|Leland J. Soto III, Griffin's 2013 Physician of the Year|
DERBY – Leland J. Soto III, a surgeon, was named Griffin Hospital’s 2013 Physician of the Year at a recent Nurses’ Week celebration.
The annual award is based on voting by the hospital’s nursing staff, which selected Soto based on his compassion, kindness and professionalism.
Soto has been a member of the Griffin Hospital Medical Staff since 2005 and is also a member of PriMed Surgical Specialists located in The Hewitt Ambulatory Care Center at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave.
“Dr. Soto always takes the extra time needed to sit with patients and families and make sure they understand their care,” Griffin Hospital Vice President of Patient Services Barbara Stumpo said during an award ceremony.
“He is a patient advocate truly dedicated to his profession. Whenever called upon by the nursing staff, he quickly responds and will take the time to answer our questions and will often help young nurses.”
This post is taken from a press release from Griffin Hospital.