Coast Guard physician receives award for medical excellence

SEATTLE - Cmdr. Jeffrey Salvon-Harman, center, is presented with the Clinical Physician of the Year Award by Rear Adm. Kenneth Moritsugu, left, acting surgeon general of the United States and Capt. David Rutstein, medical category chief professional officer of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS).

SEATTLE – Cmdr. Jeffrey Salvon-Harman, center, is presented with the Clinical Physician of the Year Award by Rear Adm. Kenneth Moritsugu, left, acting surgeon general of the United States and Capt. David Rutstein, medical category chief professional officer of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS).

SEATTLE – A Coast Guard physician assigned to Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., was recently awarded with the Clinical Physician of the Year Award by the acting surgeon general of the United States.

Cmdr. Jeffrey Salvon-Harman was presented with the award by the United States Public Health Service Scientific Assembly in Cincinnati on June 5.

The national award is one of the most prestigious awards in the Coast Guard medical community and the USPHS.

The Clinical Physician of the Year Award recognizes a physician actively engaged in patient care who consistently achieves high standards in the practice of medicine. Individuals are also recognized for their efforts to find innovative ways of delivering quality medical care despite the constraints of budget and personnel.

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