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UW Health Introduces Patient Experience Physician Champion Awards

Madison, Wisconsin - For the first time, UW Health has honored the physicians who achieved the highest level of patient satisfaction.

 

The inaugural UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Awards were presented in 2012 to providers whose scores on Avatar patient satisfaction surveys ranked among the top 5 percent of the 769 UW Health physicians surveyed in 2011.

 

These 39 physicians achieved the highest level of exemplary communication skills as recognized by their clinic patients. Responses from three questions on the Avatar survey were vital in determining the award winners:

  • My doctor showed care and sensitivity to my needs
  • I was given the chance by my doctor to provide input to decisions about my health care
  • My doctor explained my illness or treatment in a way I could understand

Six Primary Care providers were among the award winners, along with four Family Medicine physicians, one from Obstetrics and Gynecology and 15 from specialty areas. The other 13 honorees were Pediatric providers, including five pediatric surgeons, two pediatric primary care physicians and six providers from pediatric specialties.

 

The second annual UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Awards will be announced in September 2013, based on Avatar scores from 2012.

 

2012 UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award Winners

 

Primary Care


Dr. Joan Addington-White, Internal Medicine

Dr. Brian Arndt, Family Medicine

Dr. Susan Ehrlich, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth George, Internal Medicine

Dr. James Giesen, Internal Medicine

Dr. Peter Idsvoog, Internal Medicine

Dr. Thomas Meier, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Kevin O'Connell, Family Medicine (no longer with UW Health)

 

Dr. Gregory Sheehy, Internal Medicine (retired)
 

Dr. Douglas Smith, Family Medicine

Dr. Kristin Steffen, Internal Medicine

Dr. Thomas Strick, Family Medicine (no longer with UW Health)

 

Speciality Care
 

Dr. Mark Albertini, Oncology (Medical)

Dr. Ford Ballantyne III, Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. Christie Bartels, Rheumatology and Arthritis

Dr. Carolyn Bell, Rheumatology and Arthritis

Dr. Mark Benson, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Aaron Carrel, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

Dr. Rachel Cook, Hematology

Dr. Gregory Gauthier, Infectious Diseases

Dr. Margo Hoover-Regan, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Dr. Mark Juckett, Hematology and Oncology (Medical)

Dr. Bradley Manning, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Kevin McAllister, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. John McCartney, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Kim Miller, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Richard Pauli, Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism

Dr. Thomas Puchner, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Dr. Peter Rahko, Cardiovascular Medicine and Transplant Medicine

Dr. Sumona Saha, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. John Schilling, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Mary Schroth, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Dr. Margaret Schwarze, Cosmetic Surgery (Transformations) and Vascular Surgery

Dr. Christine Seroogy, Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Dr. Rebecca Sippel, Cancer Surgery and Surgery (General)

Dr. David Upton, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology) and Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

Dr. Bennett Vogelman, Infectious Diseases

Dr. Allen Wilson, Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. Emily Winslow, Cancer Surgery and Surgery (General)


Date Published: 09/30/2012


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