Griffin Honored with Prestigious Award

August 22, 2017 12:23 pm Published by

Magnolia Regional Health Center’s Graduate Medical Education program has seen a constant rate of growth and excellence throughout the last several years, and more positive light was shined on the program again recently.

Daniel Griffin, DO, resident at Magnolia Regional Health Center, was awarded with the Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine award by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF). The award recognizes and honors osteopathic residents whose combination of clinical promise, leadership, dedication and commitment to osteopathic patient-centered care, separate them from others. Daniel GriffinThe recipient of this award is chosen from a competitive group of internal medicine residents annually.

“The nomination and application process for this award illustrates why Dr. Griffin is qualified for this award and demonstrates how he exceeds in meeting the eligibility criteria and purpose of this award,” said David Pizzimenti, DO, FACOI, Internal Medicine Program Director at Magnolia Regional Health Center. “It also highlights activities and/or experiences during residency that add to the worthiness of this honor.”

In partnership with ten specialty societies, the AOF will recognize 10 outstanding residents (from different specialties) at this year’s awards ceremony. Dr. Griffin will accept his award during the American Osteopathic Foundation Honors Gala in Philadelphia, Pa. on Friday, Oct. 6.

“I am thankful, humbled, and blessed to have received this award, and it is something that I would have never imagined I would have the opportunity to receive. I believe that this award is a direct representation of my training program, the people with whom I work and the habits and life choices instilled in me by my family,” said Griffin. “I hope that this award will bring further recognition to the excellent training that Magnolia provides with the Internal Medicine Residency Program and that it encourages others to exceed their own expectations and strive to be the best they can be.”

Dr. Griffin’s wife, Mary Grace, is also a resident physician at MRHC. Currently, both have plans to return to Magnolia Regional Health Center after Dr. Griffin completes a fellowship in Pulmonology/Critical Care. The couple plans to be involved with the residency program and further the education for future students and residents in Corinth.

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