Monday, October 22, 2018
by Dave Whaley • firstname.lastname@example.org
AMH | Juri McDowell, MD, chief of anesthesiology at Alton Memorial Hospital, was awarded the 2018 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award at the annual Physician’s Appreciation Dinner, Sept. 28, at the Post Commons in Alton. Steve Thompson, chairman of the hospital’s board of directors, made the presentation to Dr. McDowell.
“To receive this type of professional acknowledgment by my peers is extremely humbling,” Dr. McDowell said. “Past Chairman’s Award winners comprise a group of physicians that I hold in the highest regard. This year’s nominees were all excellent and deserving. It’s a great honor and a privilege to serve our patient population with a phenomenal team of nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist colleagues.”
Dr. McDowell told the crowd that the award was a “great recognition” for the AMH anesthesiology department. He thanked his department colleagues and his mentors, Hany Tadros, MD, and Calvin Williams, MD.
“Over the 13 years I have come to know them, they have remained the standard-bearers for fairness, honesty and integrity,” he said. “I continue to learn a great deal from them professionally and personally.”
Dr. McDowell began at AMH in 2007 and has been chief of anesthesiology since 2016. He has also been a member of the medical executive committee since 2016.
“Dr. McDowell is very deserving of this honor,” Thompson said. “This is always a great honor for a doctor, since nominations come from peers, along with hospital employees who work together every day to improve the health of the communities we serve.”
Dr. McDowell earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri in 2001. He completed his anesthesiology residency in 2005 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he was named Anesthesiology Resident of the Year.
The Chairman’s Award publicly acknowledges a member of the AMH medical staff for the contributions the physician makes to the hospital and community, active participation in hospital and medical staff departmental affairs, and the promotion and practice of outstanding customer service with hospital patients and staff.
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10/22/2018 4:22 PM
Congratulations, Dr. McDowell.
I know in my heart there is no one more deserving of this honor than you.
Gina Fontana, CHNE
10/23/2018 3:58 PM
Congratulations Dr. McDowell
10/23/2018 7:54 PM
Congrats Dr. McDowell