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."
Physician Assistant (tie):
Edward Green, PA-C - Traumatic Brain Injury unit
Michael Ritmiller, PA-C - Surgery/Urology
Alberto Alejandro, DMD
Zelalem Makonnen, MD (Medicine/Hospitalist)
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. Kernans 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."