Cardiologist Dr. Daniel J. Diver is the first
(Hartford, Conn. April 29, 2015) - Daniel J. Diver,
M.D., Chief of the Section of Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
Center, is the recipient of the The award was presented Sunday by the
Most Reverend Archbishop Leonard Blair, S.T.D., at a White Mass honoring
medical professionals at the Graduate Club in New Haven.
The award is
bestowed on a healthcare professional who, by personal service, professional accomplishment
and collegial endeavor, has exemplified the finest traditions of the medical
profession and the purpose of healthcare.
often referred to as the ‘Divine Physician’ of both body and soul. People of
faith like Dr. Diver participate in this healing ministry. His outstanding work
and commitment to the medical profession help to bring the healing touch of
Jesus to those entrusted in his care. I
thank Dr. Diver for his dedication to his patients and their families,” says
Archbishop Leonard Blair.
“Dr. Diver is truly deserving of this award
that recognizes his lifelong commitment to the care of others,” notes Chris
Dadlez, President and CEO, Saint Francis. “He is a role model to physicians
across the Hospital and throughout our region, exemplifying the spirit of Saint
Francis de Sales through his devotion and compassionate approach to his
patients and their families.”
Francis, Dr. Diver is the Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line and Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut,
the state’s largest center for heart bypass surgery. He is also a professor of
Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is a Farmington resident.
joining the medical staff at Saint Francis, Dr. Diver served as the Chief of
Cardiology at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, and held academic
appointments at Georgetown University School of Medicine as Chief of its
Division of Cardiology, Vice Chairman of the School’s Department of Medicine
and Associate Professor of Medicine. His
initial academic appointment was assistant director of the cardiac
catheterization laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston
and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
He is a
graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. He is a
diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a fellow of the
American College of Cardiology and the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the
American Heart Association.
About Saint Francis Care
Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare
delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an
anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is
a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New
England. Other major entities of Saint
Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization
of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and
Community Health Services are also Saint Francis Care Partners. Saint Francis
Care’s services are supported by a
network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office
centers sited throughout the region. For
more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.