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Unity Medical Staff Announces Recipient of 2012 Physician Recognition Award - P.K. Mathew, M.D.

Unity Health System has announced that P.K. Mathew, M.D., is the recipient of Unity’s 2012 Physician Recognition Award.

Given by Unity Hospital Medical Staff, the annual award honors a physician who demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of Unity Health System, active participation in the community and the hospital through service, and excellence in patient care. Dr. Mathew, who was nominated by his colleagues at Unity, was chosen by a selection committee made up of administrators, clinical leaders, employee representatives, and medical staff.

“Dr. Mathew has always treated patients with compassion and respect,” said Joseph Salipante, M.D., vice president of Medical Affairs at Unity Hospital. “" He is a superb clinician, who is fully committed to exceptional patient care, and responds to his patients with compassion and sensitivity. His patients, colleagues and the nursing staff regard him with great esteem and enjoy working with him."

Dr. Mathew started working at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1974. He has held several leadership positions, including president of the medical staff and head of the Cardiology unit at the former St. Mary’s Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and holds an additional certification in the sub-specialty of Cardiology.

Dr. Mathew will be honored at Unity’s Medical Staff Spring Dinner on June 8.

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