Grand View Hospital will be presenting the sixth annual "David M. Flowers, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology" to a deserving employee this February. The award is presented to one hospital staff member each year who exhibits the greatest commitment to excellence in his or her administration of cardiac care or related services for patients of Grand View Hospital.The Grand View Hospital

Board of Trustees established the award in 2003 as a tribute to the late David M. Flowers, MD, who died of cancer at age 48. He was an associate of Buxmont Cardiology in Sellersville and affiliated with Grand View Hospital for many years. It is intended to forever inspire care-givers who share the commitment to excellence and dedication to patient care and community service.

We are now looking to members of the community (patients, family members of a patient, medical staff, or co-workers) for 2009 nominations. If you feel that a member of the GVH staff is deserving of this honor please visit www.gvh.org and submit a nomination. You can also stop by the information desk in Grand View's main lobby and fill out a form. The deadline for nominations is noon on January 16.

Grand View Hospital, Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care - particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women's and children's health, heart care, and cancer treatment. Fox Chase

Cancer Center named Grand View Hospital as a partner in recognition of its Regional Cancer Program, which meets high-quality standards in cancer care.

In 2008, HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings company, awarded Grand View the Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety. Grand View was the only hospital in a seven-county region - including

Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Northampton, and Philadelphia to receive this distinction. HealthGrades also awarded Grand View's maternity program a five-star rating for the third-consecutive year. The Grand View Hospital Stroke Program has been awarded by the American Stroke

Association for Outstanding Achievement in Stroke Care.

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