Dr. Ram Paneru is RiverView’s March Employee of the Month


Dr. Ram Prasad Paneru has been providing care in RiverView’s Emergency Department since 2013 when he started as a locum provider. He became a RiverView employee in May 2016. He comes with high praise not only from patients, but also from his co-workers, as is evident by the fact that he was recently named RiverView’s Employee of the Month for March.

A native of Nepal, Dr. Paneru and his wife, Jeanette, live in Grand Forks with daughter, Yajaira, 9, and son, Vincent, 1 1/2.

Of his EOM honor, Dr. Paneru stated: “It was a great honor to receive this prize.’’

Below are a few of the comments made in Dr. Paneru’s honor:

Dr. Paneru has taken ownership in his role as a leader in the Emergency Department and in providing excellent care...He approaches each day with a smile and is willing to go above and beyond to meet the staffing needs of the department. Over the last year at a moment’s notice he has picked up ER shifts, extended long stretches to fill shifts and answers emails and requests for assistance almost immediately. He strives each day to see patients in a timely manner and to make sure that he does all he can for patients...His sense of humor and hard work ethic makes him a true gift to the ER Department. Over the last year he has also started to take on inpatient hospitalist work and is always available for questions and concerns. I have seen him explain some of the most difficult things to patients and their families with a kind, sensitive approach. He rounds early in the morning to help speed the rate at which discharges occur on the IPU and he is a true joy to work with. - Kristin Pearcy, Emergency Department

Dr. Paneru started as a locum provider in our ED before joining our team as an employed Emergency Department physician. His move to employment was only the beginning of continued commitment to our team and organization. Since that time he has been actively involved in the Emergency Department Committee and Trauma program, is a physician member on he board Quality Committee, and most recently has taken on the role of physician champion for medication reconciliation for the ED. With these roles he brings forth great feedback and makes the effort to develop an understanding to further drive our quality performance...Dr. Paneru can often be found assisting the nursing teams, whether it be a difficult IV start, a patient transfer, or turning over a room. He exemplifies what it means to be a team player and there isn’t a ‘that’s not my job’ where he is concerned. His respect for nursing and ancillary care teams is met with mutual respect and creates a very positive working environment and a positive care environment for our patients...We are very fortunate to have him on our team, setting the bar high. - April Grunhovd, Administration

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