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St. John's Episcopal Hospital Appoints Obstetrics/Gynecology Chairman

Posted on January 13, 2014

Far Rockaway, NY - - - St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has appointed Donald T. Morrish, MD, to the position of Interim Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology. Dr. Morrish has assumed responsibilities for the Department’s operations.

“We are very pleased to have a physician of Dr. Morrish’s caliber lead our Obstetrics/Gynecology Department,” said Richard L. Brown, Chief Executive Officer, St. John’s. “We are confident the women of the Rockaways and South Shore will be pleased with the level and quality of the Obstetrics/Gynecology services provided at St. John’s under his leadership,” he added.

Previously, Dr. Morrish was an Associate Attending Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Residency Program Director at Lutheran Medical Center and Lutheran Family Health Center in Brooklyn, NY. He was also in private practice at Lutheran Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the recipient of numerous national faculty awards including one from the National Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Education from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and another from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Dr. Morrish is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as a chief residency, at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, Sisters of Charity of Medical Center.

The Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology at St. John's Episcopal Hospital provides comprehensive women's health care, including obstetrics and gynecology. The department takes care of high-risk patients with a specialist in maternal fetal medicine available for consultations. Advanced level 2 ultrasounds are available, as is genetic counseling and care for patients who are hypertensive or at risk for preeclampsia or diabetes. General obstetrics provides services via a prenatal clinic, office visits and parenting and childbirth education courses. There is an emphasis on providing education and support for breastfeeding.

All general gynecological care is provided by the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, including preventive care, annual exams in outpatient settings, Pap smears, digital mammograms and bone densitometry. Specialty services include the care of infertility, menopausal and postmenopausal patients, urogynecology surgery for incontinence, and complete oncology care for gynecological cancers.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital was a 2013 recipient of the IPRO Quality Award for initiatives in Improved Patient Safety, Infection Control and Quality Care.

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