Highland Hospital is recognizing Sunil Bansal M.D. as Physician of the Year, and Andrea Avidano as Advanced Practice Provider of the Year.
Bansal serves as assistant medical director and ultrasound director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Highland. He also is an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Bansal was nominated for the prestigious award, also called Distinguished Physician Award, by administrators, colleagues and other co-workers for healthcare excellence.
“I’m truly honored to be selected for this award,” Bansal said. “Highland Hospital has been my sole place of practice for nearly 10 years. It is the collegial and patient-centered environment that allows medical professionals to thrive. I’m proud to practice at Highland Hospital Emergency Department, and look forward to many more years to come.”
Nominator Timothy Lum M.D. said he regards Bansal as one of the “finest, most skilled physicians with whom I have ever worked.”
“He embodies the highest virtues of our profession and I am proud to be his colleague,” Lum said.
Advanced Practice Provider Avidano has served as an adult nurse practitioner at Highland since 2009.
“Highland equals family,” Avidano said. “I love that everyone knows each other. We’re able to share information and show the ICARE values with each other and our patients.”
Avidano also was nominated by several colleagues for the award.
“Andrea Avidano is the epitome of professional excellence and behavior,” said Youngrin Kim M.D., chief hospitalist. “She is always very happy and eager to help in her role as an Endocrinology consultant. Her clinical judgment is spot on. As a result of her excellent knowledge base, judgment and compassion, our patients and providers at Highland benefit immensely.”
Bansal and Avidano will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the hospital and at a Highland board of directors meeting.