Spiritual Care

David Y. Wang is the 2015 Wholeness of Life Recipient

The Hospital for Special Surgery's Spiritual Care Department is pleased to announce that David Y. Wang, MD is the 2015 Wholeness of Life Honoree of the HSS/HealthCare Chaplaincy Network Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to that member of the HSS staff who has made a significant contribution to the quality of care of the HSS patients by understanding and responding to the needs of the whole person - in body, mind, and spirit.

David is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has specialized in Pain Management at HSS since 1998. His chosen clinical path, as pain management physician, has been his true life's vocation. His caring and compassionate manner, coupled with his appreciation for the human condition, has earned him the respect of his peers and patients alike. His quiet and attentive manner is his calling card. Truly, he has demonstrated a commitment to caring for those most in need, both physically and spiritually.

About the Wholeness of Life Award

Healthcare Chaplaincy Network’s Wholeness of Life Award recognizes two groups of worthy recipients – healthcare professionals and community business leaders. Each healthcare honoree is a staff member of one of the Chaplaincy’s clinical partner institutions, and has been elected for this award (in this case by the HSS Spiritual Care Committee) upon the recommendation of peers and administrators. The community honoree is chosen among leaders in the corporate, business, and philanthropic communities, and is recognized for commitment

Wholeness of Life Honorees

 Don Foiles 
 Glenn W. Garrison, CPO
 Jillian Rose, LMSW
 Mary Ellen Zullo, PA-C
 Sherry I. Backus, PT, DPT, MA
2009  Edward Craig, MD
2008  Barbara Wukovits, RN, BSNC
2007  Janet Cahill, PT, CSCS
2006  Janet J. James
2005  Linda A. Russell, MD
2004  Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD
2003  Mary McDermott, RN
2002  Douglas Green, MD
2001  Stephen A. Paget, MD
2000  Eulalee Green, RN
1999  Mary Dolan, RN
1998  Ometa Bourne-Ford
1997  Valerie Gray, RN
1996  Theresa Galsworthy, RN, ONC
1995  Leon Root, MD
1994  Geraldine Nicholson, RN, ONC
1993  C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
1992  Marguerite Palmieri, RN
1991  Roberta Horton, ASCW
1990  Lorraine Mattes, RN
1989  Anita von Hellens, RN
1988  Michael D. Lockshin, MD
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