MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana - Adam Sergiwa, MD, second from right, a pediatrician at Franciscan Health Michigan City, accepted the hospital’s 2018 St. Luke Award during a general medical staff meeting in May.
The award, which has been presented since 2010 and recognizes physicians for their teamwork and cooperation with nursing staff members, is named for Luke, patron saint of doctors.
Trish Weber, hospital vice president of operations and chief nursing officer, who presented the award, said that among Dr. Sergiwa's nominations, nurses said he "values their opinions and takes the time to help teach them, is loved by patients and their families, has a contagious smile, makes the doctor-nurse relationship relaxed and easy, and is someone nurses want to work with and alongside."
Dr. Sergiwa, who has spent the last eight of his 25 years in practice with Franciscan Health, said, he was "surprised, shocked and excited" to receive the honor. Also shown are David Fumo, MD, left, medical staff president; and Dean Mazzoni, hospital president and chief executive officer.