The award was established in 1997 in honor of A. Raymond Eveloff, a
local pediatrician and one of Springfield Clinic's founding
partners. The annual award recognizes the recipient for going above
and beyond the call of duty to ensure the health and well-being of
patients and to continually strive for excellence in the delivery of
health care. Candidates for the award have also demonstrated
leadership in the community, the organization and their medical
Dr. Zinzilieta was nominated by Dr. James Fullerton,
a specialist in general surgery. In his nomination, Fullerton
states: "With his ceaseless dedication to both his patients and to
leading this organization, Dr. Zinzilieta is the kind of physician
-- and person -- we should all aspire to be."
Zinzilieta joined Springfield Clinic's Obstetrics & Gynecology
Department in 1985 after completing his medical education and
residency at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield. Since then, he
has earned an outstanding reputation for the delivery of quality
patient care and clinical excellence.
As chief medical officer, Zinzilieta represents the medical
interests of and guides the clinical direction for Springfield
Clinic. He oversees all aspects of clinical care, quality management
and physician relations, including recruitment, advocacy and
performance. In addition, he leads a team of his peers who serve as
Springfield Clinic's medical directors.
In recognition of his award, Zinzilieta received a commemorative
plaque, and his name will be inscribed beside the names of all
previous Eveloff Award winners. Former recipients are:
2011 -- Donald S.
Ross, M.D., general surgery
2010 -- Michael A.
Pick, M.D., rheumatology
2009 -- William D.
Putman, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology
2008 -- Daniel E.
Lanzotti, M.D., family medicine
2007 -- Douglas R.
Leigh, M.D., infectious diseases
2006 -- John C.
Shaffer, M.D., gynecologic oncology
2005 -- Stuart A. Yaffe, M.D., family
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2004 -- Stephen M.
Ryan, M.D., vascular surgery
2003 -- Stephen T.
Randag, M.D., internal medicine
2002 -- Donald R.
Graham, M.D., infectious diseases
2001 -- Keith A.
Wichterman, M.D., general surgery
2000 -- Stefan P.
Kozak, M.D., family medicine
1999 -- Henry F. Rohs,
M.D., internal medicine
1998 -- John L.
"Jack" Allen, M.D., general surgery
1997 -- Charles I. Wabner, M.D.,
hematology and oncology
Springfield Clinic is a progressive, physician-led
multi-specialty medical group, devoted to providing the highest
quality health care to its patients. With more than 375 physicians
and midlevel providers practicing in nearly 80 medical specialties
and sub-specialties, Springfield Clinic serves a population of
nearly 1 million patients throughout the central Illinois region. As
one of the largest private, multi-specialty medical clinics in
Illinois, Springfield Clinic currently employs over 2,000 clinical
and administrative staff members, committed to leadership in
quality, service and technology. For more information, go to
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