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Saint Vincent Hospital Presents Physician of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Awards

Apr 1, 2019

Worcester, MA – April 1, 2019 - Saint Vincent Hospital in Massachusetts recently awarded multiple awards to members of its medical staff to recognize physicians for their exceptional service to their patients as well as their efforts toward the accomplishments, goals and objectives of the hospital.

Dr. Michelle HadleyThe “Up and Coming” Physician Award recognizes an individual who has been in practices for 5 years or less. This physician is regarded as an exceptional mentor and role model by peers and resident students. This year, the award was presented to Dr. Michelle Hadley. Dr. Hadley is a cardiologist and co-chair of the Saint Vincent Hospital Women’s Health & Lifestyle Center.

Dr. Michael BurnsThe Physician of the Year Award is given to a physician who helps develop innovations that provide increased effectiveness in the provision of health care to the patients or community. This physician exemplifies the finest qualities of care giving and serves as a role model for the profession. The 2019 Saint Vincent Hospital Physician of the Year is Dr. Michael Burns. Dr. Burns is the hospital’s Chief of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Mark StokerThe Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a physician who had a history of distinguished service that spans at least ten years. This physician has experienced success in leadership roles at local, state and/or national levels and is consider an advocate of the hospital and local community. This year, Dr. Mark Stoker was named the 2019 Saint Vincent Hospital Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Dr. Stoker is a general surgeon.

“Each of these phsyicians contribute to their specialty and profession in unique ways,” shared Ava Collins, Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer at Saint Vincent Hospital. “It is a great privilege to work with all of the incredibly talented medical staff members who have chosen to serve the residents and visitors of Worcester and the surrounding communities. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!”

For more information about the awards, please contact PR Manager Daisy Burroughs at 803-833-0104,

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