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Published on November 21, 2011

John Wade Seedor, M.D., Named Annual Recipient of Horace Furness Taylor Award

Ridley Park, PA – Taylor Hospital is pleased to announce that John Wade Seedor, M.D., has been awarded the Horace Furness Taylor, M.D., Physician Service Excellence Award. This award is intended to honor the physician who has distinguished himself or herself through their contributions to Taylor Hospital by displaying a strong commitment to service excellence, quality of care, community involvement and leadership.

Dr. Seedor is the Section Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of Continuing Medical Education for the Medical and Dental Staff at Taylor Hospital. He began his education at Muhlenberg College before receiving his doctorate from Hahnemann College. After his studies, Dr. Seedor completed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and his fellowship at the former Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Seedor then joined Taylor Hospital in 1984.

“The physicians of Taylor Hospital are a dedicated medical staff who set a very high standard of patient care. To be selected by them is truly an honor,” says Seedor. “This award has special meaning to me as a second generation Taylor physician and a Ridley Park native. I am proud to be a lifelong member of the Taylor community.”

"The Horace Furness Taylor Award is a prestigious award, intended to recognize a physician for excellence,” says David Kalodner, D.O., chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Taylor Hospital and the Physician Service Excellence Committee. “Dr. Seedor deserves to be honored for his many years of dedication to his patients, community and colleagues, as well as his commitment to excellence in medical care. There is no one more deserving of this honor than Dr. Seedor, and Taylor Hospital is honored to have him as a member of our medical staff."

“It’s great to see Dr. Seedor recognized for his length and quality of service,” says Jeffrey Loose M.D., chairman of the Department of Pathology and President of the Medical Staff at Taylor Hospital. “He remains a steady presence of quiet clinical excellence - always approachable, always gracious, and uniformly respected. I appreciate having been his clinical colleague for the past ten years.”

“I’ve known Dr. Seedor for as long as he’s been at Taylor Hospital, and I can say that he possesses the same excellent clinical and interpersonal skills today that he had nearly 30 years ago,” says Diane Miller, president of Taylor Hospital. “It’s my pleasure to work so closely with him professionally, and I extend my most heartfelt congratulations as he receives our hospital’s highest honor for physicians.”

Horace Furness Taylor, M.D., and his wife, Katherine Taylor, R.N., celebrated the opening of their 10-bed hospital on February 10, 1910. Naturally, things have changed from more than a century ago when Taylor Hospital was a Victorian-era house nestled on the corner of Felton and Dutton streets. History has clearly proven Taylor’s commitment to compassionate care, community involvement and leadership. Horace Furness Taylor was a pioneer in the delivery of healthcare in our community. Because of this, Taylor Hospital decided to develop this award in his name.

Nominations for this award are accepted from any member of the Taylor Hospital family—including employees, administration and management, volunteers and the Medical and Dental staff.

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