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John Jarad, MD, Named December 2009 Patient-Focused Physician of the Month
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John Jarad, MDPort Huron, MI…John Jarad, MD, was named the December 2009 St. Joseph Mercy Patient-Focused Physician of the Month. The St. Joseph Mercy Patient-Focused Physician of the Month award highlights a physician’s commitment to working collaboratively to promote patient and community health through clinical excellence and patient-focused care. Physicians honored with this award must also be one whom St. Joseph Mercy Hospital staff and volunteers would recommend to family and friends in the community. Dr. Jarad is an internal medicine physician in private practice in Port Huron as well as a hospitalist at St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. He was nominated for the kind, compassionate and caring ways he continually treats his patients, and for his outstanding clinical skills and passion in his field of expertise. “Dr. Jarad always addresses both patients and staff with respect. He is effective, utilizing his excellent clinical skills that exceed expectations,” comments his nominator. “Dr. Jarad spends time at the bedside with patients and families listening to and answering all the questions they may have; while at the same time, collaborating with staff to develop a plan of care. He communicates effectively, but is always gentle, kind and soft-spoken. I would recommend Dr. Jarad because he is a kind, caring and compassionate health care provider who goes the extra mile and demonstrates outstanding competency in his field of expertise.” “Dr. Jarad is a terrific asset to our health care community,” states Peter Karadjoff, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) President and CEO. “His outstanding performance has been noted by those who work most closely with him and has been highlighted through his nomination. I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Dr. Jarad for elevating the health status of our community and being a physician whom St. Joseph Mercy Hospital staff and volunteers would recommend to their family and friends.” “I am thankful for the opportunity St. Joseph Mercy Hospital has given me with this award. I want to thank the staff for their help and dedication to outstanding patient care,” comments John Jarad, MD. “I also want to thank my colleagues for their trust in coordination of managing our patients. Finally, I want to thank my wife and children for their continued support and helping to balance between being a father, husband and physician.” The St. Joseph Mercy Patient-Focused Physician of the Month is designed to highlight outstanding collaboration between our physician community and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital patient care and volunteer staff. Nominations are accepted from all staff and volunteers, and are blinded and reviewed by a Nominations Review Committee. The award is presented each month to a physician on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. To find a St. Joseph Mercy Hospital physician near you, visit SJMPH online at:; or call toll-free 1-888-MERCYME. # # #
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