Regional Health Care System Honors West Coast Podiatry Center's Dr. Robert Goecker with Physician EXCEL Award

Monday, September 17, 2018 General News
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Sarasota Memorial Health Care System commends West Coast Podiatry Center surgeon's kindness, superior technical skills, clinical knowledge, and bedside manner.

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- West Coast Podiatry Center Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon,

Robert M. Goecker, DPM, has been named Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Physician EXCEL Award recipient for Q2, 2018. The award recognizes physicians who exemplify excellence in their work, on the basis of nominations from their peers and other hospital employees.

"He received many glowing nominations for this award," said David Verinder, CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. "Staff praise his superior technical skills, vast knowledge of therapies and wonderful bedside manner. He is known for achieving exceptional outcomes even with the most difficult cases."

"I am humbled and thrilled by this honor," said Dr. Goecker, who was named Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery of Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 2012. "Sarasota Memorial is a fantastic health care system, and it is a delight to work alongside such tremendous professionals."

Dr Goecker is in practice with Dr. Dustin Stroud, Dr. Eric VonHerbulis, Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz – who serves as the President of the Manatee and Sarasota County chapter of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association – and Dr. Stephen Lasday – who serves as Medical Director of West Coast Podiatry Center and is Past Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Appointments can be made in Sarasota at 941-366-2627, in Bradenton at 941-753-9599 or online at

About West Coast Podiatry CenterWest Coast Podiatry Center, P.A. has been a leading Podiatry clinic in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida since it was founded in 1996. With its staff of 5 physicians, West Coast Podiatry cares for patients in two locations in Southwest Florida, at 5 area hospitals, and at various other wound care facilities. Privately owned by physician partners, the practice has been recognized by the community as a leader in podiatric medicine and achieving positive outcomes in patient care. Two physicians from West Coast Podiatry Center have been named Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and all five are published authors in peer reviewed medical journals and textbooks.

About Sarasota MemorialSarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida's greatest breadth and depth of care, with more than 900,000 patient visits each year. Its flagship 829-bed, acute-care hospital has been consistently recognized as one of the nation's largest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services – from urgent care, trauma and emergency services to laboratory and diagnostic imaging, home health, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. SMH is the only hospital in Florida to have consistently earned the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' highest five-star quality award since the rating system launched in 2016.


SOURCE West Coast Podiatry Center

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