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Maria Salemi
Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection
Medical Center


Anil Kachru, M.D., Named 2012 Physician of the Year

Chicago (Jan. 22, 2013) — Anil Kachru, M.D., was named the 2012 Physician of the Year at Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. This award is given to a medical staff member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of life in the community, consistently delivers excellent patient-centered care and has been a member in good standing of the medical staff for at least three years.

Employees submitted nominations according to the criteria, which were weighed in a final selection process by the medical center's Senior Leadership Team.

Following are excerpts from nominating ballots:

"Dr. Kachru not only is knowledgeable as a critical care physician but he also is a respected leader in his field. He is very approachable and exhibits all the core values represented in this award. I can always collaborate with him and he is a fountain of knowledge. We are fortunate to have him on our team.

"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Dr. Kachru on many occasions. He is very professional, always ready to assist with providing the best care for our patients. He is a leader in providing patient and family centered care.

"Dr. Kachru is always available for the patients and the nursing staff, whether he is in the hospital or on call. He explains procedures to families with respect and tact, and he treats the nurses as a part of the team by involving them in decision-making regarding patient care."


About Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center

Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (POLR) is a premier medical center on Chicago’s northwest side and is located at 5645 W. Addison St. The hospital specializes in adult medical and surgical services and is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, emergency services, primary care, surgical services and rehabilitation services. Visit our website at

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health

POLR is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Health services. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Visit


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