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Beebe Medical Center Honors Interventional Cardiologist Mouhanad Freih, MD, with Standards of Excellence Award

Beebe Medical Center has recognized Mouhanad Freih, MD, for his commitment to clinical excellence and for his contributions to healthcare by honoring him with the organization’s first Standards of Excellence Award.
Jeffrey Hawtof, MD, Vice Present of Medical Operations and Informatics, presented the award during the Beebe Medical Staff 2012 New Physician Reception. The event was organized to welcome new physicians and to recognize those who have exhibited their long-standing professionalism and commitment to the health and well-being of the community.
Dr. Freih, an interventional cardiologist, joined the Beebe Medical Staff in 2008. An accomplished physician, he is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He sees patients at his private practice, Clinic by the Sea in Lewes, and has performed many life-saving cardiac interventions at Beebe Medical Center. Before practicing at Beebe Medical Center, Dr. Freih had earned several research excellence awards while completing his fellowship work in cardiology research.
The Beebe Medical Center Standards of Excellence Award was based on several factors, including patient satisfaction scores, patient outcomes, and his commitment and participation with colleagues on hospital committees, workgroups and other forums focusing on improving overall patient care.
During the evening, 15 physicians also were honored for being active members and in good standing of the Beebe Medical Staff for more than 25 years.
“It is time that we recognize all of you for what you have done for our community,” Dr. Hawtof said. Beebe Medical Center Board Chairman Judge William Swain Lee and Beebe Medical Center President and CEO Jeffrey M. Fried shared in the ceremony. The members of the Beebe Medical Staff who were recognized are as follows:
Physician Years of Service
Normal Boyer, MD 37
Bhaskar S. Palekar, MD 35
Ramachandra U. Hosmane, MD 34
Jose L. Barriocanal, MD 34
James P. Marvel Jr, MD 32
Pravin O. Gohel, MD 32
Habib Bolourchi, MD 32
Kirkland J. Beebe, MD 31
Jerry Groll, MD 30
Vincent B. Killeen, MD 28
Michael L. Cahoon, DMD 26
Andrejs V. Strauss, MD 26
Paul Howard, MD 25
David Robinson, MD 25
David R. Birch, DO 25

Caption: Mouhanad Freih, MD, an interventional cardiologist and member of the Beebe Medical Staff, accepts Beebe Medical Centers first annual Standards of Excellence Award from Jeffrey Hawtof, MD, Vice Present of Medical Operations and Informatics

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