Wright State Physicians (WSP) is wishes to congratulate WSP trauma surgeon, Cathline Layba, MD, FACS, who cares for patients at Premier Health’s Miami Valley Hospital (MVH), for being recognized as MVH’s Physician of the Year. This is an annual award voted on by employees at MVH.
WSP’s organizational values are wisdom, integrity and compassion, and we are proud that Dr. Layba’s compassionate patient care is making a difference.
Dr. Layba received multiple nominations from her co-workers at MVH all detailing situations where she displayed wisdom, integrity, and particularly compassion, that went above and beyond.
Below are excerpts from medical-surgical intensive care unit co-worker Maegen Robledo…
“A patient was admitted after being hit by a car while driving through Ohio, the rest of the family lived in a different state and wasn’t able to come right away. The patient was very hard of hearing and had hearing aids, but the batteries had died. Dr. Layba bought batteries for the patient so he could understand what was going on. When the family was told of the new hearing aid batteries they were astounded at the compassion.”
“A trauma patient’s head CT results came back non-survivable. Dr. Layba spent additional time in the room washing the patient’s face and hands, changing the gown, and comforting the family, including getting them water and coffee. The family spoke very highly of her for days after, even after being the one that had to tell them devastating news. Dr. Layba always goes above and beyond for her patients.”
Caroline, ME4, RN shared…
“There are so many situations I can’t begin to pick just one. Whenever I am able to round on my patients with Dr. Layba I am continuously impressed by her knowledge, bedside manner, and genuine compassion for patients. Dr. Layba really takes the time to know each individual and every detail of their case. She is the biggest advocate for her patients and wants to make sure anyone who is caring for her patients knows them like the back of their hand. She will speak with families at length during rounds to make sure the patient and family are both understanding from all viewpoints. Dr. Layba is also big on interdisciplinary communication, she will ensure tasks are being completed from every level of care and will communicate with whoever she needs to in order to make sure they are. I would absolutely feel comfortable with her caring for any of my family or loved ones.”
Dr. Layba is also an assistant professor of surgery with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.