Hospital staff, physicians and the Medical Executive Committee voted to determine the winner of the award. It identifies the physician of the year based on criteria that includes physician competency, community service, humanitarian service, education, research and leadership.
The honor is fitting for Dr. Beck, who is one of the top lung specialists in the region and has helped lead the implementation of new practices and standards that have made the Intensive Care Unit at Clermont Hospital among the best in Greater Cincinnati.
“Dr. Beck is an outstanding physician and a true leader on our medical staff,” said Joe Renusch, MD, chief of staff at Clermont Hospital. “He demonstrates the qualities that we look for in all of our physicians – a very high level of physician competency, a genuine concern for each of his patients and a real commitment to our community.”
Dr. Beck joined the medical staff at Clermont Hospital in 2007. He specializes in the treatment of lung-related illnesses, such as pneumonia, asthma and lung cancer, and is a member of Mercy Health Physicians – Clermont Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care, a medical practice based at Clermont Hospital.
This is the first year the hospital has recognized the “Physician of High Distinction.” It will be an annual award honoring physicians who best exemplify the qualities and values of Mercy Health and its medical staff. Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital continues to build on its strong reputation for clinical excellence. Thomson Reuters has rated the hospital one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation an amazing four years in a row. Becker’s Hospital Review recently named the hospital as one of the nation’s 100 Great Community Hospitals Mercy Health is a premier healthcare provider that has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 160 years. Mercy Health provides an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care at more than 100 locations across the region.