Tiffany Pellegrene | May 09, 2014
Aultman recently honored four local physicians with induction into the Hippocrates Honor Society. This “lifetime achievement” award, created by the Aultman Hospital Medical Staff, recognizes physicians who exemplify the qualities of excellence, compassion, integrity and leadership.
CANTON, Ohio (April 17, 2014) – Aultman recently honored four local physicians with induction into the Hippocrates Honor Society. This “lifetime achievement” award, created by the Aultman Hospital Medical Staff, recognizes physicians who exemplify the qualities of excellence, compassion, integrity and leadership. The 2014 Hippocrates Honor Society class includes:
Gregory Haban, M.D., Primary Care Physician with Family Physicians
After graduating from medical school at the Medical College of Ohio, Haban completed his residency in Family Medicine at Aultman Hospital/NEOUCOM. He was appointed to Aultman Hospital Medical Staff in 1978 and has dedicated himself to serving the community ever since. In addition to practicing medicine, Haban has been AultCare’s one and only medical director since 1990 and a long-standing board member, providing his medical knowledge to the organization in countless ways. In addition, he sits on the Ohio Association of Health Plans State Medical Director Committee. He also serves on various committees at AultCare and has contributed to several Aultman Medical Staff committees. Haban was recognized for his loyalty to patients, who were noted to be just as loyal to him.
Antonio Lazcano, M.D., Emergency Medicine Physician with CAEP
Born in Cuba, Lazcano later immigrated to Miami with his family to build a better life. They eventually ended up in Wisconsin where Lazcano, who was always interested in Science, graduated from medical school at the University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center. He then completed his residency at Akron General Medical Center and was appointed to the Aultman Hospital Medical Staff in 1987.
A former EMT, Lazcano was passionate about bringing a paramedic service to Stark County and was a driving force behind the effort to do it. Throughout his years on the medical staff, he served as medical director and chaired several committees. Lazcano is currently very involved in Central American Medical Outreach, Inc. (CAMO), a charity which focuses on improving the quality of life for people in Central America. Tony and his wife now live in Florida, but still maintain a home in Canton, allowing Aultman to continue benefiting from his “love of giving back.”
Jeffrey Miller, M.D., Pulmonologist and Critical Care Specialist with Pulmonary Physicians
Upon graduating from the University of Bologna and completing a residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Miller completed his fellowship at Albany Medical Center in New York. He was appointed to the Aultman Hospital Medical Staff in 1985. Since then, Miller has been a leader in Aultman’s critical care units and an excellent teacher to residents, medical students and nurses. His opinion is revered by his colleagues as highly trustworthy and reliable. In addition to his informal leadership, Miller is the current Aultman Hospital Board Chairman and has also sat on the boards of Aultman Health Foundation, Aultman Orrville Hospital, Medical Executive Committee and North Central Medical Resources. He has served on several committees at Aultman and acted as the chairman of many. Miller was praised for handling sensitive and dire situations with the upmost compassion, humanity and poise – the foundations on which the Hippocrates Society was built.
William Wallace, M.D., Radiologist with Radiology Associates of Canton
After graduation from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Wallace completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and was appointed to Aultman Medical Staff in 1980. It was said there may be no other physician in Aultman Hospital’s history who has served the medical staff more than Wallace. He has served in a vast amount of leadership roles and committee memberships. In addition to being department chairman several times, Wallace has also served as Medical Staff President. He has been a vital part of the bylaws and IT committees as well as AultCare’s membership and peer review committees. He currently serves on the boards of Aultman Hospital, Aultman Health Foundation, AultCare and Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In addition to his countless leadership roles, Wallace was also recognized for his involvement in community charities and services and his down-to earth qualities.
Patients, Aultman employees and fellow medical staff members nominated physicians for the 2014 award. Nomination guidelines for the Hippocrates Honor Society award include 10 years of practice as a physician, 10 years of service at Aultman Hospital, civic and community involvement, local or national medical society involvement and professional accomplishments.
The Aultman Medical Staff Ethos Committee selected the third annual class of inductees. Drs. Haban, Lazcano, Miller and Wallace were honored at the Hippocrates Honor Society Induction Ceremony, held April 12 at The University Center at Kent State University Stark. More than 200 physicians, Aultman administrators and special guests were in attendance to recognize these outstanding physicians.