Dr. Ed Uthman, OakBend’s Laboratory Medical Director, has been named OakBend Medical Center’s 2015 Physician of the Year.
The Physician of the Year award, OakBend’s highest recognition, is presented annually to one outstanding physician who possesses significant practice experience, compassion, kindness and sincerity that translate not only to their patients, but to their nurses and other staff members that work closely with them. These physicians look and act professional at all times and are a role model both professionally and personally.The hospital received several nominations for the award. Colleagues, nurses and patients praised Dr. Uthman for his support to OakBend Medical Center and its staff and for being a true patient advocate who is warm and friendly to everyone he encounters.
Shocked and surprised by the award, Dr. Uthman stated, “I am greatly flattered to receive this award from the community hospital that has been the focus of my practice for the past 26 years. It is OakBend’s dedication to excellence in patient care that has made my work here especially fulfilling. While I always enjoy the diagnostic challenges in pathology and laboratory medicine, it is the attitude, diligence, and talent of the doctors, nurses, technical staff, and administrators of OakBend that keep me coming to work every day.”
“Dr. Uthman is an outstanding doctor and very deserving of the Physician of the Year Award,” stated Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend Medical Center. “His dedication to his field of work is unsurpassable. We are honored to have him serve at OakBend not only as our Laboratory Medical Director but on our board of directors.”