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Rafia Khalil, MD, Named February 2010 Patient-Focused Physician of the Month
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Rafia Khalil, MDPort Huron, MI…Rafia Khalil, MD, was named the February 2010 St. Joseph Mercy Patient-Focused Physician of the Month. The St. Joseph Mercy Patient-Focused Physician of the Month award highlights a physician’s commitment to working collaboratively to promote patient and community health through clinical excellence and patient-focused care. Physicians honored with this award must also be one whom St. Joseph Mercy Hospital staff and volunteers would recommend to family and friends in the community. As a Rheumatologist in Port Huron, Dr. Khalil specializes in arthritis and the treatment of joint disorders through the Bone & Joint Institute, PC. She was nominated for her kind, caring and professional manner. “Dr. Khalil demonstrates a very high level of skill and knowledge in her clinical specialty. She is an effective communicator and fosters open communication in a team environment,” comments her nominator. “She demonstrates a commitment to her profession and the mission and values of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and is a true asset to the community. I would recommend Dr. Khalil to family and friends because she demonstrates a positive sense of professionalism, she fosters respect and listens intently, and she speaks in a manner that reflects her passion for her profession and compassion for people. In short, she is a soft-spoken, kind woman who continually strives for excellence.” “Dr. Khalil is a terrific asset to our health care community,” states Peter Karadjoff, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) President and CEO. “Her outstanding performance has been noted by those who work most closely with her and has been highlighted through her nomination. I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Dr. Khalil for elevating the health status of our community and being a physician whom St. Joseph Mercy Hospital staff and volunteers would recommend to their family and friends.” “I am very pleased and honored with this award. Appreciation from one’s colleagues is certainly precious,” comments Rafia Khalil, MD. “High quality patient care is possible only with a team effort, and I feel thankful for being a part of such a team when taking care of patients at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.” The St. Joseph Mercy Patient-Focused Physician of the Month is designed to highlight outstanding collaboration between our physician community and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital patient care and volunteer staff. Nominations are accepted from all staff and volunteers, and are blinded and reviewed by a Nominations Review Committee. The award is presented each month to a physician on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. To find a St. Joseph Mercy Hospital physician near you, visit SJMPH online at:; or call toll-free 1-888-MERCYME. # # #
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