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11.14.2019

Dr. Robert Beattie Earns the 2019 Deogracias “Deo” P. Esguerra, MD Service Award

Dr. Robert Beattie of the Northwestern Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Center, was honored with the Deogracias “Deo” P. Esguerra, MD Service Award at NMC’s Medical Staff Appreciation Dinner held last week.

The award was created in 2011 to honor a provider with a “passion for excellence and dedication to the patients of our community.” Its namesake, Dr. Esguerra, was known as a caring, passionate and inspirational physician who loved both the science and art of medicine.

Dr. John Minadeo, NMC’s Chief Medical Officer, said that Dr. Beattie’s remarkable passion for medicine is much like that of Dr. Esguerra. “Your enthusiasm is felt by those you encounter not only in the operating room or clinic, it is felt by all you pass by as you walk through the halls of the hospital. Your energy is boundless and your optimism is felt by everyone you meet.”

Dr. Beattie joins a list of “Deo Award” honors that that includes Dr. Toby Sadkin, Dr. Fred Holmes, Dr. Frank Zsoldos, Dr. Mike Corrigan, Dr. Robert Zelazo and Dr. Stephen Payne. Some of those providers were on hand at the dinner to congratulate the new honoree, including Dr. Minadeo who won the award in 2018.

In addition to the presentation of the Deogracias “Deo” P. Esguerra, MD Service Award, NMC’s Annual Medical Staff Appreciation Dinner featured the introduction of new providers, celebrated accomplishments and highlights from the year, and recognized physicians and advance practice clinicians who have achieved milestones in length of service during the year.

Other honorees included:

  • Suzan White, MD of Northwestern Partners in Hope and Recovery who earned the Leadership Award,
  • Michael St. Clair, PA-C of Northwestern Urgent Care who earned the Clinical Cultural Excellence Award, and
  • John Fitzgerald, MD of Northwestern Cardiology who earned the Distinguished Achievement Award.

NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen, RN, thanked the gathered providers for their dedication.  “Your care and commitment is deeply appreciated and we are grateful for all you do for NMC and our community each and every day.