Highland Hospital is honoring Ashish Boghani, M.D., FACP, FHM, as Physician of the Year, and Jessica Mahoney PA-C, as Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year.
Dr. Boghani, is a Highland hospitalist who is also Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He spearheaded the growth and development of the Highland Hospitalist group and served as chief for 15 years before stepping down in 2017. The Brighton resident was nominated for the prestigious award, also called Distinguished Physician, by administrators, colleagues, and other co-workers for healthcare excellence.
“I am honored and deeply humbled to be selected for the Physician of the Year award at Highland Hospital,” said Dr. Boghani. “I am thankful to everyone for the recognition of my services to Highland patients for last 21 years and share the award with those in the Highland Hospitalist program which has been the backbone of the hospital for many years."
The award was presented to Dr. Boghani at the 2019 Highland Hospital Gala by Joseph Nicholas, M.D., President, Highland Hospital Medical Staff. “Dr. Boghani has been the heart of the Highland hospitalist program from its infancy into its current wondrous maturity,” said Dr. Nicholas. “He has led by example and with great concern for the well-being of patients as well as the well-being of his colleagues. He has been a true bridge between the hospital and the community for his entire career.”
Advanced Practice Provider Jessica R. Mahoney, PA-C, has served as a surgical physician assistant at Highland since 2004.”I am so very honored to receive this award,” said Mahoney. “I love my job and strive to make an impact on people's lives, even if just a small one. I couldn't do it without the help of the great staff and my amazing colleagues at Highland. We really are like family.”
Mahoney was also nominated by administration and colleagues for the award. “Jessica Mahoney is a tremendous physician assistant,” said Joseph Johnson, M.D., Chief of Surgery. “She is our lead PA and is always willing to go the extra step for a patient. She stays late, is calm under pressure, works with a smile on her face, and is trustworthy. She is a tremendous asset to Highland.”
Dr. Boghani initially received physician training in India, and was a doctor there for 10 years before immigrating to the United States in 1993. He served as chief resident at Jersey City Medical Center while acquiring his credentials to practice in the United States.
Previous recipients of the award include: Tulsi Dass, M.B.B.S., Bilal Ahmed, M.D., Theodore Hirokawa, M.D., Jeffrey Harp, M.D., Daniel Mendelson, M.D., Alice Taylor, M.D., Joseph Nicholas, M.D., Melissa Schiff, M.D., David Holub, M.D. Youngrin Kim, M.D., and Cynthia Angel, M.D.
A Spencerport resident, Mahoney is a graduate of the Daemen College Physician Assistant program. Previous recipients of the APP of the Year Award include include: Abby McCarthy, RPA-C, Pamela Heiple, APRN-BC, NPP and Sheila Marcoccia, RPA-C.
Dr. Boghani and Mahoney will be honored at a Highland Hospital Medical Staff Recognition Event in May.