For Immediate Release
Dr. Stephanie Duggan Named Emergency Physician of the Year
St. Mary’s of Michigan is proud to announce that Stephanie J. Duggan, MD, FACEP, will be
presented with the 2008 Emergency Physician of the Year Award by the Michigan College of
Emergency Physicians (MCEP). She will receive her award on July 15, 2008 during the 35th Michigan
Emergency Medicine Assembly at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan. This
distinguished award was designed to recognize clinicians of unusual merit, to espouse and encourage
members to pursue the ideals of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Duggan, a resident of Swan Creek Township, is Medical Director for the St. Mary’s of Michigan
Towne Centre Emergency Department and a member of the Timberline Emergency Physicians group.
She has spent many hours building the infrastructure and designing the pathways that have made this
ED tremendously successful. In the four years since she has been in charge, the ED volume has
In her ever-present efforts to make a difference in her patients’ lives, one of her innovative ideas has
been starting “ER BOOKS” – Encouraging Reading By Offering Opportunity to Kids who are Sick.
She was convinced that providing new or near-new books to all children in the ED would improve
their experience and increase the possibility of reading in the household. She recruited volunteers and
assistance from the hospital staff and community to donate books and funding to provide a book to
every child who comes to the Emergency Department, whether as a patient or visitor. The tremendous
success of this program has led to almost 100,000 books being sent home with children over the past
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