Richard J. Kagan, M.D. received Imperial Potentate's Aware of Merit

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dr. Richard J. Kagan, chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati, was invited to the 2014 Imperial Session in Minneapolis where he received the Imperial Potentate’s Award of Merit from John Cinotto, outgoing Imperial Potentate. This is the highest award an Imperial Potentate can bestow, and it may be the first time a medical staff member has received one.

Thank you, Imperial Sir, and congratulations, Dr. Kagan!

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati is one of only four freestanding hospitals in the country dedicated to the treatment of pediatric burns, as well as specializing in pediatric plastics and reconstructive conditions. The hospital has been recognized as a designated Cleft Lip and Palate Team by the Cleft Palate Foundation and the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association.

Cincinnati Shriners Hospital's outpatient department has been the recipient of eight consecutive Press Ganey Awards, ranking in the top five percent in the nation for positive patient experience.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with 22 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Within these broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example, some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for craniofacial abnormalities or care for sports injuries. Generally, care is provided until age 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment.