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Sehring Medal of Excellence Honoring Dr. Joseph Karcavich - Silver Cross Hospital 2012

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Published on Nov 27, 2012

The Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence, honoring the memory of George H. Sehring, M.D.—a dedicated physician who served the community for more than 40 years, recognizes the accomplishments of an outstanding individual for service to the health care profession. Past recipients include Mark Danielson, M.D., Ernesto "Ernie" Tan, Dr. Al and Kay Ray, Tom Streitz, D.D.S., Daniel Gutierrez, M.D., Richard Tarizzo, M.D., Wylie Mullen, M.D., Samuel Goldhaber, M.D., Lora McGuire, R.N., Bun Siu Co, M.D, Keyton Nixon, and Irving "Bill" Rudman, M.D.

This year's recipient is family medicine physician Joseph Karcavich, M.D. Dr. Karcavich has diligently served the healthcare community for over 40 years. Throughout his 39 years at Silver Cross Hospital, he has shared his expertise as a leader serving as Chairman on the Silver Cross Hospital Utilization Committee, Vice-Chair of Family Practice, and Department Chairman on the hospital's Medical Executive Committee. During the early years of his career, he worked hard making house calls, delivering babies and even assisting with surgeries. He has always been willing to extend himself for his patients and fellow physicians, as well as the residents of his community.

Over the years, Dr. Karcavich has volunteered with several community organizations. He was on the original Board of the Will Grundy Medical Clinic. This Board helped the Clinic get up and running, watched it grow and assist patients who were really having tough times in their lives. In addition, he served on the Criteria Care Committee of the Quad River Foundation where he collaborated with hospitals and community business leaders. Further, he volunteered his time on the Board of Directors for the Mother Theresa Nursing Home, and was President of the Will-Grundy County Medical Society, as well as Chairman of the Will-Grundy Chapter of the Illinois Academy of Family Practice.

"Dr. Karcavich's dedication to Silver Cross Hospital and this community through his many volunteer efforts makes him a deserving recipient of the Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence Award," said Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital. "For his countless hours of service, we are truly grateful."

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