Health Care Heroes: Physician | WilmingtonBiz


Honors a doctor whose efficiency is taken into account exemplary by sufferers, friends and different well being care suppliers.


Title: Household drugs doctor
Group: Wilmington Well being
In August, Jones was named medical director of Group Care of the Decrease Cape Worry, which gives regionally based mostly care administration. She joined CCLCF a yr in the past because the nonprofit’s affiliate medical director. Jones graduated from medical college at East Carolina College and accomplished her internship and residency at Duke College. Licensed by the American Board of Household Medication, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Household Physicians. Jones continues to be a practising doctor at Wilmington Well being, the place she has been division chief of household drugs for the previous 5 years. She has served on the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society’s government board and on the N.C. Medical Society’s board. Jones additionally has served as president of the N.C. Academy of Household Physicians and as a North Carolina delegate to the American Academy of Household Physicians.
What the nominator mentioned: “Not solely does Dr. Jones go above and past for her sufferers, she additionally goes above and past for her neighborhood outdoors of her clientele. She is at all times involved for everybody’s well-being and needs to offer her sufferers and neighborhood with the perfect care, out and in of the workplace.”
– Ally Grafius, Wilmington Well being affected person consultant


Title: Infectious illness/inner drugs doctor
Group: Wilmington Well being
What the nominators mentioned: “Dr. Kamitsuka persistently demonstrates distinctive look after his sufferers, folks in our neighborhood and educating different medical professionals in addition to college students. I’ve seldom witnessed such tireless empathetic care in my 40-plus years of nursing. … Maybe it’s his ardour for drugs mixed with a singular skill to embrace these in his care with kindness, respect and the best degree of experience. Our neighborhood is so lucky to have a doctor together with his expertise. The pandemic which we face has led to some scary occasions; we see Dr. Kamitsuka on the entrance traces offering data, care and unwavering steering to all. It baffles me how he stays steadfast in his dedication to our neighborhood all of the whereas treating others with such care, tenderness and the very best medical information.”
– Lynne Rutherford, Wilmington Well being former medical director (retired)
“Dr. Kamitsuka is form, sensible and caring. He has been a stalwart by means of this complete COVID-19 pandemic. He assesses the proof and analysis and interprets it into relatable phrases. Dr. Kamitsuka gives perception and reassurance in these turbulent occasions. He’s somebody I’ve come to rely on to assist safely navigate our new actuality.”
– Beth Mitchell, Wilmington Well being dietitian


Title: Chief medical officer
Group: MedNorth Well being Middle
What the nominator mentioned: “Dr. Galeano gives service with persistence, empathy and professionalism. She serves because the chief medical officer for MedNorth Well being Middle and as a college preceptor for the residents at New Hanover Regional Medical Middle. Apart from juggling these two demanding schedules, she additionally serves as a medical adviser for the CIN (clinically built-in community). Dr. Galeano provides sufferers to her schedule when different suppliers are out. Save by no means taking a time off, she epitomizes a well being care chief.” – Althea Johnson, MedNorth Well being Middle CEO “Watching Dr. Galeano work in her medical and administrative capacities makes you wish to be a greater individual. I lately had a query a couple of affected person who I used to be seeing. Dr. Galeano stopped a gathering that she was in to return look at the affected person with me. A colleague was struggling to complete her day on time and wanted to go decide up her kids from daycare – Dr. Galeano stepped in to see a few of the sufferers. She at all times makes time regardless of having probably the most demanding workload. She has a laser-like concentrate on serving to our underserved neighborhood members, and because of this, our clinic was a pacesetter in COVID vaccinations for minority populations.”
– Shalane Moore, MedNorth household nurse practitioner

Learn extra about all the 2021 Well being Care Heroes finalists right here.