Tags:From the press release:
The North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists (NCSA) honored Frank H. Moretz, MD, with the Bertram Watts Coffer/NCSA Distinguished Service Award at its annual meeting held September 17, 2011 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Moretz is the third person to receive this prestigious honor.
After completing his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serving in the United States Air Force, Dr. Moretz joined the Mission Hospital medical staff and Asheville Anesthesia Associates in 1981. For thirty years, Dr. Moretz has lent his talents to bettering patients’ lives.
Dr. Moretz has served the NCSA and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) in a number of roles, having the distinction of being the only two-term president in the history of the NCSA.
At the state and national levels, Dr. Moretz has devoted himself to improving lawmakers’ understanding of the central role physicians and health systems play in the wellbeing of patients’ lives.
Frank’s tireless efforts to build strong, durable relationships with state and national legislators has undoubtedly led to judicial and legislative victories, including tort reform. Likewise his involvement in the Western Carolina Medical Society has brought about significant improvement in the lives of patients throughout Western North Carolina. The award was presented by Jerry Maccioli, MD, North Carolina’s Director to the Board of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Asheville Anesthesia, www.ashevilleanesthesia.com, has served Western North Carolina for 40 years and provides anesthesia services to Mission Hospital and other area surgery centers.