Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Are our Top Doctors Speed Dating?

Once again, GBMC had more doctors recognized in Baltimore magazine’s annual listing of Top Doctors than any other community health system or hospital in the region – a true accomplishment and a testament to the top notch physicians caring for our patients. In fact, 171 members of our medical staff were named to this year’s list in 71 different specialties – truly outstanding.

But, unlike many other healthcare surveys that poll people with very little knowledge or understanding of healthcare, Baltimore magazine’s Top Doctors list is actually compiled by surveying other doctors, nearly 10,000 area physicians, in fact.

The annual Top Doctors recognition isn't another popularity contest – it’s about people who really know about the quality of care being delivered by their peers. And, it’s clear that with 171 member of GBMC’s medical staff on this list, the medical community, as well as our patient population, recognizes this medical excellence. So, when we ask people, “What if it was your daughter?” the physicians surveyed for this year’s Top Doctors recognition feel confident enough in so many of GBMC’s medical staff to send their own loved ones to them for care.

I congratulate GBMC’s Top Doctors - we are extremely proud to have such excellent, caring clinicians on our team and very grateful for all that you do to care for our community.

Speed Networking Doctors
And speaking of GBMC’s great medical staff, I had the privilege of attending GBMC’s first ever Physician Speed Networking event on November 6. Just like speed dating, 140 GBMC clinicians – along with members of the GBMC senior leadership team, service line administrators, Physician Relations and GBHA representatives attended this special “meet and greet” event.

This speed networking event was one of the best medical staff events that I have ever attended! 

The idea was born out of general “meet and greet” sessions that our HR department has held over the past couple of years for our employees to meet with GBMC doctors. The creative idea of the physicians speed networking provided an enjoyable forum for our providers to put names with faces and become more acquainted with others’ styles of practice. PCPs met with specialists who could provide further care for their patients and the specialists had the opportunity to meet the PCPs who could refer their patients.

Physicians had the chance to kick back, enjoy some great food under the big tent and not only meet their peers, but have an entertaining time doing so. It was a win-win event for all who attended and I think we all look forward to the next event!


  1. Nancy Shackelford RNNovember 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Dr. Chessare
    The Urology Dept. of the GOR would like to inform you of the death of Dr. Harry Stevens, a urologist who was on the GBMC staff for many years until his retirement several years ago. He died on Weds.11/13/13 in his sleep at age 70.
    His memorial service is scheduled on Saturday, 12/7/13,at 11:00 AM at
    St. Andrews Christian Community Church, 5802 Roland Ave., Balto.Md.

  2. Thanks, Nancy. I did not work with Dr. Stevens but I am aware of his many accomplishments and many years of outstanding service to GBMC and our patients. He will be dearly missed.


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