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Harrington Jr. Named CEO Of John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital

Long-time Valley hospital executive John Harrington Jr. begins service as CEO of John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital Monday, May 14. Harrington started his career in health care administration 33 years ago as the assistant vice president of operations at the hospital’s former parent facility, then known as Phoenix General.

Harrington comes to John C. Lincoln from Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City, where he was CEO. His previous leadership experience includes serving as the CEO at Banner Heart Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital and the Arizona Heart Hospital.

In March, Harrington was one of four hospital executives in the United States named to serve a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the 46,000-member American College of Healthcare Executives. He also spent 10 years on the board of directors of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, including service as chairman of the board.

“John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience – both locally and nationally – to Deer Valley.  He is well known as a dynamic and compassionate leader,” said Rhonda Forsyth, president and CEO of the John C. Lincoln Health Network. “I am confident that John is the right fit for our organization – our mission, culture and vision.”

“I am really excited about this new opportunity. I live in Moon Valley so the two John C. Lincoln hospitals are my neighborhood hospitals,” he said. “John C. Lincoln always has had a great reputation. I look forward to supporting an already strong culture and developing a fulltime senior team to continue to move us forward.”

Harrington earned a BS in microbiology with a minor in business from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a master’s in public health with a specialty in hospital administration in 1980.

For more information on John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, visit John C. Lincoln Deer Valley’s website at jcl.com/hospitals/deer-valley.

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John C. Lincoln Health Network Names 2012 Physicians Of The Year

A physician from each of John C. Lincoln’s two hospital medical staffs and one from the Network’s physician medical practices have been honored for Distinguished Medical Service and named the Health Network’s three “Physicians of the Year” for 2012.

They are John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center medical director Linda Greer, MD, representing the Deer Valley Hospital; John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital orthopedic trauma surgeon Laura Prokuski, MD; and family physician Jim Dearing, DO, representing John C. Lincoln’s Physician Network of primary care and specialty medical practices.

Chosen from more than 1500 physicians who are affiliated with the Health Network, each was presented with a crystal and granite award engraved with their name, affiliation and the 2012 John C. Lincoln Physician of the Year logo.

Physician of the Year candidates are nominated by John C. Lincoln co-workers, reviewed by a committee of hospital administrators and presented to the Health Network Board of Directors, who choose the winners because they represent the Health Network’s best in:
• professional competence;
• collaborative relationship with other physicians and hospital co-workers;
• caring attitude toward patients, families and co-workers; and
• honesty and ethical behavior which fosters respect, loyalty and compassion.

John C. Lincoln Health Network CEO Rhonda Forsyth said that nominators called radiologist and breast imaging specialist Dr. Greer a “five-star doctor and a wonderful person.” More than a dozen different nominations on behalf of Dr. Greer were received this year.

Among other comments by nominators were: “She exudes a genuine concern for everyone she encounters and magically molds to the needs and concerns of patients and others, making each feel cared for like family,” and “Her sense of humor takes away some of the stress patients experience during biopsies or other procedures. She is one of the kindest people I’ve met and has an amazing laugh and a heart of gold.”

Nominators also cited Dr. Greer’s local, national and international leadership in the latest breast imaging technology, including 3-D mammography, which she has traveled internationally to promote in medical educational seminars.

John C. Lincoln Hospitals CEO Bruce Pearson noted that North Mountain Hospital colleagues who nominated Dr. Prokuski wrote: “She is highly trained and remarkably skilled and, just as impressively, she is a warm, compassionate and approachable person. She adeptly shares her knowledge to assure that we have the most up to date information on the care of complex orthopedic trauma patients. She is collaborative and helpful in her approach.

“Dr. Prokuski always has the patient’s best interest at heart,” the nominations said. “She is passionate about patient safety and prevention of surgical site infections. She delivers excellent care and treats her patients with genuine compassion and concern.”
Nathan Anspach, Senior Vice President for John C. Lincoln’s network of physician practices announced that colleagues nominating Dr. Dearing wrote: “Dr. Dearing has made a commitment to meeting the needs of patients in our community for more than 25 years, delivering family medical care of the highest quality. In the past year, he has served as chief medical officer for the Physician Network and has led the development of new programs and relationships that will serve our patients in the future.

“Dr. Dearing represents our community and has helped shape public health policy in a number of prestigious national roles including the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians.”
The Physician of the Year trophies are presented annually by John C. Lincoln Health Network in conjunction with National Doctors’ Day.