WAYNESBORO, Pa. – A Waynesboro Hospital doctor was recently recognized by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation as one of the “many doctors practicing humanistic, patient-centered medicine.”

Dr. Laszlo Madaras, a Summit Health hospitalist, received the Gold DOC award after being recommended by a grateful patient.

Doctors who receive the award embody a variety of traits, including integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy, and service, according to the Foundation’s website.

“I’m extremely honored not only to have been nominated for this award, but also to be recognized by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation,” said Dr. Madaras. “It’s gratifying to know that I had such an impact on a patient.”

Gold DOC is a recognition program established by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation to give patients and their families an opportunity to pay tribute and thank physicians and other healthcare professionals who demonstrate exemplary sensitivity and compassion, as well as clinical excellence, in the care of patients and their families.

According to the Foundation: “So often we hear about the negative side of healthcare – medical errors, controversy over managed healthcare, diminishing time for the doctor-patient relationship, lawsuits and soaring insurance rates. In the midst of these difficulties and obstacles, we know there are many doctors practicing humanistic, patient-centered medicine.”


About Summit Health
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community. As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals. More information is available at www.SummitHealth.org and www.facebook.com/SummitHealth.

About The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation works to improve healing and healthcare outcomes by restoring the balance between the cutting edge science of medicine and compassionate, patient-centered care. Learn more at www.humanism-in-medicine.org.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Dr. Laszlo Madaras