DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., January 23, 2017 On Jan. 17, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center named hospitalist Dr. Nelson Kazie as the physician of the quarter for the fourth quarter of 2016.
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. Kazie is not just loved by his patients, but also by the wonderful nursing staff that surrounds him every day, said Ed Noseworthy, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center CEO. He was chosen for this award based on feedback from patients and family members, as well as a final vote by our own nursing staff.
Kazie earned his medical degree from University of Lagos College of Medicine in Nigeria and completed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York. Additionally, he is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 277-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.