April 1, 2011
Dr. Krishna Reddy receives Acclaimed Physician Award BY A CORRESPONDENT Chicago: Dr. Krishna Reddy is one of the three top medical staff members of Kishwaukee Community Hospital, recognized as Acclaimed Physicians for 2011 by KishHealth System. The other two have been Dr. Karen Federici and Dr. Rogér Maillefer. Dr. Krishna Reddy, the hospital’s chief pathologist and director of the health system’s Continuing Medical Education program, received the Promotion of Quality of Award. Dr. Federici, a family medicine physician, who practices in Genoa, received the Outstanding Service to Patients Award; and Dr. Maillefer, a general surgeon with DeKalb Clinic, received the Humanitarian/Community Service Award. The awards were presented at the health system’s fourth annual Physician Recognition Event on March 11. Twentytwo physicians from the Kish and Valley West Community Hospital medical staffs received nominations from employees, the community and medical staff colleagues. Dr. Reddy has been medical director of the hospital’s Pathology and Clinical Laboratory since 1977, and during these past 34 years, he has been instrumental in the hospital achieving excellent standards of care. His involvement has included excellent performances on laboratory surveys by regulatory agencies, participating in several committees and improvement teams, demonstrating a strong commitment to continuing medical education, and working to bring advancements to Kish that greatly benefit patient care. In his drive to improve standards of care, he has promoted new lab testing procedures both in anatomical and clinical pathology areas that have resulted in rapid turnaround times, especially for cancer diagnoses. Attending physicians value this information from Dr. Reddy and his staff because it provides accurate diagnosis and treatment options for their patients and often results in shorter lengths of stay. Dr. Reddy thanked the medical staff and administration, as well as laboratory
staff and CME staff for their roles in raising the bar at Kish on the quality of patient care and continuing medical education. In 1982, at the request of the medical staff, Dr. Reddy volunteered to chair the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee, and since then the hospital and now KishHealth System, have been accredited to provide American Medical Association Category 1™ credit CME sessions. Because of his diligent leadership, in 2010, the KishHealth System Conti-
Dr. Krishna Reddy, accompanied by his wife Dr. Aruna, receiving the award from Dr. Mike Kulisz, Chief Medical Officer of KishHealth System.
nuing Medical Education program received six years of accreditation with commendation, making it one of 10 Illinois hospitals to receive this maximum honor, something he is very proud of. Dr. Reddy is medical director of the labs at DeKalb Clinic, NIU Health Services and Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Cancer Center, and he serves on the board of directors for Heartland Blood Center. He also is a member and site surveyor for the Illinois State Medical Society for Continuing Medical Education.