Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Medical Foundation Honor Hospitalist Stephen Rualo, MD, with the Standards of Excellence Award

Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Medical Foundation have recognized Stephen Rualo, MD, for his commitment to clinical excellence and for his contributions to healthcare by honoring him with the organization’s Standards of Excellence Award.

Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare, and Jeffrey E. Hawtof, MD, FAAFP, Vice President of Medical Operations and Informatics, presented the award at the fourth annual New Provider Reception and Physician Awards dinner event.

“It was very hard to narrow this down to only one person,” Mr. Fried said. “Although I believe there are over 300 providers on this Medical Staff who deserve recognition and there were many who were in the running for this award.”

Dr. Rualo, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, has served for nearly five years as a hospitalist at Beebe Healthcare.  Since 2012, he has been instrumental in the implementation of the electronic medical record system as he has been serving as the Cerner Medical Staff Champion.

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.
Beebe Healthcare recognized three physicians who have served on the Beebe Medical Staff for 25 years. Judge William Swain Lee, Chairman of the Beebe Board of Directors, presented certificates to gastroenterologist Harry Anagnostakos, DO, anesthesiologist Stephen M. Fanto, MD, and vascular surgeon Mayer M. Katz, MD, for 25 years of service.

Dr. Hawtof also recognized Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation, for partnering with Beebe to host this year’s event, which took place at the home of Village Improvement Association (VIA) of Rehoboth Beach.

During the evening, 32 experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse anesthetists were welcomed as new members of the Beebe Medical Staff. They have joined the staff over the past year. They are:

Name     Medical Group
Borodulia, Nicholas, MD Beebe Medical Group – Beebe Family, Millville
Chan, Danial L., MD Beebe Medical Group – Hospitalist Medicine
Aronoff, Burton S., MD  Seaford
Aguillon, Paul, MD Mid-Atlantic Family Practice
Chase, Alexander M., PA-C Tunnell Cancer Center
Skonieczki, Brendan D., MD Southern Delaware Imaging Associates
Sparks, Scott E., MD Sussex  Emergency Associates
Pataparla, Sravanthy, MD Beebe Medical Group –Hospitalist Medicine
Howard, Taurean D., MD Beebe Medical Group – Hospitalist Medicine
Marsiglia, Linda M., NNP Beebe Medical Group – Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
McAfee, Melanie L., CRNA Delaware Anesthesia Associates
Antony, Manonmani, MD Sussex Pain Relief Center
Bohusz, Stephen, CRNA Delaware Aesthesia Associates
Holloway, Laura J., NNP Beebe Medical Group – Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
Tilghman, Lori, NNP Beebe Medical Group – Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
Darkwa, Nana-Yaw A., MD Beebe Medical Group – Hospitalist Medicine
Eddinger, Kelly M., PA Sussex Emergency Associates
Gardner, Kimberly R., MD Southern Delaware Imaging Associates
Brazell, Krista L., NP Beebe Medical Group – Hospitalist Medicine
Donohue, Dawn P., NP Beebe Walk-In Care
Moylan, Lucille, FNP Beebe Walk-In Care
McGibbon, Karen E., MD Beebe Medical Group – Beebe Family, Millville
Munro, Michael J., DO Halpern Ophthalmology Associates
Neves, Carlos A., MD Beebe Medical Group - Vascular Services
Raid, Kofahi, MD Beebe Medical Group - Neurology
Block, Aaron, PA Mid-Atlantic Family Practice
Evangelista, Odette, MD Beebe Medical Group – Beebe Family, Georgetown
Farrell, Joseph, DO Premier Orthopedics Bone & Joint Care
Moon, Chul So, MD  Tunnell Cancer Center
Purple, Ellen, FNP Beebe Medical Group - Vascular Services
Quercetti, Kelli, DO Beebe Medical Group – Beebe ENT
Ryan, Sean, MD Beebe Medical Group - Vascular Services

Caption: Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Medical Foundation have recognized Stephen Rualo, MD, for his commitment to clinical excellence and for his contributions to healthcare by honoring him with the organization’s Standards of Excellence Award. Pictured here, left to right, are: Jeffrey E. Hawtof, MD, FAAFP, Vice President of Medical Operations and Informatics at Beebe Healthcare; Dr. Rualo; and Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare.

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 www.beebehealthcare.org.