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May 1, 2014 

John Imperio, MD, Recognized With Doctors’ Day Award by NYC Public Hospitals

Sea View Physician Honored for Outstanding Service

Dr.John Imperio

New York, NY – The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today honored John Imperio, MD, President of the Medical Board and Chairman of the Wound Care Committee at Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home, with a Doctors’ Day award for his leadership and commitment to advancing the mission of the public hospital system and providing the highest quality healthcare to New Yorkers.  Overall, HHC honored 23 physicians with Doctors’ Day awards today. 

“Today’s physician must be an innovative leader who knows how to connect the dots on behalf of patients and use proven new models of collaborative care delivery,” said HHC President Dr. Ram Raju. “At every point across the continuum of care, this year’s Doctors’ Day honorees – and all the HHC physicians they represent – are at the forefront of collaborative care delivery. We are proud of their leadership, their innovation, and their consistent provision of efficient, high-quality health services.”

Dr. Imperio joined the Sea View medical staff in 1972 as a hematologist/oncologist, following time as a US Army Chief Medical Officer.  His passion lies in teaching, sharing knowledge about current guidelines and best practices with his staff, and his educational programs throughout the year at Sea View cover diabetes, osteoporosis, breast cancer, anemia, anticoagulants and pain management.  In addition to his daily rounds on nursing units, he volunteers his time assisting with clinical performance and improvement projects at Sea View. 

The Doctors’ Day awards were presented at the annual HHC National Doctors’ Day Ceremony, held at Baruch College in Manhattan. The award winning physicians represent every borough and New York City residents’ diverse ethnicity, and vary in age, education, specialties and years of service. Together they bring several hundred years of medical experience to bear on the expert care they provide to HHC patients.

National Doctors' Day, officially observed on March 30, dates back to 1933 and marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. In 1991, National Doctors' Day was established by Congress to show appreciation for the contributions of physicians to increase scientific knowledge of treating disease, and for the work they do to apply modern and patient-centered methods to improve healthcare and patient well-being.

Sea View Hospital and Rehabilitation Center and Home last year was recently awarded the highest five-star ranking by US News & World Reports in its 2013 ratings of the nation’s best nursing homes.  With 304 beds, it is located in Staten Island's lush Greenbelt. It is known for its long-term care brain injury unit, the first in New York State. Patients undergo intensive rehabilitation with the goals of restoring motor and cognitive functions and maximizing quality of life. The facility also engages patients with Alzheimer's and related dementias by providing purposeful activity, consistency and structure, personalized treatment plans, and a multi-disciplinary team approach to care.


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