Hospitalist Dr. Mahmud Al Furgani was selected as winner of the 2019 Catherine McAuley Physician Leadership Award on Thursday, March 28, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
Al Furgani and nine other finalists were selected from nominations by their patients, co-workers and community. Other nominees were Dr. Rohan Devanpalli-Ramaya, Dr. Amit Doshi, Dr. Kevin Enger, Dr. Karthik Iyer, Dr. Souheil Khoukaz, Dr. Kenneth Kilian, Dr. Aayushman Misra, Dr. Sarah Sundet and Dr. Raymond Weick.
The award was established in 2018 to honor a physician each year who is living our Mercy mission and upholding our Mercy values of dignity, justice, service, excellence and stewardship in service to the Jefferson community.
Dr Al Furgani had several nominations including one from another physician, multiple nurses, and a co-worker who had experience with him as a patient’s family member. Here are some excerpts from those nominations:
The program included presentations by Sister Mary Roch Rochlage, Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Junker, Mercy Jefferson Chief of Staff Dr. Jacob Peyton, President Eric Ammons and Vice President Operations Michele Meyer. In God Alone: The Story of Catherine McAuley was also shown. In addition to Sister Roch, four other Sisters of Mercy attended the event: Sister Christine Blair, Sister Judy Carron, Sister Donella Hartman, and Sister Carol Ann Callahan.
Dr. Briccio Cadiz was the winner of the inaugural award presented in 2018.