Grand View Hospital Presents Seventh Annual David M. Flowers, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology
|(February 19, 2010) Sellersville, PA – Grand View Hospital recently presented the seventh annual David M. Flowers, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology to Mary Ann Lear, RN of Grand View’s Intensive-Coronary Care Unit (ICCU) at a special ceremony held at Revivals Restaurant in Perkasie.
Prior to the award presentation, Grand View endovascular surgeon Arthur Flatau, MD presented the lecture “Updates on Vascular Disease: Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”. Cardiologists Michelle Stram, MD of Buxmont Cardiology Associates and J. Todd Alderfer, MD of Alderfer & Travis Cardiology each reflected on the positive impact Dr. Flowers had on the hospital. Dr. Alderfer also discussed Grand View’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence.
Mary Ann was recognized for her unwavering commitment to her patients, continuous desire to learn, and ability to mentor others.
“Mary Ann is an exceptional nurse, leader, mentor, and educator. She gives 100 percent all the time. She will go to
(L-R)Deborah Bolanowski, MD (wife of the late Dr. David Flowers) and Mary Ann Learn, RN, this year’s recipient of the David M. Flowers, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology.
|any length to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of her patients,” said Terri Shoultes, RN, manager of the hospital’s ICCU. “She makes it her personal goal to become an expert, so she can guide others in new procedures.”
The Grand View Hospital Board of Trustees established the “David M. Flowers, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology” in 2003 as a tribute to the late David M. Flowers, MD, who died of cancer at age 48. He was an associate of Buxmont Cardiology Associates in Sellersville and affiliated with Grand View Hospital for many years.
Dr. Flowers desired to have a living memorial established through which the hospital family could celebrate a Grand View employee’s commitment to excellence in the provision of cardiac care or related services. It is intended to forever inspire caregivers who share the commitment to excellence and dedication to patient care and community service for which Dr. Flowers was so highly regarded.
The Grand View Hospital Cardiovascular Center of Excellence aligns top talent to enable patients to achieve optimal levels of cardiovascular health. The center provides high-quality services to diagnose and treat heart and vascular diseases. Areas of concentration include Cardiology (Medical and Interventional), Neurology (Stroke Prevention and Management), Vascular Services (Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions) and Interventional Radiology. For more information on the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, call 215-453-4314 or visit www.gvh.org
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, heart and vascular care, women’s and children’s health, and cancer treatment.
In 2008 and 2009, HealthGrades® , the nation’s leading health-care ratings company, awarded Grand View Hospital the Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety™ . Grand View is also the only hospital in Bucks and Montgomery counties to receive a 5-star quality rating in 2010 for total joint replacement from HealthGrades®. The American Stroke Association also awarded Grand View Hospital its Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award.