Good Samaritan Hospital’s Chief of Staff, Dr. James Hinsdale, will be honored with the Santa Clara County Medical Association’s (SCCMA) Robert D. Burnett, MD Legacy Award on June 6, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. The award is presented to a physician member of the SCCMA who consistently advances the health care community, is committed to the wellbeing of patients, and upholds the goals of the medical profession through visionary leadership.

Dr. Hinsdale, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and other facilities in the Bay Area, and has been a member of the SCCMA since 1987. He has served as the organization’s president, and also as the president of the California Medical Association (CMA). He is currently a delegate to the national American Medical Association (AMA).

“I am thrilled and gratified to receive the Legacy Award,” said Dr. Hinsdale. “I try to make a difference in medical practice by helping other doctors keep growing as individuals and work with each other at the same time. I went into medicine to take care of patients, and into organized medicine to help doctors.”

SCCMA’s Legacy Award was first given out in 2006 to the award’s namesake, Dr. Burnett, a fellow Bay Area physician who has served as a mentor to Dr. Hinsdale. “I have known Bob Burnett personally for many years, and he has given me more advice than anyone that I know,” said Dr. Hinsdale. “It’s an honor to be following in his footsteps with this award.”

The Robert D. Burnett, MD Legacy Award is the highest honor bestowed by the SCCMA.

About Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital, a 474-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been delivering elite level care with compassion since 1965. Its two locations include the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized nationally for quality and safety by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and with the Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification, and for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification. Good Samaritan Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI Receiving Center, accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Afib Center and a five-time recipient of the American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement Award in cancer care. For more information visit, Good Samaritan Hospital.

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