Kristian Hochberg, M.D., vascular surgeon, and medical director of Carroll Hospital Center's vascular center, was named the hospital's August Physician of the Month. A physician affiliated with Carroll Hospital Center for four years, Dr. Hochberg was nominated for his extraordinary care of a patient in the hospital's operating room.
"Dr. Hochberg is an outstanding surgeon whose intervention in this situation was instrumental in bringing about a positive outcome for this patient," Leslie Simmons, R.N., FACHE, president of Carroll Hospital Center, said.
Each month, Carroll Hospital Center recognizes the extraordinary patient care achievements of physicians, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners and certified nurse anesthetists, with a program called Physician WOW Service Awards. From those who are nominated to receive Physician WOW Service Awards each month, one Physician of the Month is chosen. And, from a year's worth of Physician of the Month winners, one Physician of the Year is selected.
Community members and hospital associates are encouraged to nominate a medical professional who has demonstrated a special dedication and devotion to patients in a variety of ways. For more information on how to nominate a Carroll Hospital Center medical professional, contact the Medical Affairs Office at 410-871-6899.