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Arnold P. Gold Foundation recognizes ECMC’s Dr. Neil Dashkoff with “Gold DOC” Award

BUFFALO, NEW YORK; March  12, 2013 - The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation recently received notification from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation that ECMC Cardiac Catheterization Director Neil Dashkoff, MD, is being recognized by the Foundation with a "Gold DOC" award.  

The Gold Foundation established this recognition to give patients and their family members the opportunity publicly to pay tribute to physicians when they feel the care they have received demonstrates exemplary skill, sensitivity and compassion.

Promoting the vital importance of humanistic medical practice is central to the mission of the Gold Foundation.  The Gold Foundation guides patients and their caregivers to seek, and be able to identify, exemplars of compassionate care as well as clinical excellence.

The humanistic doctor (Gold DOC) demonstrates a variety of attributes including: integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and service.  When practiced, humanism in medicine fosters relationships with patients and other caregivers that are compassionate and empathic.  It also describes attitudes and behaviors that are sensitive to the values, autonomy, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of others.

To review the Gold DOC Recognition Directory-now including Dr. Dashkoff-visit: http://bit.ly/FindYourGoldDOC

ABOUT ECMC CORPORATION:  The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation includes an advanced academic medical center (ECMC) with 550 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility.  ECMC is the regional center for trauma, burn care, transplantation and rehabilitation and is a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo.  Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan.  More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences-the difference between healthcare and true careTM


Tom Quatroche: 716-898-5503 -or-  tquatroc@ecmc.edu

Joe Cirillo: 716-898-4300 -or-  jcirillo@ecmc.edu       




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