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Kevin Johnson, MD, Named November 2010 Patient-Focused Physician of the Month
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Port Huron, MI…Kevin Johnson, MD, was named the November 2010 St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron 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.

An Ophthalmologist with Blue Water Eye Care Associates, PC, Dr. Johnson specializes in the care and treatment of patients with diseases of the eye. He was nominated for his uncompromised commitment to clinical teamwork, his willingness to share his knowledge and experience, and his dedication to meeting the needs of his patients.

“Dr. Johnson communicates constructively, clearly, directly and honestly within the clinical team structure,” comments his nominator. “He is willing to share information, knowledge and expertise; and he takes the initiative to keep others informed. His interactions with patients have a calming effect, which often relieves patient anxiety prior to surgery. Because Dr. Johnson is both polite and respectful to his patients and the clinical staff with which he works, I would refer friends and family to him. He takes the time to listen to his patients’ concerns and questions and makes them feel at ease.”

“Dr. Johnson 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. Johnson 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.”

“It is with great pleasure that I accept the St. Joseph Mercy Patient-Focused Physician Award,” comments Kevin Johnson, MD. “I am deeply honored by the nomination, and am fortunate to work with remarkable support staff within St. Joseph Mercy and Lakeshore Surgery Center. This enables me to provide exceptional patient care.”

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 monthly 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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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 119-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided the “Gold Seal of Approval”. SJMPH’s cancer program was named “best in cancer care” and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb Region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:
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