Forrest General Hospital’s Papizan, Borganelli Recognized with Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards

Doctors C.A.R.E. Award winners, Cherie Papizan, MD (left) and S.M. “Mark” Borganelli, MD, FACC

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 30, 2021) Cherie Papizan, MD, and S.M. “Mark” Borganelli, MD, FACC, were recognized as the second quarter winners of the Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of physician members of Forrest General Hospital in service and contribution to the patient and physician community.

Papizan was honored as the Physician Efficiency Champion, which is determined based on data-driven reports that track those measures, while Borganelli was recognized as the Physician Communication Champion, which is based on a nomination process involving staff and physicians. These awards are presented quarterly.

The Physician Efficiency Champion highlights a physician who works to reduce waste and redundancies in the hospital environment thereby improving patient access. This includes efficient use of resources, managing length of stay, and patient safety. Coordination of care between providers directly improves the patients’ experiences and reflects positively on the physician’s quality.

Papizan was chosen after review of her safety record including length of stay, mortality and readmission rates. A physician with Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Services since 2018, she has been a member of the medical staff at Forrest General since 1999.

The Physician Communication Champion Award highlights a physician who understands that communication is at the core of patient care, whether with staff, nurses, technicians, therapists, providers, or other physicians. The physician is also willing to teach and educate nurses and team members to add to a positive patient experience. “Communication allows our physicians to connect with patients and other caregivers in powerful, impactful ways,” said Millie Swan, Forrest Health vice president.

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