Dale E. Wolford, D.O., was named the most recent recipient of the Physician Service Excellence Award. Developed by the Service Excellence Physician Recognition Committee, the award was presented to Dr. Wolford at the general Medical Staff meeting in October.
Dr. Wolford received several nominations from colleagues who cited his clinical skill, professionalism and his tireless motivation and dedication to his patients. He is a truly compassionate caregiver with a wonderful bedside manner and an ability to communicate effectively with patients and their families. Dr. Wolford has a pleasant and gentlemanly demeanor and treats the staff with courtesy and respect. Co-workers say he is dedicated to Service Excellence and his composure during emergent situations is very reassuring.
A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Wolford joined the WMHS medical staff in 2005 and saw patients at the Tri-State Womens Health Center at Memorial for the past five years. In October, he joined the new WMHS Obstetrics and Gynecology practice located in the Western Maryland Medical Arts Center.
Dr. Wolford was in private practice of OB/GYN in the states of Oklahoma and Florida. He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He completed his internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and received his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University.
Also at the meeting, Dr. Kheder Ashker was honored as the outgoing Medical Staff president for the past two years. Dr. Ashker served as the leader of the Medical Staff and helped with the successful transition into the new facility. In addition, Dr. Qamar Zaman received the WMHS Peak Performer Award after a grateful family member submitted a wonderful letter thanking him for saving her husbands life.