Torres named GCEP 2016 ED Director of the Year
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Shown, at University Hospital The McDuffie are, from left, Toby Peebles, RN; Tara Harris, RN; Ron Torres, MD; Terri Stephenson, RN; Jennifer Gates, RN; and Taylor Pounds, PA. Torres has served as a physician and a leader for more than 20 years, much of his experience stemming from his service in the U.S. Army. He joined ApolloMD two years ago as the Emergency Department Medical Director for University Hospital The McDuffie. Alongside his team, he served as a lead in many decisions from the ground up after a brand new 30 million dollar facility was built.
Rolando Torres, M.D., illustrates dedication to supporting others, both clinically and professionally, which has earned admiration by many who have crossed his path. So much so, that the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians (GCEP) recently named him the 2016 Emergency Department Director of the Year. From serving as an active-duty medical specialist in the U.S. Army, to climbing the ranks and eventually operating as a physician leader throughout his career, no one is more deserving of this great honor.
GCEP ED Director
of the Year
GCEP recognizes its ED Director of the Year for demonstrating outstanding improvement in operational and clinical standards in quality, education, patient care, operational effectiveness and patient satisfaction.
As a part of his recognition, physician leaders, advanced practice clinicians (APCs) and those who have been mentored by Torres wrote letters of praise. Many of them recognizing him for his compassion, focus on patient care, ability to foster potential and serve as a mentor, establishing a positive reputation and relationship in the community and his devotion to quality improvements.
“Dr. Torres has accomplished much for our department through the relationships he has created with local physicians and specialty groups,” said Courtney Kuennen, MPA, PA-C, DMS-1, Lead ED APC at University Hospital The McDuffie. “Even more so, he has accomplished much in his unstinting dedication to building a cohesive, multi-departmental team. He has advocated for our department tirelessly since and takes time to speak to all staff members to understand their needs and concerns. He truly cares for those in his department and behaves with integrity and courtesy toward all.”
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