National Doctors Day Celebration
CRUSADER NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY HONORS LISA MALONE, MD — Crusader Community Health recognized its physicians for their leadership in the prevention and treatment of illness as part of National Doctor’s Day, March 30th. Crusader honored all its health providers including 21 Board Certified/Board Eligible physicians with specialties in primary health care; 8 Physician Assistants; 7 Nurse Midwives; 17 Advanced Practice Nurses; and 8 Dentists.
During 2014, Crusader providers served the needs of 47,787 patients and provided them with 209,702 visits. Since 1972, Crusader has been providing top quality medical and dental care to the underserved residents of northern Illinois.
In 1991, President George H.W. Bush declared March 30th National Doctor’s Day to honor physicians because of their response to the calling of medicine.
Dawn Mellish, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Crusader Community Health, noted, “We value our provider staff and this year we are going to demonstrate this by awarding Lisa Malone, MD, our 2015 Doctor of The Year!”
Dr. Malone, OB/GYN, has been providing superior care in the area of Women’s Health for the past ten years. Through her service she has helped foster, promote and provided compassionate care for women and expectant mothers, needing health education along with kind and understanding care. She has delivered over 1000 babies over the past ten years”.
Dr. Malone brings to Crusader an outstanding medical education from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1876 as the first medical school in the South for African Americans and one of the nation’s oldest and largest historically Black academic health science centers. She had a successful residency at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1919 as a small hospital to serve needy Eastern European Jewish immigrants and to train Jewish physicians denied educational opportunities elsewhere and now serving region’s predominantly African American and Latino communities.