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Published on March 20, 2018

2018 Physician & NP of the Year Announced

Each year Rutland Regional Medical Center recognizes a Physician and a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or other Advanced Practice Provider whose contributions to our community, staff, and patients represent the highest ideals in health care. We are pleased to announce that our 2018 Physician of the Year is Dr. Jasminder Multani, and 2018 NP/PA of the Year is Juanita Morris.

Following a nominating process, the awardees are selected based on the following criteria:

  • The nominee must demonstrate dignity and respect toward staff and patients and excellence in clinical care.
  • The nominee is a credible role model professionally and personally to his/her community and to other health professionals.
  • The nominee is directly and effectively involved in public service and/or activities that enhance the quality of life in communities.
  • The nominee must support the shared vision and values of the Rutland Regional Health Services.

jas multaniDr. Multani joined Rutland Regional Medical Center as a Hospital Medicine Physician in 2010. He received a bachelor of arts in economics and biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Multani is board-certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.

One of Dr. Multani’s colleagues stated, “Dr. Multani is a highly skilled, sensitive, empathetic, physician whose availability and efficiency serve patients, colleagues, and Rutland Regional in an unwavering fashion.”

juanita morrisJuanita Morris, APRN, has been a Nurse Practitioner with Rutland Digestive Services since 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from North Adams State College, and Masters of Science/Adult Nurse Practitioner degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has brought over 20 years of nursing, counseling, and healthcare management to her position.

When speaking of Juanita, her co-workers have said, “She treats every patient with respect, care, and compassion. Her sense of humor and warm personality make it pleasurable and easy to work with and support her.”

Dr. Multani and Juanita Morris will be honored at a special event on April 6, 2018.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center, founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond.

Rutland Regional was honored as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-2018, and as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care. Rutland Regional was also the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation.

In 2016 and 2017, Rutland Regional was the recipient of Healthcare’s Most Wired® award for the exceptional way the hospital uses technology to build patient engagement. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, and was honored with an “A” grade in Hospital Saftey Score by The Leapfrog Group in 2017. Healthgrades recognized Rutland Regional for an eighth year (2011-2018) with the 5-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, a second year as a 5-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2017-2018), and for the first year (2018) as 5-Star Recipient for Treatment of COPD.

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Media Contact: Peg Bolgioni, 802.772.2843 or pbolgioni@rrmc.org

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