Hospitalist Named Physician of the Quarter

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 21, 2017 On July 19, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center named hospitalist Dr. Christopher Riccard as the physician of the quarter.

Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. These physicians work in the hospital, caring for inpatients, and can be more readily available to patients than a doctor who has their own office. By focusing on the care of hospitalized patients, a hospitalist has experience and expertise on the unique aspects of a patient's needs during a hospital stay.

Dr. Riccard was selected to receive this award based on feedback from patients and family members, and was voted on by our own nursing staff, said Ed Noseworthy, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center CEO. He is an excellent physician and physician leader with a wonderful bedside manner and couldn't be more deserving of this recognition.

One patient nomination noted Riccards compassionate and patient-centered disposition during their stay in the 327-bed Daytona Beach hospital, stating, Dr. Riccard was very caring, never rushed and answered all my questions. He even took time to speak with my daughter in Jacksonville.

Riccard is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and completed a residency in family medicine at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, a nonprofit community healthcare system.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center includes the 327-bed facility in Daytona Beach, as well as Florida Hospital Oceanside with 80 beds in Ormond Beach. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Oceanside are two of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees.

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