First Monday: A Golden Living Physician Newsletter

Dr. Gerald Byers (center) with Golden Living Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Yao (left) and Golden Living Chief Executive Officer Dr. Neil Kurtz (right)

The 2016 Golden Living Medical Director of the Year Award recipient for Team 2 (Northeast), Dr. Gerald Byers has brought more than 25 years of experience to help care for the patients and residents at Golden LivingCenter – Murrysville in Pennsylvania.

In his nomination form, his Executive Director Melissa Sullivan said she has not seen a medical director as involved in the medical operations of the building like Dr. Byers has shown.

“Dr. Byers has distinguished himself as a promoter of our LivingCenter with our local hospitals, insurance networks and with our relationship with the Department of Health,” Sullivan continued.

Sullivan said that Dr. Byers really understands and respects the human component and has a lot of compassion for the families and staff alike.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Yao concurs.

“Dr. Byers has for years enjoyed a reputation among the local family practice residents and attending physicians at Forbes Regional Hospital and in the community as an excellent practitioner and teacher of medicine. Since taking over as Medical Director at Murrysville, he has been actively involved in providing medical leadership, guidance and feedback in a number of areas, including integration of a respiratory therapist into care and the deployment of nurse practitioner coverage to help to decrease avoidable hospital readmissions,” said Dr. Yao.