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Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Presents Practitioners of the Year Awards

Dr. Michael Ritmiller receiving an award from Kernan CEO, Michael Jablonover, MD.
Dr. Michael Ritmiller receiving an award from Kernan President and CEO, Michael Jablonover, MD. Dr. Jablonover presenting an award to Alberto Alejandro, MD.
Dr. Jablonover presenting an award to Alberto Alejandro, DMD.

Baltimore, MD (April 5, 2010) - Medical practitioners of Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation hospital in Woodlawn were recognized by employees and staff at the annual Practitioners' Day luncheon, March 29 at Kernan.

The practitioners, nominated by staff, are recognized for excellence in patient-centered care, professionalism, and patient safety.

Awards and recognition were presented at the luncheon, held each year to honor Kernan's physicians, dentists and allied health professionals who include physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners.

"I am pleased to present these awards to our honorees today," said Michael Jablonover, MD, President and CEO of Kernan. "Our awardees represent those who provide the highest level of quality patient care. Their commitment and dedication are extraordinary and so appreciated by our staff and patients."

Winners for 2010:

Physician Assistant (tie):
Edward Green, PA-C - Traumatic Brain Injury unit
Michael Ritmiller, PA-C - Surgery/Urology

Dentist:
Alberto Alejandro, DMD

Physician:
Zelalem Makonnen, MD (Medicine/Hospitalist)

About James Lawrence Kernan Hospital:

A 138-bed rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital, Kernan offers inpatient and outpatient surgery in a variety of specialties, including total joint replacement, sports injuries, scoliosis, neck, back, upper and lower extremity injuries, as well as plastic surgery, dental surgery, and trauma reconstruction, for children and adults. Kernan’s William Donald Schaefer Rehabilitation Center offers the most technologically advanced therapy for orthopaedic injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other neurologic disorders. Kernan houses the University of Maryland Complementary Medicine Program. Kernan also operates an outpatient center in Timonium that offers comprehensive orthopaedic services, physical therapy, and sports medicine for professional and college athletes as well as "weekend warriors."