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HSHS Medical Group Awards
Provider of the Month to Gregory Climaco, MD, FAAFP
(O’Fallon, Illinois) HSHS Medical Group is pleased to award Gregory Climaco, MD, FAAFP, with our October Provider of the Month Award. Dr. Climaco is a physician at HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine in O’Fallon, Illinois.
The Provider of the Month is chosen from nominations submitted by fellow HSHS Medical Group team members. “He has been one of the most hardworking individuals I have ever worked with,” Dr. Climaco’s nominator said. “He has been welcoming to all patients and works many new patients in to already busy days when he hears their health concerns. He never turns away a patient when he is in clinic. His patients enjoy his comprehensive and compassionate care. He finds unique ways to motivate each individual patient to take control of their health, educating them on the benefits and celebrating their successes.”
“I love getting to know new patients, meeting them where they are in their health journey and encouraging them to strive for the best. I also love that I really never know what I am going to see each day until I get there,” Dr. Climaco said. “I strive to respect all people regardless of gender, age, race, preferences, social and economic standing; everybody has a right to excellent health care. I spend extra time with patients and family members, asking about how they are before asking why they are here to see me.”
When away from work, Dr. Climaco enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years and their eight children. He tries to push himself physically by running 5K and obstacle-course races and hiking with his kids.
About HSHS Medical Group
HSHS Medical Group is the physician organization of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). Launched in 2009, HSHS Medical Group is a critical component of the HSHS Care Integration strategy, which focuses on bringing physicians, technology and patients together to improve the overall health of our communities. Today, HSHS Medical Group is comprised of over 1,300 colleagues in locations throughout Central and Southern Illinois. HSHS Medical Group is powered by the Franciscan history of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, and our faith-based identity led us to the single most important tenet of the HSHS Medical Group philosophy — patient-first care. For more information about HSHS Medical Group, visit HSHSMedicalGroup.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.