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UW Health held the 2016 Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Recognition Event on November 15 at the Monona Terrace to celebrate the critical role APPs provide in patient care — 63 APPs independently provide expert, hands-on, and compassionate care in clinics, inpatient units, and the operating room for the Department of Surgery. Several providers from the Department were nominated for APP Excellence Awards: Christopher Goodavish, PA (CT surgery) — Excellence in Teaching; Sarah Smith, MS, NP (general surgery at TAC) — Excellence in Clinical Practice; and Marylou Hagen, PA (Department Lead APP and plastic surgery) and Mary Beth Henry, NP (hepatobiliary surgery) — Excellence in Leadership. Congratulations to all our outstanding APPs and thank you for providing excellent patient care.

Honors & Awards

Rebecca Sippel, MD, was recently an invited guest lecturer at the Spanish Surgical Association in Madrid Spain. The association was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Endocrine Section and invited Dr. Sippel to be the international guest lecturer at both the Endocrine Surgery Workshop and the main Surgical Congress.

Jodi Hernandez, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, received the 2016 Diana Bracco Outstanding Applicant Award for BCS-S, granted to one BCS-S (Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders) applicant each year. The American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders will reimburse Ms. Hernandez for her application and examination fee and up to six renewal periods (a total of 30 years).

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

James Maloney, MD (Cardiothoracic)
“I was very pleased with Dr. Maloney’s care before, during and after surgery. I would have absolute confidence in recommending him to others.”

Margaret Schwarze, MD, MPP (Vascular)
“She is so caring and kind. I have complete confidence in her medical knowledge and expertise. Truly outstanding.”

Luann Shay, PA-C (Plastics)
“Luann is very compassionate, friendly and straightforward. She knows her ‘stuff’ and how to help patients. She is wonderful!”

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