• Steward Health Care’s Gabriel Simon, MD, Named Region II EMS Physician of the Year

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    May 20, 2019
    Steward Health Care’s Gabriel Simon, MD, Named
    Region II EMS Physician of the Year
    Dr. Simon is Chief of Emergency Medicine at Nashoba Valley Medical Center
     
    Ayer, MA - Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s (NVMC) Chief of Emergency Medicine Gabriel Simon, MD, was chosen as EMS Physician of the Year for Central Mass EMS Corp., Region II (CMEMSC).
     
    Every year Central Mass EMS Region II recognizes outstanding EMS individuals and services that go above and beyond what is expected in the field. The award winners are nominated by their peers and selected by the CMEMSC awards committee. Dr. Simon was presented with his award at a ceremony on May 7, 2019.
     
    “The Nashoba Valley Medical Center hospital community congratulates Dr. Simon on receiving this recognition,” said Nashoba Valley Hospital President Korry Dow. “Dr. Simon brings years of emergency medicine experience to our emergency department and has developed strong partnerships with our local EMS providers, which aids us in our continuing commitment to quality care and service.”
     
    “I am honored to receive this award from CMEMSC,” says Dr. Simon. “Steward EMS is a team effort, and this would not have happened without the support from hospital leadership, Steward EMS and emergency medicine leadership, and importantly Lt. John Bresnahan, our very talented EMS Manager. This award is a sign that our team’s hard work on our community’s behalf is recognized by our EMS partners – I am so appreciative of that recognition. Thank you to all of my EMS friends and colleagues in Region II.”
     
    Dr. Simon joined NVMC in 2013 as a staff physician in the emergency department. He was promoted to chief of emergency medicine in 2015 and is a member of Steward Medical Group. Before joining the medical staff at NVMC, Dr. Simon was an instructor in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2006, he completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh and then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in emergency ultrasound at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Simon received his medical degree
    from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and his bachelor’s degree in biology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
     
     
     
    “This commendation is a well-deserved recognition for Dr. Simon. He and his team have worked tirelessly to enhance the emergency medical care provided throughout the Nashoba Valley region,” said Dr. Mark Pearlmutter, Senior Vice President of Hospital Services for Steward Medical Group. “Dr. Simon’s expertise in emergency medicine and his collaborative relationship with EMS in the field will continue to assist patients at their most critical time of need. We appreciate his leadership and dedication.”
     
    Photo Caption (L to R): CMEMSC Executive Director Ed McNamara, NVMC Chief of Emergency Medicine Gabriel Simon, MD and CMEMSC President Paul Normandin
     
    About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
    Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty
    services. NVMC was awarded its fourth consecutive A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group for the Spring 2018 assessment period. The hospital was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, geriatric psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, the largest private, tax-paying physician-led hospital operator in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 community hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta, that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. Additional information is available at www.nashobamed.org.
     
    About Steward Health Care
    Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
     
    The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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