Morris Hospital and Area Providers Recognized for Excellence

Providers from Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers have received Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants for overall quality of care, including, (top row from left) Dr. Hadi Hedayati, Dr. Hetal Amin, Dr. Ian Best, Family Nurse Practitioner Sarah Bojak, (middle row from left) Dr. Scott Ciechna, Pediatric Physician Assistant Sherri Davis, Dr. Mary Fitzgibbon, Dr. Mary Menz, (back row from left) Family Nurse Practitioner Sarah Pettry-Soto, Dr. Paul Perona, Dr. Stephen Treacy, and Dr. Jennifer Thomas.

April 30, 2024, MORRIS, IL – Twelve providers from Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers were recognized for excellent quality of care by Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC), the firm that conducts patient experience surveys on behalf of Morris Hospital. The recognition is based on the percentage of patients who responded “excellent” when answering the survey question about provider quality of care in 2023.

For the second year in a row, Dr. Hadi Hedayati, rheumatologist, received the highest honors with an Excellence in Healthcare “Top Performer” award for scoring at the 100th percentile when compared to rheumatologists in PRC’s national client database. Dr. Hedayati has served on the Morris Hospital Medical Staff since 1997 and sees patients at the Morris Healthcare Center on Edwards Street, located on the east side of the hospital campus.

Along with Dr. Hedayati’s Top Performer Award, 11 providers received 5-Star Excellence in Healthcare awards for scoring in the top 10% of PRC’s database for overall quality of care. The 5-Star award winners include:

  • Dr. Hetal Amin, allergist/immunologist at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus in Channahon
  • Dr. Ian Best, pediatrician at the Marseilles Healthcare Center and Morris pediatrician office
  • Sarah Bojak, FNP-BC, family nurse practitioner at the Channahon Healthcare Center
  • Dr. Mary Fitzgibbon, OB/GYN with Morris Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists
  • Dr. Mary Menz, cardiologist with Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists
  • Dr. Scott Ciechna, family medicine physician; Sherri Davis, PA-C, pediatric physician assistant; and Sarah Pettry-Soto, FNP-BC, family nurse practitioner, all at the Minooka Healthcare Center located at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus
  • Dr. Paul Perona and Dr. Stephen Treacy, orthopedic surgeons with Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Dr. Jennifer Thomas, family medicine and addiction medicine physician at the Braidwood and Gardner Healthcare Centers

In addition to the provider awards, Morris Hospital received nine additional 5-Star Excellence in Healthcare patient experience awards from PRC based on results from the 2023 patient surveys. This includes a 5-Star Excellence award for the Family Birthing Suites in the Inpatient OB/GYN Services category and a 5-Star Excellence award for Endoscopy in the Outpatient Surgery Services category.

In the Outpatient Clinic–Primary Care Services category, 5-Star award winners included the Gardner, Marseilles, Minooka-Mondamin, Minooka-Ridge Road, Morris-Lakewood Drive, and Newark Healthcare Centers. Morris Hospital Allergy Specialists received a 5-Star Excellence award in the Outpatient Clinic-Specialty Care Services category.

“The Excellence in Healthcare awards are very significant,” said Jacquie Secrest, Service Excellence Liaison at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “Of all the hospitals, outpatient clinics and providers in PRC’s national database, the awards are only given to those that score in the top 10% when compared to others in similar categories across the country.”

“Our award winners are leading the way when it comes to patients’ perception of the quality of care,” Secrest added.

Serving patients from 28 locations, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Diamond-Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa, and Seneca. Through the services of over 1,900 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery for orthopedics, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, integrated behavioral health in the primary care setting, and an advanced level of emergency care around the clock. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center, Level II perinatal care provider, and primary stroke center. The hospital is known for its compassionate and personalized approach to healthcare.