VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Dr. Ed Mariano Receives John D. Chase Award
Being an expert in the field of anesthesiology, innovating anesthesia programs that increase quality of care for our Veterans and maintaining a successful professional blog is all in a day’s work for Dr. Edward Mariano. It is no wonder he recently received the Veteran Health Administration’s John D. Chase Award for Physician Executives Excellence during the Annual Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) conference in San Antonio, TX, in December.
The competitive award, named after Dr. John D. Chase who served as Chief Medical Director of VA from 1974 to 1978, looks at significant accomplishments, such as promoting the professional development of other healthcare professionals, growing professional leadership capacity by mentoring and developing others in the field of health care administration, and many other attributes of excellence in leadership.
Dr. Mariano serves as the Chief of the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service and the Associate Chief of Staff for Inpatient Surgical Services at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). During his leadership, he has not only published over 100 peer-review articles and book chapters himself, but more than doubled the scientific publication productivity within his service. Under Dr. Mariano’s leadership, VAPAHCS has been able to build an award-winning staff of physician anesthesiologists and respiratory therapists, establish a new regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine program to provide patients with a better perioperative experience, ramp up clinical anesthesia services outside the operating room for patients undergoing invasive procedures, and launch a novel patient-centered coordinated care model for surgery patients known as the Perioperative Surgical Home.
These are only a few accomplishments that afforded Dr. Mariano this esteemed honor. Read more about Dr. Mariano in his biography.