“It’s wonderful when folks catch you doing something right,” says Associate Professor Carol Diamond, MD, medical director of the UW Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic.
She certainly would know. Last spring, Dr. Diamond was one of four physicians—and the only pediatrician among them—to receive one of UW Health’s first Physician Leadership awards. First created in 2010, the awards honor physicians for excellence in clinical practice or clinical education.
Dr. Diamond, who received a Clinical Practice Physician Excellence award, was nominated by her fellow physicians, as well as nurses, social workers, and other health professionals. She says the award recognizes not only her commitment to patient care—both in the clinic and on the inpatient service—but also her respect for colleagues, resources, and the “big picture.”
“To keep an institution running smoothly, we have to care about everybody, look for what’s working, and share responsibility,” she said. “I’m honored to be recognized for doing this.”