Stamford Health Physician Honored by United Hospital Fund

Published: May 01, 2019

Stamford, CT/May 1, 2019 – Michael Parry, MD, the Thomas J. Bradsell Chair of Infectious Diseases at Stamford Health, is among 56 honorees selected to receive the United Hospital Fund’s 2019 Excellence in Health Care Award for Quality Improvement Champions. The award will be presented to Dr. Parry at the UHF Tribute to Excellence in Health Care event on Monday, May 6, at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City.

“Dr. Parry is an integral member of the Stamford Health system who has been practicing medicine with us for more than four decades,” said Kathleen Silard, Stamford Health President & CEO. “Well-deserving of this honor, he is a trusted expert who is fully dedicated to patients, families, staff and the entire region served by Stamford Health. Dr. Parry is a clinical leader, and mentor to generations of physicians, who strives to provide quality care and encourages his peers to do the same.”

Honorees at this year’s Tribute to Excellence in Health Care will be recognized for spearheading significant advances in quality improvement, patient safety, and the patient experience in local hospital systems. Dr. Parry is being awarded for his extraordinary leadership efforts to improve the quality of care at Stamford Health, as well as his contribution to the New York metropolitan region’s reputation as a center of excellence in healthcare. This includes his leadership in hospital epidemiology and infection prevention initiatives, both locally and nationally.

Dr. Parry is a Stamford native and an infectious disease specialist for Stamford Health. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. Dr. Parry completed his residencies at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York and University of California Hospitals in San Francisco as well as a fellowship in infectious diseases at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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