Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationFemaleAge 61

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Hilo, HI and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of The East / Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in 1988. She is affiliated with Hilo Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

136 Ululani St Hilo, HI 96720
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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Arthritis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats Arthritis more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Prolozone® Injections
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Stroke
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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Open Access Plus
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Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
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Choice Care PPO
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Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Maniquis-Smigel

4.5

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
82.5%
(33)
4 Stars
7.5%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.5%
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1 Star
7.5%
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Best pain Dr. In Hawaii
Dr. Maniquis-Smigel is amazing! She listens, cares and wants you to get better. She is extremely knowledgeable and explains your condition and what she is doing. I recommend her to anyone suffering from chronic pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 27, 2022
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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel is an excellent physical medicine doctor. I had chronic neck pain that she resolved in one visit. As an 80 year old, I thought I would just have to learn to live with chronic pain and limited motion; Dr. Maniquis showed me that there are viable alternatives that work! Her diagnostic skills are impressive and her therapeutic knowledge is formidable. She is direct, caring, and compassionate. My life has changed. J.E.Smith, M.D. (retired physician)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Excellent physical medicine physician! – Sep 28, 2021
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She diagnosed my severe carpal tunnel syndrome right at the first apointment I had no idea wat was wrong with my hands although surgery did not improve I'm happy with the diagnoses by dr two thumbs up
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David – Feb 29, 2020
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Friendly atmosphere prompt attention. Definitely a good experience. Professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Jun 14, 2019
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The doctor and staff members have been very helpful in providing information, and answer my questions with patience and knowledge of products and procedures.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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P. M. – Jun 11, 2019
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as above
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Anonymous – Jun 07, 2019
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The office staff is amazing very helpful and patient. They helped with all paper work needed for work quickly while I healed. Dr Liza Maniquis-Smigel is kind, caring and gentle. She made time for me when I knew she didnt have a lot of time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Emilia S. – Apr 27, 2019
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My first visit was because of neck pain. I had been suffering with degenerative problems for a long time but is just two visits I am amazingly pain free. I am one happy client. Mahalo Dr. Maniguis-Smigel.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christina K. – Apr 27, 2019
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Has been excellent with diagnosis and treatment of a knee injury and has reccommended many options for care
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Apr 24, 2019
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Professional attitude and successful results of treatment, are instruments by which I judge my doctors. More often then not, I will defer treatment from any physician, who shows lack of care, be it of a physical or spiritual nature. I am strict on these points, and they have served me well. Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel applies; The Prolotherapy & the Dextrose Perineural Injection Therapy, to help me with pain. As a combat wounded veteran, who suffers with prol...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Prince W. – Apr 24, 2019
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After months of intense pain in my thigh Liza treated me and after 2 treatments the pain has been gone for over 4 years! I wouldn't have believed that this would have helped much less have made the pain go away completely. I would recommend this for anyone who has pain that they have not been able to control.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Apr 20, 2019
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At no time during the stem cell therapy experience did I feel uncomfortable as each process was clearly explained, there was no pain whatsoever, and I also had plesent music in the background. I would recommend this to all who have my issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Apr 18, 2019
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Dr. Smigel is a wonderful physician with a wide-range of knowledge and expertise!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dewi M. L. – Apr 12, 2019
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I always look forward to my appointment with Dr Liza Smigel. She is very considerate of my pain. She is gentle, and do a very good job in giving me my shots. It seems painless !!! I will always boast about my visit with her to my friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Belinda B. – Mar 23, 2019
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came into the office not being able to move and left with little pain. very informative and kind
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Anonymous – Nov 21, 2018
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Dr. Smigel and her staff are the best in the island and perhaps in the entire island of Hawaii. She is soft spoken, gentle and very knowlegeable. Her staff, Roquita, Shasa, and Adam are incredible. Its a team deserving a goldstar.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Nov 18, 2018
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I came to Dr Smigel with a pinched nerve in my lower back and no ability to exercise due to the pain it caused. Dr Smigel gave me alternatives to back surgery, and helped me get back to pain free exercise and increased strength.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D. W. – Sep 21, 2018
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Staff is very friendly. Waited a really long time to see the Dr. She had good information and suggestions. I felt like it was a bit rushed during appointment and afterwards to get me out the door. Thought I was getting longer time with Dr. and samples of products to take along.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Anonymous – Sep 08, 2018
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I shuffled into Dr, Smigel's office having seriously and very painfully pulled my calf muscle. She saw me immediately and set to work discovering the extent of the damage. I found Dr. Smigel to be caring, knowledgeable and considerate. She offers the perfect balance of sympathy and professionalism. She administered a series of shots into my affected lag and within minutes I was walking out with almost all of the pain gone and an ability to put one leg in front of the other without discomfort.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Saul R. – Sep 05, 2018
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Dr. Smigel provides the finest professional care. Now, when I have any pain, I immediately schedule an appointment with Dr. Smigel. Don't hesitate, call now!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Paul M. – Aug 28, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel is an expert at diagnosing and treating pain and restoring maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions....Read more

Biography

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 30 years.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

U Tex
Fellowship Hospital
University of Texas-Houston
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Illinois Hospital In Chicago
Residency Hospital
1995
Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University Tex
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Of Illinois
Residency Hospital
1990
MacNeal Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
University of The East / Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Medical School
1984
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Is Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel frequently treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats.

Where is Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD's office located?

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's office is located at 136 Ululani St, Hilo, HI 96720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine136 Ululani St Hilo, HI 96720
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Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine928 Nuuanu Ave Ste 210 Honolulu, HI 96817
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Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

Hilo Office136a Ululani St Hilo, HI 96720
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hilo Medical Center

Hilo, HI

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)