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December 5, 2007

DR. THOMAS QUINN NAMED MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR

COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Thomas E. Quinn, Jr., M.D., a specialist in critical care medicine, was named Maury Regional Hospital (MRH) Physician of the Year at the annual meeting of the medical staff on December 3.  Dr. Quinn was the first physician to be presented with this award, to be given annually to the physician who best represents his or her profession and the mission, vision and values of the hospital.

“Dr. Quinn was nominated by numerous hospital employees and physicians to be the 2007 Physician of the Year,” said CEO Robert Otwell. “He is highly respected by his peers and the clinical staff with whom he works on a daily basis. Nominations included comments praising him for his patient-focused team approach to providing care to critically ill patients while taking the time to provide emotional support to family members. He has helped to take critical care services to a higher level at Maury Regional Hospital and is most deserving of this award.”

Dr. Quinn practiced internal medicine and pediatrics at MRH from 1998 until 2003, at which time he was one of the first physicians to start the hospitalist program, which provides medical treatment for adult and pediatric inpatients who do not have a family physician. After completing additional training in critical care medicine, he returned to MRH in March 2006 and is associated with Pulmonology and Critical Care Associates of Tennessee.

Dr. Quinn received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a fellowship in critical care medicine from University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Quinn is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and critical care medicine.

To be eligible for the award, physicians must be members of the hospital’s active medical staff and have a minimum of two years of service. Physicians were nominated by hospital employees and other members of the medical staff and nominations were reviewed by a committee who made the final selection.

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