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Sanford Cardiologist Receives International Award for Quality

The Polish Medical Society recognizes Sanford Clinic physician Adam Stys, MD for his voluntary work in Europe.

Adam Stys, MD of Sanford Clinic Heart Partners
Adam Stys, MD - Sanford Clinic Heart Partners

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(Sioux Falls, SD) – The Polish Medical Society recognizes Sanford Clinic physician Adam Stys, MD for his voluntary work in Europe. Dr. Stys with Sanford Clinic Heart Partners received the Dr. Wladyslaw Bieganski Award for leading quality assurance efforts with the Polonia Heart Hospital in Czestochowa, Poland, as well as teaching interventional cardiology in international settings. Dr. Stys is chairman of the hospital’s Consultants Board, which is comprised of interventional cardiologists practicing in Europe, Canada and the U.S and provides guidance and quality assurance to this very busy institution. Dr. Stys is one of the first physicians from around the world honored with this award.

“I think in medicine, we are not only physicians, but we are also teachers,” said Dr. Stys. “I am very honored and touched to receive an award bearing Dr. Bieganski’s name. Through his work, he educated millions of people and improved healthcare quality throughout the world.”

The Polish Medical Society presents the Dr. Wladyslaw Bieganski Award to physicians who demonstrate superior ethics and commitment to quality of care in medicine. Dr. Bieganski was a 19th century physician and philosopher from Czestochowa. Dr. Bieganski studied in Warsaw and then specialized in Berlin and Prague. He combined his profession as a physician with an interest in philosophy, which was closely connected with his reflections on medical science. He is considered to be one of the founders of modern medical ethics and methodology.

Adam Stys, MD is a part of Sanford Clinic Heart Partners and holds five active board certifications including Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is frequently published by interventional cardiology resources for his innovative techniques.

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