Rutland Regional Medical Center announced today that Henry R. (Hank) Dimuzio, Jr., MD has been named Rutland Regional Medical Center’s 2015 Physician of the Year. The annual announcement is one of the community’s most prestigious honors bestowed upon a physician because of its acknowledgment from colleagues and medical peers.
Dr. Dimuzio, an Emergency Department physician for more than 31 years, was selected as the medical staff member who best personifies the hospital’s core values and patient-centered model of care.
“It is an honor to recognize Dr. Dimuzio,” says Tom Huebner, CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center. “For many years, Dr Dimuzio has demonstrated his commitment to providing the highest level of care to patients and families despite the sheer volume of patients seen in the Emergency Department. We are fortunate to have physicians of his caliber at Rutland Regional and are proud to recognize such an outstanding physician.”
More than 33,000 patients of all ages are seen annually in Rutland Regional’s Emergency Department.
In the dozens of nominations submitted by his peers, Dr. Dimuzio’s patients and colleagues praised his gentleness and compassion during very difficult situations. “Dr. Dimuzio is the type of physician that all good doctors hope to become,” noted one colleague. “He consistently shows up for each shift with energy, good humor and a determination to make a positive difference to the staff and his patients.”
Dr. Dimuzio joined Rutland Regional Medical in 1984 and served as medical director from 1989-1993. Dr. Dimuzio received his medical degree at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico and completed his residency State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Dimuzio is certified by American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice.
Dr. Dimuzio will be honored at a special Doctors Day dinner in late March.
Physician of the Year Nominees
Choosing the Rutland Regional Physician of the Year is a difficult task. Here's a list of this year’s nominees:
“Dr Bonazinga remains committed in his continued efforts to educate the community with weekly radio discussions of important medical topics.”
“His commitment to patient care, quality initiatives, and his dedication to upholding and striving for excellence at Rutland Regional Medical Center as an institution where physicians and providers want to work is greatly appreciated.”
“Working alongside of Dr. Frankle I witnessed professionalism, and the respect he gives to his patients and staff is a breath of fresh air.”
“Dr. Lapp has gracefully built trust with our primary care physicians by making them comfortable with a collaborative treatment of care.”
“The day of my visit with Dr. Leight was the best day of my life. Due to her compassion and concern, I will make my health a priority."
“Every morning Dr. Lovett greets patients, visitors and employees with a smile and kind “hello”. It doesn’t matter if you work with him, are a patient of his, or a stranger walking down the hall, he always smiles and speaks."
“As a nurse, hearing a physician speak so highly of you, brings a great feeling of confidence in yourself. Brings a sense of comfort for the patient, and highlights the respect he has for everyone.”
“He continues to fully evaluate each and every patient with a critical-thinking mindset and never appears to be adversely affected by the extra hours he has worked. It has not been uncommon for him to volunteer in this regard.”
“Dr. Reich’s intelligence, skills, and compassionate care has saved many people’s lives. He puts his heart and soul into his work.”
“His collaborative and interactive skills with patients, nurses and other physicians are enviable.”