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Six Other AMH Health Professionals Honored

John Hoelscher, MD, of BJC Medical Group Primary Care of Alton earned the High Impact Teammate Award. This award recognizes a physician who plays a key role in successful administration or management of an office or program activity, makes exceptional contributions to the accomplishments, goals and objectives of AMH, exercises exceptional judgment in making managerial decisions and developing innovations that provide increased effectiveness in the management of programs, and makes choices that maximize the use of available resources. 

Rafael De la Cruz, MD, of Premier Infectious Disease Consultants earned the Clinical Physician Award. This award recognizes a physician who consistently achieves high standards in the practice of medicine, who finds innovative ways of delivering quality medical care, despite budget and personnel constraints, and is looked upon as a role model by his or her peers.

David Harmon, MD, a specialist in palliative care and hospice, earned the Patient Service Excellence Award. This award recognizes a physician who shows a greater commitment to patients, consistently exceeds expectations in the care of his or her patients and families and shows a greater commitment in understanding and responsiveness to the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of his or her patients.

Paul Eckerle, MD, of BJC Medical Group Pulmonology of Alton earned the Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes a physician who has made significant contributions to the department in which he or she is assigned and is still early in his or her career with AMH, yet has already demonstrated excellence and dedication to AMH.

Lisa James, a nurse practitioner with BJC Medical Group Diabetes and Endocrine Care of Alton, and Julie Jackson, also a nurse practitioner in palliative care and hospice, both earned the Non-Physician Provider Clinical Excellence Award. This award recognizes non-physician providers who actively contribute to continuous improvement initiatives in his or her practice area, demonstrate an understanding of the unique challenges experienced by the communities in which we serve, demonstrate exceptional service and commitment, and promotes working in partnership across all areas of professional practice.

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