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News: Centegra recognizes outstanding physicians

More than 200 attended Centegra Health System’s Annual Physician Appreciation Night on Saturday, November 1.

“At Centegra, we take great pride in our hard-working and passionate physicians,” said Michael S. Eesley, Centegra Health System President and CEO. “And it’s important that the community be made aware of the outstanding healthcare our physicians provide to the McHenry County area each and every day,” he added.

During the event, physicians new to Centegra were recognized, as well as physician anniversaries and award recipients. New to this year’s celebration were a Specialist Excellence Award, Primary Care Excellence Award and Hospital-Based Excellence Award, all chosen by Centegra colleagues.

Amir Heydari, MD, received the Specialist Excellence Award for his surgical quality and process improvement. Erin Davis, MD, received the Primary Care Excellence Award as an outstanding internal medical physician with Centegra Primary Care.

George Gallant, MD, received the Hospital-Based Excellence Award for his acclaim as an emergency medicine physician. The physicians routinely exemplify the values of Centegra Health System, demonstrate leadership to peers and staff, receive acclaim from patients and their family members, advance Centegra’s reputation for excellence, support Centegra’s programs and services and engage in clinical quality and process improvement.

The Physician Excellence in Teamwork Award was presented to Mark Schiffer, MD. As a radiologist, Schiffer characteristically exemplifies excellence in physician collaboration with Centegra Associates, demonstrates a willingness to identify and utilize teachable moments with others on his healthcare team, utilizes relationship-based care principles, is passionate about medicine and healthcare and exemplifies the values of Centegra Health System.

Centegra is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Primary Care centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community.