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Pullman Regional Hospital Names 2023 Physician Excellence Award Winner


November 20, 2023


PULLMAN, WA—Pullman Regional Hospital has named Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Garrett Luettgen as the 2023 Physician Excellence Award winner.


Luettgen has worked at Pullman Regional Hospital for two years as an Emergency Medicine Physician in the Emergency Department. He is a member of Pullman Regional’s Emergency Medicine Committee, Trauma Committee and the Reliability Management Team. He was nominated by four of his colleagues for the annual honor of Physician Excellence and was selected from a pool of eight nominees.


Colleagues of Luettgen described him as “approachable, hardworking, and respectful,” “competent, organized, and logical,” and “makes an extra effort to ensure all staff are informed of the care plans.” Additional comments on his nomination form spoke to his ability to evaluate input from the nursing staff, lighten the mood with well-timed ‘dad jokes’ and provide thorough follow-up communication for patients and families. All four nominators noted that they look forward to working with Dr. Luettgen during Emergency Department shifts.


Additional comments read, “His friendly personality brings the team together and makes everyone want to do their best. Not only does he give clear orders, but he is always happy and willing to explain his rationale.”


About the Physician Excellence Award

The Physician Excellence Award was developed in 2003 to acknowledge outstanding physicians at Pullman Regional Hospital and network of clinics. This annual award recognizes those doctors who exhibit a commitment to improving the quality of healthcare in our community.


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