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ProMedica Physicians Recognitions

ProMedica Physicians are your neighbors, working together to build a healthier community. Because of you, we strive to be the best at what we do- and our efforts gain national attention. Below are some of our most recent achievements.

2013 Jefferson Awards Finalist

James Bingle, MD, FACC, ProMedica Physicians Cardiology (formerly ProMedica Northwest Ohio Cardiology Consultants) and president, ProMedica Heart and Vascular Institutes, was honored as a Top 14 finalist for the regional 2013 Jefferson Awards. As a nominee, Dr. Bingle was recognized for his efforts to make the greater Toledo community a better place to live, specifically as a Kids Unlimited board member. Since its inception in 2006, Dr. Bingle has worked to improve the grades and behavior of children assisted by the local Kids Unlimited program. The commitment and insight he brings to the organization was credited for helping students exceed state academic standards. The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service.

2012 Best of Toledo Awards

Three ProMedica Physicians were recognized by Toledo City Paper readers as being among the best in their fields in the Toledo area: Roger Kruse, MD, Wildwood Family Practice, Best doctor, first place; Deborah Guntsch, MD, Family Practice of Toledo, Best doctor, runner up; and Allan Rubin, MD, PhD, Northwest Ohio ENT Consultants, Best ear, nose and throat doctor, runner up. These physicians were selected through a write-in ballot by the readers of the bi-weekly news publication.

Dr. Ruch Named Milestone Award Winner

Anne Ruch, MD, Maumee OB/Gyn Associates, who was named a YWCA of Northwest Ohio Milestone Award winner. For the 18th year, the organization presented its awards to area women who have shown outstanding leadership qualities and efforts to help empower women. Dr. Ruch was recognized in the science category for her work as executive director of the organization SewHope and the founder of Kids Against Hunger – Toledo.

2012 Preceptor of the Year

Jennifer Fisher, CNP, Perrysburg Pediatrics, was named 2012 Preceptor of the Year by The University of Toledo’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She was nominated by students and instructors.

2012 Ohio Family Physician of the Year

Louito Edje, MD, FAAFP, program director, ProMedica Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency, was recognized as the 2012 Ohio Family Physician of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians.

2012 Certified Menopause Practioner of the Year

Terry Gibbs, DO, FACOG, CCD, obstetrician/gynecologist, was recognized as the 2012 Certified Menopause Practitioner of the Year by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Advanced Practice Providers Receive ONS Excellence in Nursing Award

Kim Bruhl, AOCNP, (left) and Bonnie Brahaney, CNP, (right) ProMedica Hematology Oncology Associates, received Excellence in Nursing Awards from the Toledo chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society. The award recognizes and supports excellence and the contributions of nursing to the field of medical oncology.

Certified Physician Executives

Our physician leaders guide our network in providing exceptional patient care. The following physicians have recently achieved certification by the American College of Physician Executives:

Dee Ann Bialecki-Haase, MD, CPE
George Darah, DO, CPE
Tatiana Masyk, MD, CPE

NCQA Recognition

Several ProMedica Physicians and Physician Practices were recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) this year for meeting standards of high-quality care in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Program. To meet the program's standards, physicians and practices had to establish a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians and, when appropriate, the patients' families.

The program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Osteopathic Association and others in the revision of Physician Practice Connections® to assess whether physician practices are functioning as medical homes.