Bradenton, FL – The Blake Medical Center Graduate Medical Education Program is excited to announce that one of their Residents, Dr. Wajeeha Butt was the recipient of the Quality and Patient Safety Award at the 2nd Annual HCA West Florida GME Poster Exhibition. The winning poster was titled “Unique Means to Encourage Hand Hygiene”, and was worked on by Dr. Butt, Dr. Ian Kahane, Dr. Rohit Kumar and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Alan Harmatz.

The event brought together residents, teaching faculty physicians and leadership from all of HCA’s West Florida teaching hospitals for poster presentations of their work addressing local health concerns, scientific studies and the growing role that residents have as they serve our communities. All participants were able to review and discuss findings with their peers and all other attendees.

“Our Resident’s dedication to thinking outside the box and create unique and creative means to encourage hand hygiene speaks volumes to our program’s commitment to improve clinical quality and community health,” shared Dr. Nemer Dabage, Program Director – Internal Medicine Residency at Blake Medical Center. “We have a team of incredible physicians who will be an asset to our medical community.”

Dr. Wajeehah Butt is pictured with Ravi Chari, MD, President of HCA West Florida and Frederick Schiavone, MD, FACEP, DIO & Vice President GME, HCA West Florida.