Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Joseph A. Stankaitis, MD, MPH
Joseph A. Stankaitis, MD, MPH from Rochester, New York received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in San Diego, California.
Currently clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, Stankaitis excels in big-picture strategic planning, and he mobilizes resources and recruits the right people to achieve a goal.
As chief medical officer at the Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Stankaitis implemented the Association’s wellness program “Winning at Work: Detecting, Preventing, and Managing Diabetes for a Healthy Workplace” by executing educational modules via net meetings across multiple offices. He also developed, with the Association, a medical group visit tool kit to help clinicians assist their patients manage their diabetes.
Under Stankaitis’ leadership of a collaborative group, 38 additional Rochester-area physicians received Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) status through the American Diabetes Association and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
As board president of the American Diabetes Association in Rochester, Stankaitis lobbied in Albany for increased funding for diabetes prevention and control programs. He has been responsible for securing more than $92,000 to help achieve the mission of the Association in Rochester.