Archbold Names Patel Physician of the Year

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Archbold Medical Center recently held their second annual Physicians of the Year banquet on April 18th. Camilla pediatric physician Dinesh Patel, MD, was named by his medical staff peers as Mitchell County Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician.

Dr. Patel joined the Archbold medical staff in 1999. He practices at Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital and Camilla Pediatric Center.

“Dr. Patel has been heavily involved in our community for over 20 years,” said Carla Beasley, RN, MSN, Mitchell County Hospital Director of Nursing. “He is eager to help and wants the hospital to succeed, and goes above and beyond for our staff and patients every day. We’re proud to recognize him as our MCH Physician of the Year.”

Other award winners include:

·Pulmonologist Johnny Belenchia, MD—Physician of the Year, Stewardship of Resources

·Obstetrician/Gynecologist Melissa Bruhn, MD—Physician of the Year, Outstanding Leadership

·Family physician Mark Hudson, DO—Grady General Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician

·General surgeon Greg Patterson, MD—Physician of the Year, Outstanding Community Leadership

·Nephrologist Raul Santos, MD—Physician of the Year, Patient Advocacy

·Family physician Rachel Velez, DO—Brooks County Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician

·Emergency medicine physician Martha Ward, MD—Physician of the Year, Outstanding Medical Knowledge