Easton Hospital Physician Named Recipient of Drexel College of Medicine Dean's Special Award

EASTON, PA (May 29, 2018) – The Dean’s Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching will be awarded to Easton Hospital’s Mahesh Krishnamurthy, M.D., Director of Medical Education, Designated Institutional Official, and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, at the Drexel University College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony.

The Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching awarded by Drexel University College of Medicine honors not only excellence in clinical teaching, but outstanding commitment and contribution to Drexel medical students. The students and administration of the college select the awardee by both a ballot and input from the Dean's Office, which includes an administrative review of evaluations of rotations.

As the program director for the internal medicine residency program at Easton Hospital, Krishnamurthy addresses the importance of practicing excellence in and outside of patient care with internal medicine residents, “However bad a day you are having, you are better off than the person on the bed who you have the privilege of caring for. Always wear a bright smile on your face and come with a great attitude to work – people need to see you at your best.”

The Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching began in 1993. It was developed to recognize the teaching excellence medical students received at the clinical teaching sites of Hahnemann University School of Medicine, a predecessor school of Drexel College of Medicine. Hahnemann later merged with the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and in 2002, the school became Drexel University College of Medicine. One awardee is selected from each of the affiliate sites each year.  

The college celebrates the outstanding teaching at its affiliates by honoring the recipients at the Dean’s Award Luncheon, which immediately follows the graduation ceremony.  
About Steward Health Care

Easton Hospital is now a part of Steward Health care, a fully integrated, national health care service organization. Steward’s service delivery model leverages technology, innovation and care coordination to keep patients healthier. Steward Easton Hospital is a 196-bed acute care teaching hospital serving more than 300,000 residents in Northampton County and five surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The hospital offers an active Emergency Department which sees more than 33,696 annual visits; a cardiac care program recognized as an accredited Chest pain Center and one of over 50 designated Heart attack Receiving Centers in the country; a Center for Orthopedics, Joint and Spine care; a certified Primary Stroke Center; and the Easton Regional Cancer Center, a member of the Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network. In addition, the hospital maintains two freestanding, fully accredited residency training programs with Drexel University. To learn more visit www.easton-hospital.org 

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