COVINA, Calif. ― Emanate Health Chief Medical Officer, Gurjeet Kalkat, MD, a pulmonologist by training, and Emergency Department physician, Kevin Hua, DO, of Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital, have been named "Top Doctors" in the region by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
"Dr. Kalkat and Dr. Hua have both been on the front lines of Emanate Health's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have done a remarkable job," said Rob Curry, chief executive officer of Emanate Health. "Dr. Kalkat has overseen our clinical response to the coronavirus including our pharmacy, laboratory and patient treatment. Dr. Hua faced the virus head on by treating patients in our Emergency Department during the height of the pandemic."
The two doctors were selected from a field of approximately 150 physicians in 12 disciplines of focus from throughout Southern California based on their "good standing, reputation, thought leadership and success," among other factors.
For four years, the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized "Top Doctors" from health systems like Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health, City of Hope, Kaiser Permanente, Keck Medicine of USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles, to name a few, in a special edition that has approximately 20,000 subscribers in the region.
Dr. Kalkat and Dr. Hua are also members of a select group of Emanate Health physicians that have been named "Top Doctors," including Dr. Fahed Bitar in Cardiology, Dr. Augusto Cigliano in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Claudia Muñoz in Neurology, Dr. Ankur Patel in Orthopedics and Dr. Edward Tangchitnob in Women's Health.
"The selection of the two physicians helps to reinforce our mission: Emanate Health exists to help people keep well in body mind and spirit by providing quality health care services in a safe, compassionate environment," Curry said. "I applaud Dr. Kalkat and Dr. Hua for lending their hands, minds and hearts to deliver exceptional health care to our patients during these challenging times."
About Emanate Health
Emanate Health is the largest nonprofit health care provider serving the one million residents of the San Gabriel Valley in California. The system provides specialized care in Behavioral Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Neuroscience and Stroke, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Women's Health. Its family of hospitals and hospice include Emanate Health Inter-Community in Covina, Emanate Health Queen of the Valley in West Covina, Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian in Glendora, Emanate Health Hospice and Home Care in West Covina, as well as other clinics throughout the region. Year after year the health care system has been voted "Best Hospital" and "Best Place to Work" and providers are consistently among the "Top Doctors" in Los Angeles County and hospitals are graded A for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group. Visit emanatehealth.org, our Newsroom and connect with us on LinkedIn │Twitter │ Instagram │ Facebook.