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Beebe Healthcare Honors Radiologist Frances Esposito, MD, with the Standards of Excellence Award

Beebe Healthcare has recognized Frances Esposito, MD, for her commitment to clinical excellence and for her contributions to healthcare by honoring her with the organization’s Standards of Excellence Award.
Jacquelyn O. Wilson, EdD, Board Vice Chair of Beebe Healthcare, and Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare, presented the award at the third annual New Provider Reception and Physician Awards dinner event.

Dr. Esposito, who is Board Certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, has served for 10 years as the Chair of the Department of Radiology. She was President of the Medical Staff for two years and has been the Chair of the Credentials Committee for the past four years. She joined Beebe Medical Staff 22 years ago in 1992.

The Standards of Excellence Award is based on several factors, including patient satisfaction scores, patient outcomes, and the physician’s commitment and participation with colleagues on hospital committees, performance improvement projects, workgroups and other forums focusing on improving overall patient care.

Mr. Fried emphasized the importance that physicians play in Beebe’s ability to provide safe and quality care to its patients. He cited the many awards that Beebe has received in recent years.

Beebe Healthcare also recognized emergency medicine physician Douglas B. Allen, DO, and podiatrist James Palmer, DPM, for 25 years of service as members of the Beebe Medical Staff.

Tommy Cooper, Chair of the Beebe Medical Foundation, presented a gift to Greg Bahtiarian, MD, for his years of service on the Beebe Medical Foundation Board. Dr. Bahtiarian’s wife Ellen Bahtiarian, MD, accepted the award in his absence. It was announced that Mouhanad Freih, MD, will be joining the Board.

Jeffrey E. Hawtof, MD, FAAFP, Vice Present of Medical Operations and Informatics, who hosted the evening, thanked everyone for coming.

“Tonight we gather to meet and greet our providers who have joined our medical staff since last year,” he said, calling out the names of the 38 new members and asking them to stand.
The new member providers of the Beebe Medical Staff are:
NAME Medical Group
Barnes, Kellie, CPA Sussex Emergency Associates
Beddingfield, Kristin, CPA Higgins Group
Carolan, Abigail, PA-C Beebe Medical Group -Beebe Cardiac Surgery
Caswell-Monack, Brian, DO Mid Atlantic FP
Rudo, Karen, MD Delaware Eye Clinics
Steen, Laurel, PA Delmarva Hand Specialists
Gilson, Tricia, PA-C Sussex Emergency Associates/Beacon Pediatrics
Merlo, Francis A., DO Beebe Medical Group Family Practice in Millville
Mills, Bethanne, NP Beebe Medical Group Internal Medicine in Lewes
Fox, Stacey, MD Beacon Pediatrics
Finnerty, Sean L., DO Sussex Emergency Associates
De la Cruz, Michael, MD Allied Diagnostic Pathology Consultants
Shrestha, Ajit, MD Sussex Pain Relief Center
Cattano, Charles, MD Anne Arundel Medical Center
Caruso, Richard F., MD Seaside Gastroenterology
Mangion, Kathryn, CRNP Beebe Healthcare- Wound Care
Torres, Tina R., FNP Beebe Medical Group- Walk-in Clinic
Johal, Gurvindra, DO Sussex Emergency Associates
Edwards, Tiffany, FNP, FNP Beebe Medical Group – Walk-in Clinic
Fowler, Dawn, FNP Beebe Medical Group – Walk-in Clinic
Kirzhner, Igor, MD Delaware Anesthesia Associates
Lawson, Lori A., MD Sussex Emergency Associates
Madanat, Charlene, CRNP Beebe Medical Group Hospital Medicine Program
Reynolds, Marcia V., CRNP Beebe Medical Group- Millsboro Walk-In
Barmpouletos, Dimitrios, MD Delaware Cardiovascular Associates
Caswell-Monack, Angela, DO Bayside Health Association
Colucci, Philomena M., DO Tunnell Caner Center
Dillon, John J., MD Sussex Emergency Associates
Ewaida, Nader, MD
Beebe Medical Group Hospital Medicine Program

Chocklingam, Porselvi, MD Tunnell Cancer Center

Dillon, Dawn M., DO Beebe Medical Group Hospital Medicine Program
Luckenbaugh, Meredith A., MD Beacon Pediatrics
Melnyk, Nataliya, MD Tunnell Cancer Center
Richter, James, MD Allied Diagnostic Pathology Consultants
Borodulia, Nicholas, MD Beebe Medical Group Family Practice in Millville
Chan, Danial L., MD Beebe Medical Group Hospital Medicine Program
Silla, Elda S., CRNA Delaware Anesthesia Associates
Wilson, Lisa M., NNP Beebe Medical Group

Caption: Dr. Esposito, center, is pictured here with previous award winners Dr. Mouhanad Freih, left, and Dr. Kevin Bristowe, right.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services. For more information, please visit us online at