William R. Casperson, M.D., received the Matthew B. Eisele Physician Excellence Award on Feb. 22 at Memorial Regional Health Services annual Medical Staff Dinner.
Casperson was chosen from among 19 nominations submitted by employees, peers, Auxiliary and board members. He served as Memorial’s chief medical officer since 2008. Prior to that he was a general surgeon with Lincoln Surgical Associates for over 20 years. His leadership has been instrumental in helping Memorial achieve excellent results for patient care and performance.
This 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 and set a positive example for others.
In addition to Casperson, nominees included: Dr. Syed Abdul-Aziz, Dr. Muhammad Jaffer Ansari, Dr. Muhammad Asghar, Dr. James Boivin, Dr. D. Scott Crouch, Dr. Douglas Dothager, Dr. Matthew Koch, Dr. Edward Kuntz, Dr. Susan Laduzinsky, Dr. Wendy MacLean, Dr. Jennifer Neville, Dr. David Nyquist, Dr. David O’Neill, The late Dr. Hayden Smith, Dr. Michelle VanDorn, Dr. Anandhalakshmi Varadharajan, Dr. Andrea Volkerding and Dr. Srinivasarao Yaganti.
Past recipients include:
2017-2018 Dr. Randy Freeman
2016 Dr. Hans Moosa
2015 Dr. Bill Daily
2014 Dr. Douglas Dothager
2013 Dr. Omar Badahman
2012 Dr. Duk Kim
2011 Dr. Stuart Mauch (posthumous)
2010 Dr. James Clanahan
2009 Dr. Brad Ringhofer
2008 Dr. Jay Haines
2007 Dr. James Vest
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, Dr. 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.