LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Franciscan Health in Western Indiana has recently announced the recipient for the Spring 2020 Healing Hands Award.
Joseph Varnau, MD, a hospitalist with Franciscan Physician Network, is the spring 2020 recipient of the Franciscan Health Healing Hands Award.
Franciscan Health is blessed to have many wonderful physicians. The Healing Hands Award is presented twice a year to physicians on the Franciscan Health medical staff. Physician nominees should exemplify our Franciscan values (Respect for Life, Fidelity to our Mission, Compassionate Concern, Joyful Service and Christian Stewardship).
Dr. Varnau's nomination commented: "Dr. Varnau goes above and beyond with our patients. He has an excellent bedside manner. Dr. Varnau comforts the patients and the family of the patients. He will pull up a chair and speak with the family and with the patients. He provides guidance and excellent communication. Dr. Varnau is approachable and understanding while also confident and knowledgeable. The staff and patients are always happy and at ease when Dr. Varnau is on as hospitalist."
Dr. Varnau received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency through the Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Program and is board-certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Varnau has provided care and services at Franciscan Health since June 2017.
To nominate a physician, please visit FranciscanHealth.org/HealingHands or pick up a form at a hospital in Western Indiana.