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Wilson Memorial Hosts Annual New Physician Reception

Wilson Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, held a reception on Wednesday evening to introduce and honor the newest members of their medical staff. The event, held at the Piqua Country Club, included local business and community leaders, area physicians, hospital donors and staff.

Margo O’Leary, director of Marketing and Public Relations at Wilson Memorial, welcomed guests to the reception.

“Every year we host this event as an opportunity to recognize and introduce the newest members of our medical staff,” said O’Leary. “I’d like to thank the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce for partnering with us on this annual event. We greatly value our membership at the Chamber and certainly their ongoing support of Wilson Memorial Hospital.”

Following O’Leary’s remarks, Tom Boecker, president and CEO of Wilson Memorial, was welcomed to the podium and shared his comments and introduced the providers.

“A hospital is only as good as its medical staff,” said Boecker. “That is what brings us together this evening – to honor and introduce to you the newest members of the Wilson Memorial medical staff. The hospital administration and board of trustees focus a great deal of attention and resources in attracting quality providers to serve the community—it’s one of the most important jobs we have. I am pleased to say that we have another outstanding group of individuals here tonight.”

Next, the providers in attendance who have joined Wilson Memorial’s active medical staff in the past year were introduced. They include:  

Dr. Pradipta Chaudhuri
Dr. Chaudhuri is a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist with Lima Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute. He specializes in the complete management of cardiovascular disease.  He completed his medical education in India, an internal medical residency at Ohio Valley Medical Center in West Virginia, and his cardiology fellowship at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cassie Fishbein, CPNP
Cassie is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP) and the newest member of the Wilson Care Physician Network. She just recently joined the pediatric practice of Dr. Karen Smith and Abby Fischer, CPNP. Prior to joining , Cassie completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wright State University with a concentration in pediatric primary care.

Dr. Philip Lamptey
Dr. Lamptey is the full-time hospitalist at Wilson Memorial. He provides care to patients while they are in the hospital. Dr. Lamptey is board-certified in internal medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Ghana Medical School followed by a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Hurly Medical Center at Michigan State University.

Dr. Sarah Marshall
Dr. Marshall will be joining the Wilson Care Physician Network in December serving as the newest pediatrician in the group. She will take over the former practice of Dr. Thakker that was recently acquired by Wilson Care, LLC. Dr. Marshall is board-certified in pediatrics. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed her residency through the University of Arizona. Currently, Dr. Marshall is practicing at Madison Pediatrics in Madison, Indiana.

Dr. Michael Muha
Dr. Muha is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedic Institute of Ohio (OIO) specializing in hand surgery. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency in Dayton, Ohio. He furthered his expertise with fellowship training in hand surgery through The Ohio State University.

Dr. Rakesh Nanda
Dr. Nanda recently joined the Wilson Care Physician Network as a family medicine physician. He practices out of the Vandemark Road Family Practice in Sidney. Prior to joining Wilson Care, Dr. Nanda practiced in Washington Court House, Ohio, specializing in family medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Sint Eustatius in Sint Eustatius, Netherlands and completed his family medicine residency at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Bharat Raju
Dr. Raju is a new physician in the Wilson Memorial Emergency Department. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies. Dr. Raju completed his family medicine residency through Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Raju's emergency medicine experience comes from working in the Emergency Departments at Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Children's Hospital. He also completed a one year emergency medicine fellowship through Premier at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio.

Dr. William Sanko 
Dr. Sanko is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedic Institute of Ohio (OIO) specializing in sports medicine. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Sanko is fellowship-trained in sports medicine from The Ohio State University. He is the medical director of Sports Medicine Services at OIO.

Following the introductions, O’Leary welcomed to the podium Stan Crosley, vice-chair of the Wilson Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, for a special presentation recognizing Tom Boecker for his 40 years of service to the hospital.

“Traditionally, we conclude this evening’s presentation following the introduction of our providers,” said Crosley. “But, tonight I would like to take a few minutes and recognize Tom Boecker for his 40 years of service to not only Wilson Memorial, but to the entire community.”

October 3 marked Boecker’s official 40th anniversary at Wilson Memorial.

“As most of you know, Tom has formally announced his plans for retirement in March of next year.” Crosley stated. “He started his career at Wilson in 1973 having held various administrative positions until he was named Vice President of Operations in 1995. In 1997 Tom was named President and CEO and still holds this title today.”

Crosley continued, “Tom has dedicated his entire professional career to Wilson Memorial Hospital, ensuring that the healthcare needs of the community are continually being met. I see a very progressive hospital in Wilson Memorial and it is through Tom’s visionary approach that the hospital has remained independent and locally-owned and operated - that is to be commended.”

Following Crosley’s remarks, a formal toast was made in Boecker’s honor.