Dr. Steven Sikora
Dr. Steven Sikora, medical director for the Emergency Department at Johnston Memorial Hospital, is one of our three medical staff winners of the Servant’s Heart Award, Mountain States’ highest honor.
His calm, patient-centered approach to working in the often stressful ER environment is what helped earn him this honor.
The Servant’s Heart Award honors team members and medical staff members who model the philosophy of patient-centered care. Mountain States introduced the Servant’s Heart Award in 2004 for team members and in 2006 for medical staff members. They are recognized by their peers for exemplifying the meaning of being a caregiver.
Sikora, originally from Bristol, practiced in the ER in Nevada for several years before coming to JMH about six years ago. He is described in his letter of recommendation for the Servant’s Heart Award as “a very patient person” whose demeanor “is a great blessing when things are hectic.
“Dr. Sikora never yells or loses his temper, even when circumstances are very trying. Patients appreciate his gentle approach. I have spoken with numerous patients who express appreciation for how wonderfully and simply he explains tests and treatments to them. He is very patient-centered in his approach to care.”
Among his duties, he handles patient complaints, and “because he is patient and listens well, he is generally able to create positive outcomes for the patients.”
Sikora is known as a family man. He has a wife and two daughters, and was noted in his recommendation letter for being a very attentive son who looks after his aging parents. He’s also very supportive of good causes in the community, including United Way and the JMH Auxiliary, as well as his church.