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Dr. Bill Daily receives Physician Excellence Award


From Illinois Business Journal news services

BELLEVILLE — Bill Daily, M.D., Ph.D., a board-certified cardio-thoracic surgeon on Memorial Hospital’s Medical Staff has received the Matthew B. Eisele, M.D. Physician Excellence Award.

daily billThe award was established in 2007 to recognize a physician on Memorial’s Medical Staff who exemplifies dedication to medicine, delivery of quality care and a commitment to the community. The nominee also should inspire others to provide quality service and a high level of care; demonstrate clinical excellence, as well as caring and compassionate communication to patients, families and hospital staff; model teamwork; be responsive to the needs of patients, families and staff; support Memorial as well as its mission and values; participate on hospital and/or medical staff departmental committees; and set a positive example for others.

Daily (left) was chosen from among 20 nominations submitted by employees, peers, Auxiliary and board members. He came to Belleville from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 1996 to lead the area’s jointly operated cardiac surgery program. Southern Illinois Cardiovascular Services, Inc. was formed by Memorial and St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals to provide for an open heart surgery program at the two hospitals.

In addition to Daily, nominees included: Dr. Doug Aach, Dr. M. Jaffar Ansari, Dr. Adrian Barcus, Dr. Kevin Barnett, Dr. Richard Coats, Dr. Scott Crouch, Dr. Kevin Du, Dr. Abdulsalam Jamous, Dr. Prasad Kandula, Dr. Sekou Kelsey, Dr. Matthew Koch, Dr. Mazhar Lahko, Dr. James McPike, Dr. Hans Moosa, Dr. Bea Pardo, Dr. David Rawdon, Dr. Gregory Simmons, Dr. Michelle Van Dorn, Dr. James Wade.

The Matthew B. Eisele, M.D. Physician Excellence Award is named for Memorial’s first medical director. Prior to serving as Memorial’s medical director, Eisele was an obstetrician/gynecologist in the community for 22 years. He was instrumental in shaping the Medical Director’s role into the key position it is today – a liaison between the board of directors, medical staff and administration.

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