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CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group Recognizes 2021 Physician of the Year; 2021 Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2021) – The CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group recently recognized Aqeel Mandviwala, MD, as the 2021 Physician of the Year and Sabrina Lambert, APRN, as the 2021 Advanced Practice Provider of the Year. Mandviwala, of Lexington, is a physician with CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Pulmonology in London who was instrumental in caring for COVID-19 patients at Saint Joseph London during the recent delta surge. Lambert, of Corbin, is a nurse practitioner at CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Pulmonology in London.

The medical group annually recognizes an outstanding Physician of the Year and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year who work to bring wellness, healing and hope to patients and families, as well as exhibits the core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence.

Both were nominated by colleagues and received their awards during a virtual ceremony earlier this month. Dr. Mandviwala was selected as the overall Physician of the Year among all physicians recognized by CHI Saint Joseph Health.

“Dr. Mandviwala has provided care to the patients of this facility for many, many years,” said his colleague. “He shows so much for compassion for his patients, as well as the nurses and his colleagues. He is just a selfless person.”

This year’s Advanced Practice Provider of the Year recipient, Sabrina Lambert, was also recognized for her passionate commitment to patient care. 

“Sabrina has strived to provide excellent care for all her patient's during the pandemic,” said her colleague. “She also holds the pulmonary team together. She is the ‘glue’ which allows the pulmonary service to function adequately.”

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health with 88 locations in 17 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.


Publish date: 

Monday, November 29, 2021