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Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., received award from OU-HCOM

 

Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., was awarded The Phillips Medal of Public Service by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. 

The award was presented during OU-HCOM’s annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, in which the 140 members of the Class of 2015 received their short white coats symbolizing their induction into the osteopathic medical profession.

The Phillips Medal of Public Service, the college’s highest honor first established in 1976 and since given to 131 educators, elected officials, physicians and other medical leaders, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to health care, education and/or public service. Named for the late J. Wallace Phillips and Jody Galbreath Phillips, the award recognizes their contributions to Ohio University, higher education and the people of Ohio. Mrs. Phillips, a graduate of Ohio University, served as a member and chairman of the Ohio University Board of Trustees and was a member of the OU-HCOM advisory board. 

Juhasz received the medal for his tireless advocacy for OU-HCOM and osteopathic medicine, his national leadership for the implementation of electronic health records, and for his advocacy for continued improvement in all levels of osteopathic medical education, said OU-HCOM Dean Jack A. Brose, D.O.

Juhasz is the medical director at the Cleveland Clinic’s Willoughby Hills Family Health Center, an associate clinical professor at OU-HCOM, and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine while also serving the last five years as the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees liaison to OU-HCOM. He has mentored countless medical students and residents and in 2006 he was named an honorary alumnus of OU-HCOM.

A national leader for the implementation of electronic health records, Juhasz has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Electronic Health Records Workgroup and served as a member of what is now known as the National eHealth Collaborative. In 2005 he participated in a panel that was interviewed by former President George W. Bush about electronic health records.

 

 
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