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Kudos for Doctors 2020

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Read some of the kudos staff members have shared about the colleagues from the medical staff.

Dr. Julia Shuleshko
Thank you for all your help and expertise as a resource for your peers in hyperbaric medicine! We appreciate you proctoring Dr. Joye and sharing your knowledge, as well as the care you give to our patients. Thank you!
Stephanie Layhe, Director, Rehabilitation Services

Dr. Shantwania Buchanan
Dr. Buchanan is ALWAYS kind. I NEVER hesitate to call her with a patient concern. She is a perfect example of compassion and critical thinking. She knows how to teach without making nurses feel insecure or diminished. Her patients love her and the staff respect her. Whenever Dr. B. is on for the shift, I know it will be a good night no matter what!
Danielle Jackson, RN, Family Birth Center

Dr. John Koostra
Thank you from all of us in Pulmonary Rehabilitation for being such a great resource for the team and for being so personable and caring with the pulmonary rehab patients.
Deena Haynes, Assistant Director, THI- Cardiopulmonary
Ida Corby-De Maagd, Pulmonary Wellness Specialist
Claudia Green, RN, Cardiopulmonary Wellness Program

Dr. Alejandro Centurion
You have and always will be the best neurologist known to my family and myself. You assisted my father, "Marty Williams," with his healthcare and end of life. You will always have a special place in my family's heart. Thank you for always going above and beyond in patient care. God Bless you always!
Karen Dobroszelski, Cash Applications Rep, Patient Business Services

Dr. Steven Chang
Thank you for your help yesterday with the rapid response for our patient. You are not only an excellent surgeon, but an excellent doctor all-around! You rock! Thank you for being kind.
Anahy Chesshire, Nursing Assistant Unit Receptionist, Terrace East 

Dr. Chris Meckel
You are great! Thank you for always being so willing to help no matter the time of day!
Rose Wheelus, Provider Support Services Manager, Community Outreach

Dr. Juan Magaña
Thank you Dr. Magaña for taking your time to do peer-to-peer. I really appreciate it.
Remy Limbo, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services 

Dr. Melissa Hart
Thank you, Dr. Hart, for being so accommodating in completing the task needed in UR department. Thank you also for your time and hard work. I do appreciate it.
Remy Limbo, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services

Dr. Susan Kim
Thank you for being the dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate doctor that you are! You always go above and beyond for your patients and with us nurses. You make us feel included, reminding us that we are part of the team. You are always humble and we appreciate you more than you know. We are so blessed to have you.
Fewhnnie Aloquin, RN, Garden East

Dr. Susan Kim
Thank you for your willingness to do a peer-to-peer for our patient. Greatly appreciated!
Angelique Pedregosa
Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services

Dr. Jeremy Silk
Thank you for all your leadership and guidance in the Wound Healing department! We all appreciate you and all you do to help take care of our patients. Great job!
Stephanie Layhe, Director, Rehabilitation Services

Dr. Guru Khalsa
Thank you so much for the difference you make in the lives of our patients! You take the time to listen and to make your patients feel valued and respected. Your kindness, sincere caring, and concern for your patient and the STAFF very much appreciated! You are truly a remarkable doctor that we respect and trust. And…we really enjoy your personality!
Fewhnnie Aloquin, RN, Garden East

Dr. Michael Lawson
I just wanted to thank you for your partnership, expertise, and support for myself and the HIT team as we continually work to improve the functionality of our EHR system to meet the needs of our users and patients. You are appreciated so much!!!
Amanda Woolverton, RN, Principal Trainer, Health Information Technology

Dr. Holly Sliger
Thank you for your willingness to do a peer-to-peer for our patient.
Angelique Pedregosa, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services 

Dr. Erin Sullivan
I just wanted to thank you for your partnership, expertise, and support for myself and the HIT team as we continually work to improve the functionality of our EHR system to meet the needs of our users and patients. You are appreciated so much!!!
Amanda Woolverton, RN, Principal Trainer, Health Information Technology

Dr. Mikko Helenius
I just wanted to thank you for your partnership, expertise, and support for myself and the HIT team as we continually work to improve the functionality of our EHR system to meet the needs of our users and patients. You are appreciated so much!!!
Amanda Woolverton, RN, Principal Trainer, Health Information Technology

Dr. Guru Khalsa
I just wanted to thank you for your partnership, expertise, and support for myself and the HIT team as we continually work to improve the functionality of our EHR system to meet the needs of our users and patients. You are appreciated so much!!!
Amanda Woolverton, RN, Principal Trainer, Health Information Technology

Dr. Magaly Sazani
You are always top notch to work with. I love how you give a brief minute to touch base with the nurse/staff caring for each patient before you see the patient. It lets us know you are there and can address any non urgent issues and coordinate care. You also always have a lovely demeanor, understandably not easy to have given the rigor of your job.
Kim Murray, RN, Terrace West

Dr. Lee Goldman
Thank you for being easy to approach to talk about your patients. Makes this job a little easier.
Andrea Goldberg, RN, Garden East

Dr. Juan Magaña
You are an awesome listener. Respectful of the nursing staff. Thank you for always making us feel counted.
Solmaz Childs, Diabetes Educator

Dr. Mikko Helenius
You're incredible! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to your patients and for being so supportive to nursing staff. You are truly appreciated.
Reina Tovar, RN, Main Pavilion

Dr. Zach Koontz
We so appreciate all that you do for Joe. Your openness to working with other physicians from other institutions and then weighing in on suggested treatment plans in invaluable to us. We respect and appreciate your knowledge. We're lucky to have you as his oncologist.
Robin Venuti, Senior Development Officer, Montage Health Foundation

Dr. Srilaxmi Pandit
Thank you for taking time to write thorough H&P and progress notes with detailed assessments and plans. It helps Utilization Review nurses tremendously to understand and review the case. We appreciate you a lot! :)
Dawn Kim, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination

Dr. Jon Stackpole
Thank you for taking the time to explain and teach Kristina (new PACU RN) how peripheral nerve blocks are performed in the periop areas. She expressed to me how grateful she was to have a great learning experience.
Amarisa Corsentino, Educator Zone 2a Surgical Services PACU OPSC, Educational Services

Dr. Reb Close
It is always so amazing to work with you! You take the time to interact with us beyond asking us to perform tasks and such. Personally, you have taken the time to answer my questions about what a patients symptoms could indicate, explained things I didn't know medically and more! I came into this job as an EMT and not knowing what I wanted to do career-wise after I pursue my B.S., but you have inspired me to pursue a career in medicine, and hopefully I too can work in Emergency Medicine one day.
Prashant Naidu, Emergency Service Tech

Dr. John Koostra
Thanks for being a great team leader as well as a proponent of our Respiratory Care team. We appreciate your support!
Liz Gerrity, Assistant Director, Pulmonary Services – Respiratory Care

Dr. Guru Khalsa
Thank you for helping us with turning and pulling up a patient when you we're doing your rounds. Some physicians wouldn't even do that. It was really great. Thank you once again.
Maia Sugabo, Nursing Assistant, Unit Receptionist, Garden West

Dr. Arina Ganeles
Words cannot express how grateful I, along with our nursing staff at CCC, are for your services with the Infusion Center. You are exceptional! Thank you for your compassion and diligence to our patients. It is always a pleasant and most appreciated surprise when you appear in the scheduling office or Infusion Center and ask if there's anything we need from you. Your office staff is pleasant, prompt with responses and orders, and great to work with. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs!
Diana Nguyen, RN, Outpatient Oncology, Infusion Center

Dr. Jon Benner
Thank you for always keeping a calm and cool demeanor when things get a little crazy and/or a patient is in a critical state.
Andrea Goldberg, RN, Garden East 

Dr. Guru Khalsa
Thank you for caring for my mom when she was here. It meant the world to me that you treated my parents like they were your friends. Professionally, you're one of the most collaborative docs to work with. We all appreciate your teamwork and REALLY appreciate your sense of humor!
Liz Gerrity, Assistant Director, Pulmonary Services – Respiratory Care

Dr. Barbara Boyer
You are an AMAZING Doctor! I appreciate all the wonderful and compassionate care you give. Thank you.
LaVon Brown, Emergency Services Tech, Emergency

Dr. Robert Gardner
Thank you so much Dr. Gardner for taking time to listen regarding my concerns about my Mom. You went a step above and offered to call her, to encourage her to come and be seen and taken care of. She being a former employee at CHOMP and in our Department she truly values and respects your opinion and appreciates your friendship. Thank you again, it meant a lot to my sister and me.
Carrie Kunkle, Interventional Radiology Scheduling

Dr. Shahid Khan
Thank you for doing the peer-to-peer. I know how precious your time is and yet you took some time to do it. I really appreciate it. Thanks again.
Remy Limbo, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services

Dr. Casey Grover
You treated a member of my family recently and went the extra mile to help us obtain a free prescription that was normally very expensive. Our family is very grateful for Dr. Grover's dedication to providing excellent care and never making the Pt or their family feel like you're too busy for their questions. Thank you for your compassionate care and spending the extra time to answer our questions.
Renee Harvey, RN, Garden West

Dr. John Hausdorff
I hear so often from your Hospice of the Central Coast and Palliative Care patients and families their profound appreciation for your emotionally-intelligent care. Your skill at deep listening is a healing gift. On their behalf and my own, we thank you!
Jillian Pinney, RN, Hospice of the Central Coast 

Dr. Tatyana Ellison
Thank you for being so approachable! You are so easy to talk to and work with. Your pleasant, caring personality shows not only with staff but with our patient population on Garden Pavilion. It's a pleasure to have you on our team!
Audrey Wyatt, Educator Zone 6a Behavioral Health Services, Garden Pavilion

Dr. Guru Khalsa
You're always pleasant to work with. It's enjoyable to work together on case management issues we run into sometimes. Thank you for being who you are since the day 1. Please continue to be funny and pleasant. :)
Dawn Kim, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services

Dr. Hoang-Tuan Pham
Thank you for taking some time to do peer to peer for our patient. I know how busy you are and yet you took some time to do it. I really appreciate it. Thanks again.
Remy Limbo, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services

Dr. Ellen McEwen
I want to thank you for being thorough, empathetic, caring and patient. Your commitment to your profession and patient care is second to none. You were built for providing high level patient care. Thank You.
Roy McMullan, Operations and Customer Service Supervisor, Health Information Technology

Dr. Shahid Khan
Thank you for working together with Utilization team on case denials! We really appreciate you take time to review cases with payers in the midst of busy patient care!
Dawn Kim, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services

Dr. Gilbert Villela
Thank you for your kindness! You not only care about the patients but you care about the staff as well! You take the time to educate staff and to share your knowledge in a very open and non-threatening way. You are very approachable. Kudos to you.
Audrey Wyatt, Educator Zone 6a Behavioral Health Services, Garden Pavilion 

Dr. Guru Khalsa
I really appreciate your help today getting my patient discharged in room 5161 garden east. You’re the best.
Naomi Granoff Heinzman, RN, Garden East

Dr. David Eikenberry
Thank you for working together with Utilization Review team to overturn denied cases by doing Peer to Peer review. We appreciate that you take time to review the cases with payers in the midst of busy patient care.
Dawn Kim, Utilization Review RN, Care Coordination Services

Dr. David Eikenberry
Thanks for changing the diet of our patient to regular from the renal diet. You made her day and mine too. :) She has been eating 25% and <1L fluid per day.
Suzanne Le Bon, Clinical Dietician, Clinical Nutrition Inpatient

Dr. Kristine Leatherberry
A patient could not say enough about the wonderful care she received at the time of her biopsy. She appreciated your candor and expertise in preparing her for her new cancer diagnosis. She was very sad when she found out that it would not be you who would be doing her preop appointment. Thank you for your care, Dr. Leatherberry!
Alison Williams, Nurse Navigator, Carol Hatton Breast Care Center

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