by Robbie Nicol, Executive Director Community Outreach and Philanthropy, Yavapai Regional Medical Center
“Agreat communicator …” “Kind, courteous and committed to patient safety …” “A terrific patient advocate…” These are phrases Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) employees and medical staff use to describe Jay Goswick, D.O., an accomplished anesthesiologist and YRMC’s 2017 Physician of the Year.
“I am honored to be included with the distinguished prior recipients of this award. Receiving recognition by one’s coworkers for being a small part of the Total Healing Environment at YRMC is very humbling,” Dr. Goswick said. “The efforts of so many make the work we do possible. I want to thank all of them for their continued service to our community.”
YRMC’s Total Healing Environment Physician of the Year is selected annually by YRMC employees and medical staff and presented to a physician who:
- Provides excellent patient care.
- Is sensitive to the needs and desires of patients.
- Emulates positive relationships with employees and volunteers.
- Is a team player and shows respect to everyone with whom he or she comes into contact.
- Takes pride in YRMC and the community.
“We had an overwhelming number of excellent nominees for our 2017 Total Healing Environment Physician of the Year, which tells you a lot about the quality of our medical staff,” said John Amos, President and CEO, Yavapai Regional Medical Center. “Dr. Goswick is very deserving of this honor. The kindness and respect he demonstrates to everyone he comes into contact with is an inspiration to all of us. He takes extraordinary pride in the quality of his work and is a valued ambassador for our five values of Respect, Integrity, Quality, Commitment and Accountability. We are proud to honor such an exceptional person and physician.”
Dr. Goswick joined YRMC’s medical staff in 2006. He completed his medical degree at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed his anesthesia residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.
Dr. Goswick serves on the YRMC Surgical Care Review Committee and is the coordinator for medical student rotations through the anesthesia department. Dr. Goswick is also an integral member of the surgical team at the James Family Heart Center, having provided anesthesia care for open-heart patients since the inception of the program in 2007.