award recipients and thanks for your dedication and hard work in the community. We need you each to share your healing.

  2. Very excellent choices! Congratulations to all!