WMHS Medical Staff Recognized 2015
The annual Medical Staff Recognition Gala was held on March 27 at the WMRMC auditorium. Pictured (from left) are: Barry Ronan, President & CEO; Dr. Robert Carpenter, Physician of the Year Award (Plastic Surgeon); Mark Wilt, P.A., in Cardiology, Advanced Practice Professional Award; and Dr. Gerry Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer. Congratulations to these dedicated providers and to all who received nominations.
Physician of the Year: Dr. Robert Carpenter
A respected member of our medical community, Dr. Carpenter was nominated by an entire nursing unit and it was based on an act of kindness for a patient who was not under his care. Taking more than an hour out of a very busy schedule, he talked with a patient who had just learned she had terminal cancer. The compassion and insight shared by Dr. Carpenter helped to guide her as she faced difficult end-of-life choices.
Advanced Practice Professional Award: Mark Wilt, Physician Assistant
The first-ever Advanced Practice Professional Award was to presented to Mark Wilt, Physician Assistant in Cardiology. He is a model of integrity and teamwork who is loved and trusted by patients and their families. Mark is always helping when there is a need and always with a smile. He began at WMHS by literally mending "broken hearts” and now works to keep them healthy and strong.
These dedicated physicians and advanced practice professionals are well respected by their colleagues and loved by their patients and the nurses and staff at WMHS. Congratulations to all of the members of the medical staff for their hard work and commitment to the patients in their care.