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Published on March 12, 2013

KishHealth System Announces Physician Awards

March 12, 2013 

Three KishHealth System medical staff members have been recognized as Acclaimed Physicians for 2013. They are Dr. Rajeev Jain, Dr. Sabet Siddiqui, and Dr. Michael Monfils. Rajeev Jain, MD, orthopedic surgeon in Sycamore, received the award for Outstanding Service to Patients. Sabet M. Siddiqui, MD, an oncologist in DeKalb, received the award for Promotion of Quality Care. Michael J. Monfils, MD, a surgeon in Sycamore, received the award for Humanitarian Community Service.

The awards were presented at the health system’s sixth annual Physician Recognition Event Feb. 22 at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, Northern Illinois University. Thirty-two physicians from the Kishwaukee and Valley West Community Hospital medical staffs received nominations from their patients and family members, health system employees, the community, and medical staff colleagues.


Dr. Jain of Midwest Orthopaedic Institute received the Outstanding Service to Patients Award.Outstanding Service to Patients 

Dr. Jain of Midwest Orthopaedic Institute received the Outstanding Service to Patients Award. Recipients of this award are nominated by patients, caregivers, and KishHealthSystem staff for physicians who consistently exceed expectations in the care of their patients and families, showing a greater commitment in understanding of and responsiveness to the physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs of their patients. The nominations from patients commented on how Dr. Jain takes the time to listen making patients feel “cared about” not just “cared for.”  He has improved the quality of life for many patients with non-surgical and surgical treatment for their orthopedic problems. In his philosophy of care, Dr. Jain says he treats every patient as if they were his own mother, father, grandfather, sister, or brother.” I love my family, and I keep that in mind when someone walks through the door of my office. If that’s where my focus is, I can provide the best possible care for every individual,” he said. Dr. Jain, medical director of the Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Joint Center, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, fellowship trained in total joint replacement, and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2007.


Dr. Sabet Siddiqui, of The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, received the Promotion of Quality Care Award.Promotion of Quality Care

Dr. Sabet Siddiqui, of The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, received the Promotion of Quality Care Award. Nominations for this award are made only by physicians. Doctors are nominated for making him or herself highly accessible to fellow colleagues, providing exceptional service allowing for smooth delivery of patient care, for being responsible in bringing a new technology or service to the health system that enhances and greatly improves care to patients, or for participating in a medical research study that contributes to the advancement in a particular field and brings that research to health system patients. Dr. Siddiqui’s nominators said he has worked tirelessly to successfully achieve a relationship with Loyola University Medical Center so that patients have access to the latest treatments and clinical trials without traveling. He is known for his excellent communication with his patients and families and is always accessible to review a treatment plan or change in condition of patient when needed. Dr. Siddiqui, medical director of the Cancer Center, is board certified in medical oncology and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2000.


Dr. Michael Monfils, a surgeon in Sycamore, received the award for Humanitarian Community Service.Humanitarian Community Service

Dr. Michael Monfils, a surgeon in Sycamore, received the award for Humanitarian Community Service.

The award recognizes the doctors who donate their time and their medical expertise to help those in need, providing medical care and sharing their knowledge without charge within the KishHealth System area, providing services to international causes, and actively volunteering in the community. Dr. Monfils has made his humanitarian efforts a part of his life as a doctor, a husband, and as a father. In addition to providing care for patients any time of the day without regard for their ability to pay.  He has taken yearly trips for the past seven years to provide medical care to children in Haiti, where most childhood deaths are preventable. He and his wife have worked to support the efforts of the Three Angels Children’s Relief as volunteers and as the adoptive parents of two Haitian children. Dr. Monfils is board certified and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2004.

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