The following awards were presented at the Medical Staff's 2013 Spring Event:

YOUNG PRACTITIONER AWARD

For recognition of leadership, excellence in clinical care and research, innovation, teaching, advocacy and activism on behalf of the art and science of medicine and the Hartford Hospital community.
2013 Winner:
Colin T. Swales, MD

JOHN K. SPRINGER HUMANITARIAN AWARD

For extraordinary qualities of compassion, civility, vision and integrity that set an example for all future generations of caregivers at Hartford Hospital.
2013 Winner:
Peruvamba R. Venkatesh, MD

PHYSICIAN IN PHILANTHROPY AWARD

For recognition of exceptional leadership in philanthropy through work, commitment, personal giving and unending care and concern for mankind on behalf of Hartford Hospital.

2013 Winner:
Andrew L. Salner, MD

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

For extraordinary and sustained contribution to the health and welfare of the citizens of our community by advancing the science of medicine in his/her field, and for the exemplary initiative, creativity and long term commitment to the vision of Hartford Hospital.
2013 Winners
Joseph J. Klimek, MD
and John P. Welch, MD

QUALITY & SAFETY AWARD

For outstanding commitment to quality improvement, safety and learning directed toward enhancing the patient experience, improving clinical outcomes and making our workplace a safer environment.
2013 Winners:
Eric T. Shore, MD
and Jack W. Ross, MD