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Unity Medical Staff Announces Recipient of the 2013 Physician Recognition Award

Unity Health System has announced that Robert H. Israel, M.D., Medical Director of the Unity Sleep Disorders Center, is the recipient of Unity’s 2013 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. Israel, 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.

“For many decades, Dr. Israel has devoted himself to providing exceptional patient care,” said Joseph Salipante, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, Unity Health System. “He always makes the time to interact with others when he is needed by colleagues or patients. He has always treated everyone with compassion and respect, while being a patient listener. There is no finer or more worthy recipient of this award.”

Dr. Israel started working in the Pulmonary Department at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1974. He has held several leadership positions. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and holds a certificate in Pulmonary Disease.

Dr. Israel will be honored at Unity’s Medical Staff Spring Dinner.

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