State association recognizes CRH’s Kiser with award

Dr. Raymond L. Kiser. Photo courtesy of Columbus Regional Health

Columbus Regional Health’s Dr. Raymond L. Kiser is receiving statewide recognition from the Indiana Hospital Association.

At the association’s virtual annual meeting yesterday, Kiser received the Douglas J. Leonard Caregiver of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals in the health care industry whose delivery of care is considered exemplary by patients and peers.

Kiser, the director of Hospital Care Physicians at CRH, is a hospitalist and inpatient nephrologist at the hospital. In his more than 7 years there, he has served in various leadership roles including associate chief medical officer and chief of staff. Kiser graduated from Ohio State University and completed his internship in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology and hypertension at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hospital President and CEO Jim Bickel praised Kiser’s clinical and leadership skills, his compassion and commitment. Bickel said “Throughout the pandemic response, Dr. Kiser was unwavering and worked tirelessly to stay on top of the ever-changing situation.”