Vermont Businiess Magazine At the 59th annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Awards Ceremony in San Diego California, Richard Lovett, MD, Rutland Regional Medical Center Radiation Oncologist, was one of 23 exemplary members throughout the United States and Canada to receive the 2017 ASTRO Fellow Designation. The Fellows Program, started in 2006, honors those who have been an Active, Emeritus or International member of ASTRO for at least 15 years, have given the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO, and have made significant contributions to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service and leadership.
Richard Lovett, MD, Rutland Regional Medical Center Radiation Oncologist
ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapies, dosimetrists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research and advocacy.
“The impact that this group of dedicated individuals has had on the field of radiation oncology is immense,” said ASTRO Chair David C. Beyer, MD, the ASTRO Fellows Designation. “On behalf of ASTRO, I commend and thank these 23 outstanding physicians and medical physicists for their far-reaching contributions over the years-through research and patient care-to our specialty and the fight against cancer.”
In accepting this award Lovett said, “An award such as this is a testament to the many people who have supported me in the past. Family, colleagues at the Foley Cancer Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center, UVM Larner College of Medicine, friends, and associates at ASTRO have all played a role in this honor.”
Lovett is the only Radiation Oncologist in Vermont and one of two in New England to receive this distinguished award.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Rutland Regional Medical Center founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest health care facility in Vermont with a medical staff of 256 physicians trained in 37 specialty areas. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. In 2016 and 2017, Rutland Regional Medical Center was the recipient of Healthcare’s Most Wired® award for the exceptional way the hospital uses technology to build patient engagement, specifically in how the patient is afforded electronic access to their care team. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the fall 2016 and spring of 2017 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety in 2015.