See info in your area
Update

Franciscan Healing Hands Award 

This award is given to select doctors in our network who go above and beyond and exemplify our Franciscan values. Please let us know who you would like to nominate.

Nominate a physician

2019 Awards

Western Indiana, Fall 2019

Reneé J. Knutson, M.D.

"Dr. Knutson is always very calming and reassuring and can make a very difficult situation a lot less stressful by going above and beyond in caring for the needs of her patients."

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Spring 2019

Robert Hagen, M.D.

"Dr. Hagen is an outstanding surgeon and a pillar in our community. In addition to being a terrific physician, Dr. Hagen is also an active community volunteer through his involvement in a number of philanthropic activities. One recent example is Dr. Hagen serving as the chair for the 2017 United Way fundraising campaign in Tippecanoe County." 

READ MORE

2018 Awards

Western Indiana, Fall 2018

Salim Abou Jaoude, M.D.

"Dr. Abou Jaoude is very empathetic and approachable, shows respect and kindness, and exemplifies the Franciscan values. Dr. Abou Jaoude's passion for his work, compassion for his patients, and his expectations of excellence from staff are inspiring to those around him." 

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Fall 2018

Keith March, M.D. 

"Dr. March demonstrates compassion and kindness with every interaction being a positive experience. Dr. March spends time with patients to ensure they understand their plan of care including taking the time to speak directly with patients over the phone when they have questions." 

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Fall 2018

Joel Parker, M.D. 

"Dr. Parker is very encouraging to patients while providing great continuity of care. Dr. Parker is a compassionate and caring physician who is very deserving of the Healing Hands Award." 

READ MORE

Central Indiana, First Quarter 2018

Daniel Gay, DO, FACP

 “Dr. Gay is the epitome of a patient advocate. He displays the Franciscan mission and values with every, single patient. When he is the attending physician, you know that the patient is in the best hands possible…"

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Spring 2018

Jerry Jefson, M.D., FACS

“Dr. Jefson’s faith-filled respect, care and clinical excellence shown towards our patients, our staff and our community is truly amazing. His selfless love of the mission he has chosen is apparent regardless of his workload in the course of caring for others.”

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Spring 2018

Dan Marino, M.D.

 “Dr. Marino genuinely enjoys his job and it shows. He is always smiling. He’s friendly and personable to the patients, efficient in his work and has excellent diagnostic and procedural skills. His patients enjoy being under his care and the nursing staff enjoys working with him which improves the experience for everybody. He’s an excellent physician and just a good guy.”

READ MORE

2017 Awards

Central Indiana, Third Quarter 2017

Tobi Reidy, DO

"At my office visits and hospital stays, she was always frank and informative with a caring attitude that always put me at ease. I can't imagine getting better care or going to a better doctor under these circumstances. I could go on, but to summarize, my life is better for having met Dr. Reidy and she will always have my gratitude."

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Fall 2017

Marianne Nelson, M.D.

 “Dr. Nelson’s patients have always indicated how well-liked and respected she is. They find her calm demeanor and thoughtful approach comforting.”

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Fall 2017

Andy Alaimo, D.O.

“Dr. Alaimo has been instrumental with the sepsis initiative here at Franciscan Health in our division and corporately. This is a very large project spanning many months. He truly cares about all of his patients and with sepsis being recognized nation-wide with the push to save lives, he understands and is willing to roll his sleeves up and do whatever it takes to take the punch out of this horrible condition.”

READ MORE

Central Indiana, Second Quarter 2017

W. Edward Turton, MD

"Dr. Turton is an excellent clinician and serves as a resource for our entire nursing staff," said Steve Wheatley, director of operations for the Carmel campus.

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Spring 2017

Barry Mathison, MD

“Dr. Mathison is very genuine in his care; he is not robotic. He listens, is very thorough, makes sure the patient understands and takes his time. You don’t feel like a number just passing through. Dr. Mathison has a wonderful front end staff as well and the greatest nurse practitioner.”

Central Indiana, First Quarter 2017

Richard Rejer, MD

“Since his days in residency to his current position as a family doctor and residency teacher, Dr. Rejer has exemplified the mission of the Sisters,” said Christopher Doehring, MD, vice president of medical affairs. “His genuine concern and easygoing nature make him a favorite with patients.”

READ MORE

2016 Awards

Central Indiana, Third Quarter 2016

Dianna Boyer, MD

Several patients nominated her for the award and included anecdotes about their experiences with Dr. Boyer. One wrote, “She is a very good doctor and very thorough.” 

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Fall 2016

Scott Douglas, MD

"Dr. Douglas is one of the most caring providers I know. I have known him for many years and he continues to make me proud to work with him. He has a deep devotion to his patients and our community. He often spends the extra few minutes with a grieving, scared or anxious patient."

READ MORE

Central Indiana, Second Quarter 2016

Sanjay Vyas, DO

"Dr. Vyas has been my doctor for more than 12 years and has seen me through thick and thin. He has a great bedside manner and takes time to listen to what you are talking about. He is very compassionate to his patients' feelings." 

READ MORE

Western Indiana, Spring 2016

Michael Bohlin, MD

"Dr. Bohlin goes above and beyond in all he does, each and everyday. There are times he has multiple phone calls, patients needing him, staff asking questions, and he handles it all with respect and grace. There has never been a time I have seen him be rude, disrespectful, yell or belittle anyone. He has a calm about him that puts everyone at ease."

Central Indiana, First Quarter 2016

Shanna Bowman, MD

“She is always very patient and answers any questions I have -- and she remembers me and my kiddos by name and they love her!"

READ MORE

Franciscan Values

Please enter a valid Email Address

Get news, tips & health information sent directly to your inbox.