Recipient of the Joaquin Cigarroa Award for Leadership and Excellence
A local doctor is being honored for his dedication to his career and his patients. The Patient Institute and the Laredo Medical Center announced Doctor Jorge Montes as the recipient of the first Joaquin Cigarroa Award for Leadership and Excellence in patient care.
The award was established to honor outstanding health care students, house staff and young physicians who intend to practice in the Laredo area.
Laredo Medical Center C.E.O. Tim Schmidt, "he is an outstanding young man, he's being recognized for his interaction with patients and the way he treats his patients. The Patient Institute gives us an opportunity to recognize that for our citizens."
Doctor Javier Montes, "It's taking that and molding it into an example, a life-long example. And molding it into something that I could become, and hopefully achieve to their level of expectation in terms of patient care."
A spokesperson for the Laredo Medical Center says that the Patient Institute provides free health care, educational programs and tools for the community to engage in research. They honor those individuals who by their personal actions and leadership embody the "patient first" attitude.