SARASOTA (Oct. 29, 2014) – Sarasota Memorial honored two outstanding physicians for their service to the hospital and community on Tuesday. Former Chief Medical Officer and Psychiatrist Parlane Reid, MD, was awarded the health system's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, while Infectious Disease Specialist and Hospital Epidemiologist Manuel Gordillo, MD, was named 2014 Physician of the Year. Both physicians were selected by a committee of physician leaders and honored at Sarasota Memorial’s annual medical staff meeting Oct. 28.
Lifetime Achievement: Parlane Reid, MD
Longtime Sarasota Psychiatrist Parlane Reid, MD, was awarded the hospital’s highest honor – Sarasota Memorial’s Lifetime Achievement Award. During his more than 35 years as a practicing psychiatrist, Reid has been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for his efforts to improve the lives of people with mental illness through clinical practice, research, community outreach and public policy/advocacy work. Over the years, Reid has worked with adults, couples, adolescents and families, both in private practice as well as in hospital and residential treatment settings. He has served in a number of leadership positions at Sarasota Memorial during the past 20 years, including Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the health system’s Bayside Center for Behavioral Health. He continues to work with Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group providing psychiatric care for patients at Bayside and volunteer for mental health causes and events of social and medical significance.
Physician of the Year: Manuel Gordillo, MD
Since 1992, Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, has been providing care and consultative services to patients in private practice as well as to hospitalized patients. In 2008, he also took on the additional role and responsibilities as Sarasota Memorial’s epidemiologist and chair of Infection Control, providing leadership and knowledge in an area of critical importance to patient safety and rapidly changing field of medicine. In recent months, he has worked tirelessly with key leaders and front-line staff to ensure it has the equipment, training and protocols in place to evaluate and provide safe care for someone with confirmed or suspected Ebola.
About Sarasota Memorial Health Care System: Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services, with more than 800 physicians, 4,000 employees and 800,000 patient visits a year. Sarasota Memorial’s 806-bed acute care hospital has been recognized repeatedly as one of the nation’s best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services– from urgent care centers and physician groups, to laboratory and imaging centers, home health, rehabilitation and long-term care.