OakBend Medical Center Honors Doctors and Receives Proclamation from City of Richmond
OakBend Medical Center honored the doctor’s that serve the hospital with a Physician Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast was set in the hospital’s Joe and Doris Gurecky Atrium and included several presentations.
Mayor Rebecca Haas presented a proclamation proclaiming April 1, 2021 as OAKBEND MEDICAL CENTER HEALTHCARE APPRECIATION DAY. Congressman Troy Nehls, Executive Advisor, Thomas Goodfellow spoke on behalf of the Congressman and Barbara Spruill, District Director for the Congressman.
Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the COVID-19 doctors that lead the charge to protect the community and the staff. The certificate, signed by the President of the Board of Directors and the CEO, read:
“In recognition of your dedication and important contributions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You saved lives and took care of our community, friends and family while making personal sacrifices. We will never forget your commitment to OakBend Medical Center and its patients.”
Doctors Sarfraz Aly, Ryan Armstrong, Long Cao, Gildardo Ceballos, Paolo Champion, David Chao, Funsho Fagbohun, Michael Grynzstejn, Ivan Mefford. Karen Richardson, Cynthia Rios, and Ed Uthman were all honored.
As CEO Joe Freudenberger ended, the program, his parting words to the doctors were, “To all of our staff, and those on the task force in particular, I can say that overall in my position as CEO at OakBend Medical Center for 14 years, one of the great joys I have is that we were collaborative. There is not an “us and them” sort of adversarial relationships you see in other healthcare institutions. I thank you all for that, it is from the bottom of my heart that I express my appreciation for what you do for this organization and for our patients and our community.”