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Dr. Graham Snyder Receives WakeMed’s 2014 Dascomb Award, WakeMed's Highest Teaching Honor

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 25, 2014) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals recently honored Graham Snyder, MD, with the prestigious Harry E. Dascomb, MD, Award. WakeMed’s highest teaching honor, the Dascomb Award is presented annually to a physician who demonstrates excellence in teaching and patient care.

Dr. Snyder specializes in emergency and critical care medicine and has practiced as an emergency physician at WakeMed Health & Hospitals since 2002. He is also the founding medical director of WakeMed’s Center for Innovative Learning, where he provides clinical leadership and physician oversight of simulation training. In this role, Dr. Snyder combines his engineering and medical training to teach all levels of healthcare providers the art and science of emergency care.

“Dr. Snyder’s high standards for the practice of medicine are a continuous and positive influence on patient care at WakeMed, where he teaches nurses and other clinical staff in addition to physicians,” shares John Perry, MD, WakeMed vice president of medical education. “His passion for medical education serves as an inspiration for those teaching within emergency medicine and across all medical staff.”

He was nominated by his peers and selected by the Dascomb Award committee, which includes doctors from WakeMed Physician Practices and community physicians. Recipients must have three or more years of clinical experience and exhibit leadership in establishing, maintaining and supporting clinical teaching programs at WakeMed.

Harry Dascomb, MD, was an infectious disease physician at WakeMed who was recognized for his bedside clinical and teaching skills and for his ability to provide compassionate patient care. The Harry E. Dascomb, MD, Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and Care was established in his honor.

In addition to his work with WakeMed, Dr. Snyder serves as the director of education for Wake Emergency Physicians, PA (WEPPA) as well as the associate program director of the UNC Emergency Medicine Residency.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 884-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency and trauma, physical rehab and specialization in orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level I Trauma Center. Locally based and community owned, WakeMed exists for the health of the community and is committed to a variety of health and wellness improvement programs. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,300 employees, 1,500 volunteers, more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, and 255 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.

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