Nominate outstanding doctors

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2013 KishHealth System Acclaimed Physician Awards. The health system invites the community to nominate distinguished physicians for their excellence. The physician awards are a way to recognize members of the Kish Hospital and Valley West Hospital medical staffs who exemplify outstanding service to patients, staff and the community.

Nominations for the Outstanding Service to Patients and Humanitarian/Community Service categories are open to submissions from community members, patients and families.

The nomination form and applicable information are available at www.kishhospital.org and www.valleywest.org. Nominations must be submitted to the KishHealth System Medical Staff Office at Kish Hospital no later than Jan. 15.

The awards will be presented at the annual physician recognition event Feb. 22, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center at Northern Illinois University.

The 2012 recipients were Dr. Maria Dana Sutkus, internist and pediatrician in Sandwich, recipient of the Outstanding Service to Patients Award, and Dr. Catherine Ruetten, a family medicine physician in Sycamore, recipient of the Promotion of Quality Award; and Drs. Jennifer and Douglas Pacaccio, podiatrists in Sycamore and Yorkville, recipients of the Humanitarian/Community Service Award.

Nominate a Doctor

To nominate a physician for the KishHealth System Acclaimed Physician Awards, download a form from www.kishhospital.org and submit it no later than Jan. 15. Awards are given in the categories of Outstanding Service to Patients and Humanitarian/Community Service.

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