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April 13, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education Psychosomatic Medicine 

Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) surveyors, board and committee members and staff gathered to celebrate their successes at IMQ’s annual Awards Dinner on March 31, 2017.

Richard O. Butcher, M.D., was posthumously honored with the Mindel Spiegel, M.D., Award, which recognizes a person who has, through his or her leadership, enhanced and strengthened IMQ’s programs. Dr. Butcher was instrumental in creating and assuring the success of IMQ’s Ambulatory Care Review Program. Dr. Butcher’s wife, Vickie, and daughters April and Crystal, were present to accept the award on his behalf.

Additionally, surveyors from IMQ’s Ambulatory Review program were recognized for their service. Carl Powell, D.O., received a five-year service award. Mehrangiz Mofid, M.D.; Neal Shorstein, M.D.; James Willis, M.D.; and Rajeev Verma, M.D., each received a 10-year service award. Richard Rabens, M.D., received a 15-year service award, acknowledging his participation in both the Consolidated Accreditation and Licensure Survey and Ambulatory programs.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of the surveyors for their dedication to improving health care quality by participating in IMQ programs.

IMQ is a subsidiary of the California Medical Association. Learn more about IMQ and its programs at www.imq.org.


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