Paul S. Rhoads Humanity in Medicine Award
Authorized as an annual event by the Reid Health Governing Board in 1983, the Humanity in Medicine Award honors the memory of Paul S. Rhoads, MD, for his service to patients and medicine.
Rhoads was the founding director of Reid's Medical Education Department and helped organize the hospice program and the Wayne County adult clinic for the indigent.
The award was developed to acknowledge Reid values humanitarianism in medicine and to honor special members of the medical staff.Past Winners
Any physician recommended for the award must be a full-time member of the Reid Health medical staff and demonstrate one or more of the following traits and achievements:
1. Has a combined commitment to clinical quality (in medical knowledge, discernment, and practice) along with very genuine compassion, sensitivity and a caring attitude in dealing with patients, patients' families and colleagues
2. Has been a leader and/or initiator of programs and services resulting in improvement in quality of health or life within Reid's service area
3. Has been consistently inspirational, encouraging, and helpful to colleagues, hospital staff, patients, and others in efforts to prevent or to alleviate illness or injury, and to enhance quality of healthcare in our service area