Cesar Castillo, MD, Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist and Intensivist with the St. Luke’s Medical Group in the Texas Medical Center, has been selected by CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center staff nurses to receive the Staff Nurse Professional Practice Council’s Physician Collegiality Award.
The award, created by Baylor St. Luke’s Staff Nurse Professional Practice Council (SNPPC), recognizes the role of collegiality and collaboration in physician and nurse job satisfaction, as well as improved patient outcomes evident as a result of effective multidisciplinary communication. Physicians must exemplify professionalism, a willingness to educate, positive interactions with staff, valuing nursing input, and facilitation of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Physicians are nominated and selected for this award quarterly.
“It’s an incredible honor to receive recognition from our nurses,” said Dr. Castillo. “The relationships we have with our nursing staff is key to delivering outstanding patient care.”
Dr. Castillo completed his anesthesiology training at Boston University, followed by a Baylor College of Medicine fellowship in Cardiovascular Anesthesiology at Texas Heart® Institute (THI), and subsequently a Harvard Medical School Critical Care Fellowship at Beth Israel and Deacones Medical Center. He joined CHI St. Luke’s Health over a year ago, where he specializes in Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the National Board of Echocardiography–Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiology, and the Critical Care Medicine Board.
The SNPPC will present the award to Dr. Castillo at its council meeting on August 3, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. in the Denton A. Cooley Auditorium.