Dr. Ted Howe Named Medical Director of the Year by Mid-Atlantic Medical Directors Association
Posted Friday, January 6, 2017
Brooke Grove Foundation (BGF) Medical Director Ted Howe, MD, FAAFP, was named Medical Director of the Year by The Medical DIrectors Association (MMDA) during their recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Dr. Howe, who has also served as a BGF board member and officer of the corporation for more than 30 years, oversees physician services at BGF's three campuses: Brooke Grove Retirement Village (BGRV) in Sandy Spring, Maryland; Williamsport Retirement VIllage (WRV) in Williamsport, Maryland; and Rest Assured Residential Living in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Howe was nominated for this prestigious award by WRV Regional Administrator Tim Berry, who was enthusiastically supported in that endeavor by other BGF leadership team members as well as professional partners from Hospice of Washington County, MDICS and Meritus Medical Center.
Dr. Howe is held in high regard for his clinical expertise, relational insight and leadership. "His interest in each individual's unique needs came long before the term 'person-centered care' was in fashion," remarked Eileen Alexander, administrator of Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He has a kind, thoughtful and approachable demeanor that immediately puts others at ease. A natural teacher, he values collaboration and the expertise of each staff member and care provider.
"Dr. Howe is a classic example of the consummate caring and expert geriatrician," said Dr. Alva Baker, chief medical officer of Hospice of Washington County. "His approach to patient care is comprehensive and holistic. He has a deep sense of empathy for the struggles of his frail elderly patients and their families and loved ones. Whether in the rehabilitation unit, on the floors of the nursing home, or in the resident apartments in assisted living, Dr. Howe has earned the respect and love of the people he serves."
In today's rapidly changing healthcare environment, Dr. Howe has also kept pace as a bridge builder. "He has devoted a great deal of time to cultivating professional connections that optimize and coordinate patient care among local home care, hospice and acute care agencies," added Mr. Berry. "He is strongly interested in finding ways to be financially responsible while striving to maintain the best possible medical outcomes," an effort that has led to much success.
BGF's board of directors and employee family join The MMDA in saluting Dr. Howe for the extraordinary dedication and compassion that has led to this much-deserved recognition.
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