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LLUMC medical staff honor members for years of service and outstanding contributions at annual meeting in June

Physicians honored for 20 years of service to Loma Linda University Medical Center
Physicians honored for 20 years of service to Loma Linda University Medical Center received an LLUMC watch.
The medical staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center honored 36 physicians for their years of service and eight more with physician recognition awards at the annual medical staff meeting on June 13. John Testerman, MD, LLUMC medical staff president, gave a brief highlight of the reports from the various departments and then recognized the outstanding service of those physicians with long tenures at the Medical Center. He then awarded the first of the physician recognition awards.

The eight categories and their award winners were:

Leadership: given to Ricardo Luis Peverini, MD, in recognition of outstanding leadership by a physician at LLUMC. 

Customer satisfaction:  given to Laura Dawn Nist, MD, in recognition of a physician who consistently provides outstanding service for patients and colleagues.

Quality/patient safety: given to Adrian N. Cotton, MD, in recognition of
Physicians honored for 25 years of service to Loma Linda University Medical Center
Physicians honored for 25 years of service to Loma Linda University Medical Center received a framed certificate.
a physician who has improved the quality and safety of patient care provided at the Medical Center.

Professional recognition: given to Stephen Ashwal, MD, in recognition of a physician who has enhanced the academic reputation of LLUMC through leadership in national and international medical organizations, academic publications, and public service. 

Education: given to Khiet Doan-Thanh Ngo, DO, in recognition of a physician who devotes outstanding efforts to provide graduate medical education through formal teaching, clinical mentoring, and serving as a role model.

Whole person care: given to Gina Jervey-Mohr, MD, in recognition of a physician who provides compassionate care as exemplified by the Good Samaritan.

Lifetime Achievement Award: given to Roy V. Jutzy, MD, who has served the Medical Center for 43 years from 1963 to 2006, presented to the physician moving to emeritus status
Physicians honored for 30 years of service to Loma Linda University Medical Center
Physicians honored for 30 years of service to Loma Linda University Medical Center received an acrylic engraved plaque.
who has through his or her career advanced the mission of LLUMC to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ “to make man whole.”

Appreciation and recognition: given to Geoffrey A. Gardiner, MD, who has served the Medical Center for 52 years from 1954 to 2006, in honor and appreciation of a retiring physician that has devoted his career to the healing ministry at LLUMC.

Service years honored were:

20 years of service
John Douglas Jacobson, MD   
Anees Jacob Razzouk, MD   
William G.C. Murdoch Jr., MD
Abel Torres, MD
Clement Kar-Man Chan, MD   
Andrew Oliver Hopper, MD
David Kelvin Bland, MBBS   
Ingrid Kristine Blomquist, MD
George Allen Gustafson, MD   
Wise Najb Farg
Virchel Edgar Wood Jr., MD, who joined orthopaedic surgery in June 1971, receives engraved logo bookends in appreciation of his 35 years of service.
Virchel Edgar Wood Jr., MD, who joined orthopaedic surgery in June 1971, receives engraved logo bookends in appreciation of his 35 years of service.
o, MD   
Robertus Hasan Kounang, MD

25 years of service
Keith Kermit Colburn, MD   
Marquelle Jeanne Klooster, MD
Robert Douglas Martin, MD   
Dale Edward Stringer, DDS   
Nabil F. Bishai, MD   
Yvonne Farid Fanous, MD   
Leonard Stanley Werner, MD   
Gordon Willard Peterson, MD   
Donald Ray Chase, MD   
Resa Louise Chase, MD           
30 years of service
Stephen Ashwal, MD   
Leonard Lee Bailey, MD   
Edwin Harry Krick, MD   
David Wesley Wilbur, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Allen Bounds, MD   
Linda Louise Giles Tan, MD   
Martin Wayne Allard, MD   
Jeffrey Donnell Cao, MD   
George H Petti Jr., MD   
M. Eliana Lois-Wenzel, MD   

35 years of service
Virchel Edgar Wood Jr., MD   
Sanford Schneider, MD   

40 years of service
Raymond A. Herber, MD   
Irvin Nelson Kuhn, MD   

45 years of service
Ernest S. Zane, MD

By Preston Clarke Smith
Raymond A. Herber, MD, and Irvin Nelson Kuhn, MD, both joined the Medical Center in September 1966 and are honored for their 40 years of service.
Raymond A. Herber, MD, and Irvin Nelson Kuhn, MD, both joined the Medical Center in September 1966 and are honored for their 40 years of service.
Gina Jervey-Mohr (third from right), MD, receives the Whole Person Care Award in recognition her compassionate care as exemplified by the Good Samaritan.
Gina Jervey-Mohr (third from right), MD, receives the Whole Person Care Award in recognition her compassionate care as exemplified by the Good Samaritan.
Dr. Testerman (left) presents Ricardo Luis Peverini, MD, with the Leadership Award in recognition for his outstanding leadership at LLUMC.
Dr. Testerman (left) presents Ricardo Luis Peverini, MD, with the Leadership Award in recognition for his outstanding leadership at LLUMC.
Ernest S. Zane, MD (center), who joined ophthalmology in May 1961, receives an engraved photo frame in recognition of 45 years of service.
Ernest S. Zane, MD (center), who joined ophthalmology in May 1961, receives an engraved photo frame in recognition of 45 years of service.
Laura Dawn Nist (center), MD, receives the Customer Satisfaction Award in recognition for consistently providing outstanding service for patients and colleagues.
Laura Dawn Nist (center), MD, receives the Customer Satisfaction Award in recognition for consistently providing outstanding service for patients and colleagues.
Roy V. Jutzy (third from left), MD, is presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his advancement of the mission of LLUMC
Roy V. Jutzy (third from left), MD, is presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his advancement of the mission of LLUMC to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ “to make man whole.”
Adrian N. Cotton, MD, is awarded the Quality and Patient Safety Award in recognition of his efforts to improve the quality and safety of patient care provided at LLUMC.
Adrian N. Cotton, MD, is awarded the Quality and Patient Safety Award in recognition of his efforts to improve the quality and safety of patient care provided at LLUMC.
Khiet Doan-Thanh Ngo (center), DO, is awarded the Education Award in recognition of his efforts to provide graduate medical education through formal teaching, clinical mentoring, and serving as a role model.
Khiet Doan-Thanh Ngo (center), DO, is awarded the Education Award in recognition of his efforts to provide graduate medical education through formal teaching, clinical mentoring, and serving as a role model.

TODAY news for Thursday, July 20, 2006